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Archive for April, 2008

Wednesday April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Have you been following the Obama religious language brouhaha? And if so, has it affected how you hear your own pastor? This struck me last night. I was listening to a lecture on Matthew chapter 26, and the speaker was saying some things that I found a bit startling. Out of context, on YouTube, watched […]

Wednesday April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

My jobhunting plan for yesterday was to fax my application for the English teaching position, sign up with the university temp agency, and put my name on the substitute teacher list. I did sign up with the university temp agency, writing a cover letter which was supposed to sound insouciant and cheerful about doing so, even […]

Tuesday April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Since I am halfway finished with the sleeves of Erin, I have naturally begun to think about what I might knit next. Not that it will be any time in the next few days that I finish Erin. I have the sleeves to do, and there is actually a bit of the back left, for complex […]

Tuesday April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Yesterday was a somewhat dismal day. I made the changes Client #2 requested, applied for a job or two, and then went up and took inventory. I pointed out to The Empress that is was very likely that neither of us would ever have to take inventory again, unless of course I end up in […]

Monday April 28, 2008

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Yesterday included a small amount of housework, a couple more job applications, and a bit of knitting. These are the sleeves of Erin, which sounds like some very arcane bit of folklore, but really it’s just a cardigan. I like to do both sleeves at once on a long circular needle. Since I am not […]

Sunday April 27, 2008

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

This is what a handbell clinic looks like: the bells for our choir (or at least me and my neighbors) lined up on our table, behind the ringers from a university on the other side of the state. You arrive and find your table and set up all your gear as shown here. Then you […]

Saturday April 26, 2008

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Here I am after a week as an unemployed person. I have a snazzy new resume, I’ve applied for enough things to have had one interview, and I’ve picked up a couple of little freelance jobs. My goal for this weekend is to have a normal weekend off. For some value of normal. Basically, a […]

Friday April 25, 2008

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Before I tell you any stories, I have some unseemly gloating to do. If you should happen to type my zip code in at Google, an admittedly unlikely eventuality, you would find my MyZip site at #3, right after the Google map and citydata. This gloating is not only unseemly, but completely pointless. Ranking doesn’t affect […]

Thursday April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Do you work at an hourly job? For years, I have been opposed to hourly jobs. For one thing, they are the lower status in my field. If you are an hourly teacher, you don’t have job security or sick days or anything like that. Often you don’t get paid for prep time. Sometimes you […]

Thursday April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I am singing the solo in “Down to the River to Pray” again. I think I have to point out — just in fairness to myself — that I didn’t clamor for this solo. The director said, “Didn’t you sing this solo last time?” and I allowed as how I had, and then said, “Is there anyone […]

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