Good Day, Blogger world! :)
Another week begins! Or rather, my 5-day weekend begins, as I just finished my 2 day work week. The job search continues, though I am hoping hard that one of my recent applications does come to fruition. It is that rare gem that is actually in the field I studied. This wouldn't just be a way of paying my mortgage - it could be a solid stepping-stone in my career. I've sent the application in already, so now all I can do is wait and think of ways to prepare for the potential interview - and possibly even success. It's easy to forget to prepare for success. It requires cautious optimism, and more than a little bit of foresight. I shall attempt a vision of the future, and prepare as necessary.
In other news, I just got back from vacation, which, among other things, means I've finished reading a book! Not something that happens as often as it used to, and I'm working on changing that. I bought this book of short stories quite a few years ago, and I've been making my way through it very slowly. All the stories in this book are sci-fi/fantasy, and they are all in some way about music. It seemed like a really interesting premise - not to mention a shoe-in for the suffix "In Your Pants". If you don't know what I'm talking bout, this video should give you the necessary background (applicable information beginning at 2:18):
Honestly, I may have bought this book before Vlogbrothers had even gotten started. Just to give you an idea of how long I've had it, I just noticed I'd been using a Kleenex coupon that expired on the last day of 2007 as a bookmark.
The book was put together by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, and contains 20 stories in total. They make a varied and interesting collection, each story by a different author, with as diverse a range of settings and characters as one could ask. I love music, as do a lot of people of course. It's possible that a story inspired by music has that touch of magic to it. I know this book had more than a few gems that I'll remember fondly. A good read over all - bite-sized pieces of diverse imaginations, each interpreting the theme in their own way.
I think that's all for now. Thanks for reading! Later Blogger world! :)