I’ve but a small window of free time this morning — about thirty minutes to be exact. This post will win no Pulitzer, but you will get a photo.
Interview, Sanitize, Repeat
This is the first major gathering to which I’ve been post H1N1 (Swine) Flu arrival. The organizers assured us that it would be okay not to shake hands with candidates, but forty-four years of social education are not going to be outdone that quickly. So, I took the other, now socially acceptable route — I brought hand sanitizer with me.
Whenever a break in the action occurred I’d sneak behind my booth setup, squirt a small dollop of sanitizer on my hands, and rub away.
Truth be told, I’m not afraid of getting H1N1 at this sort of event. I’m more afraid of picking up a common cold. And when you shake someone’s hand you are also shaking the hands of all the people that hand shook previously.
Only time will tell if my hand sanitation worked. I’ve done it in the past, I see no reason why it wouldn’t be affective now.
ITP Flickr Pic
Yesterday I worked a career fair at Clemson University. Before the event I snapped this with my iPhone.
I could have, and probably should have, also taken a photo of the whiteboard that listed the companies which had “Cancelled” their trip to the career fair? “Why?” You ask? Because “Cancelled” is properly spelled “Canceled” and if there is one place that this should be properly spelled it’s on an America’s campus of higher education.
If There Is One Thing I Love About College Towns
It’s their beer prices.
Wait a minute. If there are two things I love about college towns they are
- their beautiful young girls
- their beer prices
Yes, that looks like a more accurate statement.
Last night I ate dinner at one of Clemson’s “Fancy-Eatin’ Places” called Calhoun Corners. I let my coworker, a Clemson grad, choose the dinner location and this was his selection.
In addition to the coquilles de maison
Sea scallops sautÃ©ed in roasted garlic Chardonnay butter with mushrooms, bacon and cream, then dotted with broiled bits of Swiss and Brie cheese.
which, at $21, were predictably delicious I had two Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ales costing me a mere $3.75 each.
Luckily I get to write off $20 of the meal as a business expense!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – struggling today
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I doubt that the Food 52 cookbook will have a recipe for coquilles de maison but I will be interested to see what this competition produces.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check (thankfully)
Foot Mileage – 5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 136.7 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (10)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 15
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Take at least one photo every day
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August)
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the JalapeÃ±o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem