Yesterday was Christopher's birthday, so Alex and I went to visit. Susan cooked an amazing meal - as usual - and Christopher got some nice things, including the Criterion Editon of "Life of Brian" on DVD. June is the family b-day month and this year I've got a double whammy with Father's Day falling on my mother's birthday...
Alex, meanwhile, is going through his out-processing classes at Travis - it's much like re-integrating convicts into society, from what I've heard - and I want to have a few words with some of the advisors running the class... The job market - particularly for IT types - is unbelievably healthy, so what was Alex told? He was told that the job-market resembles an out-take from West Side Story with desperate job-hunters clinging resumes in one hand, knives in the other and they're out for blood, blood, blood! Naturally, Alex was a little alarmed by this - it took most of the evening curled up with comic books and comfort food for him to unwind, poor dear.
Me? I'm not too worried. Alex is more than qualified to wade into IT support, or anything else he puts his mind to. Once he's done with his resume-writing class, I'll take the results and run 'em past a couple of people I know and get it really polished. The recruiters will be burning up the phone lines - they have some silly notion about ex-military people being very reliable... ;)
Meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, I'm asking an actor of my acquaintance (Lance) to reccomend a photographer so RoomieDave can get some headshots done. Lance has been getting steady work in the Bay Area for years (even had a regular, if minor, character on Nash Bridges for a while) so I'm sure he can make a good reccomendation. Apparently there's an online casting source that a person can list with for a reasonable fee and a SAG card and Dave wouldn't mind doing that while he's looking for regular work... I don't see any harm in it and, frankly, why should all residents of Miskatonic Acres have to cope with thwarted ambition?
Another day is gearing up, must dash!