My Three Jobs

Two days as a full-time employee and I’m falling down tired by 9 p.m.! Gotta say though, I am liking the job so far. Early days.

One happy offshoot of the full-time job is that I travel through a village of some size to get there. That means that I can “pick up” a bag of milk on the way home from work! Tonight I even managed to get to a Canadian Tire store to purchase a new rear windshield wiper for my car, as the old one wore out completely ultimately reducing visibility rather than improving it. Usually it takes weeks or months to find an opportunity to shop at a store stocking such a specialized item. Luxury!

Later this week I begin my new part-time job. I’ve no idea what to expect there, time will tell.

It has been raining, and raining, and raining. We might get thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, which means my computers at home won’t be plugged into the power lines. Right now the skies are grey, but not threatening.

I don’t really feel free to write about my work experiences, unless they are outside the realm of reasonable. Luckily for me, at the moment, there are no unreasonable situations to deal with!! I’ve waited a very long time to say that!

Attila and I have a few outings planned for the upcoming months. We plan a whole weekend visit to the little house in the city when Attila gets his next Saturday off work. We plan to visit Toronto for a CD release of a talented friend, Derek Currie. We also plan to attend Luna and Janus’ housewarming/birthday party in June (it is Janus’ birthday in June). I think that is about all we will be able to manage over the next months; my three jobs will keep me extremely busy until the end of the summer.

You know, I like saying it, “three jobs”; beautiful ring to that phrase. “My three jobs” sounds pretty good also; fun with words.

Japan Catastrophe

“Medvedev, meeting survivors of Chernobyl clean-up efforts in the Kremlin on Monday, said there must be greater transparency in nuclear emergencies.

“I think that our state must learn the lessons from what happened — from the now-distant Chernobyl incident in 1986 and the recent tragedies in Japan. Perhaps the most important lesson is the need to tell people the truth,” he said.

“Because the world is so fragile and we are all so inter-connected, any attempts to hide the truth — to refrain from talking about something publicly, glossing over a situation, making it more optimistic than it is — these subsequently result in the tragic loss of human lives,” he said”

Worldly Distractions


11 °C
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 100.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 11.0°C
Dewpoint: 10.2°C
Humidity: 95 %
Wind: SE 15 km/h


“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?'”
Don Marquis
1878 – 1937


Don Marquis

“an American humorist, journalist and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist and playwright.,,

Marquis’s best-known creation was Archy, a fictional cockroach (developed as a character during 1916) who had been a free-verse poet in a previous life, and who supposedly left poems on Marquis’s typewriter by jumping on the keys. Archy usually typed only lower-case letters, without punctuation, because he could not operate the shift key. His supposed writings were a type of social satire, and were used by Marquis as a newspaper column named “archy and mehitabel” (Archy’s best friend was a fictional alley cat named Mehitabel). Other characters developed by Marquis included Pete the Pup, Clarence the ghost, and an egomaniacal toad named Warty Bliggins.”