Hello blog followers! It's been awhile and I promise I'll explain. I have not blogged for almost 9 months but there is a reason for this. I was applying to join the Air Force and felt like it would be best to lay low for awhile since you get investigated by the FBI. Due to a hiring freeze at my position (flight surgeon) I was not hired. I realize many of you may think I'm not the military type. You're right!
In the interim, I've made some major changes in my life. I earned my Nebraska Teachers' License and I now substitute teach at my former high school, Omaha Brownell-Talbot College Preparatory School. It's great. Last week I was a substitute middle school gym teacher which is probably the best job ever. Schedule: 9-11 AM, play badminton with fifth and sixth grade boys. 12-1, cardio with fourth graders. If you think you know disarray try putting elementary school kids on treadmills with inclines. 1-3, watch school musical, which was hilariously funny.
I have also acquired a girlfriend and not via the usual online route from South America. She's a dental student in Omaha and we met on a yellow bus. Other than losing her purse and keys every 5-7 days she keeps it pretty real. She has lots of friends, which is nice, since I only have 3 in Omaha not including family, pets, and family pets. My oral hygiene has improved dramatically since meeting her.
Regarding jobs, I'm now only semi-retired. I tutor high school kids in math on weekday afternoons, and I was just asked to come on board at a local acute care center in Omaha. Soon I will have to change the blog name! I had one really funny experience when I applied for a job in Oregon, thinking I might leave town and move to the Pacific Northwest. The woman who owns the clinic to which I applied e-mailed me back. I don't think she's a big fan of technology. Here's the email. Really. (names/numbers edited)
HI MY NAME IS _________ I OWN _____ & WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU MY PHONE _________ HOME ___________ SOME TIMES IT IS HARD
TO GET ME I HAVE A HARD TIME WITH PHONES THEY FALL APART HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU AGAIN THANK YOU _____ MY E-MAIL IS firstname.lastname@example.org
Needless to say I require my employers to have verbal skills exceeding the average for fifth graders, so to her dismay I did not follow through with the application. Second of all, who uses hotmail? Answer: The same people who search for employees on myspace.
More later as there have been plenty of entertaining times in the last few months.