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30 January 2010 @ 09:26 pm
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Ted and I got a pretty early start today, so we had a wander around the University Cork campus, which is lovely, before we went our separate ways, himself to game and myself to write. I even took the scenic route into the city centre and walked through the Saturday market, and was still sitting down to write by about 11am.

Somewhere in my head I thought it was Friday, so I was kind of surprised at all the people coming through the cafe, but I stayed put for the writing of a full chapter, then switched cafes and wrote most of another before I felt it was time to move on. My plan had kind of been to find a third cafe or restaurant and plunk down, have dinner, and maybe write until my laptop battery gave out (or at least finish my chapter), but it turned out that 4pm on a Saturday was not a good time to find an empty table at a cafe to take over for several hours. I ended up walking all over Cork trying to find somewhere I wanted to eat, which meant by the end of the day I’d walked about seven miles. I ended up having a very underwhelming steak sandwich and heading back to the B&B, where I did, in fact, finish the chapter, for a 6K word day that made me kinda feel like I had my mojo back. It’d be nice if my mojo stayed for the next three months. It can have the rest of the year off after that. :)

The Road Home: miles to Isengard: 92
ytd wordcount: 35,300

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
annathepiper on January 30th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
I am rather charmed to hear you're wandering round Cork, given that my day job employer has shiny new offices there!
kitmizkit on January 30th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Do they? Would they like to hire Ted so we can move back here? :)
annathepiper on January 30th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
I wish! He's a chef, right? All the positions Big Fish has open are for customer support and translator positions, I fear.
kitmizkit on January 30th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Well, he's been a chef for the past several years, but previous to that he did technical training, desktop support, and customer support, and he's looking to get back into something like that because mostly the hours and the pay are better. :)
annathepiper on January 30th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
Oh! Well, we're hiring for several customer support type positions at the Ireland office since it's serving as a support hub for our European customers. If you or Ted go to bigfishgames.com, scroll down to the bottom and click on the Careers link. Do a search for the positions open in Cork and see if any of them are appropriate for Ted's skills!
sammywolsammywol on January 31st, 2010 11:01 am (UTC)
Sounds pleasant and productive. how bad?!