Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Current Events... as if.

It's been awhile since I mused or actually informed anyone of anything... so here's what's new and potentially interesting for me as of late.

Still unemployed.  I typically play the part of devil's advocate in terms of interviews and job searching - i.e. if it's a job I really want, or the interview went exceptionally well, I will tell myself that I won't get it.  It works out, believe it or not.  Most of the positions I've gotten in the past were obtained by this bit of mental trickery.  Last week, I went in to a company nearby for a series of interviews.  Interviews went (seemingly) well.  It was a job that I really did want to land.  However, I did not play the mental mind-trip card this time around... and as a result, I didn't get the job.  I'm certain of it.  So, now it's back to the drawing board yet again... and the career boards... and the employment agencies.  I'm going on 5 months off... it's agonizing.

In my endless amount of downtime, I've delved into this photography thing.  I think it's one of the few things that keep me on my rocker, and maintains at least a small part of my sanity.  Those of you that follow know that I've been running my 365 Project religiously.  I post it here and elsewhere on the interwebz.  My photo class is going quite well.  I am taking the class at just the right time, I think.  Meaning, the class poses a challenge without being overwhelming.  I haven't gotten accustomed to doing the homework though - I find that I wait until the day before, or the day of class to finish everything.  A nod to you procrastinators out there.

The Flat Stanley (or, as I lovingly call them, The Stanley Brothers) Project is coming to an end.  I've taken them everywhere that I can think to take them... places that the Boy and I frequent.  I have all the photos from the project printed and still have yet to add descriptions and other info to the pictures.  I hope to get that finished and have them back on their way home to New Orleans tomorrow.  Once they are gone, I will share their adventures.  It was fun having them visit, and I hope the kids they belong to enjoy seeing their photos and hearing about their visit to Chicago.  

I have about 90 days left before the Moab/Pastafari trip at the end of May... and I've got a laundry list of things that still need to be done to the Jeep, and needed supplies still to buy.  The Jeep repairs/upgrades are mostly weather-dependent as we don't have an accessible garage on the premises, and Mother Nature hasn't been real cooperative in providing warm, dry weather in which to play grease monkey.  So the list grows longer, and the time gets shorter.  But we'll make it happen.  We always do.

That's all for now.  Hope everyone is well.

Much love!