Oh, BOY … !
I’m … vaguely nervous …
And vaguely grateful for my luck.
Luck, you say … ?
I got a call, yesterday morning, telling me I’ve got an interview, today. At a local pub.
Five years ago? Non-drinker that I am, I wouldn’t have considered it.
These days, I’m not so fussy!
I got a call, a bit later: when I was at a friend’s, not far from mine.
That was a second interview: on Thursday.
I get back home, a little later, and check my email. To find I’d been invited to a third interview, next Tuesday.
I’m VERY aware that I’ve put some work in. And will have to put in more, to land one of these.
But … ? I’m quietly hoping I get one of them.
It’s not just the money. It’s the psychological effect of having a job that’s the appreciated bit.
In all this … ?
In all this, I mentioned, yesterday, that I was going to look into a local bookshop: to see what had happened with my CV.
However, the manager told me he’ll be passing it along to the recruiter for the area.
That’ll lead to something …
I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.
Even temp work, over Christmas, would be good!
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Angel*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring five out of five.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 13th September saw the release of Super Mario Bros: the first in the series of popular video games. In which year?
Q2) The game was released on what — in Japan — was called the Family Computer, or Famicom. The Famicon was called what, in the USA and Europe?
Q3) The main playable characters are Mario and his brother. Mario is a what: German electrician, Italian plumber or Spanish guitar?
Q4) What’s Mario’s brother called?
Q5) In the game, Mario’s trying to rescue whom … ?
Q6) Who does that character need rescuing from?
Q7) The game — and its many spin-offs — take place in a fictional kingdom called what?
Q8) Super Mario Bros was a follow up to a 1983 arcade game: called what?
Q9) Super Mario Bros was published by which Japanese company: Sony, Nintendo or Sega?
Q10) Finally … Mario first appeared as Jumpman. In which Arcade game?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Cave paintings were discovered in Lascaux. On 12th September of which year?A1) 1940.
Q2) Lascaux, its caves and the paintings, are in France. But in which French department: Charente, the Dordogne or Haute-Garonne?A2) Dordogne.
Q3) The paintings, themselves, date to when: the monolithic, paleolithic or neolithic?A3) The UpperPaleolithic.
Q4) The best known of the paintings are in the Hall of the what: Bulls, Horses or Deer?A4) Bulls.
Q5) Finally … Since 1998, the caves have been plagued by fungus. A fungus said to have been caused by what: invading ants, air-conditioning or warm weather?A5) The air-conditioning.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll.”Shigeru Minamoto, designer of Super Mario Bros.
And this tune …
Enjoy your day.
* Cheers, Angel! Hopefully, the recruiter will get back to me. Actually? So will one of the others! (The one next week would be good!)
† Oh, I intend to have a good week, Olga! The fact I’ve had three interviews come up, on one day? Is hopeful: I know that for certain! (Various shades of government wanted to introduce ID, here in the UK. I agree, it’s not a BAD idea. But the last time it was mooted? I was also out of work. It was still a good idea … apart from the associated £45 charge for one. When that sort of money’s your bills for the week, it’s not impressive.)
‡ I hope so, Debbi: I just hope they get back to me. Actually … ? I just hope I do well with any one of the other three … ! (Oh, don’t worry about missing the planes: I missed it, myself … )