Thursday, July 20, 2006

Employment, at last

Looks like I start Monday at a job arranged ala temp agency. It's no dream job, but it will certainly do for now, and has a 9 to 4 shift, which allows for freelance time in the evenings.

But I'm a little sad, actually, about the end of my summer vacation. Late nights at the bar will have to be less late, no more waking up at 9 a.m. and throwing on clothes off of the floor before heading off to the Internet cafe. But this is good. This is important. Having my own money is vastly more important to me than the lazy existence that is unemployment(and frankly, the ennui was getting to me).

The Onion story is almost done- just some polishing and more cutting (yeah, it's meant lots and lots of cutting. I hope it still makes some modicum of sense and still conveys the awesome spirit of the whole interview). It will come out Aug. 10, like I said, the Thursday before my 25th.

I've been slowly easing myself back into the news/politics world, after a much-needed break. Saw a kid on the CBS evening news today parroting her mother: God Bless America. God Bless Lebanon. It made me feel uneasy. It felt like it conveyed the way much of America likes to be: a child to a parent, just offstage, telling them how to feel and what to say. I hope the kid grows up to be properly critical of the whole ordeal she faced so long ago. I hope she grows to see the different facets of the conflict. I hope she grows.


  1. Congrats on the 'job'. Having spent way too much time at temp agencies, I understand the feelings: Oooh, free time! Oh, crap, where's the rent money?

    I thought your birthday was the 9th?

  2. Woohoo, VV! Hopefully you'll wow them and get hired on full-time and parlay it into something good (which is what I did - it only took me four years to get to the "something good" part...).

  3. This is not a good time to get back into current events. The world's very scary ugly right now.

    Congrats on the Onion piece, and good luck with the temp gig.

    I'd never choose to take off of work for an entire summer again, but the ones I got from fate and unemployment are some the greatest summers of my memory.

    Cheers, sugah.