Saturday, June 10, 2006

So yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year thus far and I had to spend most of it driving around in my car (rhyme accidental). I have no AC, not sure why, it just went away. I could pay to have the Freon recharged, but my bank account isn’t that large.

My job is on the exact opposite corner of the city as my apartment, and there is no secret passage through the conservatory, so if traffic is bad it can take me an hour or more to get there. This was fine when I taught in the online department as I only went once a week, now that I have been “promoted” to an in-house instructor I will be making the round trip three days a week. My raise will simply be a break even on gasoline. Still, it’s work in a perpetually bad local market.

Yesterday’s trip to there was humorous in that “work” moved buildings and my guess as to where the new building had been located was incorrect. I had to spend a half hour driving around this industrial plaza looking for the new offices. It’s silly to misplace your job. Of course not so silly when someone else moves it and then no one gives you directions.

My two bosses are both on vacation so I am in the lurch a bit. I had to give myself the nickel tour of the new facility, which is state of the art, but smaller than the old facility. Not the best planning there. They are like our new military: leaner, less expensive, and suffering from a near total lack of long range planning skills – an adaptability that offers the illusion of efficiency because it fails to acknowledge that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Anyway, as a result of my heat exhaustion I thought it would be a good idea to make a huge vat of curried split pea soup. It came out great, but is unfortunately too spicy for my paramour to eat. I now have a shit load of spicy soup at my disposal if you are interested. I got the recipe from Julia at the Javaco in the ville. She recently sold out her interests in that venture. Anyway, if you have nostalgia for her curry I can email you the cuisine codex (AKA the recipe). It’s good vegetarian or with chicken added.

I’m thinking of grilling and having poker later so I best get cleaning.


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