Archive for July, 2007

Working outdoors

July 18, 2007

It has been an interesting week, to say the least. At my day job, I got a standing ovation for… disposing of the two big bugs that decided to take over the ladies’ room.

Often, I eat my lunch quickly so that I can spend the rest of my lunch hour knitting. Depending on the weather, I sometimes venture outside with my yarn and needles. But things were alittle different a few days ago. I had some proofreading to do for a freelance assignment. So, I reasoned, why not do it outside?

I quickly discovered that the gentle breezes that make sitting in the shade with my knitting such a pleasant experience don’t necessarily make proofreading enjoyable. The flying pages were rather annoying.

 Plus, I sometimes forgot where I was (outdoors! in public!) and would read my material out loud. This is a good method of proofreading, but it does attract some stares from passersby.

Potpourri (no, not the dried flowers)

July 10, 2007

Snippets of my life: 

  • I have recently discovered that my mother has acquired, for the first time in her life, an e-mail address. Does that mean she will be reading my blog? Will she be Googling me? If so, ¡hola mami! ¡Te quiero mucho!
  • I recently landed, completed, and submitted a proofreading assignment with a returning client. See my previous post about the cycle of nerves and anxiety and cockiness and exhaustion.  It shall be repeated in the future with another assignment I got coming up.
  • I got two phone calls today from folks requesting my interpreting services. I had to pass one assignment, as it was located out of town.  Fortunately, I was able to take the second assignment. Now, all I got to do is to educate myself on terms commonly found on cases like that.
  • Speaking of which, I need to find something to wear that is appropriate for the legal environment.  The last time I had to dress up, I had to improvise with a blue blazer and a black skirt of unflattering length. And…panty hose. Ugh. At least I can justify a shopping trip.

Hasta luego!