Posts Tagged ‘Pantsuit of Justice’

The parents are gone! (sniff!)

August 22, 2009

My parents’ visit came to an end too soon.

And I don’t say this just because on more than one occasion they picked up the tab for dinner or because my mother scrubbed out my refrigerator (Yes, I know I mentioned this before. Sue me). I miss their presence. Their witty conversation. The fact that they love me and encourage me to pursue my new career goal. s remain as usual.

Since my last posting, I had one interpreting gig, which went OK. I can’t remember if I wore the Pantsuit of Justice or if I managed to assemble some other Outfit of Justice that was more appropriate for the weather.

And in other news…it has been suggested that I acquire a webcam in order to do remote interpreting. I am going to look into that.

I am going to MICATA…

March 13, 2009

Recently, I have had to deal with YET another occasion where I was all ready to wear the Pantsuit of Justice, even had a little ledger with a pad to take notes on and everything. And the gig, for reasons completely unrelated to me, gets canceled. So I was a bit cranky about that.

And then my partner in the Ongoing Major Group Project invites me to join her for the annual Symposium of the Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association (MICATA).

ROAD TRIP!

So many preparations. I need to finish folding laundry, start packing, leave instructions for the husband…

Like I said to my partner, I am excited and nauseous at the same time.

New project!

May 7, 2008

I will be participating in a new project pretty soon.  I am pretty excited about it, as the end result will address a very important need in our community.

This will mark my first participation in a group translation project (to be referred to in the future as Major Group Project). I don’t think I have participated in a group project since college. Hopefully, there will be fewer all-nighters involved. After a certain age, all-nighters become downright painful.

Preparations include ironing my shirt to convey the impression that I have things under control; clean out my purse so that in the middle of the meeting, ATM receipts and knitting supplies don’t spill out; and make sure to include a map to the location.

Wish me luck.