August 28th, 2003

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Interview today at Tripadelic

Alright, the dog is medicated and the tomato plant is watered. Now I'm going to get my pilates clothes on and hit the 11:30 class at Mind and Body studios (satisfying item 8 on my to-do list, "buy new class card before prices go up), then come home, put on my interview clothes, and go to Koraku for some fine Japanese food at rock-bottom prices. This should keep me on time for my 2 PM interview at Expedia. I am very curious how far away this is from a real interview since it's only going to be 45 minutes long. Tonight I'm going to avoid a neighborhood meeting, possibly in favor of the 5 PM "Le Roi et le Oiseau" that I missed last night. We'll see.

Oh yeah, we watched "Castle in the Sky" by Miyazaki the night I was recovering from food poisoning. His movies are all so good! I'm pretty sure what we have is a pirated DVD set, though.

Update: Oops. Miscalculated amount of time to get clothes together for interview and am now too late for Pilates. What else is on my list?
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I feel good all over

I actually made it to Koraku in time to eat (today's special=stir fried beef and bean sprouts with garlic) and make it to the 12:30 intermediate pilates class. Normally I wouldn't eat before Pilates, and I wouldn't work out before an interview, but I sure felt good every step of the way, first with the full tummy, now with the tired muscles and little light of hope burning since I came home from Bellevue. I think the interview went really well. The big question is whether or not I hit it off with the guy who interviewed me. I think I did a good job with the technical question he asked - thank God it wasn't that stupid toaster question but instead a real question: adding an inventory check to a simple four page sales web site. Ooh, and I just thought of another test case for this. I'm going to email it to him right now.
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Sharp right turn - the attack

I was just attacked by a crazy woman at the park near my house who thought my dog got too close to her kids. Shadow was on a down, but Lily was running laps, and didn't so much as breathe on her kids. She didn't hurt me, other than one scratch. The woman seemed to have no concept of what "assault and battery" was and that it wasn't actually legal for her to beat me up because she thought I was a threat. And yeah, I could have stayed away from her and "shut up" when she told me to shut my mouth, but I was trying to round up the dog and the toy that was directly behind her - and I wanted to talk to her about what she was so damn angry about - well, before she started hitting me. Her husband (some Rasta dude) just sat there and kind of laughed about the whole thing. She wound up getting arrested though. I wouldn't have called the cops but she pissed me off after I threw her off of me and she insisted that she was in the right to hit me. Should I write more about it? I'm all tense and unhappy now. Thank goodness one of my across the street neighbors was there to see the whole thing and call the cops when I asked her to. Oh yeah, the woman's parting shot as she walked away (before the cops showed up) was something like,"You people have all been moving in the neighborhood and you think you own it now." Like she wasn't just some tan white woman. And crap, I've been living in the neighborhood for some time and I've never seen HER before.
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