Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I have arrived

Another city has sent me a letter asking me to apply for a job with them.  I find it odd that it was sent via post.  I realize my address IS out there, but it's still a little weird to get something that's actually relevant to me and my career being sent to my house that isn't from an official organization that I'm part of.  But still, I have finally arrived. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

23 cents, I has them.

By now, I'm sure everyone knows of the infamous "Binder of Women"... And then posted a map.  A map created by The New America Foundation.  You can find this map here

I have a problem with this map.  My problem is that it basically says "difference in average pay for employed women vs employed men."  It doesn't say "difference in pay for equal work."  Whose fault is it that men tend to choose programming jobs over teaching?  Whose fault is it that most librarians are female while most engineers are male?

I'm not concerned that the 'average employed woman's pay vs. average employed man's pay' has up to a 45 cent spread on the dollar because it does not compare apples to apples.  I'm concerned when a woman with 4 years of experience in a field is paid less than a man with 4 years of experience in the same field when education is the same for both.**

**This has been illegal to do in the US for the last 50 years, but until somewhat recently there was no good way for those who could prove discrimination could get compensation.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Straight Edge

A little dated, but still relevant since I just took the pictures off of my camera. 


Midway shaving off the beard with the clippers

This is totally about to happen

Ohmagerd! it's happening!

Monday, October 01, 2012

White Rabbit

One of the things my mom told me growing up was that one was to say "white rabbit" upon waking in the morning on the first of the month (some people just say 'rabbit' and others say 'jackrabbit'.  You were to say this so that you would have good luck throughout the month.  Now then, of course the rule is that 'white rabbit' must be the first words uttered in the morning on the first.  My dad used to get around this by just grunting and moaning every morning until my mom would start talking to him since if it was the first of the month, the first words she'd say upon anyone waking up was "Did you say 'white rabbit'?!"

Anyhow.  I still try to say 'white rabbit' on the first of the month; and I did so this morning.

And today was a perfectly fine day.  But then I tripped and fell while running and have roadrash all over my thigh, a few gashes on my hip and hands and my knee is scraped up.  But I didn't break any bones.  See!  the system works!