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Accepted a four month contract starting next Monday.
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Reading: intro to celestial mechanics
  • Watching: under the dome
  • Eating: Crackers n Cheese
  • Drinking: I wish--booze on hold while out of work
Job search continues (more jobs are appearing, but companies are still slow walking them through the process), puppies continue to grow, not much else going...
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Houdini tutorial
  • Reading: Making Choices (Career Guide book)
  • Watching: Catch up on Falling Skies
  • Eating: Top Raman (kidding-dark humor)
  • Drinking: I wish--booze on hold while out of work
Circling back - Seafair 2014 by shayhurs
Circling back - Seafair 2014
This was the earlier quick snap when I realized the Herc and the Stallions were coming around again and I didn't have time to go in and get the camera.

The two blobs six o'clock low (under) on the Stallions are the two V22 Ospreys.

Now, if all four would have been in formation--I would have teleported downstairs to the office and got the camera (and the shot)...
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Seafair 2014 by shayhurs
Seafair 2014
Had just gotten home from walking Petey (lots of time to walk the pack since I'm out of work), when I heard a familiar rumble. Stepped out onto the lower deck in time to see a C-130 and first one, then a second Sea Stallion approaching from the east.

Ran ouside and to the street just in time to catch them circling back, even closer to the house, so with no time to run in and get my real camera, I whipped out my ancient cell phone and snapped a couple of quick photos using the crappy camera on it (that's how close they were).

This is about the best of the half dozen I got and the closest they got to the house. You can even make out the refueling lines extending out from the wings (like I said, REALLY close for my crappy camera phone to pick up the detail).

Paula arrived with her binos, so we could check out a couple of other birds off in the distance and we determined they were V22 Ospreys, but they never got close to the house.

All in all, a couple of A4 Skyhawks, or maybe T-45s--I didn't have the binos at the time and they were a ways out), probably as chase/camera planes, four of the six Blue Angels, the free refueling demo with the Herc and the two Sea Stallions, and the two Ospreys--not bad for a free airshow...
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Didn't get the job. Even though I have the technical background they wanted badly (and pushed--that was the biggest part of the interview was deep diving my techncial background). They decided on a candidate that was less technical, but had the Elearning exposure to the app they use. There are times...

Reminds me of when I interviewed at Microsoft for a writing position on their Flight Simulator. They were looking for someone with some aviation background if possible and also could write (hello, technical writer AND a private pilot!).

On the phone, I was actually told that even though I was a pilot, I had not flown the Mig25 "Foxbat" in real life, so they were going to see if they could find someone who had...

REALLY?! Good luck with that and while you are at it, see if you can find a pony AND a unicorn to go with that Happy Meal...

Still might have a shot at the part-time work. Now the race is on to land something and get started getting paid with my UI benefits running out in one week.
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: Houdini tutorial
  • Reading: Making Choices (Career Guide book)
  • Watching: Catch up on Falling Skies
  • Eating: Top Raman (kidding-dark humor)
  • Drinking: I wish--booze on hold while out of work

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shayhurs
Steve Hayhurst
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Technical Writer in the Seattle Washington area.
Accepted a four month contract starting next Monday.
  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Reading: intro to celestial mechanics
  • Watching: under the dome
  • Eating: Crackers n Cheese
  • Drinking: I wish--booze on hold while out of work

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RuneTrantor Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch! Hope you like more of my art! :D
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Malcontent1692 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hey thank you very much for the watch!
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