I get my own parking space, people

So it's my second day of work and I'm still alive. They're actually making it a pretty mellow adjustment, which is really nice. Everyone seems pretty cool and is happy to have the extra body. Yesterday I got to:

recommend books for a 14-yr-old non-reader boy (I recommended Ender's Game and Eragon)

help some 10-yr-old boys find books for their State Reports--the funny part is I don't know where everything is yet so they followed me around like ducklings as I roamed the library

Check out Season One of The Office and watch it with my sister

Read completely vague and obfuscatory pamphlets about health care plans which made me want to drive a pencil into my eye

I plan to take some pictures of Logan and get them posted up here. Just so you know what I'm dealing with, though, let me tell you that a large segment of the neighborhood smells like cow poop, and that driving into town I saw an advertisement for bull semen.

Hoo boy.


Rachel said... [reply]

Bull semen?! You know where I could score some?

Ender's Game is an excellent suggestion. One of my favs.

The Office is too. I hope you enjoyed it! It's my mission in life to get everybody to watch The Office.

Jimmy said... [reply]

lol uh oh, cow poop and bull semen...still way better than where I'm currently living.

Glad to see you're getting settled, anyway.

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Sounds like things are going well. Especially if you have your own parking space. Moving up compared to parking in the Bubble, even if there are ads for bull semen.

Good job on helping non-reader boy; it's always hard to find something they'll actually read. Ender's Game is a great choice.

Something about health plans require that they be confusing and mind-numbing. Good luck in deciphering the code that is medi-speak. And let me know once you do, I'd love to borrow a translator. Good luck tomorrow.

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I miss you tons. So does the rest of my depressed little family. I hope they fire you or something so you can come back to the land of cowpooplessness

Tusk said... [reply]

I have so many problems with Star Wars.....OOPS...I mean Eragon.

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Just remember to sign up for a health plan before jabbing your eye out. Otherwise they'll consider it a pre-existing condition.

Also, what is it with this blog and bull semen?

kristen said... [reply]

Dude, what more do you need? Cow poop and bull semen.....now that's the mark of a great city.

Glad you're settling in.

blackjazz said... [reply]

Is that the original UK version of The Office with Ricky Gervais? Or the US one?

daltongirl said... [reply]

That bull semen billboard is my favorite billboard in the whole world. Even when compared to that plastic surgeon's boob billboard in S*** L*** C***

Also, I love the smell of cow poop.

Guess I need to move to L****.

SB's advice is timely (I hope) and appropriate. Please listen to him.

Scully said... [reply]

So glad to hear that the job situation is good. And hurray for influencing a new generation of non-readers! Also, I love The Office! Enjoy all the wonderful deleted scenes! And maybe you could get some health insurance advice from Dwight.

.::still blinking::. said... [reply]

I lived in Logan for 6 years and I am back in Salt Lake now. You will not believe how much a small valley can grow on you. I miss it there.

I don't feel like there are season in Salt Lake, just long dreary winters with a bunch of hopping between hot and cold and finally ending on hot. Summer goes from dreary drizzle for a month to extreme hot and then back to dreary drizzle.

In Logan there are seasons. You can smell fall in the air before it actually arrives. Spring is green and beautiful. You just have to get used to extremely cold, freeze the snot in your nose, kinds of winters.

There are also trees, in Salt Lake every tree you pass has been planted in the last five years and can only offer shade to the anorexic. In Logan you can shade and entire neighborhood with trees that have been around longer than you.

p.s. I found your site searching for the recipe for Cafe Rio Dressing.

chosha said... [reply]

Recommendation for non-reader 14-year-old: John Marsden, Tomorrow When The War Began. As a bonus for your locale, several of the main characters are rural teenagers. Book one of a seven book series. Marsden wrote this after asking his high school English class why they didn't read more and being told that there just wasn't anything good out there aimed at their age-group. I don't know any teen or adult who started reading it and didn't end up finishing the whole series.

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