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Sep. 13th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm Is anyone surprised at all?
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: tiredtired
1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.

2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.

3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.

4. Post the top ten results, and ...

1. Bartender
2. Fitness Instructor
3. Chef
4. Fast Food Worker
5. Butcher
6. Coach
7. Baker
8. Flight Attendant
9. Personal Trainer
10. Driving InstructorMore results hereCollapse )

I just love that my actual job (Waiter) is listed at #33, and another one of my jobs (Restaurant Manager) is listed at #38. ^_^
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Dr Tran
Jan. 23rd, 2007 @ 09:49 am I had to do this one. ^_^
Current Location: desk at home
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: Walk of Life - Dire Straits

What type of Fae are you?
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Dr Tran
Dec. 1st, 2006 @ 12:33 pm Looking for opinions...
Current Location: Work #2
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Italian Contemporary"
I know it's been a year (or some such) since I've posted. Long story short, a lot's happened.

My kid's doing well, I've got 2 jobs at the moment, and I'm still alive. For now.

Anyway, I would appreciate some opinions from my camera savvy friends. I've just recently bought a camcorder. A Canon ZR500 to be exact. It's a low budget one that pretty much does the basics. It was perfect for me because it was in my price range, and it will do what I want it to (record my daughter's basketball games). I have also just recently figured out that trying to hold a camcorder level in one's hands and pan back and forth while only moving one's torso for an hour or so sucks. A lot. So I'm currently in the market for a tripod. Since I'm in a gym (with parents and middle schoolers who don't care that they're in my way), I would like it to be decently tall as well. Other than that, I just need it to hold the camcorder level and be able to pan back and forth. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks!
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Nov. 30th, 2006 @ 09:04 pm Oh, I gotta play this one. ^_^
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Creep - Radiohead
Taken from luna_torquill 

Go to popculturemadness.com and find the Greatest Hits for the year you turned 18. Cleverly note that this is totally US-centric and play along only if you're okay with that.

Select the first 50.
Bold the ones you like.
Strike out the ones you hate.
Italicize the ones you are familiar with but neither like nor hate.
Leave the ones you don't know as is.

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Dr Tran
Jul. 9th, 2006 @ 11:31 pm Update on life...
Current Location: Home looking forward to unconciousness
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Stupid Girl - Garbage
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So, once again we see the marvelous laziness that is Dave. ^_^

Anyway, events of the past few weeks:

Had company over from Hawaii for two weeks for my cousin's wedding. There were nine people in the house. Made for an interesting but fun time.

Saw "Over the Hedge", "Pirates of the Caribbean", and "A Prarie Home Companion" all within the past week. "Over the Hedge" was hilarious. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. "Pirates" was movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. I'd definitely go see it again with anyone who wanted to go. And I just saw "Prarie Home" this afternoon. It was a pretty good movie with a star studded cast (Kevin Kline, Meryll Streep, and Lily Tomlin just to name a few).

Lastly, and most astoundingly, I got a new job. Completely out of the food service industry. Starting in the very near future, I will be a "Customer Service Associate" for a property management company (in other words I work for a corporation that manages apartments). I was delighted to hear this news as I have been looking for a new job for awhile now that was more of a "normal" person's hours. I'll be working (for the most part) Monday through Friday 9am - 6 pm. That's gonna take getting used to. Anyway, I was just realizing this evening that for the past 10 years or so, I've always pretty much walked into a job knowing exactly how to do my job (serving's pretty much the same wherever you go, it's just learning the "other" details). Now I'm walking into a new industry that I don't know anything about, so I'm going to have to start from square one. Seems kinda eerie.

So, there's the past few weeks in a nutshell. I'll definitely be posting more about the job as things come up.

Wish everyone well!
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May. 22nd, 2006 @ 10:22 am Fun this past weekend
Current Location: My desk at home
Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: INXS - Devil Inside
As mentioned before, Saturday's are usually reserved for going out with a few friends for pool, poker, food and such.

Well, this past Saturday, foogod, ksnarf, zakipu, my daughter Claudia, and I went to Dave and Busters at the Great Mall of Milpitas. We got there at about 6:00 and had dinner, then proceeded to play video games to our hearts' content. My daughter loves to play the ticket games, and made out with a pretty decent stash, including a shot glass for me (I'll have to find a use for that somehow. Any suggestions?). I found a new addiction in a trivia game that gives out tickets. Anyway, I think it was about midnight when I don't know what ksnarf and I were talking about, but somehow the subject of golf came about. I happened to mention that there was a virtual golf simulator and I had never tried it even though I had always wanted to, so we got our names in line and waited for it to be available. We ended up playing that until they closed at 2 in the morning, so I took the boys home and went home for some much needed sleep.

So as if that wasn't enough, yesterday I took Claudia to Q-Zar to play a few games. I hadn't been aware that she had been there before, and I wanted to take her to see if she liked it because I'm planning a surprise birthday party for her. Turns out she does like it, so I made the reservations for that. Now I just have to get invitations out. ^_^ I spent the rest of the day relaxing and feeling sleepy because of the overcastness and other random Hawaii style weather (rain and humidity).

All in all, a pretty good and fun weekend. Hope everyone else's weekend was good.
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Dr Tran
May. 19th, 2006 @ 09:23 am Still alive and kickin'.
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Sean Paul - Temperature
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Man, this journal thing is hard work. I realize that once again, I haven't updated in forever and a day, and for all 2 of you who might give a damn about it, my apologies. In any case, my life has been chock full of social life lately that it's been kind of a whirlwind. In summary:

I have switched my work schedule around to hang with foogod, ksnarf, and zakipu each Monday evening for free pool at Masee's, Wednesday evening for Applebee's, and Saturdays for various nefarious activities.

Every Friday night foogod, my daughter and I go out to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner and generally hang after that.

I go to the gym 4-5 times a week now, so I'm hoping to see some sort of result within a month or two.

I'm looking for a new job (one with medical and dental), so if anyone's got any leads, I'd appreciate it.

All that said, once again, I will attempt to keep this thing up on a more regular basis (hopefully at least once a week).
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Dr Tran
Mar. 30th, 2006 @ 11:12 pm A whole week to myself!
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Spirit Never Dies - Masterplan
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This morning I woke up at 5:30 to drop my family off at the airport. Claudia and my parents are going to Hawaii to attend my uncle's funeral. Since the girl is on spring break next week, she'll be staying until next Thursday and my parents are going to come back on the 14th so they can spend time with family. Since tickets are uber-expensive right now, I am staying back to hold down the fort. I am, however, taking this weekend off from work to spend some off time by myself.

In other news, I had an interesting occurence at work tonight.

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Anyway, I've been up for far too long, so I'm going to bed now. Night all!
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Mar. 28th, 2006 @ 08:58 pm Is he dead again?!
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
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Wow... It's been over a week since I updated this thing. I've been meaning to get to it, but things have been pretty busy lately. Okay, let's hit the bullet points.

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The rest of this week should be good. The plans so far are work tomorrow, drop off family at airport at 5am on Thursday, work Thursday night, not work Friday - Monday (taking a personal weekend), go to Great America on Monday (barring rain of course), go back to work on Tuesday. Anyway, more as events warrant (or probably even if they don't)
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Dr Tran
Mar. 20th, 2006 @ 07:32 pm A fun / not so fun weekend
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Thursday I learned that my video card is kaput thanks to Fry's, so now I'll have to deal with ATI and they're warranty department.

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Anyway, as I'm feeling the effects of this weird head cold I've got, I'm going night night. Night all!
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