Unemployment boredom

I’ve decided I like not working, except for the “omg how much money do I have left in savings” stress. I exercised my Earthlink stock options the other day, which helps out some. The job hunt hasn’t really gone anywhere yet, but I have an interview with Verisign this afternoon and a good lead with a e-mail/mailing list appliance company that I’ll hopefully hear back from within another week or so.

I don’t really know what to do with all this spare time. I feel like I should do something with it, but I don’t know what. I thought about trying to find IT or web-related volunteer work that I could also put on my resume but other than Craigslist I don’t know where to look for it. I’ve seen plenty of this type of thing on there in the past but nothing interesting right now. Anyone have a web project they’re working on that you want help with? I’d start my own but I don’t have any good ideas for content/purpose at the moment.

I’ve been reading a lot. I just finished The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke, which was pretty good, and Distraction by Bruce Sterling, which wasn’t so great. Last night I started reading Yukio Mishima’s Death in Midsummer, a collection of his short stories.

The rest of my time is taken up by the last of the unpacking, decorating, and recently, dealing with my insurance company about my car. I’ve done all the paperwork, sent them a notarized affidavit and all that, and now I’m just waiting to hear back from them about it. I’ve been driving Sarai’s car in the meantime, but I’ve found that what with the not working thing, I really don’t have anywhere to go most days. We’re trying to save money wherever possible, so we haven’t been going out. We are going to see Tamera’s band in San Francisco this weekend, but that will be our first time into the city since we’ve moved.