March 3rd, 2006

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From thefridayfive - Jobs

1. What was your first job?
Page at public library in my hometown, 9 hours a week during the schoolyear, 20/week during the summer.

2. How much did you make?
$4.25/hr. (min. wage).

3. Describe your least favorite co-worker of all time.
The summer after my freshman year in college I worked FT as a janitor doing summer janitorial clean-up at a large elementary school. It was part of my town's youth employment program. All my co-workers, except for this guy Paul, who I knew from high school, were complete and utter homophobic, racist morons. Oh, and they listened to WAAF all day. It was so bad that I reported them to the Town afterward. Their only saving grace? They were slightly afraid of me and thus did not make any SEXIST comments or actions in my presence. Poor Paul was chased around and whipped with wet towels, called a homo, etc., even though, well, he wasn't.

4. What is your dream job?
Hmmmmm.... I guess writer, but foot critic sounds good too :)

5. What do you currently do and do you like it?
At the moment I'm still technically "self-employed" running a web consutling business, but in just over a week I'll start a FT job as "web site coordinator" for the Atlanta Regional Commission. Based on what I've picked up over the past 3 days in the training class they put me in, I think I will really like it.
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Let's try this again

I have put my 1950s dinette set up on Craigslist again. This time, I've gotten some responses! One guy has emailed me twice with questions and request for pictures, and I just talked to a woman on the phone. She may come by sometime this weekend to check it out in person. It'll be great if I sell it, since hey, first of all, MONEY, second of all, next month I can go shopping and get a really nice 1920s oak set to replace it. I know at least two places that should have exactly what I want. I'm so dying to go antique furniture shopping again. I would do it all the time if it wasn't such torture not be able to take the stuff home.
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Amarcord

Turns out, I *did* get to see my Fellini movie tonight. Glad I did, too, as it was wonderful! Not that I've EVER seen a Fellini I didn't love to bits, but this was really, really outstanding. Amarcord is set in a seaside town in the time of Mussolini, but it's really quite timeless and, at least in my eyes, does a fantastic job of capturing Italy and elements of the Italian people, past and present. There are so many great moments in it too, including a lovely strip tease featuring the "Gradisca" -- a lady who I'd both like to be and to do. He he! Other memorable scenes: Fascists integorrating the main character's father (and forcing him to drink castor oil), a peacock flying into the main piazza during a snowstorm, and crazy Uncle Teo climbing up a tree and yelling (for five hours) "DESIDERO UNA DONNA" ("I WANT A WOMAN!") LOL. Meanwhile, the overall flavor of the movie reminded me very much of Woody Allen's Radio Days, which I love, as well as Cinema Paradiso, a later Italian film that I used to love but now realize is fairly derivative and overly nostalgic.

Related link: Review by Roger Ebert, from his series, The Great Movies.

P.S. OMG, and I forgot to mention the scene with THE BREASTS! Caleb has GOT to see this movie, if only JUST for that!
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