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January 23rd, 2003
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My morning so far
This job actually looks interesting. It probably pays crap, though. Well, hopefully, by the time I'm looking for another job, I'll either have a roommate or freelance work or both, so taking a job that pays slightly less than I'm making now might be feasible. We'll see.

Bus was late, so was standing outside in the cold longer than usual. Then there were delays on the Orange Line, so I ended up getting on the third train that came by at Sullivan. Cold standing out there, too.

I thought looking at these 2nd pages would be easy. However, I found out that, for a few of the lessons, they weren't seeing my edits, so they made the edits that I'd already made, so I have to check a lot more stuff. They eventually found out what they were doing wrong (I remember this from a while back), so it won't be a problem anymore, but I'll still have to deal with it for these files.

Meeting today at 10:30. Let's hope I don't forget.

Last night was a lot of fun. There were five of us for the story reading. magid read a wonderful book called The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. Really excellent. Then majes read the first chapter of something he wrote, and it was excellent. I've known that majes is a wonderful storyteller, and it's nice to see that this translates to prose as well. Then geeyodi read a couple of essays and a poem that she had written a while ago. Very nice imagery, especially with the chocolate mousse. And she said that she'd probably write some new stuff for next time! It feels really good to be motivating people to write stuff. Then theora read a portion of The Princess Bride, where Inigo and Fessik (I haven't read the book, so I really have no idea how to spell their names) went down through the Zoo of Death. I was the only one there who hadn't read the book before, so I probably got the most enjoyment out of it. Then I read a short story called "Empowered", in which a superhero has to deal with the realities of our litigious society. Then I read a letter that my mom had written for the evening, in place of a piece of prose that she had tried to write. It was very nice, and there were not a few wet eyes at the end of it. Yesterday was my brother's birthday, so, of course, the letter touched on that. That reminds me: I need to send her an email. Then magid read a short story by Ursula K. LeGuinn (is that how you spell her name? I'm too lazy to look it up) about disappearing time. Very silly.

A very good time was had by all, I think, and I'm looking forward to the next one. I think the next one will be on a Thursday. For anyone interested in coming, are there any particular Thursdays in February that are better or worse than others?

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From:magid
Date:January 23rd, 2003 06:41 am (UTC)
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Fezzik
LeGuin

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From:bbbsg
Date:January 23rd, 2003 06:44 am (UTC)
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hi! you showed up on my friendsfriends page, because of fraterrisus.

i just wanted to chime in and say that i have a friend who's worked at Smarter Living for years, and he's been thrilled with the atmosphere. still doesn't help with figuring out what it pays, but i think it's an important factor when considering jobs :)
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From:queue
Date:January 23rd, 2003 07:04 am (UTC)
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Makes me wish I were free to look for a job now. As it is, my current contract goes through the end of July. I just hope I find as many interesting jobs when I'm looking for work as I have when I've not been looking.
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From:queue
Date:January 23rd, 2003 07:07 am (UTC)
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hi! you showed up on my friendsfriends page, because of fraterrisus.

And charliegrrrl, and cos, and zzbottom. :-)
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From:bbbsg
Date:January 23rd, 2003 07:18 am (UTC)
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heh, i guess so. i just assumed it was him, as i'd just added him, and just noticed you... :)
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From:majes
Date:January 23rd, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC)

A short trip

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That was odd - since you posted those folks' LJ listings, I clicked on the one that I didn't know of the three - or at least I assume that I don't - that one being cos. In my typically routine, I look at the profile to see if we share any friends; naturally you were on cos's list, but there was a surprise there for me. Also on cos's list was politian, one of my former gamers from when I lived in VT, and a long time friend who I still see (he came to my solstice party). How bizarre. Its a small LJ world after all.
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From:hrafn
Date:January 23rd, 2003 07:24 am (UTC)

<insert gripe about lack of socializing time here>

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I have class on Thursdays. *sigh* I will have only Friday and Saturday evenings free for the next 4 months or so.
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From:dannarra
Date:January 23rd, 2003 07:58 am (UTC)

no desert for you....

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Sorry I didn't make it to the reading, I was chicken and didn't want to go outside again after walking home from the bus. Was also in a bouncy mood so sitting still and listening to people read would have been torture...not that the stuff you all read was of the torturing type of material its the sitting still without pictures part. I like pictures.
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From:queue
Date:January 23rd, 2003 08:03 am (UTC)

Re: no desert for you....

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magid's book had pictures. If she's going to be at the next one, you can bet she'll read something with pictures again.
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From:dannarra
Date:January 24th, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)

Re: no desert for you....

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Did she hold the book up..like they do in grade school when there is reading time in the library?
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From:queue
Date:January 24th, 2003 07:27 am (UTC)

Re: no desert for you....

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Yes, she did.
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