Life and Food Porn.

February 28, 2011, 1:46 pm
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Man, have I been slacking on the blog front.


Rock Hudson, about to find out what February feels like from James Dean.

Anyways, I thought I’d get a kick in the pants (or punch in the groin.) and write a little bit with onset of warmer weather. February seems to always have been the odd-month-out. I’m pretty sure something that comes with this month does something to the chemical balance in my brain, seeing as I always feel like I’ve been donkey-kicked in the chest by the end of it. Onwards and upwards, as I say! We shall not tarry here!

So, this all brings me to my next point. Seeing as my internship is coming to an end this May, I’ve decided to take it upon myself and adventure. I’ve called my friend Kasey in Hawaii, and (hopefully.) in the next couple of days I’ll be able to get a hold of her again. I’m going to give living in Hawaii a shot, and I’m going to try and live on a boat. (Or shoddy apartment, either way.) However, this might raise a few eyebrows for a couple of reasons:

  • I know nothing of boating. (except being on the rowing team in high school, but that doesn’t count.)
  • Odin needs to find some kind of employment whilst over there. (Blergh, I hate being an adult.)

So I might swing a job on the main island in the University of Hawaii, or just bum it out for a year or so. So far, my future is a bit of a blank check. Tentative plans all around, but adventures nonetheless.



Got to start somewhere, right?

On that note, I’ve also thrown in a couple of applications to LEGO in hopes of getting employment for their corporate site. (Since it’s been my dream to work with LEGO since, well, I don’t know, FOREVER.) This application is a bit of transition from the Hawaii idea, but it’s also a part of my new “get-up-and-go-adventure” attitude. I needed a jump-start, so I thought to myself “Well, I haven’t done anything ridiculous in a while, so this would be a good place to start.” I mean, why not learn a new language and work for an international company that makes creative toys? Hell, I’ve only been wanting to work for Lego since I became acquainted with them.

Anyways, so the idea so far is to throw in a couple of applications to get on Lego’s radar in hopes of becoming seen as an “interested” applicant. Meanwhile, I learn some languages (Spanish and Dutch primarily.) while I work on polishing up the ole’ resumé while I work a tech job here in Ohio for the next year or so. Fingers crossed, things will start pointing in the right direction. 🙂





Morning Edition: General Update.
July 22, 2010, 2:41 pm
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I have to say, these past couple of days have been pretty harsh on my morning “jump-out-of-bed-and-get-ready-to-tackle-the-day” routine. I feel that my phone is partially to blame, seeing as my iPhone has been acting up as of late. Little things like turning into “Brick Mode” when I try and call someone, not delivering text messages on time, as well as randomly shutting off my alarm has worn my patience incredibly thin. I’ve had enough of it, so I’ll be driving to the Apple store in Cleveland to get it checked out sometime soon. My co-workers have been having similar problems since the last Apple update, but I have a feeling that my phone is having a bit more of a rough time. (Considering that mine isn’t one of the new iPhones.) Still. The morning’s have been a little on the weak side, and I’m not such a fan of that.


One day, I'll get up, make pancakes, and promptly go back to sleep.

But while on the same subject of Apple products, I’ve had a hell of a time as of late getting my laptop up and running again. I need some kind of mobile device for working in the Instructional Technology department, so I thought I’d reformat my old MacBook Pro to take with me into work. I thought it would be as simple as just installing the operating system all over again and going from there. Apparently, I was wrong. My MacBook Pro has become so incredibly hot to touch while running, I could practically cook with the battery surface. (This, for the record, is NOT a good sign in the world of technology.) So, I’m going to also take this computer in to get looked at, but have come to terms with the fact that if it cannot be fixed, I should look into recycling it (and by recycling, I mean turning it back to Apple for they’re recycling program and picking up 300 odd dollars.) and picking up a refurbished new MacBook. (I know, I know. This whole bit is just a little nerd rant. I’m just a little frustrated, that’s all. ) But, I figure I’ll buy that refurbished model with time. I won’t be buying anything expensive anytime soon, the whole “trying to save money and work back my savings” thing keeps getting in the way.

As I am known to say, moving on!

In other news, I’ve been messing with some typography sites in hopes to spicing up the font on the blog, but we’ll see what happens. I have a feeling that there might be some substantial changes to the blog in coming weeks, mainly because I’d like to take it live on my own account. (Yay, my own domain name!) Only minor changes for now, in hopes of bigger changes down the road with designing my own website, eventually getting a book deal, then major motion picture, so on and so forth.

At work

Oh, you know. Just me at work.

We’re trying to develop some commercials to get the Instructional Technology’s policy and general mentality out on the student campus, and we’ve come up with a couple of ideas based on viral videos for things like Old Spice, ESPN Sportscenter, as well as the Mac Vs. PC commercials. Things have gotten a little busy in the office, mainly due to some coming changes in the department, but it seems that my resumé is going to be pretty damn polished and impressive after this next year. (Putting it lightly.) I can’t wait for students to be back on campus. I feel like I’m doing quite a bit of prep work, hopefully that’ll pay off.

One of my co-workers, Joe, was offered a job at Stanford University, and will be moving out to join the legion of brilliant technologists out in CA. While highly impressive to be invited to work for such a prestigious university, it is slightly intimidating to hear about how one hardened veteran of the College of Wooster circuit will be leaving some of his duties to me, the lowly intern. While he’s given me some pretty solid advice in regards to the workplace, I can’t help but think about how…

  1. My year just got hit by the “Gonna be real busy” stamp.
  2. My job is really intense.
  3. I still have no idea what to do with my life, but I still want to get out of Ohio.
  4. Will need to have #3 figured out at least by January. (Or have more of a firm plan as to what I’m doing. Who knows.)

Anyway, I’m sure this next year should prove to be interesting. If you know who Joe is in the office, give him your best. He’s a great guy, and I’m sure California will treat him well. I’m going to rouse up my spirits and take courage from the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

PS, the next food porn post will be yet another epic one. I have a feeling that burgers might be on the menu!