Well, I met with a guy I used to work with. He is a super great guy, loves to mountain bike on the North Shore and is a hard-core programmer. We have now nick-named him "The Oracle" (from "The Matrix"), since everyone at work would go to him at work for advice on how to do something. His answer was always mysteriously simple-Just like the Oracle.
I was mentioning about "this" company and "that" company and what kind of job I wanted.
His advice: "Chris, get a job".
He meant that in a, get ANY job kind of way. So simple, yet so true. My other friends have been telling me that for weeks. For some reason though when the Oracle tells you something, it makes you feel like "crap" for being so stupid and NOT listening to your friends.
I was a little saddened by the news, but the Oracle did pay for my lunch. (Thanks). It made me feel "right as rain".
I have a new mission when I return in the new year. (Get ANY job).