I've been laying low the past few days. Mostly because I've been a bit down of late. Long story short, I'm still unemployed, it still sucks and trying to stay positive can be tiring.
But this isn't going to be a whiny "Boo-Hoo! My life stinks!" posts. That's not how I roll. I don't have anything nice to say about the unemployment situation so I won't say anything about it. I appreciate the fact that this blog is my forum for whatever I want it to be and I could sulk if I wanted, but I do enough of that out in the real world.
Anyway, in the week or so since I last posted other things have been going on. As I may have mentioned before, the country I live in is Trinidad and Tobago. We had our Independence Day celebrations recently and, this year, T&T turned 50. Mrs C and I celebrated the same way we always do: by barricading ourselves inside and having a DVD marathon.
Don't get me wrong! It isn't that we're not patriotic or anything. Some years ago, before we were married, we took some younger relatives to see the fireworks display in the capital and had THE worst time trying to get out of the city after it was over. We had to walk all the way from Queen's Park Savannah to downtown Port-of-Spain - with small children in tow - because we couldn't get a taxi.
Here's a map so you can have a better idea.
|Trust me. Even for a small island, it's far.|
Even after that, it took forever for me to get home after I dropped the yet to be Mrs C off. From then, we decided to skip the main attraction until we had our own car.
Other than that, I started school this week. No, I haven't changed majors again. My recent romp with The Paper hasn't broken my resolve. I still want to be a journalist, but I do think I need to back off a bit and finish school first. Though it was a bit of a concern that the lecturer who was helping me choose my courses for this semester (a former journalist himself, mind you) seemed to be trying to dissuade me from this pursuit.
Things in the school are improving! We've only had one major hiccup so far. Seems one of the classes I signed up for isn't at the campus I go to but at one of the east campuses. We're talking faaaaar to the east. Think the map I showed you earlier times-I dunno-1,000!!! Even travelling, that's way too far for me, especially when it comes to leaving there to get home at 8pm. Now I'm being told that all the other classes are full so I'll most likely end up taking two instead of three this semester, which keeps me a student there longer.
Oh! I added a new set of stalker buttons to the sidebar over on the right. Make it easier to get more of me.
|I mean these.|
Mouse over them. I made them say funny things. You can even click them too (Hint!-Hint!).
That's basically been my week, in a nutshell.