Well…I found something.

That didn’t last long.  About 6 minutes after posting that last one, the temporary agency called and said it would be okay if I worked just 14:00 to 20:00, and I took it.… Continue reading

And I stiiilll haven’t founnnd…what I’m looking fooor.

I had a job interview tonight.  Well not an interview, an “info session.”  Just like it wasn’t another bloomin’ Call Center it is a “strategic impact consulting” company.  Blech.  Spending all day in… Continue reading

Kan ik in Nederlands schrijven?

I think I’ll give Dutch a try tonight… Vanavond wil ik in het Nederlands schrijven.  Ik ben zeker dat ik veel fouten ga maken, maar dat is hopelijk geen probleem voor jullie.  Maar… Continue reading

First Day at Work, Part 2

I’ll have to keep this short because it hurts to type.  Okay, it’s not that bad, but the ends of my fingers have some sort of heat bruise; they ache when I push… Continue reading

First Day at Work, Part 1

One sharply cold night I was talking about finding work with my Romanian classmate, Traian, who looks kind of like a Lego version of Tom Cruise but with burning-crazy eyes.  He assured me:… Continue reading

End of the year cleaning

Some tidbits from the last week or so I want to file away… On Monday of last week my Dutch teacher started class by asking us if we knew what year WWII ended.… Continue reading

Holiday Progress

My first blog was going to be called “A Year Without Holidays” because I spent the holiday season of 2008 abroad, traveling away from home and family, and I felt like those holidays… Continue reading

Stop, heyey, what’s that sound?

I heard a new sound last night. The leaves of the grandfatherly tree were frozen, and when the breeze seeped through them it was a crackle of dry and cold.  Elsewhere leaves famously rustle,… Continue reading

Amurrika, funk yar!

I am getting too close to abandoning this blog to the dust, so I am going to sit here with a pack of chips and a 3 flavored wheel of hummus, and tell… Continue reading

Peaceful anxiety

I just spent a couple hours looking through job postings, and was well under the cold thick water of discouragement, frustration, and anxiety regarding my chances at successful living here.  Then I looked… Continue reading