Gosh, to read this blog you would think the most exciting thing to happen in my life was another Montauk Monster body.
Don't worry, that's not the case.
The biggest news by far is that I have, as one of my college friends put it, joined the fastest growing group of Americans: The Unemployed!!! (Coming to a theater this summer). That's right, I'm out of a job. I got the whole "We can't afford to keep you here" bit. Yes, even teachers get laid off. I can't say I didn't see it coming. There were a lot of 8th graders this year. There will be less than half their number this year. It was pretty crowded teacherwise up there this year, and I had a sneaky suspicion that one of us up there would get the cut. And being the weakest and youngest of the gang, I should have been more prepared.
It just goes to show you how we really don't know God's plan for us. I won't get into the details right now (its one of those personal things), but sufficed to say, I thought I had God figured out. I had told God "Ok God. If these three things are the case, then I'll do this." Well, the three things happened, I did what I said I'd do, and. . .
God threw me a monkey wrench. Now I definitely can't do what I was thinking of doing, and I need a job.
"I won't pay, I won't pay ya, no way
(now now) Why don't you get a job
Say no way, say no way ya, no way
(now now) Why don't you get a job" - The Offspring
And so the great job hunt begins. I've contacted a bunch of schools. A few have written back and said they did not need anyone for the upcoming school year. Its like a replay of last summer. I have also applied to jobs for the government. Fun Fun Fun. I have confidence, though, because God does not abandon those who trust in him, and He is who I turn to for help.
On a related note, I have a deep desire to videotape my efforts and make it into a Monster Quest parody. It might help with the coping, but it won't help me land a job.
Speaking of Monster Quest parodies, I have completed the Mammoth Movie, an infamous film I started filming my Sophomore year of college. It was going to be epic, and the finished product is a mere shadow of the original vision. However, it is finished, and God willing I'll find an internet connection strong enough to upload it for the world to see.
I finished reading J. R. R. Tolkien's retelling of Volsunga Saga. It was very good, although It would have been hard to follow without the notes or without having read the story before for class. Thanks Germanic One!
The Germanic One is one of my professors from college. Those who know him will know he is.
Bunches of friends keep getting hitched. Many are bloggers, most are not. Either way, they keep linking together in marriage.
Maybe I'll do a marriage post.
It's not like I don't have any free time now.