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August 20th, 2003
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New job: yes. In Benicia, herding a few Alphas for a non-technical company. Three-month temp to perm. I start Friday. It will suffice.

Miles driven today: 340 or so. (elflet's to my place to Emeryville to sign an offer letter to Pittsburg for school to my place.) (This is for spenceraloysius. :-)

Car: not unloaded. (Haul of textbooks, plus a bookcase to replace the one that disintegrated a couple months ago.)

House: mildly grubby, not bad, but I have visitors tomorrow to look at horses.

Biggest surprise of the week: packing up and leaving elflet's, which I have done every week since I started working at the airport, felt like death or exile or breaking up. We both wailed. Two years we've been together, and I've gotten awfully used to having him around. Today, two days down the road, it also feels like moving back into my house, which is a very good feeling indeed. I can live here? I can groom horses every day if I want?

Second biggest surprise of the week: despite the handicap of registering on the first day of classes, I got both the bio and the chem class I wanted.

I think it was two weeks ago now that I called Molly up and said "I am .done. with the airport." And I was, thoroughly done. And soon I will be. (I haven't told .them. about it yet, for example. And they probably want my badge and my uniforms back.)

Am propping myself up with my elbows while typing, a bad habit that does nothing for my back or my shoulders.

Should go to bed. Much to do in the morning.

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: "Only Us", Peter Gabriel, Us

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From:cjsmith
Date:August 20th, 2003 11:22 pm (UTC)

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Yay! No mre EDU!
From:emeraldas
Date:August 20th, 2003 11:44 pm (UTC)

Yayness!

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Glad to hear you got the job... now... when are we gonna hook up? ^_^
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From:marith
Date:August 21st, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)

Re: Yayness!

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emereldas, I forget if I asked before, but where is your icon from? It's terrific.

CONGRATULATIONS Ambar! That's wonderful. I was using you as an example of the rotten job market: "if someone as intelligent, talented and experienced as _Ambar_ can't find a tech job, how bad do you think it is out there for us random schmoes?"

Hopefully this is a good omen :)
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From:ambar
Date:August 21st, 2003 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Yayness!

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Actually, part of the problem was that I was *too* experienced. Overqualified, they call it. "If we offer you 45K/year, you either won't stick around, or you'll be bored."
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From:flit
Date:August 21st, 2003 02:13 am (UTC)
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Very much congratulations on the new job, freedom from airports, AND bonus classes! I'm sure you'll make yourself indispensable at the job, and woo. Being able to work part time! I hope you can get that.
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From:agrimony
Date:August 21st, 2003 05:07 am (UTC)
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Wow! Congratulations on the classes. There is not a single bio or chem class in the community college network in the entire state of Connecticut at this point and hasn't been for about two or three weeks now. I feel sorry for all these nursing students who are still showing up at the last minute to sign up for classes.
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From:agrimony
Date:August 21st, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
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And congratulations on the new job!
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From:tersa
Date:August 21st, 2003 07:12 am (UTC)
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Congrats! Although, I suspect with you living in Stockton and jobbing in Benicia, this is going to make it even more difficult, now, to have you over to visit your dust mop kitty.
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From:spenceraloysius
Date:August 21st, 2003 09:38 am (UTC)
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I'm confused. Pittsburgh?

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From:ambar
Date:August 21st, 2003 10:50 am (UTC)
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No, Pittsburg (no 'h'), CA. Try MapBlast for the relative positions -- I despise M$oft, but it does a better job than either Mapquest or Yahoo Maps with the obscure little towns involved.
From:silkiemom
Date:August 21st, 2003 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Congrats!
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From:tavella
Date:August 21st, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Yay! Liberated from the airport.
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From:sierra_nevada
Date:August 21st, 2003 05:47 pm (UTC)

changes of latitudes, changes of attitudes...

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Ah, one less minion of the DHS/TSA poking into our dainty underthings!

Congratulations, and I hope your new employers appreciate your talents. Particularly, I hope they don't drive you nuts. Just in case, keep your resume polished and ready to go.

As for living at your own house again, just think of all the reading you'll get done!

-Erik

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From:yohannon
Date:August 21st, 2003 08:21 pm (UTC)

And Slowly Things Recover...

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Darn... and to think I never got to fly out of SFO whilst you were there. YOU could paw through my things ANY time.

Big hugs, hon!

~Y~
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From:aekai
Date:August 22nd, 2003 03:43 am (UTC)
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Congratulations!
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