Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Neme...

If I keep blogging so infrequently, you may stop popping in...

The temporary job ended after a three-month stint, so I am once more pounding the virtual pavement and beginning to consider additional graduate work, both of which may ultimately lead to moving from here...

I'm also writing, resuming my regular synagogue services and returning to exercise at the hospital twice weekly. Those of us in the Virtual Book Club have read an interesting trio of books, all with Paris-related themes, so if you're interested, check them out...

Additional medical and dental issues have come to light and options for both are being investigated. I had a fun time with a cute vampire at the clinic lab today following a doctor visit. The vampire left his mark not on my neck, but in the crook of my right arm...

The neme below is a fun one, borrowed from FRENCH FANCY and her friend fly, of the fly in the web.

1. What will you do while the World Cup is on?

I enjoy European football much more than its American counterpart, so I'll visit news and sports sites for information on the various teams...

2. What picks you up when you're down?

A good cup of tea and a chat with a friend, though my feline companions are always good for a cuddle and a laugh...

3. India or China--we're talking tea--not economies...

I'd have to say English or Irish for me when it comes to tea...

4. What do you value most about blogging?

The range of people and experiences I've encountered...I've met some very nice individuals in places I never thought I'd see or hear much about, and blogging is one of the best ways I've found to put faces and names to some of the issues of the day across the world.

5. What can't you throw out from your wardrobe?

My late grandfather's pyjamas.

6. Would you rather people did not ask your opinion on controversial issues?

My rule about asking such things is I only answer if I am comfortable with the person asking, otherwise, its a nonstarter.

7. Do you ever recommend people then wish you had not?

No. I avoid that potential quagmire entirely.

8. Do you own up to reading light novels or hide them beneath cushions when visitors arrive?

I read avidly and have wide ranging interests as well as a curious nature, so I do sometimes read what might be considered airplane fare for travellers or the book one can read while waiting in a queue at the post office, but not often. As I have no cushions under which to hide books, doing so would not occur to me.

9. Do you find yourself content with your own company or are you gregarious?

Increasingly, I am content with my own company, though I do enjoy my friends and try to treat them well.

10. What one thing would noticeably improve your life?

A job I enjoyed in a place I found liveable...

Until Next Time...

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i hear you on the job...any temp prspects or anything? hope something comes through for you soon!

e said...

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your comment. To answer your question, nothing, and I have friends who have been out of work for two years. They are college educated professionals like me.

nick said...

I'm sorry to say tea isn't grown in England or Ireland! It still comes from the traditional places. Or do you mean we have superior ways of blending it?

Best of luck with the job-hunting. It's a terrible time to be looking.

Baino said...

Oh I'm sorry you weren't extended. I'm employed but always on the job search. I have a degree as well but am still plodding along. Anything that pays the bills.

Ooh ooh I'm going to Paris. No biggie for those who have been but my passport arrived this week and I'm pumped so will read your writers blogs on the weekend. And Irish Breakfast Tea (Twinings) is a staple in our house. And I make no apologies for liking the Da Vinci Code . . bite me!

Nah drop me a line if you feel like it . . .I'll talk the leg of a chair apparently.

e said...

Baino,

I was as extended as one could be in the circumstances. There was simply no more work and the seasonal employment ended.

I read the Da Vinci code as well...
As for Paris, I still want to go. I hope you have a wonderful time. FF and Fly live in other parts of France.


Nick: Yes, regarding the blending of English and Irish teas. Yes, also to your other point about looking for work, and it will continue to be bad for sometime to come.

Barbara said...

Good luck with whatever comes next! You seem to have a way of making the best of any situation.

e said...

Barbara,

Thanks! The next thing will either be dental work or test results which will provide some information as to why my thyroid gland is acting up...May be cancer, don't know yet...

Barbara said...

I hope it's not thyroid cancer, but I am a survivor of papillary cancer so I can give you a lot of moral support and information if it turns out to be that. As a doctor friend told me, "If you have to get it, this is the one to have."

Mrsupole said...

I hope you do find something, but with so many out there searching it is an employees market.

I too read the DaVinci Code and enjoyed it. I also saw the movie and liked it too. Nothing wrong with that, at least as far as I am concerned.

I will pray that all goes well with your tests.

God bless.

Alan Burnett said...

Good luck with the job hunting : and until the right one comes along there is always tea (I agree, English blended - probably Tetley's) and the football (the cracking match between Italy and Slovakia has just finished)

e said...

MRS,

Thanks for coming by, and the doc has given me no cause for alarm, at this point.

Alan,

I'm an Earl Grey woman myself. I do hope the matches go well for England.

Shaheen said...

I am so pleased that you do keep blogging e. Good luck on the employment front and I wish you good news in relation to your health.

JGH said...

Hi E - thanks for stopping by. I've been consumed with a work deadline but it is over today! So I'm finally getting caught up with the blogs. I'll be by to see what VBC is reading now.

I also have one of my grandfather's old flannel shirts. It's a lined wool and is really pretty warm. I wear it sometimes even though it's way too big.

Best of luck with the job hunt and the vampire bite :-)

e said...

Mangocheeks,

Thanks for your kind words, it's always a pleasure to have you here.

JGH,

I'm glad your deadline was met. You always seem so upbeat and full of energy!

Steve Reed said...

What books did you read that are Paris-themed? Did I miss the titles?

Re. the recent "football," I didn't pay attention until I was at the gym one day and was pretty much forced to watch a US-Algeria match. OMG, those Algerians are HOT!!!

Hope the medical/dental things go your way. Thinking of you!

karen said...

Hope you get another job soon! I enjoyed your questions and answers..

tattytiara said...

I hope someone worthy of your services discovers your valuable talents soon, and compensates you appropriately!

the fly in the web said...

I am glad you liked the tag...I had it from Pueblo girl, who has a super blog.
I'm just catching up on your archives...and wishing you all the best of luck.

As to going to Paris...I always think that there is Paris ..and there is France. Each despises the other.

e said...

Dear Fly,

Thanks so much for visiting! I enjoy your observations and humour about France and all things related and suspect you're once again spot on.

All of your good wishes are appreciated, too.

e said...

Tattytiara: I do too! Thanks for those good thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Hello e!This is so nice to see you again.Thank you for finding me.Will pop up to say hello sometimes.Love to youxxx

Enchanted Oak said...

I caught up with your latest posts (loving your cats and sorry about George). I know you'll find that job, the one that's pleasing in a liveable place. Sometimes we have to exercise tremendous stamina.
Prayers for the thyroid thing...

Megan said...

Hi honey. I like these questions and how you answered them!