Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A slight respite

Hello all:

It has indeed been a while since my last post. It has also been a hectic couple of months.

So far, here is what I have been up to:

  1. Being married
  2. Being unemployed
  3. Meeting the new fam (holidays and all)
  4. Frantically looking for a job
  5. Finding a "job"
  6. Quiting that job
  7. Being unemployed
  8. Frantically looking for a job
Picture break!

Me and Mo after the wedding (which was on December 21 btw)

Cash and Jason did not have anything to drink that night... It was just cold and lonesome

My new cousin Jade!

You know, there have been a lot of other vignettes, like crazy family introductions, random attacks by ninja, and helping Mo with her math and English, but sustainable living has been my overriding stressor. Right now I'm hopeful-- I am brushing up on my bartending skills through my bartending alma mater, and also putting out a lot of tech support feelers.

Actually, the bartending deal was pretty serendipitous... After another interview with a tech sweatshop, I called Zee h'Academy up and hazarded the inquiry if they still could place me in a bar. To my surprise (and oddly, to the sound of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall... submitted for your approval of course) they told me that I'd have to re-certify on my speed test to get their endorsement, but that they remembered me and that I could retrain in their facility on my own time for free.

Right on

That said, If all goes well, I will find a decent tech job in downtown PDX with a side or weekend bartending gig.

I figure with that, I can keep Mo in the books, keep our bills paid, and start saving up some "fuck you" money--you know, that precious dough that you can burn if a situation suddenly becomes untenable. For instance, see the listed item #6 for reference.

After getting a little more on my feet, I also plan on revisiting my SCUBA and sailing school. If I have to work for the next few years so that Mo can go to school full-time, I might as well be doing something awesome... Or at least something that doesn't suck

~Dave out.

P.S. Pictures of the wedding soon!

A sleepy us


Allanna said...

Congratulations (SO belated!! Sorry!) on your wedding!

I hope that you're enjoying married life. (Note: Your wife is so pretty!)

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