it must have been too good to last. i've been doing great lately, i was happy with work, the writing, and myself. butbutbut. yesterday i heard that there will be only half as many classes at the floridsdorf branch of the company i have been working for since april 2004. it's a little surprising, really. but unexpected or not, it means that i won't be teaching there anymore. i honestly felt like crying when i was told. i have never felt so comfortable in a workplace. especially this year, things have been great. nice colleagues. lovely students. and i have always liked the fact that this centre was rather small and we were not too involved in office politics. oh, and not too many female colleagues (none lately, since bärbel went on maternity leave). i often feel more comfortable working with men (unless they're sexist bastards, of course). so. this means, i will have to go get my stuff next week. i don't even want to think about it. [insert head-in-hands-and-sobbing icon here]
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thanks, airliner, for the envoi tip. i sent a sub around 01.30 last night, and had a reply at 12.30 today - and it looks like jan wants to publish all five poems! yay! two of them are sonnenizios on lines from ros barber poems (one written only yesterday! hot off the press so to speak ...), two are part of the periodic table series (lithium, nickel), and one is a kitchen conversation (tired cheese grater). the magazine is due out in june 2007 and i already look forward to reading it, not least because ms angle will be sharing zine space with me (again. that's what happens to married people, you see. can't seem to do anything on their own anymore. *rolling eyes*).
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saw little miss sunshine with gudrun yesterday. quite good. some hilarious scenes. and proof that the word lolly-gagging (as introduced by mr mcclause) actually exists. :)
just spent aaaaaaaaaages at the post office - seems i am not the only one sending snail mail at this time of year. but i beat them all with my 18 cards/letters. the rest will be sent tomorrow. i'm late this year. sigh.
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song of the day: toto dies by the delightful nellie mckay.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006