Sunday, May 13, 2007

The New Job

I havent been able to post much lately because I have been working at a new and demanding job. I work in the billing office of a doctor office, and it has been many years since I have worked in such an office. It is very high paced and I have to do billing and insurance verification and other sundry things. I am interviewing for another teaching job, so perhaps this is just a season at the office. It has been very stressful and I wanted to share some of that stress with you, the "monsters" of the billing world so to speak.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Seven Random Things About Me

Miss M asked me to do a seven random things about me meme so here goes:

1. My mother swears that Marilyn Monroe picked me up and held me while she was filming in Reno. She was filming her last film The Misfits. My mother said she had gone to watch the filming with my older brother and me.

2. I hitchhiked to Berkeley when I was 16. More than once.

3. About 10 years ago I sat and had a beer and great conversation with a few folks I knew and Daniel Boorstin, A Pulitzer Prize winning author and more.

4. I worked for a summer near Yosemite National Park and had to drive through Yosemite Valley one night. I walked up to Yosemite Falls at midnight and reclined on a concrete bench and watched stars for about two hours with the mist falling all over me.

5. The last time I ever saw my father was when I was one year old. Not because he died but because he truly did not desire to know me.

6. In high school I used to drive to hot springs in a remote area with friends, spend all night soaking under the stars and drive the next day straight to school, smelling like sulphur.

7. Even though I have summited 10,000-12,000 ft. peaks and rapelled down a 230 ft. cliff, I cannot walk across a log over a stream. I have to crawl across. I am terribly afraid of heights.

Extra random thing about me:

I had my first child when I was 18. Here she is at 33. Isn't she beautiful and didn't she take a very artistic photo of herself?