||[Jul. 8th, 2004|04:21 pm]
my life updated in one word: work|
you spend weeks and weeks running around the city applying to any job you can get only to return home and wait for a promised phone call from a potential boss, and it never comes. so now I have a job, one that is enjoyable and pays, so I am thrilled enough about that. of course, with the hours of 11-8 it is difficult to have any other expectations for this summer other than earning/making money. I figure my payback will manifest itself in the fall at wesleyan, but who knows.
it seems to be birthday season, so it has been a time of great celebration. of course, my birthday remains a ways away and I feel younger and younger as each day passes.
I wish I had some hidden talent in writing cohesive entries, but alas, I don't. I have reached the conclusion that english will be a dead language in a few years. well maybe not dead, but in all seriousness I hear spanish far more frequently than I do english. everyone at work speaks spanish, and everyone outside of work does too, especially on the train. I forget that people have a genuine problem with people speaking their respective languages when they aren't english, as if english were the national language. maybe I should send a nation-wide memo that the US doesn't have a national language, because I don't think anyone's grasped that quite yet.
my friend at work has to take a legalization test in the next couple of weeks, here are some of the questions/answers, hopefully you'll get a good laugh:
55. Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
A: For religious freedom
69. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
A: Freed many slaves
73. Who helped the Pilgrims in America?
A: The American Indians (Native Americans) ***clear compensation for #55)
79. Which President freed the slaves?
A: Abraham Lincoln
hmmm, so that's what a noble (and legal) US citizen knows. I feel smarter and more patriotic already.
you know what they say, 'back to work'