Weight I have lost

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Epitaxial Layers, Cookies and Febrezed Junk

Another interview...another attacking the man across the table. No, not really. But I wanted to. They asked me about epitaxial layer examination on chips and I asked if they had a clean room. They said no. I said that I didn't see how they could examine an epitaxial layer then, and I couldn't see how it would be cost advantageous to do so. The interview went quickly downhill with the primadonna engineer asking me absurd questions on the physics of chip manufacturing, that I finally asked if we could move onto another subject, since it was obvious I didn't know the answers that he kept asking (it was obvious by then I wasn't going to get the job since he had crumpled my resume into a ball...nice and professional, huh?).

My friend B (who is a great friend, that I met in the industry) informed me I was not insane and my friend S said it sounded like they had an internal candidate who was foreign (primadonna engineer) and they didn't want to get rid of him but had to justify his H1B1 visa. So that's what I'm going with. I mean seriously...epitaxial layers?

I ran my 5 miles today. I was excited I lost .9 pounds but at the gym I felt like I had gained 90. From the hips down, I felt so heavy. I could barely run 4.3 mph. The last 20 minutes were at 4.1 mph. I got it done, but I was miserable.

In other news, I made Breakfast Cookies. If you ever had Baker's Breakfast Cookies, these are pretty good.

And finally, I bought Tide Febreze Sport. I like WIN (which I purchased) better. So did D. I was going to buy WIN (send me coupons), but Tide sent me a coupon, and Kroger had it on sale, so I got the $8.99 bottle for $3.99. So I washed our sports clothes. Like WIN, the crotch smell came out clean. Like WIN the neck smell came out clean. But unlike WIN, the Febreze smell knocked us over. D is sure after making adjustments, his junk had been Febrezed. After 2 days the smell is almost out, but we still can smell it. So unless I get a great deal, I'll go back to WIN (send me coupons). Although I will continue to use regular Tide as the normal detergent (they sent me coupons).


Carly said...

EPi what?

Nice work on the run and the .9 loss. I am going to have to check out the breakfast cookies. they sound like they would be right up my ally.

Delane said...

yeah I have no idea what your f'in talking about. But great job on the run! We use regular Tide for workout clothes...I'm a rebel. Only once has the funk not come out.

Julie said...

Lost me too! :)

I've been making breakfast cookies this week too, although different recipe I'm going to have to give yours a try...sounds great!

mommie2lea said...

I hope Tide and WIN (send you a coupon)! And I have to try the breakfast cookie recipe... yum.

RockStarTri said...

I think I'm proud in on odd sort of way that I don't even know what type of detergent is actually used in my house. I do know it is liquid, not powder for what that is worth.

SeeGirlRun said...

You're hilarious! I googled epitaxial layer examination and STILL couldn't figure out what it even pertained to. Complete foreign language!

Congrats on the weight loss. I'm jealous. A bazillion years ago in science I learned that energy never disappears. It only changes form. I think that's true with weight loss. Anything YOU lose I'm gaining. Crap!

I'm going to have to give your breakfast cookies a try...