Went up north with my dad for the day for some business stuff (thrilling). I guess things are going according to plan, which is good because the amount I still owe Emporia keeps going up. Some of this business deal is going to pay for school, but it would nice to know what the full amount is so I can give it to them >_<
While I was in "Hurry Up and Wait" mode, I had occasion to check on Facebook on my phone and I saw that my boys from Train had mentioned that a certain Prodigal-country group
had covered the toe-tappingly wonderful "Hey, Soul Sister." To say I was unimpressed by the Chicks' efforts would be grossly understating the situation. I barely think it deserves a link in my LJ, but since people probably wouldn't know what I'm talking about otherwise, I have provided the offending YouTube link (you have been warned - OH DEAR HEAVEN MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!)
(As an aside and for the record, I didn't think the Dixie Chicks were that great even before their President-Bush-Bashing episode. That event merely helped solidify my not-liking of them. Between them, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, I cannot stand listening to country radio anymore. And that they would sully one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands is nigh unto unforgivable. Like I needed any more excuse to not-like them).
Just to clear the palette (and to remind you that this song is made of win when performed by the oh-so-fun-and-awesome-and-squishable Train), here's the not-official-yet-still-on-the-band's-
official-YouTube-channel video that I like even better than the official video.
Phew, that's over (Crisis averted! Everyone, back to your stations!)
There is good news on the job hunting horizon. Today, I had to call the principal of the high school that I did the yearbook adviser volunteer gig this year for to finalize some details. And he informed me that they have a part-time aide position open for next year that no one (to his knowledge) has applied for and since I have my Bachelor's degree and am perfectly qualified, I should apply. So, inbetween all my comings and goings, I downloaded an application, filled it out and mailed it to the district. Mostly, I would be in charge of getting the PolyCom system set up with the other high school in the district and spearhead that on our end - kind of be the tutor/teacher since the actual teacher is on the other end of the county. I could also do the yearbook thing again next year. The only monkey wrench I could foresee coming up is the fact that the student population of this high school has gone down a lot and will probably go down even more (if the parents are to be believed - but I've noticed that some of these parents talk tough, but when it comes to taking any action... yeah, not so much). But it would be a fun job and I'd get some paid experience in a high school to go on my resume, which may come in handy when I go shopping for a high school librarian job.
In fandom news (which has been somewhat sparse of late), I caught a rerun episode of Doctor Who last night (and tonight, but yesterday's was much more fun). This one is where the Doctor and Martha go back to Shakespeare's time and the three witches try to end the world (darned if I could remember what the witches were called - eh, probably couldn't spell it anyway). As an English and Shakespeare nerd, I could appreciate the use of "Love Labour's Won" as a plot device in the episode. As a Harry Potter fan, I giggle endlessly at the use of "Expelliarmus" in the witches' defeat (and this episode originally aired about a month before "Deathly Hallows" was released). And I have to say - I've seen David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston both play the Doctor... so far, I prefer David Tennant. There's just something more fun and glib about him that I like (for what it's worth - bear in mind I've only seen three episodes. I also prefer Rose over Martha so far as well and I haven't yet seen an episode with David Tennant and Rose. Figure that one out).
I meant to give this more playing time, but since I haven't had time to research it and this was supposed to be a quick update (pffft!) I'lll just briefly mention it - Dad and I were listening to the radio coming back home and they said that Colorado was heading to the PAC-10 as of tomorrow? But last I heard, Utah was going to the PAC-10! If you can't beat the BCS, might as well join em - what the heck happened? Oy, I'm confused (and that's another topic for another day - I'm about to fall over)