This Playmobil Gaul’s moustache is not unlike his.
You may have noticed some silence from this blog of late. Well, my magnificently-moustachioed brother-in-law has saved this blog from ruination, and it now appears to operating properly! So expect more stuff.
So now I ask you, dear reader — what stuff do you want? I assure you, there will be stuff about Paris. But, otherwise, what do you want to see more of:
–Science Fiction and Fantasy
–The Middle Ages
I just shined my dress shoes in preparation for living in Germany for three months. The shoe-shine kit was found in our wardrobe. It took me a moment to find it because it was the heart of a mountain.
A mountain of shoes.
I did not count the myriad of shoes. They were legion, though. I can assure you. I have no doubt that my wife can account for a purpose for most of these shoes. The boots for work, the sandals for the showers at the pool, the sandals for summer (seldom worn since 2010), these shoes for office jobs, these shoes for that sort of outfit. And so on and so forth.
I own waterproof hiking boots, amazing winter boots that Aragorn would have worn, dress shoes, running shoes, Birkenstocks, and slippers.
But my work and my outfits are far less complicated.
Nonetheless, these little moments are insights into one another. What would be lurking at the bottom of the wardrobe were I a bachelor? Stuff I’d forgotten about. Shoes long dead and forgotten. Action figures that were cluttering things up because I’d acquired other, cooler toys to take their places. Maybe magazines. Or books.
Shoes are at least practical. And I’ve at least seen my wife in each pair of shoes on more than one occasion.
Off to do some dishes.
After a few months of being down and then unable to post, this blog is back! Be ready for more posts inspired by classical literature, sci-fi tv shows, and the bad grammar/punctuation of Internetland!
I have applied for:
-Myriads of writing/editing/proofreading jobs on Craigslist and Monster, including “Label Editor”
-CER at almost every Chapters/Indigo in the city
-High School Latin teacher
-Comic Shop guy
-Knight at Medieval Times
-Pretty much anything I could see
I think I’ve applied to between 80 and 100 jobs. People say that three months isn’t very long in the current economy. Well, it seems more than long enough to me. Sometimes I feel like I’m wasting away, applying for a couple of jobs most days, reading books, writing, going stir-crazy.
Hire me! Now! I’m a good worker!!!