Monday, February 27, 2006 

Back to life...

...back to reality, back to the here and now, yeah. Whatever happened to Soul II Soul anyway? Random tangent, but during the early '90s there were a lot of "soul" bands: Soul II Soul, Soul for Real, Soul Asylum, Collective Soul, etc. What was up with that?

Anyhoo...I think I may need to quit my job. I just started last month, but I've been planning my April vacation since last November. I mentioned this to my boss last month and she said "We'll talk." Not a whole lot to talk about. I'm going, so she's going to need to decide if she's willing to have my position vacant again...

In other news, my daughter and I picked up over 1,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies yesterday. Seriously. This is her fifth year as a Scout, and she has sold well over 1,000 boxes each year, thus being inducted each year into the Girl Scout Hall of Fame - and no, I do not sell them for her. I told her from the beginning that I would support her, but it's her thing. She's got it down pat. We got the cookies home and unloaded (with her godfather's help) at around 1:00 pm, by two we had hit the street. She'd sold over 80 boxes before we headed home to reload. Unfortunately, it started pouring down rain, so we called it a day, but it looks like she's on track to meet her 1,000 box goal again. This is a good thing, because she leaves for Disneyland in three weeks, and then three days after her return, she goes to France for her exchange - and I am not going to be selling all these damned cookies (I will take orders for her though - $3.50 per box.) :)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 

Can't write...

Watching the Olympics. Religiously. Even curling. I don't know why.

Saturday, February 04, 2006 

Who knew?

I've fretted for a long time about what I could possibly do for a living if I moved to France. I could never be an au pair - frankly my own kid often gets on my nerves, but someone else's? Fuggeddaboutit.

Mostly my hesitancy has stemmed from the fact that I have no skills. I was an acting major in school, I can't teach, translate or interpret English to any degree. I've never even worked retail or waited tables. My profession? I raise money for nonprofit organizations. I'm pretty good at it, but my thought has always been that in order to have a "decent" - and my definition is pretty lax - job, I'd need to work in some corporate environment...and corporations don't need fundraisers. Well, tooling around on the interweb, I found this site (with the improbably obvious URL of fundraisers.fr.) Not only do they post job openings there, it led me to a consultant who specializes in placing "Advancement" or "Development" professionals in Europe. Holy crap! I sent my resume, ahem, my CV on Friday. Exciting stuff.

I know the CL ad was wacky, but, you know, desperate times call for desperate measures. I'm not actually desparate yet. My daughter is up for the move, but wants to finish her current school year. Of course! This is the year she and her class have their exchange trip to Normandy.

Is it a bad sign that less than one month into a new job I'm sending my resume out again? Hmm...