Hello World!

Posted by Les Becker on April 15, 2008 in J.O.B., Real Life, School, Wasted Time... |

Okay, it’s just been so damned long since I’ve posted that it feels like a brand new blog. And what you see above is pretty much what everything that I’ve been up to to keep me from blogging boils down to (Holy ol’ shit, but that’s a lot of “to”s!). In other words: a whole […]

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So, Is India the New World Power, Now?!

Posted by Les Becker on January 29, 2008 in J.O.B., School, Wasted Time... |

Lost in Translation? Okay, I’m having trouble following… I’m unemployed. The last thing I want is to have to go back to retail. Well, no, actually, the last thing I want is to have to go back to a call center – but retail is pretty freaking close behind… I just went back to school […]

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Hell Froze Over

Posted by Les Becker on November 13, 2007 in Photography, Real Life, School |

The post that I had half-written to go with this picture is now stale and moldy, and the time has passed. The snow didn’t stay, anyway. I won’t leave the house without boots, overcoat, toque, gloves and my over-the-head “hoodie-thing”, either, though, because that’s when we’ll get the first real blizzard. Just like, if I […]


And Away We Go!

Posted by Les Becker on October 17, 2007 in Artsy Fartsy, J.O.B., Local Theater, Photography, School |

So, the J.O.B. officially starts tomorrow. That leaves me a little strapped for time as far as school clean-up goes (I know, I know… I should have been done by now; I’m a slacker), but really the only thing that bothers me, is that I won’t be seeing a paycheck for another three weeks. Thankfully, […]


Clawing My Way Through…

Posted by Les Becker on October 11, 2007 in Photography, School |

I am immersed against my will in the nasty, swirling pit of horror that is Macromedia Dreamweaver 8. If you value your sanity, do not follow me down. Don’t worry – I brought a rope and a lunch (and a note from my mom reminding me how much better I will feel when this is […]


Escape Attempt

Posted by Les Becker on October 10, 2007 in J.O.B., Photography, Real Life, School, Wasted Time... |

I took this yesterday, on my way back from my morning at the new J.O.B. This is a government contracted J.O.B., and the contract hasn’t yet been “officially” approved, so I haven’t “officially” started, but I went in to do orientation and help out a little in the office. I’m going to like it, I […]


What Is It?

Posted by Les Becker on September 18, 2007 in J.O.B., Photography, School |

Yes, just here to educate y’all, and have some fun in the process… I’m having fun playing with my camera again. And this is a really cool thing. The whole picture is at the bottom of the post. In other news, I applied to another School-Wasn’t-a-Waste job today. The money would be much better than […]


Where I’m At…

Posted by Les Becker on September 10, 2007 in Real Life, School |

The school deadline has passed. I have three exams left to write (I may want to consider studying for those at some point this week). My last assignment for the Flash Experience Design course was an interesting one, and I got a great mark of 94% – I was pleased with that one. The final […]


Popping In and Right Back Out Again…

Posted by Les Becker on July 3, 2007 in Artsy Fartsy, Flash Video, School |

The Flash Basics course is finally finished with. I got really great marks throughout, but the time it ate up leaves me in serious trouble for the rest of my schedule – and there’s the advanced course to worry about yet, too. I have less than 8 weeks left… and 8 courses to get through. […]

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Posted by Les Becker on June 12, 2007 in Artsy Fartsy, Flash Video, School |

I’m enjoying school again – when I’m there. I’ve been having trouble getting there, but I’m happy to report that I AM working fairly steadily at home. The course I’m currently working on is Flash Basics which, truthfully, hasn’t really taught me anything I didn’t already know; I’ve been working with Flash for a few […]


The Plans at Hand…

Posted by Les Becker on June 5, 2007 in School, Short Fiction, Writing |

… so far, anyway, but I’ll be the first to admit that any “plan” I ever made in my entire life just turned around and bit me in the ass. I’ve begun writing again, as My Landlady Story can attest, and I was pleased to discover that not only CAN I still write (which I […]


And That’s the Way It Is…

Posted by Les Becker on May 19, 2007 in J.O.B., Real Life, School, The Father Chronicles |

I’ve quit The Dream Job. School was (is) going down the crapper and I’ve been spending catch-up time in school worrying about The Dream Job, and catch-up time at The Dream Job worrying about school. Nothing was getting done. If I can “fast-track” through school somehow, I might manage to give myself a buffer of […]

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