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Summer Reading

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The summer usually holds a bevy of books for me as I move from the franticness of school to more relaxing reading. So far this summer, I have read The Hunger Games Trilogy and the last Sookie Stackhouse Book, but now I’m working through Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan ‘s The Strain, which is interesting to say the least. I’ll keep you all posted, but right now, it reads to me like a modernized Dracula-esque novel… I can’t wait to finish this one and launch into the remainder of their Trilogy.

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May 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

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Jobless for the Summer

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So, one of the bad things about being in school is the fact that during the summer the pay checks dry up. Now, I know if you are a professor or someone like this you probably have saved up for the summer. However, for a graduate teaching assistant saving money is kind of difficult because we don’t get paid that much. Honestly, I’m not complaining about the whole GTA thing. Mainly, I’m pondering if someone will want a person to be employed just for the summer. Now, I know that there are certain jobs that are just seasonal employment…but I don’t rather not find myself in any of these jobs simply because they do not appeal to me or I just don’t want to do them.

For example, I enjoyed my two summers as a camp counselor…however, I don’t know that I would do it again. 1) The politics at the camp that I worked for have gotten a little out of hand. 2) I don’t think that I could be mentally prepared to work with children for 6-8 weeks of the summer simply because I am mentally fried right now.

So, yeah, I am on the job hunt. If anyone should know of anything that might be fun, seasonal, or otherwise…let me know.

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May 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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