Thursday, May 27, 2010

Out of Luck

I didn’t get the library job.  The day after my interview, I got the friendly rejection email stating that they had chosen someone that better suited their needs.  I also found out that I can’t apply for the other job I was interested in because they won’t consider me without having my master’s degree already.   So it sucks all around.  But I’m resigning myself to put up with another year despite having to teach English again.  At least I have some advanced notice this time and maybe I’ll get productive this summer and do some lesson planning before school.  Or not.

In other news I just had my 6 year blogging anniversary.  I started this blog 6 years ago on May 25.  So for that, I need to give a shout out to my friend Patrick who introduced me to blogging.  Back in 2004 we dated a bit and he got me started on blogging.  He found his soul mate in Tiffany, and we’ve remained friends over the years though I don’t think I’ve actually seen him since my confirmation in the Church.  I am rather shocked I’ve been blogging that long.  Of course this year has been very intermittent, but I’m at least making a little more effort in the last few months.  Now that I’m not knee deep in grad school and teaching I’ve found a little more time for it.  (Though the American Idol season finale kept me from posting this week.)

Other than the job disappointment and the blogiversary, there’s not much going on here.  School is winding down.  The yearbook isn’t finished (of course) but I’m more focused on going on vacation.  I have to work tomorrow and stay until graduation is over and then go in for a half day on Saturday.  Then Josh and I have to work on the back yard which currently looks like a jungle and then I have to get the house clean.  We leave Monday and will spend three days at theme parks and return on Friday.  Then I leave for Denton on Saturday because I have to spend four days on campus for one of my classes.  After that, I’ll have two days that will be spent up at the school working on the yearbook and then I leave for Nationals for a week. 

Tonight is the first night in a long time that I don’t have something totally pressing to do.  No papers to grade or lessons to work on (not that I’d work it at home regardless).  I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series and will probably go to bed early since it will be a long day tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

First of all - Happy Blogiverary! Things around change, people come and go, the blog stays with you, ha! :)
I found out that I can not work as teacher in the program I mentioned, because I can only represent one discipline, history that is. And besides this, at the kind of school I would prefer (for adults who want to qualify for university), socalled "Kollegs", history is not scheduled, its all very technical-focused there.
For a day or so I really thought I had it.

Your agenda is still very filled, hope all goes well.

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Leann said...

I'm sorry you did not get the job you wanted. That does indeed suck.

I hope you have a fantastic vacation!!

Are you going to be as busy this next school year or are you putting your foot down and saying no to some of it?