So, I was out of town this weekend for my cousin's baby shower, and on the drive back, Mom mentioned library science as a possible career path for me. I hate my job right now (bakery cashier, blah-de-blah, boring, blah), I have a BA in English, and I don't want to be a teacher. (I can tolerate kids. Sometimes. If I'm in a good enough mood. But not their crazy parents or the beaurocratic nonsense that goes with teaching.) So, libaries! I like libraries. It's an idea.
Commence Phase 1 of getting Rhoda a new job: I search various internet databases for colleges nearby that offer such a program for college graduates. So far, I have one possibility, but it focuses on libraries WITHIN the local high school system (thank you, no) and the current adminstrator for said program has 'retired.' So who am I supposed to contact? No frickin' idea.
In conjuction with Phase 1 is my hunt for a new shitty job that will pay better and not destroy my soul as much as the bakery cashier thing. Possible candidates: bookstores, waitressing, and Starbucks. Because I do have experience with barista-ing, and rumor has it that (unlike my current workplace) they actually get to take tips. (Also, if I hit up Starbucks, I might get to work with Pretty Eyes. Pretty Eyes is a bakery regular that I totally fell in love with the second he first showed up, about two years ago. He works at Starbucks. And he has shoulder-length reddish-brown hair and eyes like Jackson Rathbone
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So now, having hit a roadblock with the college hunting, I'm off to fill out applications at various bookstores and coffee shops until it's time to go back to work. Wish me luck!