Thursday, July 19, 2007

Call For Ideas, and This Job Works For Me

Today, I went out on my own. As in, for my job, I was out and about without someone to watch over me. And it worked out well. I went to St. Louis City and did a search, then went to St. Louis County and did two more, and what's great is that the people who work in the office know me now because I've been in there a few times. Now that's normal, because I have to interact with them anyway, but it's sweet that people I interact with on my job who I don't actually work with know my name. And don't treat me like garbage.

Also, I went out to Lincoln County, to Troy, MO, to the courthouse to get copies out of a court case file. This is the other part of my job, the one that I will do as needed. This will help immensely, learning how to navigate my way around the local courts, in case I do someday land a job as a roving journalist.

Monday, I went out and bought grown up clothes. I wear khakis and polos to work at Target, but the pants are baggy cargo pants because they are slightly more comfortable to work in when you're lifting and whatnot, and the polos get kind of dirty. Also, as I took some freebie Target polos and the sizes they get tend to run a little big, they are mostly a little big for me. So, I went out and bought me some flat-front dress pants that are fit very well, some nicer socks and a couple polos that are very nice indeed. Kathy says I look more like a grownup in these clothes. So good for me, right?

I am absolutely signing up for the Three Day Novel this year. No two ways about it. I have been writing it up with the blog, I feel more ready than I did the last time around in 2004. And that's part of what the blog is about...giving me a reason to write as often as possible. Starting next week (not on the blog), I will be doing some creative exercises in my free time to flex my brain out a bit.

I'm going to go ahead and plug something here: Next Friday night, at Affton High School in Affton, MO, the Affton Community Band will be performing in the Auditorium. This isn't in itself that exciting, but what is exciting is that I will be playing Timpani. If that's not exciting enough for you, and you don't feel like coming and supporting me, then come and support my father. He wrote a piece of music for concert band last year, and he is close to getting it published. The last little bit that has to fall into place is a recording and a public performance by a real band. Music publishers will look at and evaluate an unpublished manuscript, and they will even listen to a .midi file if you've got it, but they won't publish until it's proven that a real band can play the piece. So, Friday, July 27th, 2007 in the Affton High School Auditorium, I think at 8 pm but it might be 7:30, the World Premiere of Gene P. Rauscher's composition Spirit Wind.

Alright. Sorry for the lax blog week, it's been hectic with something going on every night this week and friends coming in to visit tomorrow...but even with that being said, I am officially asking for your Free Write Friday suggestions. So, let me know what you've got in mind and I'll make my pick and it'll be fun. And...GO!

4 comments:

gerald said...

the magna carta. beavers. the 1960 summer olympic games.


go.

Molly said...

I had an inspiration as I drove through Forest Park this morning: Bobby McGee (yes, parents are old hippies), a 30 year old male, is running a summer fishing program for disabled children. He has one volunteer for every 2 children, he has enough fishing poles for everyone, he has access to a beautiful lake in a large urban park, he has live bait, fishing lures, snacks, drinks, box lunches, the weather forecast calls for unseasonably mild temperatures... everything is planned to perfection until he finds out...

Go!

mGk said...

how about,

Rex, 12, is sent off to camp for the summer by his parents. All is well until his parents have left and the camps true colors come out... it is a training camp for....

Becca said...

Sorry Elliot, I'm afraid I'm a bit belated on this FWF post. Harry potter and all - therefore all other aspects of my life were temporarily forgotten which includes internet. I know. Anyways, just in case I've still got time...

Sam - 23 - finds a magic 8 ball that is actually magic and will tell the future. Anything he asks it. Yes it works...