Saturday, April 24, 2004

I say, it has been somewhat of a good week. Let me explain.

1) I got a job. In archaeology. It's temporary (from May 3 until anywhere between June and August), but it's on the California coast, somewhere near Marina del Rey, just south of Los Angeles. And Statistical Research (my soon-to-be employers) is setting me up for four days a week in the LAX Embassy Suites. And I'll be making significantly more than I am now. And I'm rather happy about all this.

2) After some initial unpleasantness, we might have our wedding mostly funded. I won't go into it too much, because as the situation stands now, it's very jinxable. I'll be collecting positive thoughts from all volunteers.

3) Well, I've been waiting for number 3, with the cliched assumption that all of these things happen in triplet. After the first two, I've been looking for it -- the Cardinals have been on a tear lately, which ended last night when they lost a pathetic 2-1 game against the lowly Brewers, but they did sweep the Astros. This may be #3. I'm open to the possibility that, considering the magnitude of the first two VERY GOOD things, some other GOOD THING may be around the corner.

So things are looking up, and I'm deliriously thrilled to have my foot back in the door of the archaeological profession, psyched at the idea of touring LA and the California coast on my off days, and bullish on my being able to parlay this new gig into a full-time staff position sometime in the near future. The only thing I'm not excited about is being away from Janine for possibly a few months (although possibly only a month or so), even though I will be making the 7-or-8-hour trip back every few weeks.

So today is Saturday, so I think I'm going to kick back, have a beer, do some reading, and wait for that last celestial boon winging its way like a golden paper airplane from God to crumple its nose against my forehead.

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