I looked for cheap magazine subscriptions and was thrilled to find this site that has lots of magazines for a $5.95 per year subscription. It even has some multi-year subscriptions that work out better than that. I grabbed 5 and may get more later.
I was trying to find a replacement intercooler for my truck. Banks is backordered three weeks and deer season starts in two. I may have found another after-market brand; my mechanic will call on it in the morning.
I Googled a potential tenant. She’s been a real, um, idiot, on the phone and in our correspondence with her, and red flags were raised.
I found out she has a website which listed her job experience, including in our city, and was curious as to why, if she was a reporter here, she didn’t know her way around the city. I casually asked if she’d ever worked for Channel X as a videographer. “No,” she replied.
Funny, when her website says she did.
Then I found another set of references to her, and another website, with an alternative name. Same person, same pic, same fake-y resume-stuff.
The last thing I Googled was “test track,” because I’m working on my resumé and wanted to check whether the product’s name is “Test Track” or “TestTrack” (it’s the latter). Immediately before that I did a search on “subversion” for a similar reason.
I googled a medication name, because I read a thread where a poster said, “I take medication X- it’s a ____”, and I thought, “No, it’s not, medication x is a ____”, and I wanted to check to see if I was right. I was.
Yes, I need to get a life. Why do you ask?
I at least successfully fought the urge to post a correction.
Googled: “entry level materials engineer” (with and then without quotation marks)
I’m still trying to find a job relevant to my degree within the same time zone. Fortunately, I have a couple follow-up interviews scheduled for next week, but it doesn’t hurt to send out a couple more resumés. A disproportionate number of (i.e. nearly all) companies seeking engineers want experienced candidates only. Somewhere, there is a door wide enough through which I can stick my foot.
Just now I looked for the Cambridge Latin courses (which is whole-to-parts Latin, emphasizing the translation of chunks of text right from the start, instead of learning a ton of grammar first). Will I want to switch Latin texts when my kid is old enough? Stay tuned for about 3 years to find out!
Before that, the other day I looked for a random obscure book called Flower of the mind, which turned out to be an anthology of English poetry, and though it’s available online, you only get the intro and notes, not the actual poems the notes are about. Oh well.
OK, it’s not often I laugh out loud when I mouse over a thread to see what it’s about.
(Y’all have spoiled me with this feature. I keep trying it on CNN and being annoyed when the article titles don’t 'splain themselves.)
I Googled “yellow mass, benign, brain, corpus callosum” and after some further refinement, ended up with intracranial lipoma, which was a totally new concept to me, fascinating in that it’s developmental (you’re born with it) not acquired, and fortuitously explained something damn weird I ran into at an autopsy.