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For the first time EVER, I've changed my LJ layout. I liked the new layouts they were featuring for upcoming NaNoWriMo, and I figured what the heck. It's time for a change!

Whaddya think? 

(Go Sox!)
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I meant to post about this earlier, but it's been a busy day. 

How about that Clay Buchholz, huh? Damn, what a game.

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Apr. 22nd, 2007 08:52 pm
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Been a while since I updated, so I figure I'll give it a try.

Lebanon doesn't want me, they sent me a nice little form letter saying they have reviewed my application, and they're not interested at this time. Kind of ruined last weekend. Screw em.

Still looking for teaching job. Still looking for what the hell I'm doing with my life. People tell me I'm still young enough to figure that out...my bills say otherwise. I've got options, certainly, but I'm still waiting for that one door to open. Maybe it won't ever, who the hell knows? Time will tell.

Let see, things that aren't depressing. SPRING has at long last, at long, finally, last, broken out over much of New England. Which is good, because we were begining to resemble Seattle.  I could never live there. I need sunshine. We lost some school because of flooding.

Mother-in-law's basement flooded in recent deluge, made a nice mess. There is so much accumulated junk down there that is now ruined, we think we're going to need a dumpster to get rid of it all. The sooner the better in my book. It's becoming a health hazard, probably. 

Anyway...things are good. I'm singing again, in Faculty Chorus at School and in church choir. Faculty chorus bring so much more satisfaction, which isn't to say choir isn't fun, but everybody in choir except me is over 70, and their voices aren't what they used to be. The organist is the same age, and probably arthritic. Nothing has any zip, and I like zip in my music. They don't have much in terms of music selection either. I'm trying to figure out what I can do to help in that department. I may try to import some music, easy music, but something more peppy.

In terms of writing, I'm enjoying writing new stuff, but I'm desperatly trying to discipline myself to finish Redefining and Defining the Relationship. DTR may actually go straight to Epilogue from where it sits now, but there's still a couple chapters left to run in RE. I need somebody to stand over me with a whip and force me to write it. I need to finish this, even if I'm not feeling like it. Because I know I won't finish post July, mainly because anything JKR writes about the post-war era is better than anything I can come upwith and my stuff will pale in comparison.

But for now, I'm screaming obscenities at the television, watching the Sox lose to the Yanks (at present), and trying to put off work and other things I should be doing. At least it's vacation, and I've got the week off. Going to visit my sister this week, very much looking forward to that. (Manny just jacked one over the Monster, whohoo!) Philly should be fun. (JD Drew just went yard, as well, back to back for the Sox! Got it within 1 now. Finally getting to this whippersnapper nobody the Yanks got on the mound) HOLY SH** LOWELL JUST PUT IT ONTO LANDSDOWN STREET, GAME TIED! OMFG, THERE GOES TEK! BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO BACK...Hmmm...there's action in the Yankees bullpen, wonder why?...Pena just struck out to end the inning...but holy mother of God what an inning...I'm glad I got to see that live and not just on sportscenter. 

And now for some random memage before I go back to the game. 

Comment to this post and I will:
1. Tell you why I friended you. Assuming I can remember
2. Associate you with something. A fandom, a song, a color, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character or pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you. (Or else I'll just ask a random question)
7. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
8. In return, you must spread this disease in your LJ.


GO SOX!
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Not related to the wedding at all. All systems still a go for that, more tommorrow!

Bad News: Johnny Damon was seduced by the Evil Empire and he succumbed. He wears pinstripes now. Damnitalltohell.

Good News: At 79 years young (his birthday is actually tommorrow (Wed)), the Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year, voted by a huge margin, is Joe Paterno.

And they thought the game had passed him by...ha! WE ARE...PENN STATE!

Calmer Now

Aug. 18th, 2005 04:41 pm
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Still no job, but I've decided I'm doing everything I can to get one, and I just have to trust the good Lord to do the rest. That, and asking my former Middle School pricipal/High school principal/district superintendant to put in a good word for me in a couple places can't hurt either.

Sara's car is still a mystery. This guy has spend 50+ years working on Benzs...he still can't figure out what's wrong. THis is a problem. We're starting to look at backup options.

I've worked at the golf course for 10 years now, and today was the first time I've ever been hit with a golf ball. Ricocheted right of the steel toe of my boot. Thank the Lord for small favors. Tomorrow, I might actually get to mow fairways, something I've always wanted to do. It helps that I'm like the last person from the summer crew to leave. Probably going to quit around Labor day weekend.

I've decided that if I don't get a job, I'm going to put my name in and subsitute teach in every district within driving distance. It's a good resume builder, and it gets me out of the golf course before the weather goes bad.

I'm getting positive responses to Defining the Relationship over at PS. My beta, Arnel, says that the next chapter coming out is possibly my best yet. I can't wait to see the reviews. It should be up tommorow sometime, so go have a peak if you get a chance.

