Monday, August 23, 2010

Guess Who...

It's good to be back home in the United States... It has definitely been a while so here are the most crucial updates. My last official day working at USTC was June 30th, but due to having one of my bosses buy my ticket for me I did not leave China until the 10th of July... I was a very dull boy for those two weeks, eating food, watching World Cup soccer, staying up into the wee hours of the night because of 90 degree heat at midnight and road construction outside my apartment that only happened at night (which facilitated my watching World Cup matches at 4am)... spending my hard earned money!!! I had a lot of free time on my hands but I did not spend any of that time blogging because I was too frustrated by my financial situation and a rant did not seem like the smart thing to do while I was still in China. I was dealing with on bureaucratic nightmare after another in those last few weeks and ending wasting a lot of time and money in the process. I did manage to add to my Clandestine DVD collection in the last few weeks; it was already a large collection, enough to fill a spanking new DVD case. So here is my final Clandestine DVD Pickups

  • Band of Brothers and The Pacific (Both HBO WWII Miniseries)
  • The 1st Season of Lie to Me
  • Supernatural Seasons 1-5
  • GI: Joe - The Rise of Cobra
  • A Serious Man
  • Lost in Translation
  • Across the Universe
  • Juno
  • Trainspotting
  • The Third Man
  • American Beauty
  • The Graduate
  • In The Loop
  • Once
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Little Miss Sunshine
A pretty good collection of good movies, and movies I enjoy no matter what the critics think... If I go back for the Spring semester, I'll probably have another stack of DVDs, what with movies like Inception and Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Since I've been home I've seen each of those movies twice. I even went to the midnight showing of Scott Pilgrim with @Ewzzy And, since I've been back it's been nothing but satellite television and video games. I bought myself one of those sleek new Xbox 360 slims when I got home... that was a higher priority than finding a job.

So the day I flew home I decided to take one last trip into Shanghai for lunch and a quick cocktail at Hyatt hotel inside the Shanghai World Financial Center Building (The Bottle Opener as us Expats called it.) I got lunch at a Starbucks, from a Chinese girl who spoke English, which was like hearing an angel's voice. I decided to take my last Number 2 in the Hyatt bar's A-MA-Zing toilets which I will be blogging about soon. Don't worry it won't be graphic... It was like crapping on a cloud. Anywho, here are some pictures from that last trip Back to the City...

So the plan for the immediate future is as follows:

  1. Find a job, doesn't matter what.
  2. Get my diploma outta hock from Butler University
  3. Take and hopefully pass the GRE
  4. Apply to Gradschools and Teach America
  5. (Contingency Plan) Go back to USTC in China, if and only if there are no jobs to be had in the states.
Here's a China related Demotivational Poster... just for kicks.

Sound like a solid plan?

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