One. More. Semester.

Hopefully that will be the case. Tomorrow will begin what will hopefully be the final semester of my undergraduate career. It should at least be the last one that I have to take an actual class in anyway. Now, if only the financial aid office would get their act in gear.

So I thought that it was about time that I wrote a blog post here about what’s going on in my life these days. It’s a really short answer: not much.

As I referred to myself this afternoon, I’m a professional job applicant. However, after thinking about it for awhile, it’s more like I’m an amateur job applicant who does it as a hobby. After all, don’t you have to be paid to be a professional?

Just over the last week I’ve applied for a graphic designer job at NC State, a graphic design internship at Eisai, and I am in the process of applying for a graphic designer job at the Baptist Convention of North Carolina. There are sometimes that I think life would be easier if I just had my degree, and maybe so, but it doesn’t feel like it. I still don’t get any reaction from my applications.

Softball has started up for us. Dad, Mike, and I are playing this season for Colonial Blue. While it is really nice to get back to playing, I’ve taken 3 seasons off and are no longer in any kind of playing shape. Hopefully that will change as the season winds in. I’m also hoping that I will be able to hit better this season than I have my last two seasons on Colonial Blue. The first game gave me hope as I went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.

We have a solid group of guys and if the first game is any sign, we should be able to win a bunch of games.

I’ve also been going through the last few weeks and organizing and setting up my online portfolio. After bouncing around between a few different ideas and setting it all up a couple different times, I think I’ve finally decided on how I want to structure it. My latest is the new set of business cards. I ordered a free test set from Moo, so I’m hoping they turn out well. The only decision I have left is whether I want to leave it where each thumbnail opens up a larger image in a lightbox or whether I want to go to a separate page where I share some information about the project.

My Cardinals’ blog has been a success over the the last few months as we’ve topped 1500 visitors each month since May. We are a long shot to get there this month though as both writers have been busy. I transitioned us over to a WordPress blog and am still sorting out some RSS feed stuff. We no longer hook into the Baseball-Reference Link system which was single-handedly driving about 20% of our traffic. Surprisingly, though we haven’t lost much hit traffic on the switch.

And that, basically, is what I do all day. Look for jobs, work on my projects, and sit around at home and wait for my wife to return.