So far, so good

January 18, 2005

[breaking news]My interview yesterday must have gone well, because I got a phone call asking me to come back tomorrow for round 2.

Thanks Will Samson for your encouraging email. And what a surprise to get a comment from Will Walsh from high school D&D days! Thanks to each person who is praying, including you lurkers who don’t leave comments but still pray. But I think the winning prayer so far is from Chris, who told me, “I prayed to Cthulhu to devour the other candidates.”

Thanks for caring. Keep praying.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

14 responses to So far, so good

  1. Just read your comment on my page – and then came here to read your page and thought that I may just qualifiy as a “lurker” since I comment so infrequently …
    Now the big question begging an answer:Is it gonna take me ten years to feel comfortable here? Ask your sister …

  2. Jon, glad to hear about the first round. Didn’t think to pray to a monstrous entity to devour the other candidate. Dang. (-;
    We’ll keep praying. Let us know how it goes.

  3. I will leave the praying to others. This next round calls for either tossing the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch at the other interviewees, or going to an even higher authority, the California judicial system, with the threat of an age discrimination suit for the adverse hiring pracices for those over 40. πŸ™‚ Jon, good luck on round two!

  4. It’s kind of a calculated risk. You usually don’t want Cthulhu to hear your prayers, because he’s likely as not to devour you if you catch his attention. πŸ™‚

  5. Jon Jon Jon… congrats on the job man but I’m a bit disturbed…
    High school D&D days? Yikes… and here all this time I thought you were cool! Well, I guess we all have our skeletons… I once owned a michael jackson “thriller” jacket except it was the cheap knock off, not the real expensive one. But that’s not as rough as D&D man! I’m trying to picture you in a black trenchcoat… scary!

  6. Beth, I am always glad to see a semi-annual comment from you. But I hope you don’t have to marry me to feel comfortable on my blog.
    …Someday Kay & I will have to load up and go visit Birgit & Randall; if we do, can we come over and see you guys?
    Greg: ha ha. No, D&D is the realm of Napoleon Dynamite geeks, not brooding losers. Incredibly, I am playing D&D again these days!

  7. Chris, that’s why I let you do the praying to Cthulhu. I’ll stick to my own god, who is safer.
    …And even as I write that, my thoughts counter with a line from Narnia:

    “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.”

  8. excellent. keep us posted both with the job status and with your plans to come for a visit! of course it will be a requirement that you are here no later than 9 p.m. on a Thursday evening, in time for the famous/infamous keck poker night!!! check out his most recent post. perhaps some famous church-planter will even set himself aflame for your viewing pleasure πŸ˜‰

  9. Congrats on the interview. I join in your unemployed status and prayers for “the next step”. And thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I can’t tell you how encouraging that is!

  10. How exciting! I sure hope you get that job, Jon!
    Btw, I voted for “he whose name shall not be mentioned” at the last election. Well, he didn’t win….or did he? ;^)

  11. Any news?…still praying…

  12. Yes..came here for an update. Let us know..!

  13. Nothing to report at this point. I thought it went well, but recent experience shows that is not a reliable indicator.

  14. Come on, man! Any news on the job??? You’ve had 2 interviews (good ones). What’s the hold up?