Conscious Catholicism

School is winding down here for the Winter quarter and I couldn’t be more happy about the whole thing. My brain has been stretched in ways that were often uncomfotable this semester. I enjoy math, but to study and study and really get it only to really suck on my weekly quizs was a bit of a mental downer. HTML and VBasic.NET classes were more of a stimulus mentally. My VBasic.NET teacher although nice was a very effective teacher. (I should probably have held this though in check until I get my final grade. The difficulty for me was that I spend a tremendous amount of energy on getting funding to be able to go to school add to that large task the everyday one of making sure the budget balances every month. Despite the significant drop in our combined income we STILL live essentially the same lifestyle we always have, this is thanks in part to family and to whoring myself to the goverment for financial aid. I’m tired. I say all this mostly to vent but also to recognize how much a steady and regular job is such a precious precious thing during these econmically challenging times.

On the same sort of theme. I had an interview today, it went really well and I’ll hopefully be interviewing again on friday. The company is here in Seattle, within walking distance actually (a very good thing) and will pay me well. It’s a 3 month contract to perm situation. I like those, it gives me enough time to get a feel for wether I want to commit and it gives the company a feel for wether they want to commit. I hope they offer me the job, it feels like a good fit and thats almost as important as what the offered salary is.


Born in New York, Educated in the Berkshires, Became an adult in CA and found my Soul in Seattle. I'm a bearish middle aged, happy man who lives w my husbear in the OC.