lunedì, febbraio 12, 2007

And the Windmill Says "Wheeeeeeeee!"

Figaro and I are in the interview process for a residential school in some insanely environmentally cutting edge slice of Belgium - his visa is running out, my job is going to start sucking unbearably in eight days, and I've decided it's quixotic (I wonder if I'm using that adjective appropriately here - missed Don Quixote from third year when I was off in Italy absorbing the Renaissance and sort of figured I'd read that only when I'd learnt Spanish, which obviously I haven't done yet; two years in television media and I can hardly even speak English anymore) to apply for classy-type jobs when I'm not available for an interview in which my interlocutor can see my titties.

So I have a general feeling that soon things are going to get flustered, busy and painful any day now (especially considering I have to go to the West Coast for as long as possible before moving to Europe) which made it very easy to enjoy the relaxed pace of this weekend. Relaxed - hah, actually - I had a lot to do and I got an awful lot done, and drank an awful lot too. But it felt relaxing. I think I'm getting my ability to relax in the face of overwhelmingly stressful events back, and just in the nick of fucking time, I'll tell you that. No other fit-to-print news, besides that Figaro figured out eggplant slices dipped in ground oats instead of bread crumbs before being fried are PHENOMENAL. I recommend it.

Upwards and onwards.

8 commenti:

Sugarplum ha detto...

Mmmm. Eggplant dipped in anything and fried is delicious. Mmm. Oats. I'll have to try that this weekend.

The Belgium thing sounds nice. Sounds to me like Fuck-off land. The perfect place to go to recover from a soul-sucking job.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

I don't know how whole oats would do, F ground them in the coffe mill first - we're too lazy to buy flour when we just use it as a base in bechemels so we just bust up some oats.

Yeah - I'm a little excited about it - I was really resisting teaching again but I was already well piqued when this place first advertised in the fall and now I'm really keen. I think it would be a lovely place to spend the spring.

Sugarplum ha detto...

I miss Europe. Can I come too? I wonder if the dude would be up for it? We've discussed NZ.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

For sure. I'd tell you guys to come back with me after your wedding for your honeymoon, but I'm not sure if we'll have an apartment by then if we do go the residential school route.

Have you thought about the Dude cutting his chops at an international school in Europe or a British school?

Sugarplum ha detto...

Yeah but he really wants to work in Toronto in a downtown school. Plus I'll have all kinds of new toys after the wedding that I'll want to play with and it probably is a good time for me to start working at a real publisher where I can hone my skills. Maybe in two years or so we will have enough experience to be able to take it on the road.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Has he applied already? I think the recruitment drives here are all in the thick of it. They're good at Nipissing at getting you into the fray, I hear.

Melbine ha detto...

I'm very pro-Belgium myself, especially the Flemish side..I'm just a little biased though!

I love that we stay in touch so nicely with our blog but we're due for a nice phone call. So I'll try and call you soon..once I'm settled into my new work/home life.

Mistress La Spliffe ha detto...

Yes - there are lots of things to talk about I'm sure both of us wouldn't want Googled by the wrong person!