Patriots on TV again tonight. They're looking solid so far, and we've got high hopes for the season. Sox are looking iffy all of a sudden. I'm concened that the pitching will fall apart down the stretch. I don't care if we don't win the Series again, just please stay ahead of those damnyankees.

Anywhoo, I'm feeling better.
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It's been a while since I updated. So much time has passed, but it seems as though not much has gone on.

I got Sara's new car all straightened around, registration, inspection, the whole 9 yards. She's happy to have it, since she hates driving my Cherokee. Her work is going well.

My work is going well. We hosted the New Hampshire Junior Amateur this past week. They are pains in the proverbial rear end. They're stuck up, arrogent little twits, who are never happy. They don't tip the waitstaff at the clubhouse, they complain about the course conditions, they yell at the groundscrew when they get the chance. More money than brains on these kids. Working this tournament is pure hell.

Sara got a wedding dress, apparently. I'm pleased, because it's just one more thing to cross off the list of things to do.

Defining the Relationship is coming well, for those of you reading over at PhoenixSong.net, and I've actually started up something new. Non-fanfic. I've tinkering with something I've tentativly titled "Summer in MacPherson's Valley". It's actually a semi-autobiographical peice, based on events from my work at the golf course and other incidents from life in general. Maybe I'll post some bits and pieces if I polish any up.

Sox are on TV, so I'm out for now.
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The Sox game last night rocked! Fenway was awesome.

Sara and I took the "T" into Boston from Sullivan Square, so we eliminated most of our travel headaches. The only hang up was having to wait niegh-on forever for the Orange Line out of town at the end of the evening.

Sox were playing the Reds, so was saw Ken Griffy Jr. Wanye Gretzky was in attendance, throwing out first pitches. Nobody hit any home runs, the wind was blowing STIFFLY in from the outfield. There were a bunch of doubles, which, if not for the wind, probably would have made their way out of the park.

Bronson Arroyo pitched a decent game, which is a good confidence builder for him, as he's been struggling as of late. Kevin Millar had a stellar night at first base, turning an unassisted double play by stabbing a line drive out of the air over his head, and then hoping over to tag first before the runner got back.

One of the highlights of the night though, was that Bob Kraft was in attendance. For the uneducated out there, Bob Kraft is a New England hero. He brought winning back to New England. He is a Sports Saint, cannonized by all New England.

Bob Kraft owns the New England Patriots.

He was sitting on the field just beyond the Red's dugout in the seats the Kraft family has held in Season tickets for years. (Even before Patriots fame). I probably could have beaned him with a good pitch from where we were sitting, and he got up and walked by us a couple times. Got a standing ovation every time he left his seat. Sara was off the ceiling. She's a much bigger football fan than a baseball fan, and being that close to the Best Owner In Football (note use of capital letters), was a big thrill for her. We tried to get a couple pictures as he walked by.

Anyway, Sox did win, 6-1, as the Reds served up another nice helping of confidence boosting batting practice. We followed the crowds out, and got back to Salem around midnight, at which point I had just enough time to catch 4 hours of sleep before going to work.

Work, as you might imagine, was a drag. But I survived, and I'm hoping to go to bed shortly.

Peace folks.

Holy Cow!

Jun. 14th, 2005 06:41 pm
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Okay...job interview...went OK. I think they're going to end up hiring someone who has more Special Ed experiance, given what they told me about the job, but it was good to have an interview experiance under my belt.

Heat wave...was drowning in my own sweat this week, up until this morning when the heat finally broke. Except for the clouds, today was nice. Work has been rough the past couple of days, being in the sun and all. All I've wanted to do for the past several days is sit in air conditioning and sleep.

Defining the Relationship is underway, finally. Reviews are starting to trickle in, and I'm pleased. Other than that, I'm concerned by the loss of the chatbox over at PhonenixSong. I really enjoyed it. It's too bad a few people had to spoil it for the rest of us. Not mentioning any names, but I have a pretty good idea of who those people might be.

Been fighting with comptuers all day. First Sara's brand new laptop has issues, spend part of the afternoon on the phone with Gateway, and then the REST of the afternoon on the phone with Dell concerning my sister's laptop, which gives her the blue screen of death whenever she tries to unplug the A/C adapter when the thing's turned on. Talk about stupid. Anyway, trying to figure that out. Still no answers from Dell. They suck.

And finally, to the heart of the matter. Sara scored Red Sox tickets in a raffle at work! Whohoo! Third base line, box seats. These are $80 seats! Game's tomorrow, against the Reds. It's a little dissapointing that it's interleauge, but hey, we're going, right? And the Reds have the worst ERA in baseball, so there's a good chance we'll win. I'm so freakin psyched!

Dinner time! Peace!

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