Summer Jobs (Now)


You know, when someone (aka me) thinks about having a summer job, the first thing that comes to mind is having weekends off every other week and possibly even three day weekends and hitting the beach afterwards or going for drinks afterwards.

One of my sister’s old classmates came in the store and voiced the thought I’d been having for awhile:

“What happened to that idea of a summer job you had when you were high school?”

Which of course made me stop and think and then shake my head and laugh. Because, naturally, all those ideas that you have, from all the books and the movies and just the fairly dreamy we all have of what it should be like.

So no, my summer job(s) aren’t really what I envisioned for myself. Not really even a little bit, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not good. That just because it’s not what you imagined it would be, doesn’t mean that it’s better or worse. It still pays the bills, the way doing anything else would do.

Besides, how interesting would life be if things turned out how you figured they would? That’s too predictable and the definition of life is that things aren’t predictable.

Things I’m Loving:

(Since it’s been awhile, have a link dump for your time.)

Top 10 Jobs Children Want To Be – Because they always know where it’s at.

101 Jobs Tips to Land Your Dream Job –

Human Colours – Visually compelling.

Taking Off a Leg  – That moment when Photoshop goes terribly, terribly wrong.

The Bookless Library – The discussion about libraries in our technical future continues.

Living In ‘You’ve Got Mail’ – What I want: all of it.

Explore Your Neighbourhood  – What’s better than finding out new, fun things in your own  neighbourhood?

Test Tube Vases – I want these on windowsills.

Baseball in the Time of Cholera – Beautifully shot film about cholera from the view of a baseball player.

Floral Flats – These need to be in my life ASAP.

Friends With Kids – One of the best movies I’ve watched in awhile, up there with Black Butterflies. And for once I actually noticed how amazing the soundtrack is, which is something I don’t always notice. So, there’s that.


One thought on “Summer Jobs (Now)

  1. I totally know what you mean! I thought college was going to be fun and games all summer… except for that pesky job! Love the links you included as well!

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