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purging old memory, and pictures! [Feb. 23rd, 2006|10:48 am]
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At some point I had a lot of things to mention on LJ, none of it terribly important. As I am behind on mentioning such things, I'm removing them from my memory - *poof* - and now I feel free to post again.

The trip to Rice went well - chatted with candidates at the information session on Monday night and interviewed people Tuesday. I have a few tips for people who interview:

- Don't be late. Seriously, not only are you wasting the interviewer's time and making your interview shorter, you're possibly putting them in an irritated mood. I actually wasn't irritated, but interviewing can be subjective, and you're only hurting yourself.

- So, stuff happens, and you're late for whatever reason. Please apologize/acknowledge that you are in fact late. I'm not sure how I feel about hearing an excuse, either way is fine, but pretending like nothing happened is not a good option. Yeesh.

Afterwards, I drove back, and it was incredibly foggy most of the way from Brenham to Austin. There was lots of billowing fog and all that. It was pretty scary - I was going 45-50 a lot of the way and it still seemed fast. Had I known it was gonna be so foggy, I might have taken I-10 to 71 back - at least there are lights on I-10. Anyway, we made terrible time and I was exhausted afterwards, but at least we made it back safely...

I took a few pictures at Rice, and so I put up a set of random pictures left on my camera. I'm showing one behind the cut because it's so sad for Rice folk!



Ack! What happened to the hedges?? (apparently they're just being pruned, but wow is that sad)


I'm sure I'll think of more things to say right after I post this, but oh well.
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From: bobacita
2006-02-23 06:08 pm (UTC)
I love your method of using *poof* to free up memory!

Any other interview tips to offer? :)
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[User Picture]From: wonderjess
2006-02-23 07:55 pm (UTC)
I don't think the fork is hot, I think it's a spaghetti and meatball thing going.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-02-23 08:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, maybe you're right! That's kinda cool, then.
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-02-23 11:33 pm (UTC)
wait... what?!?
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2006-02-23 11:55 pm (UTC)
Check out this picture in my gallery.
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-02-24 05:40 am (UTC)
That makes so much more sense now.
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-02-23 11:36 pm (UTC)
at least there are lights on I-10

...and less than on 290 on 71. Seriously, 71 is desolate. Either way it's scary. I don't think there's any way you can win that situation. Glad you made it back okay!! Driving in fog is tiring.

Also... I heard the hedges had been "pruned", too. I think maybe they don't know what pruning means. Any time I've ever seen something pruned, it's been cut back slightly. Some ends selectively chopped down. To where there's still vegetation! I mean maybe they'll grow back, but right now it's UGLY AS SIN. That's not pruning.
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[User Picture]From: quijax
2006-02-24 01:46 am (UTC)
I just assumed they felt they had to remove the hedges to prune them. When they're done, they'll put them back?
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[User Picture]From: wildrice13
2006-02-24 05:39 am (UTC)
No, I've been there and seen it. There are still stumps in the ground. The plants themselves have been chopped. Unless they're the type of plant that can regrow roots by just planting a segment (which I don't think they are), they're expecting those stumps to grow up into hedges again. Good luck. Even if they do, it's gonna take years.
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[User Picture]From: onefishclappin
2006-02-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
*laugh*
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