Wednesday, August 24, 2005

What Day Is It Anyway?



Decided to go to the family cottage for the weekend and see my wife and my kids. They always manage to cheer me up. They have been at the cottage for the last month, just getting a chance to be kids and not having to worry about negotiations, strike, lockout, strike pay, eating, paying bills. Came back last night and realized that I did not really know what day it is. It does not take long for the hours to fly by and I realize that I have wasted yet another day. Dilbert is one of my favorite cartoons (along with Bloom County) saw this one this weekend and thought of the situation we are in right now.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Yeeehaa Al Jezeera

Sent a resume to the new Al Jezzera english network. If I want to work, I should be willing to work anywhere. If you are intrested here is the e-mail address:

internationaljobs@aljazeera.net

The staff they are hiring are from various mainstream news organizations, so it should be good. We will see what happens.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

wikid wikid weed

Hmmm. Used to smoke when I was on the road. Passed the time when things were slow and proved to be a great ice breaker with potential interview subjects in far flung pieces of earth.
I am now up to a half pack a day, but it it is out of worry. I have to stop, as I cannot afford the ten dollars per pack. Funny how one reacts to stress. It is making me re-evaluate all my travels to these war torn countries.

Never on a Monday

Since the start of grade one, I have always thought Monday's are bad. They have just got worse. For the first time in my adult life, I am without a job - sorry, correct that- locked out of my job. As of midnite August 15 CBC locked out 5300 Canadian Media Guild employees. This sucks. There are hundreds of people I know who are also in the same boat. Oh well, maybe it is time to move on.