Unemployment, the new form of torture

English: 1923 unemployment insurance stamp.
1923 Unemployment Insurance Stamp

So it’s been two weeks since my contract ended.  I’ve been looking for a job and I’ve had a couple interviews.  One of the interviews is promising and the company would be great to work.  I met 5 people from the company and I liked everyone I met.  From what I hear they all liked me.  The waiting to find out if they  offer me the job is torture.  One can only hope that everything works out.

So over the weekend I’ve been keeping myself busy.  Friday night I went to go see TAO: The Art of the Drum and it was amazing show.  The presentation was great.  The music was amazing.  Saturday I went to the Chinese New Year parade.  Today (Sunday) I went to the Russian Festival to add a little more culture to my weekend.

Tomorrow, we’ll see what I can get involved in during the day.  My ultimate hope is that I’ll hear from this company.  Maybe I’ll take myself out for a nice lunch.  I would say I might buy myself something pretty but I know I won’t do that.  I don’t have any plans this next weekend.  I might take a little road trip next weekend.  Just  to get myself out of town and clear my head.

Fall is comming!

Fall folliage at Indian Lake.
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Well the weather has turned a little chilly the last couple days.  It’s amazing how in just a matter of 24 hours the weather here in Ohio can change from 90 degrees to mid 70’s.  Over the weekend a friend and I were discussing how you can even see the leaves changing on the trees.  Of course we didn’t think that was due to cold weather but rather the lack of rain.

You know one thing about fall that I could live with out and the people here in Columbus would gasp at this statement.  Football is the one thing I could live without.  I played in marching band for nine years and you know I never learned the game and really never cared to understand it.  I found all that time I spent doing marching band as social time as I hung out with “the girls” and I never really paid attention to the game.

So with fall fast approaching the leaves on the trees will be changing and the air will have a crisp edge to it.  The nights will be cool and the days will be moderately warm or cool.  It’s also a great time to find festivals in Ohio.  One coming up in particular would be the Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio.  It’s always a well attended festival here in central Ohio.  They have parades every evening and all the festival food you could want.  Thursday is a big draw for all the band people as they have the parade of bands that night.  I’m not even sure how many bands take part in that one night there are so many.

Of course fall also brings Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Those are nice.  They are both fun holidays.  I’ve never done a lot on Halloween but I think that’s something I should change.  I always have my Mardi Gras costume I could break out.  I would look like a young Bea Arthur.  Now there is a mental picture I bet most people didn’t have till now.  That is an idea, I’ll have to put more thought into it because walking in the heels that I have are murder not to mention dangerous.

Wow all that came out of the weather … Strange what affects the weather can have on us.