Good grief...grad school? Over achiever....
I ended up getting marooned in North Dakota as I came out here in a Grapes of Wrath style of situation where I was looking for work teaching. I found teaching jobs, but none open for me as they (ND) wanted me to take 12 more credits of classes. I told them what they could do with those classes and then preceded to try and find work. I worked a temp Walmart job, worked a part time job at a photo studio, had my car break down, was in the hospital for kidney stones, and am working a welding job (hands on crap and I have a degree??!! the world is ending!) while attempting to make my way back home. Once I get home (Montana) I'll be opening my own photography business (wedding photojournalism, senior portraits, etc) and subbing for the local school district. (birchdrew.com in case you want to check out some pics)
Hey man, good to hear from you!
Life is pretty good here in Soviet Cannuckastan: finished my undergrad degree, and i wasn't really sure what i wanted to do with my life, and i worked a couple temp jobs. The best one was for Elections Canada in an administrative position where i helped to organize the voting process in my local riding. And then after that it was pretty much a couple other office-assistant/monkey type positions at local businesses. It was boring stuff, but i had access to a computer, and the internet during work hours, so that made things a little easier.
Recently decided to hide myself away in an ivory tower, and was accepted into a grad program: and so i've just started my masters for political studies: it's a two year program, so it'll give me a little while to figure out what comes next. I start class this week; being back in a dorm room feels a little weird, but my classes all seem pretty interesting.
So, what’s new with you?
Oh hey Canada eh?
Oh, and congrats on being able to see the band: they killed it when i saw them play last summer. And i’ll be expecting some great photos!
Hey; the Peace Corps sounds incredibly exciting! I actually looked into possibly joining a little while ago, but it turns out only Americans are allowed in. Eastern Europe would be an incredibly cool place to be; a buddy of mine travelled through there last year and had such an amazing experience. Plus, meeting up with some bbs’ers would be pretty rad.
Europe was a lot of fun and a good way to blow off some steam after my last semester. Almost got dragged into a bar fight in Barcelona, not to mention getting swarmed by prostitutes from time to time. Went to a beach there which also turned out to be “clothing optional”. Drunkenly stumbled into a “live sex show” in Amsterdam..... which was incredibly awkward/surreal beyond belief. To be honest, the best part of the trip was checking out all these historical sites that i had only read about in history class; like Versailles was exactly as i had pictured it.
Yeah it has been too long! Well life throws you lemons every once and a while...I have yet to find a job teaching so I am in Fargo, North Dakota working at Walmart (oh yay) and have made the decision that I am going to join the Peace Corps for two years in order to see different parts of the world. Right now I am leaning towards Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, and Macedonia) mainly because I would like to meet some of the friends I have met on here and also because of the historical aspects. I see you were in Europe...what was that about and what did you think about it?
In other news I am going to see The Offspring in St. Paul on the 5th of July and will be taking my DSLR (Canon 7D) camera with. I am excited beyond words.
It's been far too long: how's life?
Thank you sir.
God you're beautiful.
Hey, glad you like it!
I do as well; this is definitely their most "upbeat" album, at the moment i'm really digging Hell (which is so, very very catchy) On Directing, and Someday.