December 20th, 2005

moon house

"mama's little baby loves shortening bread" has been stuck in my head randomly

[Advent day 24] 2 Samuel 7:8-11, 16
8 "Now then, tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: I took you from the pasture and from following the flock to be ruler over my people Israel. 9 I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have cut off all your enemies from before you. Now I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth. 10 And I will provide a place for my people Israel and will plant them so that they can have a home of their own and no longer be disturbed. Wicked people will not oppress them anymore, as they did at the beginning 11 and have done ever since the time I appointed leaders [Traditionally  judges] over my people Israel. I will also give you rest from all your enemies.
      " 'The LORD declares to you that the LORD himself will establish a house for you:

16 Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me [Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts you] ; your throne will be established forever.' "
My morning train had a brand-new double-decker car, complete with wheelchair accessible restroom.  (My evening train also had such a car.)

I had lunch with Linda today.  I was gonna make more Thai pasta and bring it in for lunch today, but I was lazy.  Calzone option was meat again, and calzone lady knew I wouldn't be having it, so she suggested the spinach&feta individual pizza, which I had in fact already been eyeing.
Linda asked if there was news about permanent-ness, said she almost didn't wanna ask, and I laughed 'cause I'd been meaning to bring it up. She said she thought I didn't think I liked it here, which was a bit jarrring, though I do grouse a lot (and, let's be honest, this job is not my favorite thing evar).

Later, my prof called and mentioned that Bianca still had to do some more reference checking and assorted hoops, but it was expected that I would start perm either end of this year or at the latest very beginning of next year.  I'd been sort of operating on the assumption that I'd be hired perm come January, but official-type word is yay.  He's pleased about this, of course, and he said Bianca was also enthusiastic, which made me do a mental double-take 'cause last time we met I half felt like was trying to dissuade me from pursuing this position.  She had also mentioned that there might be some shifting and I might not be working for the exact set of professors I am now (I, of course, thought of recruiting) and he mentioned something about that, though "Don't take it to the bank" and it has all sorts of implications and ties in to something someone else told me hush-hush weeks ago, so there ends my crypticness.

Apparently the temp is working in Morgan next week, which weirds me out because I thought the college shut down all week.

4:52 I commented that I could go home and no one would notice, but I would stay till 5, in part because there are so often last-minute things.  And yes, prof called shortly before 5.  'Twas 5:10 when I left work (so I just took the later train home, though the Red Line was so much less crowded that I actually got to S.Station only 5 minutes later than normal and I practically strolled from HBS to the T).  One thing that came out of the conversation was an okay to work from home "on standby" Friday 'cause it's a half day and he'll be out of the office anyway.  I was stoked 'cause I would have been working for approx. the same amount of time I spend commuting round trip, which felt rather foolish, so I was prepared to ask for the day off but this way I get paid for those 3 hours so it's an all-around win.  He talked about flexibility and how sometimes esp. next semester when he's teaching he's gonna want me to come in a little early or stay a little late, and I'm fine with that though oh how I look forward to having an apartment in the city.

My Serenity DVD arrived today.

My mom got her January T-Pass today.  Is Charlie Card now.  I am displeased.  And not just because the song is stupid.  I have grown up with multi-colored T-passes that actually have trains on them.  The Charlie Card design is cartoonish.  (It also has the flaw of not listing on the back like it used to where it's valid and that a guest rides free 5am-midnight Sundays.)

Tickets to Home are $24/each.  Damn.  That's the most I've paid yet, and it has 4 actors and like no set.  I am confuzzled.  I did buy the tickets, though.  (Having seen the rough draft, there's no way I'm not seeing the final version.)

New:
Five by Tenn
SpeakEasy Stage Company
Roberts Studio Theatre
1/27/2006 – 2/25/2006

Norton Award-winner Scott Edmiston directs the Boston premiere of this collection of five recently-discovered one-act plays by famed playwright Tennessee Williams.

http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/production.aspx?id=1861&src=t

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