Tag Archives: personal

I have a new job!

Apologies for the radio silence lately — with things in progress I didn’t want to risk jinxing anything. But this afternoon I faxed off a signed employment contract, and I’m back in the world of the employed again! As of December 10th I’ll be the Network Operations Manager at FreshBooks, the company I mentioned previously. […]

Starting the job search

[Apologies if you see this twice -- had some issues with LJ crossposting.] Thought I should update everyone on what’s up with my life: after a whole lot of self-reflection and investigating alternatives and looking at cities and some much-needed unwinding time, I’ve started to get things back in gear again. The current plan is […]

lol its hipster

Today’s purchase: American Apparel two-metres-of-cotton-jersey purple scarf. So simple but I love it! Thin enough to wear indoors and be The Guy That Wears A Scarf Indoors which is basically me in a nutshell. Does this look like an MBA student? No? Whaddya know. So now I need more of these scarves. Here’s the range […]

100 random things about me

Ok, here’s another one I’ve put off and put off and can’t anymore: following Candice’s example here, here’s my list of 100 things about me. All factoidy and such, but here it is. I play the Irish flute and tinwhistle. My family is complicated: my father is in his third marriage, my mother is in a long-term relationship […]

I’m no longer an MBA student.

I’ll keep this one short for now, and get into a bit more detail tomorrow when I’ve got more time: I withdrew from my MBA program today. This is a good thing. The fit wasn’t right at all, it wasn’t what I wanted to do, and it didn’t make sense to pay tuition and forego […]

How to do what you love

More timely stating of the obvious from Paul Graham: I think the best test is one Gino Lee taught me: to try to do things that would make your friends say wow. [...] What you should not do, I think, is worry about the opinion of anyone beyond your friends. You shouldn’t worry about prestige. […]

eerie moment of clarity

A couple of years ago, 30 came and went. It didn’t feel like some people say, like a milestone or anything like that. Yeah, I was getting into motorcycling at the time but that didn’t feel like an escape, just like a hobby. But something changed then and I didn’t notice until last night. Well, […]

Some personality tests

Between Organizational Behavior/HR class, in which we learn about psychological tests, and all the stuff going on at school and at home, in which I’ve been doing them, I, uh.. I’ve done some psychological tests, is what I’m getting at. You probably already have figured out that I am a MBTI ENTP. The description fits […]