Saturday, November 19, 2005

Summertime, and the livin' is easy (no, not really)

Well, I don't know where this week went... waitaminute, what's this handbasket about...?

I need to come up with a better schedule system. When I was at work I had this color-coded To Do list that worked nominally okay. I think I need to develop something better for here. (I could go completely digital, but then I don't have anything with me to refer to when I step away from the PC and immediately forget what I'm supposed to be doing...) I'll give that some serious thought this weekend.

My Lovely Wife (MLW) and I just got back from seeing WPE in "Porgy and Bess," which is where the title of this post comes from. While I was very familiar with the music (big fan of Gershwin), I'd never actually seen the opera performed, so it was interesting -- if nothing else -- to see the music in the story's context. Very well done all around.

(Hmm, that reminds me... I should probably give you people a scorecard so you know who all the players in my various tales are... or at least their nom-de-Internet... I'll try to do that this weekend, too.)

On the job front (no, I have not forgotten my purpose in writing, I'm just taking the scenic route, as is my way), received a strange note (seriously, this thing was the lightest piece of paper I've seen in an envelope) in the mail today, announcing that was "found eligible" for a GS-13 IT position at the Department of Homeland Security. I have a vague recollection of applying for one or two things there, so I'll have to see if I can match the code on this note to a copy of the listings (which I hopefully saved). The note further indicated that I would be advised later of further developments. Clearly they're not big on speed or massive quantities of information there at the Dept of the Treasury, which I think was where the note originated.

But hey, at least that's something vaguely positive to report, right?

Okay, bed time, methinks. See you wacky kids tomorrow...


Jado said...

(Psssshhhh / Coohhhhh!) Luke, come over to the dark side.

Department of Homeland Security is it's own department, as far as I know - I don't think it is in the Dept of Treasury.

And I hear that they have an opening, since "Brownie" did such a "heck of a job" that he was summarily dismissed as incompetent. How do you feel about organizing disaster relief?

Insidious Mr. Huge said...

"Found eligible," what a wonderful euphemism!

"Mr. Mazur, you have been found eligible for Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes #5032."

"Mr. Mazur, you have been found eligible for for jury duty."

"Mr. Mazur, you have been found eligible to receive this missive full of anthrax."

Notice the white powder in the envelope? Developing necrotized blotches on your hands yet? Feeling a bit "under the weather"?

That's not malaise, that's not seasonal allergies or the doldrums of November. It's the icy hand of death at your throat.

Turn to the left and cough. You won't feel any better...

JAM said...

Jado, I'm just telling you what the envelope said. It's actually rather complex. Homeland Security encompasses what used to be a number of separate entities (some of which still are, like the Secret Service, which as I recall may have been where I started out searching and that in turn lead me to the DHS). Anyway, DHS and TSA and Secret Service and a bunch of the other agencies here in DC use the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as the clearing house for all their job postings. They, in turn, operate a website called USAJobs or US JOBS or something like that. As I recall I pulled up all the DHS jobs that sounded remotely interesting that I might have been slightly qualified for. This was one of them. I think. I still need to match them up...

Huge, why must you insist on trying to scare me so...?