Mondays manic and otherwise

It is a good day, though also filled with problems. I went to Mexico, NY on Friday specifically to take pictures of houses and gravestones in cemetery for the Ames Society Newsletter. I forgot the camera, so I went to a store to purchse a one time use camera. It was $10. For $20 I could buy a digital camera. Since the price of processing the film for the one-time-use camera might well cost $10-15, I figured why not get the digital one instead. I bought it and headed off to the cemetery. I forgot to buy batteries. So no pictures of gravestones of Leonard Ames, Jr. and his family.

I bought batteries and started taking pictures. I did open the battery compartment once or twice, then read the manual that said that if you take out the batteries, all the pictures taken will be lost. Now I tried to upload these pictures onto my computer, but there aren’t any pictures in the camera at all!! So it was a waste of gas, time, energy, and money, camera bought for nothing. Oh well, that’s life. I am not complaining.

Accomplishments today, Monday April 16: 1. Almost done with NY Civil Service Exam for Librarian I; 2. Followed up with SUNY Geneseo, called to ask about status of interviews for Milne Library Evening & Weekend Manager position; they said they are interviewing at this time. 3. Sent email to Joan Lee, my old boss at Sully to see if I could take her to lunch sometime. 4. Sent email to people about the parking things and updated the flyer I have been distributing around the neighborhood. I will copy this again and then take it around to rest of Elmerston Road, then Eastmoreland and Edgemont too.

I feel guilty if I read a book during the day. I don’t want to feel like a slacker. I may need to buy a PC computer with Windows. I am trying to look for a job, but I can go to all these networking things / workshops or I can spend that time actively looking for a job.

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working

I need to write today. Two job leads that have fizzled in the past hour or so. Well I will try to do the UR one later. Then Rochester Works called me – they are acting like a screening agency / to pass on information to employers. But that feels really icky kind of. Because I am Rochester Works’ client and now if they are advocating for me fine. That feels a bit weird, because it is a tax-supported office. I can just go down to an agency if I want. But I did that, and I was depressed in the Bay Area. I tried to apply for an Administrative Assistant job at the Eastman School of Music – yeah! I would really love that. BUT the online web application thing just stops on me and I have to cancel and close out my browser. I called the HR helpline and they say “it doesn’t like Macs” very much. ok. I will then go down to the library to use that one to apply. yeesh.

i know this may be confusing to read. I was very motivated yesterday to go apply for a job at Starbucks and/or Panera. I will call them up now. I am reading through Pete Chatfield’s long emails for job leads.

end of the year

2009 has not been a bad year for me. the 00s have been pretty good for me actually. I am happier in my work than I was in 2000. I moved back east. I found work in my field, am using my Master’s degree in my work. Yet I am also frustrated in my work – I often run into this. Frustration with things not being perfect. I feel I have long range views sometimes and can see how things are going to come about. and I get frustrated when I try to warn about things. Or when people say and do things that are hard for me to grasp, that seem impolite, improper, disrespectful, angry… of course who am I? I have these problems too.

New Years Eve and my church has a Burning Bowl Ceremony. Write down all that you want to leave behind in the old year, all feelings, actions, memories, thoughts, attitudes, unnecessary junk… and write it down and give it up to Spirit / to God. Then write out what you would like to welcome into you life in 2010, in the new time/ new year.