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New Job, New Commute, and New Car

A whole lot of “news” for me this past month.

As mentioned earlier I had been laid off at Ricoh because of some restructuring there and was looking for a job. I liked that job a lot and was sad to see it go but I believe someone mentioned God closing a door and opening a window. I had done a lot of job hunting last year when I got laid off from Google so I was not looking forward to the prospect. Turns out I had a little luck with me this time around (and a whole lotta help) and I managed to find a great new job within a month. I now work for a company called Yammer. They do a social network enterprise app and so far it has been kind of cool. I got a shiny new 15′ MacBook Pro to work on and I take the train up to San Francisco. It’s kind of a pain due to the hour long commute meaning I need to get up at 6:00 AM but it’s been worth it so far. Also they are looking for a ton of programmers and engineers so you can check out their website for listings is you are interested. Pass it forward or pay it back, either way is good for me.

Speaking of the job. I get to commute by train every day now. A lot of interesting people ride the train. I have seen women in high heels riding Razor scooters, putting on makeup using their laptops webcam, and of course teeny boppers getting very excited and loud about going to a Taylor Swift concert. A few weird guys, including one getting tossed off the train for yelling at himself. And then there were the zombies. Literally a whole group of people dressed like zombies on a night when I had to stay at work late.

Now the other good news is that the job does pay a bit more then my last one so Katie and I can start saving some more. That will however be after we pay for the new car we just bought. She was driving a 88′ Mercury Tracer wagon that was doing alright but had some issues. One of the bigger ones being not really enough comfortable space for the whole family in it let alone giving someone else a ride. Now we can do all of that and my wife gets a car that has buttons in it. So I bought her a new 2011 Ford Escape so I can take the train to work. It makes sense, really it does. Oh and it’s bright lime neon green. You couldn’t lose this car even if you were looking from space.

Another day another random post

So I start my new job at ricoh on February 1st. I have to do a drug screen and pass my background check. Guess I shouldn’t tell them about the time…

So because of this the in laws decided to take Katie and I shopping for some new work clothes. Also since I gained a ton of weight having clothes that actually fit is nice for a change. And I can always buy a belt when I do lose weight. Of course Katie and Tara are tired from all the walking so I’m writing this post as they nap in the car as we wait to go to Rojoz for dinner.

We have been discussing moving a little farther south into bay area to find better rent. I mean how hard is it to find a 5 bedroom mansion for under $1000 a month? We don’t have that high of standards.

Other then that life just keeps moving on as they say. I’m hoping to start some night classes and I think Katie is looking forward to being a stay at home mom. So then we can move on to ” what are we going to do tonight brain? The same thing we do every night Pinky. Try to take over the world!”. Duh du dum. Du du du du du du du du doo. Da da da dum. Dum.