Work, work


My second full-time job, and the first one at a desk. Data entry. It should last for a week or two more.

It made my back ache quite badly at first, but then I realized I just needed to lower my chair. It has made me screamingly bored on some days, but I've learned how to mark the passing of time with a fresh mug of tea twice a day, a new podcast or some music to listen to on the half hour. Those things make a big difference.

The people are kind, and the pay is very good.

And soon, soon, I will fly away. I will return before autumn, though, for two joyous occasions: a wedding and a birth.

1. Please recommend your favorite podcasts.
2. Who here has been to Ireland?


odessa 5/03/2012 11:06 PM  

i love the first one so very much.

Holly 5/03/2012 11:08 PM  

odessa - Embarcadero Station. Thank you.

annelise 5/03/2012 11:35 PM  

Data entry can be boring but as long as it puts money in the bank, who cares, right?

I have been to Ireland! I lived there for a year, in Cork and Galway. I am equal parts excited and jealous that you're going.

Penny Sociologist 5/04/2012 1:23 AM  

1. Hmm, you know, I think I've never listened to a podcast! That's no good! Although I did once have a fantasy about trying to get a weekly or bi-weekly feminist discussion group together (via skype conference calls), with women from all around the world, to discuss important topics, and I had a fantasy of turning those into podcasts, because the pickings on itunes are slim! But to my chagrin, I couldn't even get my friends interested! But now for something useful. I love listening to these when I'm home pottering around:

2. I've been to Ireland! If you have any questions, I'm happy to see if I have any answers!

Jess 5/04/2012 4:04 AM  

I've been, many times, my family are from there. It's beautiful, but very, very wet, even in August.

leonie wise 5/04/2012 5:52 AM  

1. (a) the moth. (b) wnyc's radiolab.
2. i haven't is that where you're going?

Heather Hoyt 5/04/2012 6:19 AM  

I love Librivox--I used to listen to books from there at my least favorite job ever, and it made it bearable. I remember listening to Dracula and Walden, though their selection is ginormous.

Noël De Vries 5/04/2012 7:01 AM  

o the possibilities that accompany that little phrase ... "the pay is very good"

Me! (o, sorry, thought you said who here WANTS to go to Ireland) 5/04/2012 9:26 AM  

Stuff You Should Know is an old favorite of mine. As is any podcast where they are interviewing poets. And I have been to Ireland, but we've already been talking about it. Still -- so excited for you!

Holly 5/06/2012 2:14 AM  

annelise - A-men. Emailing you!

Penny - Oh, The F-Word is one of my favorite things on the whole internet. I should have known you'd be a fellow listener. For what it's worth, I call it a podcast. Yes, I do have questions

Jess - I come from a very humid-in-a-cool-way place as well. I may be emailing you as well...

leonie - Oh, I've heard good things about the Moth. Yes, I quite possibly am.

Heather - Q listens to books at her work too! Yet somehow I didn't think of it. Thank you mucho. :) And there's something comforting about hearing other people's boring work stories...

Noël - Do share. My brain is boring at this late hour.

Kait - Looking it up now.

Jenica 5/06/2012 9:19 PM  

I like these geometric photos. I'm glad that you have a good job and that you've found ways to alleviate boredom and, most importantly, that you're going to fly soon! Can't wait to hear more about those adventures.

Holly 5/06/2012 11:23 PM  

Jenica - Oh, I have more to tell you even before I leave.

Penny Sociologist 5/07/2012 1:05 AM  

I should have known you'd already know about the F-Word (too)! Feel free to drop me a line at re: Ireland and I'll share anything I know that might be of help....

Holly 5/07/2012 9:48 PM  

Penny - I already had, heh. Now I'm trying to remember how I came across your blog, i.e. if we have a mutual acquaintance.

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