Friday, July 17, 2015


First of all, let me say that I'm glad to have helpful and supportive readers! (Or, really, any readers at all.) People have not only posted potential things on this blog for me, but I even got in contact with someone to do a practice informational interview! Or maybe it was even a real informational interview! I don't know; I'm not used to doing these types of things.

Anyway I have sent out a couple more things, slowly and gradually, and I have a lot of stuff prepared for jobs from UCOP (Office of the President) but their stupid website/database thingy isn't letting me upload things right now. Maybe it took off early for the Friday and that's why my files keep getting rejected.

Anyway, it is kind of fun just reading across all the jobs that are posted and imagining what it would be like to do them. Even stuff like "groundskeeper" or "agricultural supervisor" or "naturalist coordinator." The problem is that I can quickly become overwhelmed by the options and spiral down into depression. But before that happens I found "Director of UC Observatories," which is fun to imagine doing in these days of the Pluto fly-by etc. (I'm imagining it requiring wearing goggles and steampunk gear while flying dirigibles between James Lick and the Griffith --- don't bother to correct me; I'm not remotely qualified so I prefer to imagine it this way and that makes me happy.)

The only problem is that after a while I get into the, "ok, yeah, I can do that" mode and feel like I have to apply for everything out there, right now. And then, as I've already mentioned, I feel overwhelmed. I should cheer myself up by buying some steampunk dirigible goggles.


Anonymous said...

Go you! You can do it!

Earnest English said...

Have you checked out Berlitz? It was over 10 years ago, but I worked at the San Jose Berlitz school teaching English. I bet there's a SF one as well.

Earnest English said...

Sis, I used to work in the Bay Area/San Jose area, and I see that some of my old bosses have landed in some good places and may be in a position to help you. If you're interested in getting connected with some of those people, email me at And we'll figure it out.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

I vote Yes on the goggles. But I'd write a grant for the dirigible.

Susan said...

And keep an eye out at our shop. . . we do have jobs from time to time!

And really, goggles and dirigibles sound great for the UC Observatories! But Notorious is right, a grant to fund the dirigible.