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It's very rare for a job opportunity to basically be dropped in your lap. It's even rarer when cheap housing comes with it as well as parental approval to move halfway across the country without a second thought. Basically, an old family friend is some sort of Assistant Manager at Merryl-Lynch in Jacksonville, Florida. Not only can he apparently hook me up with a job, he can also put me up in his place.

I'm going to need to give this some serious thought but it's a helluva opportunity. It only makes it better that I don't have to make an immediate decision. I know the Census gig is about to be up soon and I now go in every day expecting to be axed. Interesting that I will not be put back onto the sub list for next year either. It really feels as if the whole world is steering me toward something as I continue this grand adventure with a blindfold on.

Let's see where the road goes.

-Arex
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2+2=Fish

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Well, that ticket wasn't as bad I thought it would be. It helps that I was able to take an online course to get rid of my points.

Sold my old telescope. Ordered a better one and honestly, the one I should have gotten in the first place. I won't miss it either, I managed to get a very similar telescope for dirt cheap a few years back. Once the better one comes in, I need to build a mount for it.

Census Enumerator training tomorrow. Should be interesting. Once that work is done, I should have a nice chuck paid off on my student loans. Haven't heard from Huntington in a couple of days. My guess is that my manager is pretty busy with her marriage and such.

I forget where I found that old userpic. I remember using it on a report about Spiritual Darwinism I wrote in college.

-Arex
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GTO

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So I got another temp job. Enumerator for the U.S. Census Bureau. The door to door guy that conducts the census for people who haven't mailed it in. Hopefully, I won't encounter any "C" Rock types. Yes I'm talking about the Apollo missions in case you were wondering or made a misinterpretation.

Three weeks of work stating in the middle of next week. Good pay too. I guess it pays off to, for once, score well on a standardized test.

Also, I'm currently in the throes of training at Huntington. I trained for two days last Friday and Saturday, essentially learning the bulk of my responsibilities and observing one teacher doing a 1:1 session. I know for a fact that I'll need some more observation time, as well as time getting to know where stuff is before I can start. I also need to let them know my hours are going to be limited for the next three or four weeks. Hopefully that'll fly, as one of the main drawing factors for this position was an incredibly flexible, albeit part time, schedule.

Speaking of taking jobs while doing others, I finally got a call to sub for a Social Studies teacher. A middle school one though, but hey, I finally get to do something related to what I've done during the bulk of my time in college. Tomorrow should be quite interesting.

No Stairway, eh? Well, music boxes are awesome though I would shudder to think of the size of this one, it would be sweet if it actually exists.

If that last line or two didn't make sense, don't worry about it.

-Arex
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Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary, that's what gets you.

Got a speeding ticket today, I think this is my third or fourth ticket in all my driving career though every one of the others happened at the same time (Saturns, inexperience, and DDR should not mix). Never around when other people blow by me, but caught me when I was trying to figure out why my car was vibrating oddly. Ticket or not, the cop was actually fairly nice and it was my fault for not paying attention to the road, it certainly could have been a worse ticket.

Still, definitely going to hurt the bank account methinks. At least I'll be getting a decent tax return, which should help.

Also, getting a job helps too. Haven't started yet, they're still doing a background check and calling my references. Maybe if I still haven't started, I'll try and sub for a couple of days which should take care of the ticket.

Speaking of which, three jobs are actually available tomorrow, that's odd and unbelievable luck, especially when it comes to subfinder. All middle school, but beggars can't be choosers.

Welp, better get to bed then.

-Arex
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GTO

Teacher Banzai.

So Great Teacher Ngu might be making a comeback.

Potential job at the Huntington Learning Center. I'll take any teaching related job at this point. I need to shake off the rust. I have my interview Tuesday.

I also took the Census Employment Exam. Scored 24/26. Not bad considering a passing score is 10/26. That's worth a fair bit of scratch as well.

Jury duty next week isn't going to be fun if it gets in the way, we'll see. Need to do my taxes too. Ugh.

Also, living on a corner lot sucks. Snow + extra large sidewalk = soreness.

-Arex
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