April 09, 2003
We're off to see the Wizard

Ever been so bored you wanted to chew your own hand off just to see what would happen? Well I'm not there yet, but I'm getting pretty damn close. It amazing that even though 75% of the time I'm bored out of my gorge here at UC Berkeley, I STILL think that I should get paid more, because at least when I do have things to do I'm more competent than most of the people here and I do it ten times faster. Yep I deserve to get paid more. Mainly I feel under appreciated. For example today I moved carpet samples with the work study. Why? Because I seem to get all the shit jobs like that even when the work study is around. Apparently there is no real difference between me and the work study. How encouraging is that?

But it doesn't matter I say, because I will be outta here at the end of May. That's right come May 30th I will no longer be a Berkeley employee. Woo-hoo! No I haven't heard from UCSB or UCSD yet, but either way, whether I get in or not, I've decided to move back to SB. I miss my boyfriend and I miss living there. If I don't get into the teaching program, I'm thinking of doing the Hotel Hospitality Certificate at the City College. I've always kinda thought about going into the hotel industry, but seem to have gotten side tracked. And regarding teaching, the truth is that I'm kinda with Jason. I'm on the fence and I don't know if it's something I could do day in and day out. So basically I'm going to let fate decide. If I get into SB, I'll go and if I don't I'll try a new direction. Now there is just the worry of moving all my crap and actually paying rent. But then again my sister moved all the way across the country to a place much more expensive so HELL if she can do it.....

Speaking of my sister, she started a new job this week working for a producer who helped produce Driving Miss Daisy. She seems really excited and the project that they are thinking of working on is a play based on this book about a six year old Jewish boy who was kidnaped by the Catholic Church in Italy because he was apparently baptized a Christian. Being a History Major I am highly intrigued and will probably pick the book up.

But yes, even though you've already started, good luck with the new job Ady! I'm sure they already think you're too fantastic for words. And I'm sending the tape. It's kinda hard to do when the post office is always closed by the time I get there, but Mom is on it! I swear.

Posted by nuala at April 09, 2003 03:44 PM

what wizard? WHAT WIZARD???

i want to see a wizard!

as you can tell, i, too, am bored enough to chew off my own hand. the one i haven't already chewed off.

Posted by: didofoot on April 9, 2003 03:47 PM

that book sounds good. but that producer seems to be wearing ahoulder pads. plus she also produced reign of fire to which i have to say, "nooooooooooo.......!!!" with multiple exclamations. one each for horror, fear, and disgust.

however, did you know that christian bale's stepmom is gloria steinem? fascinating, huh? that's right.

p.s. congrats ady!!! (one each for encouragement, approbation, and the hope that she won't start wearing shoulder pads too.)

Posted by: michele on April 9, 2003 03:55 PM

I could have of course gotten the wrong person, however on imdb she was the only woman listed under the producers so....I dunno. And give the woman a break the picture is probably from the 80s.

Posted by: Nuala on April 9, 2003 03:58 PM

i'm sorry, but no. shoulder pads are evil no matter what the decade.

Posted by: michele on April 9, 2003 04:03 PM

it's true and i never wore them, never. and if i did, and i'm not saying that's true, mind you, my parents would have all the pictures locked up safely in the vault.

Posted by: didofoot on April 9, 2003 04:07 PM

Yes well either way I may have the wrong woman, as looking her up it looks like she soely does movies and the woman my sister works with seems to do more plays, so I'm thinking, that's not her. But she did help produce Driving Miss Daisy.

Posted by: Nuala on April 9, 2003 04:09 PM

yay with the moving to SB! i'm still working it so i can move back there too..but that probably wont be till fall 2004 at the earliest.
i thought about the hotel industry too!! (hmmm...wonder if the cheshire cat had anything to do with it... ;) )
maybe we could partner up and own cute B&Bs!

Posted by: jade on April 9, 2003 04:33 PM

2004! What's up with that?! It's all about June 2003! hee hee. Won't Toby be graduated by Fall 2004? Or does he have more than a year left?

Posted by: Nuala on April 10, 2003 08:14 AM

Yeah he'll have graduated (talk about bad timing, huh?) but it doesn't matter cuz he's going to be globe-trotting for 6-9 months anyway. So at least I'll be busy and distracted from his absence.

Posted by: jade on April 10, 2003 09:22 AM