Saturday, March 13, 2004

Bloody Friday

Well, Bloody Friday lived up to billing, I think. Not so many upsets in the ACC tournament, but certainly some good games. Too bad I missed the Duke-VA and GA Tech-UNC games. I kept up surreptitiously the "gametracker" at work, but it ain't the same. And the proxy server or something kept making it stall. Also, I use a Pentium 133 at work. Flash web graphics make it choke. I could hardly do my job with that web site open -- but we have to make sacrifices, right?

Anyhow, it sounds like the Tech-Carolina game was the one not to miss. NC State-FSU was okay. The Maryland-Wake game was also the one not to miss.

Today's games were also good. Duke didn't look so hot in the first half, and I was getting frustrated. But the second half made up for it. Shelden Williams really snuck up on me with his good play. Schenser Schmenser.

Maryland-State was another great game. Like Mike Gminski, I'd pretty much written off the Twerps after the first half. Damned if they didn't look like a basketball squad in the second half.

There's _no way_ Duke will beat them tomorrow.

In other news, I got a promotion at work. I'll now be in the "Business Development" group. A little more pay, a little more stress. I hope it's only a little more stress.

I also have a job interview Wednesday for a job I'd really like to have with Henrico Co. Schools. It's a Writer-Editor position, which sounds about right for me. Today I went out and bought a suit for the interview. Buying a suit is a bit like buying a hamburger. They try to get you to Biggie-size it and buy a second suit for only twice the price of one suit and take advantage of this deal today only etc etc etc. Don't they realize I don't _want_ to buy a suit, that, if they want my business again, there's an advantage to selling me a suit quickly and getting me out the door? If I _do_ need another suit, I'm looking for a place with a drive-thru. I've got basketball to watch.


  1. Imported on behalf of: Dan
    **good luck with the interview**

    I own zero suits! Hooray for IT and it's relaxed dress code! Actually, weddings and funerals get a little hairy. Maryland? What the hell?

  2. Imported on behalf of: Dan
    Oh yeah, I control the proxy server at work, so gametracker is all good in the neighborhood.

  3. Imported on behalf of: Lee
    **Suits and such**

    Yep. It's nice the no suits. I wouldn't have to wear one if I got the job. Just trying desperately to make an impression, you know? And I've got the nicest Redwing workboots, but I have to wear these church shoes. Oh well.

  4. Imported on behalf of: Dan

    First off, let me apologize for jinxing Duhon in a big way. I was talking to someone earlier today and made the statement that "Duhon is the one person we can't lose to injury." I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

  5. Imported on behalf of: Mike
    **good luck, man!**

    Kick ass on the interview, Lee. I know you will. Bring baby pictures -- your handsome son with get ya the job, hands down. :)

    Please don't mention the Carolina game again... They just keep getting my hopes up. As if I don't get ENOUGH rejection as a fiction writer!

  6. Imported on behalf of: Lee Capps

    Thanks for the luck, Mike. I gotta go in there and knock 'em out! As for basketball, I'm trying to be philosophical about it. It's been a fun season to watch no matter what happens, but it sure would be a lot more fun if . . . . But I mustn't even \_think\_ it.