Aaaand once again, the elusive full-time position at the Giant Software Company slips through my fingers. I never even got a real interview on this one, just an email letting me know that they already hired someone. Fine, ho-hum, whatevah. Meanwhile, there have been several possibilities that have started cropping up for contract jobs at the Giant Software Company, and those might turn out to be promising. My little 100-day hiatus is coming to an end, boo-hoo. What that means is that I can officially start looking for jobs now because I’ll be able to work there for another year starting the Monday after Thanksgiving, and it’d be nice to have something set up and ready to go as soon as I’m eligible to start working there again. So, it’s good to get the respective balls rolling now. (Hee-hee, I said “balls”.)
Oh, that reminds me, did I mention that Dave and I are going to New York for Thanksgiving? My sister (occasional commenter on this here bloggy thing) lives there, so my whole family is going to meet up for a few days. We’re staying at home for Christmas, so this is kind of our one big family holiday gathering for the year. Dave’s never been to NYC before, so I imagine we’ll be doing lots of touristy stuff. I’m really looking forward to it.
In other news, Dave and I saw a Henry Rollins spoken word show last night. Happy sigh. I love that man. (I mean Henry – but Dave too, obviously.) I believe this is the 5th one of his shows I’ve seen. It was great, but I won’t try to recreate any of his stories for you here because it just wouldn’t work and wouldn’t be funny at all. However, if he ever passes through your town, you really should go see him. You won’t regret the money you spent on the ticket, I promise.
Also, as of Tuesday, Dave and I have officially been married for 6 months. And I have to say, besides the whole thing with my job ending suddenly, the depression of unemployment, and worrying endlessly about money because I have no income and feel like a big fat leech since I’m not contributing anything to the household other than doing dishes, laundry and all that insanely boring 1950’s housewife bullsh*t, this has been the happiest 6 months of my life. 🙂 Love you, baby.
That sounds similar to my experience at Lollapalooza '95. I remember Hole, Elastica and Beck. And I remember that it was so hot that I was grateful when they hosed us down. (Of course, the hoses turned the mosh pit into a mud pit, and that was some kinda nasty.) And I got a speeding ticket on the way there. Other than that, I don't remember much of that day. Fun, though.
Henry's from DC originally, so I know he does a lot of east coast shows. Keep an eye out for him, you never know. I wouldn't have expected him to do a show in Spokane either, but he did last week.
Fun! I mucho-dig Henry Rollins but the closest I’ve been to a live show was seeing Rollins Band perform at Lollapalooza in ’91. It was a 10-hour concert. It was a fog. I remember Siouxsie (my heart goes pitter-patter), I remember Living Colour (who knew they were so good Live?) I remember Fishbone. I remember moshpits and fires. I remember a man who could lift bricks with chains attached to his nipples. I remember little else.
I’d be floored if he ever came to NC. But if that happens, I’ll take your advice and get me some tickets.