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I'm still here (207.0) - Mark's Journal
I'm still here (207.0)
A couple of nights in a row of several beers at the Royal Palm before it closed for good helped put back a couple of the pounds I lost last week. I had a February low (I think) of 204.2. The Palms was never really my bar as a student, but I'd certainly been there a few times, and wandered in once in a while over the years to meet friends who'd picked the place for a rendezvous. Still, I don't think I'm exaggerating to say I was in there more in the last month than in the entire previous decade.

One of the people I got to chat with on Tuesday night is actually a very good contact, and I asked him if I could use him as a reference for a job I'm applying for. He's perfect, in context. More on that later, most likely.

I finally applied for unemployment yesterday. I probably should have earlier, though the severance from my job will keep my mortgage and car payments and grocery bills covered for a little while longer.

This is probably the first time I've ever gone two weeks between LiveJournal postings. Sorry. :-)
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aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: March 1st, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I noticed your absence ...

The Palms closed ?! How many years was it there ? I wandered in there in 1975, didn't much like the atmosphere, but it certainly was an institution ...

You should have no problem with the UEI, though their required job-seeking forms and other such are a pain ... keep up with all your stuff, just when you least expect it they'll drag you in for a face-to-face ... and failure to comply means they'll cut your $$ off.

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 1st, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
70 years, if you can believe it! You might enjoy the article I wrote. There's lots of history in that place, even if it was never really to your taste or mine.

aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: March 4th, 2012 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link to your article ! Amazing that it was there for all those years !

susandennis From: susandennis Date: March 1st, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My ESPN is so good. Just this morning I was thinking hmmmm long time no post from him, hope all is ok.

Then, there you are!! I'm quite proud. (And glad all is ok!)
kaitl From: kaitl Date: March 2nd, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I missed your posts! Hope you're having fun at the hockey game today!!
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