Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Not Rocket Science: Week 7

Quite an interesting week. Job hunting I recieved a good lead and as
usual after sending emails and making a phone call I have not heard
back. I plan to do a lot more bugging people to get a job on these
leads. I just feel akward pursuing some of these jobs so much because
I don't know much about them. I mean my qualifications won't change
because I sent you seven emails and three voicemails. Maybe this is
idealism but I do not want someone to give me a job because I begged
them. I want to get a job because I would be good at it.

Running I think I was in the high 60s for mileage with that nice long
run. It's a start.

I had the opportunity to see a few of my friends from highschool and
Philmont this week. Both were a good experience. One of my friends
spent September 2008 to April 2010 bicycling from Vancouver to Tierra
del Fuego. Pretty crazy. Anyway he is living in Boulder so we hung
out. He also just bought a tandem bicycle and we rode it around a bit.
It is quite fun. Another one of those tiny life dreams done.

Thursday I showed up to teach Boy Scout National Camping school and
proceeded to spend three hours using a jackhammer on a rock that was
in the way. Another little dream on the "done" list. Although in hind
sight why anyone would want to run a 70 pound jackhammer is beyond me.

One final quote for the guy who spent 13 years going around the world
on human power about how it's been since he's been back, "I feel like
I don't have a home. Everyone I know from London has moved away. I
find I am just not interested in the things that everyone else is
interested in."

And a quote from my friend about people who have spent 30+ years just
traveling the world, "they are so detached. They can't really relate."

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