Being employed leaves me a lot less time to sit and write my blog. Generally, I used to write during the days and spend the evenings with my boyfriend. Now, I work during the day and still spend my evenings with my boyfriend. I think I’ll try and make a point of updating on Fridays as I have them off work and a bit more time to myself to be writing. No promises though. Another thing is, I haven’t had much to write about recently. Still smoking the pipe occasionally, anywhere from once a week to less than that. I have no desire to smoke much more than that. Last weekend, I had my first blend that I didn’t really enjoy. I didn’t even finish the bowl. My buddy liked it though, so it was probably just a personal preference thing. I can’t even tell you what I didn’t like about it, I just didn’t like it.
I didn’t get my job with the city working with the kiddies. It was one of those interviews that you know you tanked while you are sitting in the interview. To be fair, I think that a small part of me didn’t want the job, which is never good going into the interview. It was working mostly with pre-school aged kids and I’m more of a fan of older kids and teens. I have steady work, good paying work to carry me through to September and hopefully I’ll pick up a teaching job between now and then. I’m also going to see if I can pick up some work in the evenings tutoring.
Lately, I’ve noticed I’ve been more interested in reading on the junk-science behind the anti-smoking movement. I believe the counterpoint between the messages sent by anti-smoking propaganda and the glamorization of smoking in various media contributed to my fetish. There is an attraction for me to the danger. I guess that is why I don’t think that the current modes of preventing people from taking up smoking work all that well. This blog post: The problem with harm reduction messages at Smokles sums things up quite nicely.
That’s all for today. Hopefully my blogging muse and fiction muse will come back soon. 🙂