Like just about everyone else, I got my “Winner” email right when I was really busy. It could have been a week ago, or next week and I would be fine.
I joined The Listserve in April 2012 before the first message was even sent. I see people get their chance as soon as a day or two after joining, while I waited and wondered if I would ever be chosen as the list grew to over 21,000 (21,969 as of this writing.)
I thought about that and was going to write a message so I could have it ready. I really should have done that then write this shortly before deadline.
I was considering writing something about…
... being unemployed and trying to find work. (If you got a good lead in the Sacramento area or something I could do online, please feel free to contact me at the email at the end.)
… being a Furry. (Fans of Anthropomorphic Animals. I am a Moger. Moose/Tiger Hybrid)
… how I met my Canadian Boyfriend. (He is AWESOME!)
… how (years before the election) I was looking into dual US/Canada citizenship, and then found a site in Canada that mentioned since one of my parents is Canadian, I might already be!!!! (Google “Am I Canadian?” and a site from the cic.gc.ca should show up)
… how you might not think college is worth it, however, lots of recruiters use the lack of a college diploma as a tool to weed out people applying for a job. They might have a stack of 100 people for one job, so they put them into two stacks, those with a diploma and those without. Then they take the ones without a diploma and immediately reject them. This has happened to me numerous times, and I have had recruiters/HR people tell me that is the way they narrow how many people they have to look at. Stay in school and get that college diploma!
… how awesome Mtn Dew LiveWire is! It is “DEW sparked with Natural and Artificial Orange Flavor.” In the words of Ferris Bueller, “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”
… how some of my favorite quotes are in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, such as “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”
… how Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure also has some great quotes, such as, “Be excellent to each other!”
… how my Amazon WishList is rather unfocused as I have many interests from “Moose Farkel” to “HP PowerUp Backpack” and everything in between.
… how I was one of the first (if not the first) full-time professional video game testers back in the first wave of home video games (late 70s-early 80s)
... how to use Google Search and find almost anything.
… Oingo Boingo.
… how I wish Ellen DeGeneres would give me a car. So, I do wish she would and I do enter any contests of her’s that give away cars, however, I would be much happier being employed again so I can buy my own. =)
… winning The Listserve like “You will be chosen soon!” (OK, so now I have done just that.)
However, I am hitting up against the 600 word limit so I will just say, “ Hi “ and go back to waiting to be chosen again… please… so I can have a bit more time to figure out what I am going to write. =)
Hoof a moose excellent day!
Gerry “RAD Moose” Humphrey
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