Jim and I spent a better part of the day searching/applying for jobs. I updated my account on monster.com. I was already online with careerbuilder.com and automotivenews.com. Any other suggestions? Some of these sites involve so much information. Does my prospective employer need to know my favorite food? No, that’s not a question, but you get my drift. I guess being shrouded in a cloud of secrecy isn’t a good career move? Daily, I get job updates of newly posted positions from each website.
My used to be Alltel but now Verizon internet air card has been going up and down lately. The card runs through a router so that Jim and I can share the connection from our own laptops. The card doesn’t fit into my laptop and causes Jim’s to crash so we’ll need to bring it to his grandmother’s laptop to get any updates for it which will likely solve the connection issues. Verizon support offered to let us upgrade to the newest device (USB instead of our PCMCIA) several months early before the contract runs out if we’ll sign another 2 year contract. We’re holding off on that solution. Once we’re settled somewhere, we may drop mobile internet and just get our cable internet or DSL back. Oh, boring technical details, huh? Sorry, I fell asleep while typing that.
We’re back. Oh, so you didn’t even know I was gone? I see how you were. Jim suggested dinner and a movie. He redeemed some Diet Coke points on 2 free AMC movie and beverage passes. He redeemed Discover points on an Applebee’s gift card. Off to Applebee’s we went. You’re gonna love this – Jim can save on free. What I mean is, Applebee’s is in the same plaza as the theater and advertises a 15% discount when you present your movie stub. We had a stub from the previous movie (Paranormal Activity). We also chose meals off the 2 for $20 menu which includes an appetizer. Not bad, huh? We still have plenty left on the gift card for another meal.
At the time we didn’t know it but it was senior citizens day at the theater. For a Tuesday night, it was pretty full in the theater. Jim and I took our seats, I leaned over and said, “bowels”. He knew what I was referring to. The previews played. The old people sure do talk a lot, especially between each preview! Holy shit. They felt the need to render an opinion about the preview as well as comment on the actors. “Oh, he was in that other movie”. Oy. It was noisy. Maybe I never noticed in mixed or younger crowds but is this normal or only elderly as suspected?
As the previews played on, a funny movie trailer tickled Jim as he was drinking which caused him to spit soda on himself and me. Good thing I like him – I might have been pissed. We laughed so hard. Naturally, the movie started. Oh, we saw 2012.
OK, another thing. Toward the end, something good happens, the old people clapped. Is this normal? When you see/saw this movie, was there clapping? Good thing we weren’t in their homes, the lights would have blinked on and off like strobe lighting.