9.28.2006

General Report:
1. The fisherman has returned. The marathon Montana fishing adventure proved successful.
2. I sent another job application out into the world.
3. I have absolutely no idea of what to do with myself at present. I'm finding it difficult to relax.

Time to revive an old musing...
After I successfuly defended my Masters thesis I had a good month and a half with really very little to do. At least, in terms of my prior workload. The only fitting comparison I could make seemed to be the glacial erratic. Digging back into Geography 101, glacial erratics are rocks (both big and small) that have been transported away from their place of origin bit by bit, sometimes miles, by glaciers. You move about your little world, head down, eyes on the prize without any real sense of how far you've come. Then one day you look up, you're in a different spot, and the glacier has retreated to the comfort of the extreme northern lattitudes. A tenuous position at best, these days.

That is all.

6 comments:

Esperanza Rossi said...

Hey Bug, you should be a writer! Ever though about it? History Schmistory! You would make a great social commentator/ novelist.

another kind of nerd said...

A., the accolades are appreciated but perhaps have more to do with the fact that you are my friend. But thank you. Of course, at present my blog is the only productive thing I'm doing.... a sad state of affairs.

kungfuramone said...

Stay up, player. Don't let this crap get you down. Everyone faces the nadir of job-hunting despair at some point in their 20s. Just stay the course.

another kind of nerd said...

I didn't really think my writing about glacial erradics would prompt this wellspring of support. I love you guys.

matt said...

There's always the option that I employed while unemployed...drinking in the afternoon. That way your buzz wears off in time to have a productive evening (whatever that means).

another kind of nerd said...

Brilliant. Rick suggested I hang out all day in my robe and post updates every half-hour or hour. I just don't think I have that in me.