I have that problem NOW. Ibuprofen in high doses sometimes gets the muscles to unknot, and it doesn’t tend to return as bad once the tension is knocked down. 1 month ago
Maybe the cat can run the register..? Or maybe the cat is actually the beekeeper.
Better luck next time! :) 1 month ago
but I think it went well. I had met two of the three interviewers previously, both under positive circumstances, and it helped me stay calm and act like myself during the interview. It sounded like they wanted to call me back for the second interview.
I’m feeling a bit of pressure, though, because I want to stay part time with the science museum—and my direct supervisor there is leaving. She wants to make up TWO MONTHS of schedules before she leaves, and wants our availability for that period in by next Tuesday. There’s no way I’ll know about the other job for sure by then, so whatever I submit will be a gamble. 1 month ago
If he’s anything like the beekeepers I’ve met, I bet he’d love to talk to somebody about bees. 1 month ago
Charmer. ;) 1 month ago
I love my little flying monkey so much! He’s turning into a little man (six years old!) and I can still remember the surreal moment when I went into the hospital room after my sister’s delivery and first met him. 1 month ago
that you’ve got a pair of guns, Mr. Fish. Har-har.
::rolls up sleeves and flexes biceps:: WELCOME TO THE GUN SHOW! 1 month ago
requirements that I need, though it isn’t my field of study (I’m in ecology & conservation biology). The people I know with linguistics degrees either teach, write, translate, code, or work in law. 1 month ago
fish, and their bicycles? 1 month ago
Or at least dates. Too many dates? On bikes? 1 month ago
I’m glad you’re looking out for me, but it might be a reasonable request on a second or third date, but earlier—don’t risk a crash-into-cardoors beauty! 1 month ago
I didn’t have to work Friday night, so Steve and I had some fun—we had tickets to see Back to the Future screened at the opera house, so we got good hippy food from the co-op and drove a little ways down to the specialty candy shop for some of the crazy-intense salted licorice that Jens got him hooked on. I was a little worried about running behind, so I waited in the car while Steve ran into the candy shop to snag the licorice. When he was getting back in the car, I saw a large bird hovering over the neighborhood—about the size of a turkey vulture, which is what I first assumed that it was. BUT! It flew over the intersection near us and I could see it’s fat, white head—it was a freakin’ BALD EAGLE just a few blocks away from the old Jeep plant!
It was the first time I’d seen one of them, though they’re fairly common in the area—or at least their numbers have been on the up-tick. I’d made a trip out to an old growth forest a few years ago with a friend, hoping to spot some nesting in the old dead trees, and just didn’t have any luck. It was sort of ironic to see one on accident—in the hood, of all places. I guess this is what happens when Rust Belt cities hollow out. 1 month ago
that I have a job interview on Thursday? It’s something seasonal, should help me stretch my skill-set a bit without being overwhelming, and ought to give me a foot-in-the-door with the local preserve/parks agency. AND I could work with the science museum on weekends (including next fall when I’ll transfer to a “real” school). 1 month ago
I’m sure my beau would understand. ;) 1 month ago
I could use a spare, myself. ;)
BTW, glad you’re enjoying that new bike! 1 month ago
is sucking the energy out of me. It’s also scattering my focus—there are too many VERY IMPORTANT things with just about the same amount of urgency, so it’s hard to prioritize and divvy up my time. I need to sit down and write up an exhaustive to-do list (including things like researching papers, writing citations, etc) so that I can use my time wisely and efficiently—and also so that I can enjoy free time without feeling like I’m killing time avoiding work.
