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Calisse

January 28th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues | Personal - (Comments Off on Calisse)

I am so bloody sick of bilingualism. It is one of the reasons that we have (sort of) decided to move away from our Nation’s capital. Unilingual people, or people who know that their¬† grammar is not good enough for them to attempt to write anything important in French are at a serious disadvantage. The …
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There is no way to make the long story short

January 26th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on There is no way to make the long story short)

Last Monday I was in Regina. At 10 that morning I had a job interview. By 11 they had offered me the job – provided I could get back to Ottawa by Wednesday. I spent Tuesday flying. I started work Wednesday at 9 am. I’m exhausted. I think I like my new (short term) job, …
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Sigh

January 20th, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Sigh)

I am in Saskatchewan. My skin in dry and itchy. I am still recovering from the worst job interview of my life – which didn’t actually have much to do with me. The questions were awful, vague and ridiculous. I hate living in this place where I have no idea what my competition is like.¬† …
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Having arrived in Regina, now living with my mother and my dog, I now need to help me help myself. Networking and meeting new people has never been something I was good at, and now my survival depends on it. I need to get out there, hand out resumes, tell people I’m new to town …
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Just like starting over

January 1st, 2008 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on Just like starting over)

It’s 2008 (how the hell did we get so far along in the 2000s?), at least it is here in Ottawa, working it’s way across the rest of the world. The new year is supposed to be the time when we try and better ourselves and I am no different in the making-of-resolutions department. There …
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RIP Bhutto

December 27th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues - (Comments Off on RIP Bhutto)

If I were still a journalist

December 12th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues - (Comments Off on If I were still a journalist)

(Well, to be fair, I probably am really. I don’t happen to work in the field at the moment, but I certainly still have my journalistic mind). If I were a journalist, and I happened to be working for one of the Quebecor papers, with my work posted on canoe.ca, I would be extremely frustrated …
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I need a job

December 12th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on I need a job)

I spent my day today baking and cooking and knitting (first pair of socks – woo), oh, and I did my routine check of all the job sites that I know. I’m getting very tired of sending out applications and trying to pretend that I have any confidence left. I leave in a few weeks. …
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At a loss

December 7th, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal - (Comments Off on At a loss)

I am currently in one of those downswings in my moods where everything feels like a mistake. The job postings in Regina are going from few to nonexistent and, once again, the husband has managed to get an opportunity he doesn’t really need right now while I flounder. We’re supposed to go to a Christmas …
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"Reality" TV

December 3rd, 2007 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Issues - (Comments Off on "Reality" TV)

I am a fan of Project Runway, though I have no real concept of the fashion world – in fact I think people are pretty crazy (and I’m not the only one). For some reason watching the challenges every week and the same sort of in-fighting that you see on America’s Next Top Model (and …
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