August 27th, 2007

Cat Attack

Cute fuzzy animals!

Fair post the second: animals!

The State Fair isn't just about food though. There are animals there too!
I'm always amused by the sheep that have been shorn. They put these little outfits on them. I don't know if it's to keep them warm, or if it is to keep them clean. All I know is that it makes them look like little KKK sheep.





And if they are KKK sheep, someone should let this guy know that he probably doesn't really want to join...


There were freaky looking poultry, like this Frillback Hen:


and this Capuchine cock:


There was some hardcore rabbit disapproval that even Cinnamon would have a hard time matching:


and there were alpacas which are just utterly adorable!

hellbob didn't agree that we should get one of these to live in our backyard. :(

And last, but certainly not least, they had raptors at the DNR building, and the missing eye makes this little Eastern Screech Owl one of the crankiest looking birds I've ever seen!
History of Everything book

And on the job front...

I'll be going in to work tomorrow regardless of how I feel, because we just really need the money.

I interviewed on Thursday for a job that I'm definitely qualified for, and that I think I would like. The only thing working against me was that they are looking for someone for just the mornings. But, since it looks like I have to put at least some of my school on hold anyway I told him that getting a permanent job was a higher priority right now and so if they were to hire me I would drop the morning class I'm currently registered for since this is the first week of school.

Then on Friday the Manpower rep at General Mills called and said they had a full-time month long assignment and asked if I was interested. I said yeah, and so I went and took the drug test for that. I told her about the PT job I had interviewed for and asked if it would be a problem for me to just do PT afternoons at GM if I did get that job and she said they'd be able to arrange something. That's good because I wouldn't want to have to turn down either a month of FT work or a permanent PT job w/set hours. Of course, this is all happening now when it's the first week of school so I don't even know what kind of decisions to make about that! *sigh* Since we know I'll be doing a month full-time at GM, maybe we should just bite the bullet, pay for one class out of pocket, and I just take the one Painting class that is a night class so it would be after any job I get...
I don't know.
Best case scenario right now for decision making would be to get a call tomorrow from the interview and have them offer me the job. Then do the GM job in the afternoons. I think either way I'm going to have to drop the one morning class (8am-noon) I'm registered for because that seems to cause the most scheduling difficulty. Then I can add the Painter elective because it is in the afternoon and I think it will be easier to schedule one afternoon off than one morning, especially if I get the permanent PT morning job.
I'll have to talk to Rick about it all tomorrow night, since Tuesday is the first day I've got any classes scheduled.
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What I done decided on for school

hellbob & I decided that while my job situation is still up in the air it would be best not to take any classes during the days. I was already signed up for painting at night and so I browsed through all the other night classes available and settled on
HTML/XHTML Authoring 1: You will develop a basic understanding of HTML/XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets Level 1, Javascript and CGIs by authoring webpages and completing a website. Current Web tools and design issues will be surveyed. Objective will be to produce clean and fast HTML/XHTML pages built and verified to World Wide Web Consortium standards. Instruction will include online readings and tutorials.
I'm not a big fan of web design, but I've only ever had one Dreamweaver class. And from my job hunting I've learned that any web knowledge and skillz are good. Plus, if I still don't like doing web stuff after this I'll know for sure.
So, I'm significantly less stressed now that the school decisions are solved.
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