Friday, October 20, 2006

So, what's going on?

It's been awhile since I posted any personal updates...You all know that I've got a bit of heat in the house now. The cats are happy. Still want to go outside, but happy. We've got wild (and not so wild) animals galore.

On Hallowe'en day I've got an interview for the government job. Mixed feelings about it, but still interested in that one. (Still wondering if I should wear a costume to the interview? Any thoughts? Although, I am thinking I'll go as a Responsible Adult.) Other than that, I've been busy:
  • Consulted on a local store's marketing plan.
  • Hired to produce a forum on Food Security (a complex issue -- check out this website for some info). So, I'm busy on that front until the end of November.
  • The Farmers' Market has two weeks left -- tomorrow morning is the second last of the season.
  • Ran into an administrator at the College who, when she found out my background, expressed a need for an instructor for their TESL program (essentially teaching people how to teach English as a Second Language).
It's the Project Lady thing...C'mon people. Help me out. What do I call myself? I need a business name.

Of course, once I get focussed on that big project, I'll get a second interview with the government. Should happen by the New Year, glacial slow as they are.

Lori

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a short Heinlein story about a company that does everything. I'm sure Metro will know the title, but I think it's called "We also walk dogs."
If you were to give it a read it might inspire an idea.

IH

PJ said...

I made lists of synonyms, and you know something? I couldn't come up with a better name than The Project Lady.

Lori said...

I guess I'm hesitant about the word 'Lady'.

"Hey, Lady! You dropped your hearing aid!"

It's a tag line, it's not a business name. (Gads! Or is it? I might be stuck with it...)

IH -- I'll get Metro to find the story for me. I'm sure he's got every single Heinlein downstairs...

PJ said...

Project Woman? Project Planner? Peach Project Management? (this being "Peach City"). ...Anonymous was right, the story is called "We Also Walk Dogs", published in 1941. See: http://tinyurl.com/y897lz

Lori said...

(PJ, if you look carefully, this 'anonymouse' ain't actually anonymous...the quiet little "IH" identifies him as one of Metro's oldest friends -- to those in the know!)

Thanks for the reminder of the piece (the Wikipedia entry had a synopsis) -- I've read it, a long time ago. I really like Heinlein's Future History series of stories...until he went off on his Lazarus Long fantasy (for books and books and books).

Ah well. We can all dream...but should we all actually write down our masturbatory fantasies?

Lori said...

Actually, PJ. Weren't we just on the phone, and you were telling me how much work you have to do? What are you doing reading blogs? Hmm?

:P

Thanks for the ideas, btw. I foresee an evening of wine & cheese and pen & paper, doing some playing around with this...

raincoaster said...

If one of you picks me up the next time you're passing through town, I promise to come up with something kickassier than The Project Lady which, although it's to the point, reeks of cats-eye bifocals on a chain.

Sonia said...

I like the wear a costume idea to the job interview...probably wouldn't get you the job...but would remind them to loosen up and take themselves a little less seriously. (Talk about pre-conceived opions of government employees!)

Lori said...

I know! I would not be surprised if I'm facing an interview panel of a witch, a sexy cat, and a guy in a GWB mask...

The woman I met who gave our group the test was quite lovely, and down-to-earth, so I'm not worried about the uptightness of potential coworkers, that's for sure.

Metro said...

You could dress in a shabby black suit, colour your skin grey, lurch when you walk, and grunt and mutter unintelligably when anyone speaks to you.

Of course they may think you're already in the civil service ...

raincoaster said...

I saw a Malcolm Gladwell Halloween costume, actually. They'd hire you in a shot!