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01 November 2009 @ 07:53 am
I'm feeling MUCH better now.  
After spending yesterday talking and laughing (and drinking) with family members, some of whom I haven't seen in twenty years, I'm feeling more positive about everything. The car? A setback and an annoyance. The job hunt? I've got prospects and directions I've never even tried before, because I didn't think I could do them.

I've spent far too much of my life not trying stuff because I didn't think I could do it. The only things I've ever done right were the times I dove right in despite that.

Joining the Coast Guard. Running off to Texas to move in with my Internet girlfriend. Going to a brand-new school that had only opened four years previously.

In the words of Virgil (and Scrooge McDuck), Audaces fortuna iuvat!


The secret, you see, is to
KEEP

SMILING!

 
 
I feel: awakeawake
 
 
 
ArchTeryxarchteryx on November 1st, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
"It's never easy with the Joker."

This is what Mark Hamill needs to be remembered for, alot more then Luke Skywalker. :>

And big kudos to you for your attitude, and your restoration. It's that very attitude that drove me to choose the NIH over the "safe" postdoc. And despite my initial advisor being a sociopathic ass, I stormed right out, risked it all and ended up in what's practically the lab of my dreams.

Sometimes fortune DOES favor the bold. And if there is any way to give you a little of my good fortune, I will find it.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on November 1st, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
leonard_arlotte: Mwa ha hah!leonard_arlotte on November 2nd, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Welcome back.

Persistence will pay off in the job hunt.
Hafochafoc on November 2nd, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
You're a freakin' DRAGON. Go get 'em.
Hafochafoc on November 2nd, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Incidentally... something that I've been thinking that may not be the kindest, but I mean it well. It seems to me that fate just had it in for the Grape. It was its time. I only thank Whatever is Out There that it wasn't YOURS.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on November 2nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
I think you may be right.

On the other claw, I rather wish that it had happened BEFORE $300 brand new tires three weeks ago and $1100 of front end work two weeks ago.

And this is why I call Whatever Is Out There Coyote.
Hafochafoc on November 2nd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
I didn't say Coyote because I didn't think Coyote was everyone involved this time. I have a spooky feeling that Coyote went to bat for you, bargaining with Whatever Else so that you get a nasty practical joke you survive instead of something... much worse.

OK, maybe I'm just getting spooked out by the Halloween season. But I'm telling you what I felt when I read this story.

"C'mon, Clyde, give the guy a break. I can't spare him. He gets the joke."
Your Obedient Serpent: coyote laughsathelind on November 2nd, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
...that makes SO much sense.

Coyote DOES love me.

Maybe the Grape was all set drop its tranny on the Interstate at 65 mph or something.

Not that I want to speak ill of the Grape; I still wuv my widdle purple car.