Thursday, February 02, 2006

Small social circles

I'm loving reading my small list of regular blogs lately. I stopped looking at my stats and I feel much about blogging now. I just check in with my blogs and it feels like checking in with friends. (It literally is for several of the blogs.) I like to hear how everyone's life is going. If you haven't read Blaugustine lately, or ever, check it out. Natalie is telling about her life while showing paintings along the way. It's like reading a moving novel. I wish the people in my family would do that. Oh, you know what it's like? It's like reading a novel in installments. There used to be cheesy novels published a chapter a week in our local newspaper. My friend and I could hardly wait every week to read those chapters. Maybe I will do what Natalie is doing someday.

Tonight I went to a wine tasting. It was a single's event and there were more people I knew there than I was expecting. I don't drink wine, (or milk, or orange juice or soda pop...) but that only came up a few times. I didn't realize it would be a singles event for some reason. Anyway, I got a woman's number, which is becoming a habit at theses things. I think she might hook up with one of my guy friends which would be really cool. She has a guy in another town she wants to set me up with. She said he is the kindest person she knows and everything about him sounded great until she said that he is "interesting" looking. That could be really bad. I can be attracted to a wide range of types, but they need to at least fall somewhere in the range of normal. So far, anyway.

An acquaintance that I saw there, who I heard has a crush on me, gave me some advice. He told me that I should get any kind of job I can while I'm looking for a job. That way I will really be able to interview employers and see if they are a good fit for me during the interviews. Making sure employers fit me is the same advice that Andrea gave me and I think it's a good idea. I thought I would have to leave this town in a month if I didn't get a job, but I don't want to leave! So maybe I will just try and find a temp job. Another guy said that is how he got his job at a University I just applied to. He got work as a temp and then they just hired him! I know the same person who he knew who helped him get the temp job, so maybe that will work for me too.

In good employment news: I just got an email from a science group who want me to do some work for them. Yay! So, there will be a little more money coming in this month. That is a good thing. I feel comfortable where I live and I have had a social engagement every night this week and have something for the rest of the week. I like having something fun to do every night. It gives rhythm to these days that could otherwise stretch into boundaryless job searching.


Joel said...

Don't come by my blog. It was an ugly day....

Patry Francis said...

I've been reading and thoroughly enjoying Natalie's story, too. Would like to try my own, too, but my life seems pretty banal next to hers.

Good luck in the job search. I'm sure you'll find something wonderful.

Natalie said...

Thanks for the mention and for being a regular visitor, Braidwood. I think all our stories must be interesting. As you said: the musical scores of our perceptions.
Good luck with job hunt.

Yak said...

Have you met Mr. Interesting yet? - who is the kindest man? I think I am married to an interesting looking man & he is certainly kind to me ;-) Wishing you the best in your work & love searches.

Braidwood said...

Thank you all for your comments!
Joel, of course I coudn't help coming by your blog after reading that!
Patry, I think that like Natalie said, all our stories probably are interesting.
Thank you all for the well wishes!