Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Still Alive

Hello there!!!

Yes, I am still alive and doing well, thank you. It has been damn near a year since my last post. Why you might ask? Well, this time last year I was hard at work on my thesis. As per usual, I tried to put it off as long as possible only to lead myself into a road block. But with the help of a good mate of mine (Hi George) I got through it. Finished it up and school for that matter. In February of this year I reserved my degree in Business Administration.

What since then? Loads of job applications. In the last 6 months I have submitted over 130 applications and CVs. The most I get back is "thanks but no thanks". Which is better than nothing at all coming back and just wondering if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I knew when I started looking for work that it would be difficult. I do not speak the local language worth a shit, so that puts me behind the 8 ball right away. I will just keep on submitting apps until one day I get that call. Hell, I would settle for an interview at this point. Until then, it is me sitting behind my computer scouring for anything I am remotely qualified for.

"Sure you are looking for work but what about the important stuff, fishing", I hear you say. Not a whole lot to speak of there. I caught a few small pike in late spring but that has been about it. The weather go hot here (hot for Finland) and the lake heated up. At one point the thermometer on the dock read 26C! When the water does that, the pike go deep and don't bother hitting lures. Needless to say I couldn't find them. But I did take the little out this past weekend and we did have some fun. We were using ice fishing gear of the boat. I have a tournament
next month and it is ice fishing gear out of the boat so I figured I would get some practice in.Stinni got this little of a little ice jig. She didn't know what to do at first as it was pulling pretty hard. At one point she said "I think I caught a rock". But she did well. Pulled in up on 1 kilo line on an ice road. She also landed a few perch. Anytime I get to fish with my kids, is a damn fine day and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Anywho, it's back to the application and CV submitting. Other than that, the football season is going well and I made the Helsinki Harps Gaelic football team. Big tournament here in Helsinki on Saturday so it should be a good craic.

Peace and Chicken grease

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