Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday Fun: Want a new PC? Just add water

Here's another creative way to get a new PC.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friday Fun: A couple of laughs for the end of the week

As these two clips show some tools that shouldn't be allowed at work.

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Friday Fun: Funny Computer Cats

I don't know what it is about this video, but I love it!

Have a great weekend ~ Jim

Friday, June 05, 2009

Friday Fun: Loituma - Leva's Polka

Today I found out I have a new job, so in celebration of my being un-unemployed I decided to post a "happy" song for today's Friday Fun. The two songs that instantly came to mind were "Leva's Polka" by Loituma, or the Renn and Stimpy classic "Happy Happy Joy Joy". I decided on "Leva's Polka" because I have alway found it an up beat and cheery song.

If you are currently unemployed then try listening to this song when ever you're a feeling down. Hopefully it will cheer you up, and remember to keep on plugging on. I'll post more about my new job in a later post. Take care, and have a great weekend ~ Jim

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

SF Funemployment

While trundling around today I came across an entry for "Funemployment" from SF, and I have to say that I found the article very engrossing.

Recently I've been dealing with a lot of "inertia" due to the extended length time that I have been unemployed, and reading this article helped me refocus my view of the situation.

The article is primarily focused on Twenty and Thirty Somethings in the San Francisco area, and how they are coping with their extended unemployment, and while the title of the article does imply these Twenty and Thirty Somethings are having fun while being unemployed there is more to the it than that. Many of those interviewed in the article are using their free time to rediscover their goals and the paths that they really want to follow, or at least that is the impression I got from the article.

One line from the article that really hit home for me was this "More psychologically significant than the income loss, she says, is the morbid condition of "feeling ineffectual in the world."

Without a doubt that has been the biggest hit for me, and reading this article helped me recognize that the feeling of being ineffectual in the world has led to inertia that I have been struggling with. While the feeling of inertia is still there, I now have clearer view of the situation and I believe I can get past it and move forward.

If you are in a situation similar then I strongly suggest you give this article a read. Also be sure to check out the blogs Funemployment Blog and Unemploymentality for more interesting reading on the subject..

Cheers ~ Jim