Thursday, March 18, 2010

It was the best of times,it was the worst of times..

You know,..somebody really should use that line in an essay,..or maybe a pamphlet or something..

My tenure at the O-Town Housing Authority will be drawing to a close at the end of this month,and I'll be moving on to something else.
..That's a good thing.

I spoke with Toni over at Experience Works yesterday,(who replaced the infamous Bobbi some few months back,for those of you that have a clue what the hell I'm talkin' about),and we both agreed that it's a good time for me to diversify my 'training'.
We didn't discuss any specifics,but apparently there's an ongoing infusion of funding for the program,so I'm optimistic about connecting with a host agency that will offer oportunities to develop some marketable experience in this recessive economy.

I'd really like to post something on my resume that involves sitting at a computer all day blogging,and surfing porn sites using those computer skills I've aquired 'lo these many years,but for which I lack any documented academic credits.
..We'll see.

In the meanwhile,I still have around 3 billion dollars in unemployment extensions to draw from,so I shouldn't have to resort to selling my good kidney any time soon.

I imagine I'm going to miss working with The Partner,who really is a likeable character, well as the tenants I've come to know over the last year.
Those old-timers tend to have a lot more on the ball than they let on,until they get to know you.

Still,I most assuredly will NOT miss all that synapsis interruptus that comes from the constant exposure to the delusional railings of Rush Limbaugh,Shaun Hannity,and their legions of intellectual Succubi over at FOX news.

Seriously,..I could literally feel myself growing stoopid.


At 12:54 PM , Blogger secret agent woman said...

Your job required you to watch Fox? Yikes!

At 1:02 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

well atleast you dont have to listen to Rush anymore...and you had a cool partner..even to he was a republican..I think that should be on your resume.

At 1:52 PM , Blogger Willym said...

with sage on this one - list tolerance and understanding as qualities on that resume!

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At 3:12 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Contact buzzes are great. Until they're bad. Does it make anyone feel better that the Partner MUST have absorbed at least a little of your ooh-spooky brain stuff?

Yah, see, that doesn't seem like quite the good deal.

And I'm joining the consensus (three makes one, doesn't it? and you KNOW there will be more): what Willym said. Under 'Awards' if you can't think where it would fit.

At 4:26 PM , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I dont like change..but I think you can find something that you will be able to use your bean with .

At 6:24 PM , Blogger Mom said...

With your talent for learning and getting along you're way ahead of most people. Tell them about your computer skills - my rocket scientist never took a computer course. That part of his education was self-taught just like yours. You have a gift with words and observation that surpasses most people. I look forward to whatever adventures lie ahead. You always make life sound like a grand adventure.

At 10:48 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

People skills, verbal skills, computer skills, and a large dose of good old-fashioned common sense! You should be someone's dream hire. Good luck!

At 10:58 AM , Blogger rosemary said...

I agree with mom, Elizabeth....well, everyone. You are a gifted photographer, writer and humorist. You have great computer skills....too bad you can't be the town historian. Good thing that unemployment benefit stuff (even if it is below the lowest poverty mark in amounts)...and food banks too....Life can be miserable some days and great other days. You are a survivor extraordinaire, sling. So, have you met Toni yet? Do you think you will still socialize with the soon to be ex-partner? Do you think we could raid his house while he is at work and make some $$$$ off of those wonderful documents he has stashed? Your bright, optimistic outlook always makes me feel better sling....even in these miserable economic times.

At 1:11 PM , Blogger Sling said...

wow..All these wonderful comments took a turn toward the very heartwarming that I hadn't expected.
Thanks kids!
..I have met Toni..She's an old friend of Mom-O's,and a very sweet person.
By an actual amazing coincidence,she sent me an e-mail about an hour after I posted this to tell me that she thinks she may have an office job for me when my time is up at Housing.
We'll be talking more about that in the next couple of weeks.
I don't imagine I'll be seeing The Partner socially all that much..We really are good friends,it's just that he lives 30 miles from O-Town,and I never have been much for hangin' out with folks I meet through work in any case.
Thanks again for the kind words..They mean a great deal to me. :)

At 3:19 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

an organization can never have too many renaissance men.

i predict great things for you.

At 3:48 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

I'm going to miss the stories about the partner. Ah well, I'm sure I'll be entertained by whatever you write about the next lucky place to have Sling around.

At 3:49 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Hey - Did you notice you have 119 comments on your time travel post below? Are you being stalked by a Chinese Viagra salesman?

At 3:51 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

Wow - and another 192 on the post below that. I'll stop now and leave room for them.

At 5:03 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Just think of all the brown liquor you can drink while you're on unemployment. *grin*

Seriously, man, I'm sure that many golden opportunities await you--you are one talented dude! :)

At 2:12 AM , Blogger laurent said...

Did you know Fox News is the one channel they really watch in Teheran for English news, no wonder they can't connect with America.

At 3:45 AM , Blogger Shrinky said...

It sucks you have to put yourself out there, but from what I can tell, someone with your multi-talents won't need to cast around too hard. Good luck hon, I'm rootin' for ya'!

At 12:52 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Billy P.- I think even DaVinci would have trouble finding work as a house painter in this economy.

Thinker- I decided just to leave all those Chinese Viagra spams..It would take me 2 freakin' hours to delete them,and people stopping in for the first time might get the impression I'm popular.

Miss HP- ..same amount I drink when I'm employed? ;)

Laurent- Oh.My.Gawd!.Are you telling me that Michelle Maulkin,Sarah Palin,and Glenn Beck et al are over there representing ALL of America??
..If I was Iran,I'd wanna nuke us too!

Shrinky- 'Experience Works' is a program for folks over 55 that pays you to train with their host agencies.
It's not unusual to move around from one host to another,and any down time is made up for with my unemployment insurance.
So you see,this really doesn't affect my income..
I'm way luckier than a lot of people,who don't have these resources to help them out.

At 8:05 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

Sounds like you are ready for a change - who is Rush Limbaugh and the other one - are they media commentators or something?

At 8:13 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Middle Child- They are radio and TV talk show folks,who make their living catering to people's worst character.
Every day,they will instruct their listeners on who to hate and fear.

At 1:49 PM , Blogger more cowbell said...

catching up after mega-hiatus. Too much FOX kills brain cells. When I was overseas, the TV in the chow hall was always playing Bill O'Reilly. Talk about subliminal manipulation ... you wanna eat? Take your daily dose of Bill! Maybe your next posting will include Rachel Maddow to balance you out in the end!

At 12:07 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I will be excited to see what next is in store for you. In the meantime, I would recommend a good ol' fashioned brain scrub.


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