Real Life School

Where I’m At…


The school deadline has passed. I have three exams left to write (I may want to consider studying for those at some point this week).

My last assignment for the Flash Experience Design course was an interesting one, and I got a great mark of 94% – I was pleased with that one. The final mark in the course was 89%, which kind of sucked because I got really good marks overall in the assignments, but kind of bombed out on the exam. I’m much better in the “practical” stuff – envision it, build it, yep, no problem. Talk about/teach it? Ummmm… not so much, no. Anyway, here’s that last assignment.

Back out into the real world again (uck), I officially have NO income now. Not a completely comfortable position. So, while I rebuild resumes for “real world jobs”, I’ve been applying for writing jobs as well: three on Saturday, and one today, so far.

I’ve also accepted a “maybe” freelance Flash job – “maybe” because I’m not sure there’s really a job there to accept, yet, but I’m pleased, nonetheless. This would go a long way toward feeling like the last eleven months haven’t been a big waste of my time. It would also go a good portion of the way toward keeping a roof over my head come November. Fingers crossed.

Have I actually written anything today? Uh, yeah… this post, anyway. There’s a new little sprout in my head though… beginning, middle, end, and all that, even. And the Ruby story end is coming for the handful on the reading list. Honest. It is, really.

Random Song for the Day: “Swinging on the Cusp” – Count Basie

8 replies on “Where I’m At…”

Yes, you’re right. It is all about doing what we love.


And communicating.

With people whose `company’ we enjoy.

Bravo, Les

Les Says (taking a bow): Thank you, David. Bits at a time, but there is definite progress.

It’s cool to be able to do what you love. I love what I do, but it get’s old some times. And I feel like I’m not really doing anything important, and I should be making a lot more money. Aaaa, it’s a living.

Les Says: Teaching is not important?! Oh, Hairy. You know better.

(And I’ve no doubt you’re not paid even close to what you’re worth.)

what happened with the naked at home freelance writing job or whatever the heck it was? btw, I hear that the Sault made the WHO’s list of the top 10 safest places in N. America to live

Les Says: The editing job? I imagine he found someone who would keep their pants on – I wasn’t hired, anyway. Sucks, eh?

I never heard that about the Sault. Wonder where the other 9 are…

I find it hard to cross toes, but I’ll think good thoughts.
At any rate, I think the universe will send good things your way.

Les Says: The universe has certainly been sending good things, I must admit. Now, if it would just stop taking them away… could you maybe try a little harder with the “toes” thing?

Thanks for coming by, Jay. Hope to see you here again.

I’m sure a job will come along that will be just right Les.

And BTW, I wouldn’t mind seeing a picture of that little sprout in your head, it sounds really neat !

Les Says: No worries, OldGuy. Once Ruby’s finished, and the “little sprout” gets written, I will send you the rough to critique. ­čÖé

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