Monthly Archives: January 2007

Wrapping up

Feel as though am riding a roller coaster in slow motion. There seem to be a lot of things to do, but feel as though am getting absolutely nothing done. Have to go to Baker Victory later for physical, where am going to get a mandatory tuberculosis vaccine, even though was vaccinated at birth and age twelve. It’s no secret that am deathly terrified of injections, and have never forgotten how much the BCG shot hurt ten years ago. And apparently this company has to give a tuberculosis shot every year; will never have to be afraid of becoming a consumptive.

Have first choir rehearsal today at 4PM. Am looking through the music for the first time today, and it’s not difficult, but there’s a lot of it. Professor Rosenbaum wants to work on this and nothing else for the next two weeks. Am missing tomorrow’s rehearsal because will be in LA, and will be missing the last Wednesday rehearsal because will already be in Manhattan. So will have to be sure to learn this on own accord too.

Tomorrow’s flight to LA will be at 6:40AM. Will have to get up before the crack of dawn and truck it to the airport by 5:40AM; the mans will have to wake up even earlier than usual to drive me to the airport, God love him. Am supposed to arrive in LA at about 11AM PST, and Giovanni has promised to pick me up. Am staying at the Budget Inn in San Gabriel, so will not have to bunk with anyone and make self a nuisance.

And life goes on

Praise God everything is finally falling into place, after three weeks of panic fits and anxiety attacks. It seems like life isn’t so much of a great big mess anymore.

Have to go for a physical at Baker Victory next Wednesday. There is no word on the H1 yet, but once have started working there the process would be made somewhat easier. Hopefully this stint doesn’t go to the dogs like everything else did.

A surprising thing happened yesterday. An old friend from INTI and later on UB suddenly IMed yesterday, and after talking for a while, he revealed that he’s working on a short film in L.A., and asked if I wanted to be in it, to play the part of a Ph.D student/whore (have clearly been stereotyped for roles like that, as played something similar in Dan Kowalski’s The Scoop). So will be going to L.A. next Thursday, January 18 — and coming back to Buffalo on Monday, January 22. Hopefully it won’t be a waste of time.

Cannot wait to go to Manhattan! Am bored to tears of Buffalo, and in dire need of a dose of the city. Will be going there January 30 and coming back February 4. Which brings about the reminder that have not practiced the music for the United Nations and Radio City concerts at a.

Hired

Yes. Have been hired, on the first ever interview. Baker Victory Services has hired moi. The pay is miserable, but the H1 might actually come with it. And it’s a not-for-profit organization, so will not have to compete in the quota for the H1 visa. Will be working with kids between the ages of 12 and 21, and thank god it’s not a desk job. Am obviously not going to be living on the miserable pay for the rest of life; am just going to be destitute for a while, but will get by somehow. The parents have promised to continue financial support for a while until am able to survive on the pittons that am making, so it shouldn’t be too bad.

The most bizzare thing was that during the interview, while listening to the woman talk about the job and what entails it, was just sitting there thinking, I’ve spent my whole life being selfish. Now would be the time to stop and help others for a change. Will only be working four days a week, but at least ten hours a day; on weekdays would start work at about 2:30PM, and on weekends would work at 9AM, and all days could end as late as midnight. Despite all that, actually found the job quite appealing, as it is similar to the stint at Bennett High School, only evidently more challenging and with more ungodly hours. But as the mother said, as long as am happy in it — and the H1 comes with it — nothing else really matters.