Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bad Coincidence?

I had lunch with a old classmate today. I hardly managed to be there on time, because I had to migrate some PCs from Wireless to wired Ethernet.
I thought she would be glad to see me. I thought, by the quality emails she sent to me and by the amount of time we had on the phone monthes ago, that we're on to something.
Well, she was cold today. She avoided looking into my eyes many times.
I know it's no big deal. We, men, tend to create "stories" around small things :-)
So I'll assume she had a bad day, or I came in a bad timing, or there's no real attraction between us.
"Attraction isn't a choice" - DeAngelo

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A new job and a new lifestyle

I got the new job. Now I'm the network administrator of an emerging bank. The infrastructure is pretty sophisticated. All network gear is Cisco and most security stuff is around Juniper. That's a robust combination.
I admit that I still don't master all the details of the new network infrastructure. I discover it bit by bit along the way. My boss and my team collegues are nice. Each day, we come back home around 8.30 at least; we learn a lot.
On another side, I feel a new lifestyle is established. The kind of guy who works all week, rarely checks his personal mailbox, cuts off 98% of his social life, considers time management more and more,... that's a change :-)
Despite the salary is less than I used to earn on my previous job, I feel that I'm learning each day a lot of stuff.
May Allah be with me.