To Wed Mr. Clean in Iowa!
Hello, JUB Friends!
I recently completed the 2010 NaNoWriMo competition, writing a complete novel of (well over) fifty thousand words in thirty days. I am extremely pleased with the result of my efforts, and would really appreciate some feedback from others to see where I can improve it -- if it's even worth improving, or is just a smear of crud that only its author could love.
So if you have a few hours of idle reading time at your disposal, and would like to peruse
(Note: I already posted these in the "Post Current Pictures of You" thread, but I wanted to put them in my blog as well so the series doesn't get lost in the shuffle; and while I'm at it, I can expand the text).
I did a show tonight (Royal Grand Ducal Council's Annual Winter Extravaganza, at the Bench & Bar in Oakland), and had the brilliant idea of photographing my progress as I got into face. The series came out fairly well, so I thought I'd share it with you!
My employer-paid medical benefits kicked in this month, so I made an appointment with the same GP I had when I was a Kaiser member before, just for a general checkup. Kaiser Permanente has made a few improvements to the way they make appointments, by the way, and I got an appointment two days later (last time I had to wait five weeks). Well, anyway, I got to the appointment on time, with a list of questions to ask (fatigue, gas, and arthritis), mentally prepared for all sorts of indignities like
...it's off to work I go!
So I just got back from my first day at my new job, and I had such a great time! Granted, I'm not doing anything very exciting yet... I don't have access to the database just yet, so I'm spending my time sorting and filing the mountain of paperwork that has accrued since my position has been empty.
But all the people I met today were so nice, so positive and cheerful. Even the few clients I dealt with today were fairly pleasant.
I got the job! I got the job! I got the job!\:/
So, as stated in the previous post, I've been waiting on tenterhooks to hear about this job I want at a non-profit agency which helps people get on their feet with job placement and housing assistance. And today, I got it! I'm thrilled and relieved. I'm dazzled and delighted! I'm choking on my own spit! (!w!)
The best part: the reason they delayed in offering me the job is because they were getting