Besides school, I also have some things up in the air that need to get resolved ASAP—though I don’t have total control over all of it (like summer job stuff—I have to wait to find some things out before I can make commitments to other people). It’s frustrating to have to wait! 1 month ago
_ these sometimes only serve as reminders for who I’m not, rather than who I might become._
I’ve been feeling a little deflated lately—not as bad as what you described, but that happens sometimes, too. Actually, what you described sounds a lot like bad PMS… I feel ya, man. Sincerely—it’s actually one of my “goals” to remind myself that I’m only getting hormonal, and most importantly, that it’s temporary. It might be one of the most comforting things—being able to remind myself that really awful moods come and go, and that there will be something not-so-bad coming up soon. Try getting some exercise (or something else that’ll give you a natural endorphin boost) if you wanna speed up the process.
I don’t know you all that well, but from what I can see through this site, you’re on the right track. Identifying the things that are important to you and the things you want to do and change is a pretty big deal, even if you don’t get to make headway immediately. 1 month ago
“cerebral, mind-bending, feel-good tv-series”. Or something like that. It really is soothing and a little nostalgic—makes me remember hoping as a kid that, after just enough time passed, things would really get better.
I caught a screening of Back to the Future this weekend (at an opera house, no less!), and was pretty pleased with that—I think “feel-good” entertainment is winning my favor. There’s just something encouraging about everybody getting what they deserve in the end. ;)
How’s the fish life? 1 month ago
I’m playing hooky today—skipping my classes (e-mailed in a paper that was due) so that I can catch up on things like homework and laundry and rest. I’ve got a short shift at work this evening, but I can deal with that. Today is about takin’ it eeeaasy. 1 month ago
Anthropology: quiz, bonus assignment, ethnicity project
Ethics: moral problem paper
Literature: poetry presentation & paper
Linguistics: research paper on endangered languages
REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES!! appointment set—next Monday, 8:30 AM (oi…) pay car insurance INSURANCE PAID! file taxes TAXES FILED! 1 month ago
It’s feeling a little rough now after working out yesterday and spending all of today on my feet. More yoga tonight, though. 1 month ago
Nuthin’ to write home about, but I got in the gym and did it, which is more than I’ve been doing the last few weeks. Lots of stretching followed, and so far there’s no additional pain. Gonna try some yoga in a few minutes here.
Tunes: Sonic Youth & Daft Punk 1 month ago
My typically reticent and cynical younger brother gave me a hug to thank me for the books I got him for his birthday. He opened the package with a broad grin, and gushed over the books a little.
One of the great things about presents is being able to affirm the connections you share with someone, even if they’re hard to find. I like this best with my family; I love them, but my relationships with family members beside my mom are a little distant. Special occasions of gift-giving become an opportunity for us to show our understanding and affection. 1 month ago
I keep doing it, over and over again. Driving hurts my hip. Retail hurts my hip. Running hurts my hip. When I was an urban farmer, digging trenches to compost food waste hurt my hip.
I’ve been afraid to go for a long run for the last few weeks because the pain is there even when I try to sleep—I have to hitch one leg up over a pillow or else the dull, steady pain will keep me awake.
I’ve been working to strengthen my legs, doing squats and lunges during down-time at work, and today I’m going to try to cover ground. Here’s hoping things end well. 1 month ago
While I was briefly considering buying a house, I’ve realized that it just isn’t feasible—even if I could make the down payment. So I’m back to looking for apartments near college I’ll be at in the fall. I have my budget to keep in mind, but I also need to find a pet-friendly place (for Mr. Klaus Kittenski). All of the people I’ve considered for roommates don’t seem like very tenable options—oddly enough, it’s all either because they drink too much or, alternately, are in recovery and don’t drink at all. I’m not interested in testing out compatibility after signing a lease with someone, so I guess I’m looking for a single bedroom apartment for the time being. 1 month ago
with this goal already—I’ve submitted applications for two environmental education positions (ain’t nuthin’—both are seasonal, but still help me build my resume). I’m pretty confident that I’ll get one or the other, but I’m still looking just to be on the safe side.
One of the complicating factors is my desire to retain my position with the science museum; it’s ok if I scale back my availability for the summer, and I’d like to stay with them come fall. This means I’ll have to look only for jobs in town, excluding lots of pretty cool gigs out of state. 1 month ago