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Monday, May 07, 2007


I've been interviewing like a madman lately, including revisting some positions I turned down in Feb. There are a whole new crop of potential cities. But instead of boring you with the blow-by-blow I will just post when I have decided when and where.

My new contract is fun, even without the flying around in the boss's plane. We are scheduled to do antoher longer flight this week if the weather holds out. The software we are developing is financial and tax based. It sounds boring but it isnt, and I have learned alot about how property is valued and why.

The packing is done except for what I need to live on until closing. Rented a storage unit and moved as much as I could in my little rollerskate on wheels. Movers will pick up the rest in a couple of weeks.

I have a schedule of people to stay with until I leave Dallas. It was wonderful how many people insisted that I stay with them when I told them I wasn't sure where I was going.

I had more paired electronic failure. Last month was the fridge/dryer, this month the PDA/phone. I didn't want to get both a new phone and a new PDA, so I just got one smart phone - a Crackberry Pearl.

If you're in the market, this one is great! I have been really happy so far. The setup and synch with Outlook took about 20 minutes; the most painless integration ever! I havent activated the web browsing yet, but I will very soon.

Made it out to see Fracture finally. I liked it, I give it an 8.0/10. It was slow in spots but overall a very good psychological thriller. Gosling and Hopkins should pair up more often, they play off each other very well.

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Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Give me the blow-by-blow...where are you thinking of moving?

It seems that moving is a common theme with many of the blogs I read.

9:58 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Its the time of year for moving!

There are too many options right now to go into to them Steve, but the front runners are San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Columbus, Birmingham and Durham.

8:04 AM

Anonymous johnmichael said...

I've heard lots of great things about the pearl phone.

Sorry haven't been around. I've been busy--plus I moved my blog to openawindow dot wordpress dot com (spelled it out to avoid getting spammed).

1:24 PM

Anonymous Jason said...

The Pearl is nice. I wish I had snagged one. Perhaps later.

I give a vote to Columbus. It's affordable, close to your sister, and hey, close to me too ;)

9:18 PM

Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...

Hey Jim, I'm in Oaklawn off of Lemmon. Sounds like you've got LOTS of choices - good cities too. Have fun!

9:41 PM

Blogger Jim said...


Glad you cam up for air! I just updated your linkage.

7:30 AM

Blogger Jim said...

That's right, Jason, there is a convergence in Cincin! I've never been to other Ohio cities, maybe next week I will :)

7:41 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Steve, we are neighbors (for 12 more days that is, lol)

7:50 AM

Blogger Michael said...

Good luck on the interviewing. Job-huntin' is a royal pain...

4:54 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Michael!

2:26 PM


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