Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No Excuses?

So, I have been getting off to a decent start...I would have liked to have accomplished more things from my "No Excuses - You're Unemployed" list by this point, but so far, it's been ok.

I washed the sheets, towels and duvet cover, and I've been reading more. I read A Blistered Kind of Love, about a couple who hikes the Pacific Crest Trail together - Mexico to Canada in around 5 months! The Boy is thinking of doing a 6-week portion of it this summer, and this was one of the books I picked up at the library for him. It sounds crazy to me. Hiking ~20 miles a day every day for even 6 weeks sounds terrifyingly difficult!!! I am now reading The Boleyn Inheritance, the latest in Tudor-related historical fiction from Philippa Gregory. I've read all of her books (except, I just realized, The Other Queen, which I shall read next), and I can't get enough! Love it. Always have.

On the job front, I've applied for 10 jobs (and found out that 3 are either frozen or filled) and registered at 6 job-search-type websites. I'm going into a temp agency tomorrow to get all tested and registered, and hopefully I'll start working soon...

And that's all for now!


  1. Mike is doing a 3 week version this summer! The John Muir Trail. He's so excited about it that whenever it comes up his eyes roll back into his head and my fingers aim for the 9-1-1 keys on my cell phone.

  2. Good for him! You should come out to CA while he's doing it and visit! We can watch movies while them menfolk commune with nature. Just kidding...I <3 Nature ;-)

  3. i'm tested and registered with a temp agency too. Whoo! apparently they love theatre folk in temp agencies--you should be well-received. the reason?

    "well, theatre people tend to be the best and the brightest, and they work for practically nothing!"

  4. Ha! They did like me, though they did warn me that the pay is not so close to what I had been making at Google/Pixar (I figured as much). Luckily I HAVE those things on my resume, so they don't think I'll work for *nothing* (even if I will work for almost-nothing)