Stepping up the job!

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, March 12. 2014 in Ego

Today I was at my volounteer job, and as usually it was very nice to have something to do instead of spending all day infront of the laptop to write applications. But this day was a little different; When I came, one of the collegues asked me if I could take Monday and Thursday instead of Wedensday... and why not? So now I have stepped up - before I hopefully soon have to step out, as I hopefully will get a job soon.

Today I also found a shirt that I want to buy, so now it is layed at the side for me on my next workday - it have floppy disks on it ;-)

Today I also was at the interview as I shortly wrote about earlier. There have been 40 applicants - six of those (including me) have been called for the first interview - and next week two or three will be going to the second interview. The job is quite exciting - and with some potiential to personal envolve in the job - and personally!
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"Good news everyone!"

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Monday, March 10. 2014 in Ego

As the professor in Futurama starts out with; "Good news everyone! We are going to"... a job interview! Again.
Today I got a call from a company whom I have set an application to, and they called to ask a few questions about me - and in the end invited me to a job interview! So within this week I am off for my fourth job interview this year, and with a little bit of luck this might be the one!

Another good news is that I have become co-organizer for my second board game group; The organizer asked if I wanted to become co-organizer and help out with the game nights. I also usually bring a game or two for those game nights and we talked about making a "sign-up" system, where those who bring games write what they bring and also writes how many persons there is room for in the game.
An example could be the game that I am bringing Tuesday:
"I am bringing "Templer - The Secret Treasures". It is a 2-5 player game, so if anyone wants to join, please then "sign up" with a comment here, then we can group and start as soon as everyone is there (if the table is not full, we can ofcourse wait till other join in).

Info about Templer can be found on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/137406/templar-the-secret-treasures"

Then people can write in the comment section if they want to join, and when the table is full, I write this. This way we make sure that we can start when everyone for this game is here, and don't have to spend time on finding out who goes where. We simply sit down and set up. If we have a no-show within the first 15 minutes, we then open up the missing spots. If noone else wants to join in the open spots we play with less players.

Templar - The Secret Treasures was a game that I helped support the making of by donating a few money through the crowdfunding system Kickstarter and it have only been used once at another game night in another group, but here I did not play it as I was playing Alhambra instead - I have used it myself alone to test run the rules, so it will be the first time that I try it out for real! And I am looking forward to try it out. It seemed like it could be an exciting game with human players.

My Daily Study project is starting today, and so far I haven't found anything to write... But I know something that I will be writing about: I already wrote it here, right?
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Project incoming

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, March 5. 2014 in Ego

Tuesday I had a meeting with a project manager, about a project that I have become a part of. This project is originally initiated by a humanitarian organization, but run by an external project management company. The project will take two weeks with an evaluating meeting afterworths and perhaps also a workshop.
The project is following the every day life of 24 Danes, and each have been tasked to take some photos every day about things that mean something for them - could be persons, events, places - anything. Same time also write a little "diary" where we explain what and why on the photo is so important for us, and also write about what kind of humanitarian organizations we see in our day (billboards, shops, people, etc).

I think it will be an interesting project, and perhaps I might post a few of the photos here too.

But now....
... A Scotchman on a horse!

Source: Found on eBay.com
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Early carneval

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Wednesday, February 26. 2014 in Ego

This Saturday I went for an early carneval. In my Family we meet up for having a carneval celebration, which will happen in the traditional Danish way with the game "The Cat in the Barrel". Here you put a living cat into a wooden barrel and then the adults take some clubs and by turn beat the barrel until the bottom and the cat falls out... The purpose of the game? To make sure no evil spirits will ruin our harvest or lifes; the screams from the cat will scare spirits and trolls and having the children killing the cat with sticks after just helps killing the Devil's assistant.

OK - ofcourse the cruelty is not made anymore: Now everyone can play - even the children. Oh! And ofcourse the cat is now exchanged with candy. Here is a photo of the game:

Source & Copyright: Hjarup.dk

But in my area we have a tradition to do it on horseback:

Source & Copyright: National Museum of Denmark

Other games that used to be played were to pull the head of a goose that was hung up side down. To beat your parents and the animals of the farm with twigs.

As you see on the photo from Hjarup 2013, it is very common that children are dressed out in different looks - and my sister and I like to do the same. You can kinda say that the carneval is our Halloween.
In 2012 I was a builder:


And this year I was a knight - more precisely a "drunken knight - freshly returned from the crusade" inspired by Black Adder's first season (episode two or three) The Archbishop:



And what about next year? I do not know yet, but I have plenty of good ideas!

Disclaimer: No cats, children or other living creatures were harmed during the event
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One down - one to go

Posted by Jørgen S. Kjølsen on Tuesday, February 25. 2014 in Ego

As you know I had a job interview last week - but in matter of fact, I had two interviews! One of them was at one of my former work places, and here I heard something which I rarely hear: "We have had eight applicants" - EIGHT! But ofcourse it is a kind of special field, and they did look for someone who was clinical educated - but had interest and flair for IT - but because of my background, they found me interesting but anyway wanted someone who been on the floor so to say...

The other job that I wrote about earlier, I will hear more about this week.

Friday was then my final day of my course! So with me home, I had my Letter of Qualification (or whatever that kind of thing is called), and in the evening it was to be celebrated by a dinner with my good friend. First we planned to make Russian borsch - but finding some veal cutlet I thought this was a better way to celebrate! The dinner then became veal, baked potatoes with cheese and mushroom sauce! After this we had ice cream with whipped cream spiced with vanilla - this was the first time that I used my ice cream cone glasses! A great success!

... my Saturday you will hear about tomorrow! I hope you will enjoy it!
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