January 10, 2005

Of school strikes and employment...

well, after a few weeks of worrying profusely about how I am supposed to feed myself and buy textbooks--what with accounts run dry and no one wanting to give me a loan (not that I blame them), I have both procured employment and begged a few grand out of my investment funds, putting me back in the driver's seat... well, I still have to pay off all the debts, but as mentioned above, I was worried about how I am to feed myself, and I can do that now :0)

I will be a dishpig at earls restaurant, wich conveniently has a location in the mall across the road from my school, so it will be easy to get to and from while juggling classes.

and speaking of classes, the support workers at our school served strike notice last week, and today carried through on their threats. I, foolishly, didn't listen to the radio this morning though, so I made the near hour-long trek into the school, only to find groups of picketing employees at the perimeter of the school grounds. not knowing this is quite embarassing, given that I am a journalism student that supposedly has his 'ear to the ground' on all things newsy. Oh well, we all make mistakes... it's not as embarassing as admitting to listenting to my britney spears CD or anything--oops, I've said too much... but all the same, it's embarassing...

whoa. I digress... the styrik is rotating, and tomorrow, things will be back in form for at least a few days. if no resolution comes, then perhaps another day off of school is not far in the future. I will keep my fingers crossed that I paid my tuition and that as such, I will get to attend classes on a fully regular basis. Otherwise, someone ought to refund said tution so that I can go another several months without having to worry about food money....

and, last by not least, my quote of the day. very appropriate for those worrying about tuition money, book money, where your next job will come from, why your current job sucks, or how you'll make the rent, or more serious problems in life, like how does one begin to rebuild after tsunami waves have destroyed all that you know, for example...

"...When we long for life without...difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." -- Peter Marshall

peace out!
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