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  • skywatcher 4:57 pm on October 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Massage Therapy #14/52 

    Good news – I went on another job interview, and they were interested! A very small company, but I was willing to take the risk.

    Bad news…they contacted my current boss for a reference without having offered me the position and then ended up hiring someone else.  But wait…how did this come about?

    Scene 1:  My boss comes to me early this week and says, “So tell me about this new job!”  I squirm and equivocate.

    Scene 2: I receive a forwarded email from my boss that was sent from the prospective employer.  In it, he notes that they have decided to hire another candidate.  &!!#$@!? Un-be-lievable.

    Needless to say, I ended the week in a fairly stressed-out frame of mind.   To celebrate my birthday (yes – an eventful week) I had booked my first massage.  Good timing.

    It was, in a word, delicious.  I’ve been knotted up for most of my life!  Although it was sometimes a little uncomfortable, it really worked the kinks out.  Bliss!  There will be more of these…

    Having oozed down the street to a local coffee house, I sit here relaxed and full of biscotti and Darjeeling.   In true Scarlett O’Hara fashion, I’ll leave damage control until “tomorrow.”

  • Kimberly Hula 11:20 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 14/52, , pillow fight   

    ADV. #14: How Soft the Blow 

    I’m jealous of jackasses.

    Those who choose to seize the day via public spectacle and go against the grain of acceptable adult behavior.  Because now that I’ve grown I am expected to act a certain way.  I should be polite and respectful; give up my seat on the bus for seniors and less able-bodied.  I should iron my clothes and be able to discern between multiple forks on a table.  I should drink good wine and talk politics.  This is what might be expected of a professional woman.

    Of course this is not a hard and fast rule.  Nor, is it a bad standard.

    When I was young all I wanted was to be older and now that I am, I’d give anything to be eight again.  If only for a day.

    I read that very sentiment in an old journal of mine the other day and I found myself repeating it to Jane.

    “I just want to be eight again.” (More …)

  • adrienne 1:48 am on October 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Another Quick ‘n Dirty Catch-up, and I’m Nearly Halfway There… 

    and 25+ adventures is okay with me!  So, without further ado and mostly in bullet points:

    13 – Going to London (not my first trip to my most beloved city, but never for a seminar for Library School through UNC-Chapel Hill and the University College London) for two weeks, wherein I had several adventures:

    14 – Becoming a Bedford Babe because there were a few of us living in a different location, so we were a Very Special Group! 😉

    15- Exploring and Becoming part of the Bloomsbury group in spirit simply by living there and wandering and soaking it all in.

    16 – Over the weekend during the two weeks – I went on an “elephant hunt.”  There was an art exhibit on, with brightly painted elephant sculptures scattered throughout the city.  Lovely city exploration naturally coincided.

    17 – I conducted a personal As Time Goes By Experience.  Impossible to explain to anyone unfamiliar with the British show, and hard enough if you love the show as much as I and my family do.  Suffice it to say it did my heart good.

    18 – Immediately upon my return I went to a Red Sox game – six rows behind the dugout – AMAZING!  My long-term love affair continues though the Sox season does not.

    19 – Scooperbowl in Gov’t Center.  Free ice cream as far as the eye could see…delicious!

    20 – Fourth of July Fireworks in Boston!

    21 – First Simmons power outage, which was a perfect icebreaker as we sat in the hall chatting, playing cards.  I said we were The Kids in the Hall, but then we were sent outside…

    22 – I became LISSA Queen (ask Hula – she knows what that means).  It’s a little nuts…

    23 – After Hours at the Gardner Museum – crazy crowded, but there’s something about the Museum After Dark that is very different.

    24 – Started an internship I essentially “created” at UUSC in Cambridge.

    25 – College Night (or whatever they called it) at the MFA.  Yes, we students always get in free, but tonight there were temporary tatoos (sp?) to be had, music and coffee in the coffeehouse, and glo-stick necklaces.  Emulated a picture there of a woman with two elephants (what is with me and the elephants?  I’m not a Republican) as well.  Good times with friends.

    And I’m nearly halfway there!

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