Thursday, June 19, 2008

... another good day ...

... or I should say ...

...so far.  I have just came back from the first interview that AKA's uncle took me too, the Hilton Gardens.  He said he also has a connection at the Detroit Athletic Club, which I told him I wouldn't mind shufflin' around for ... good deals!

I thanked him for his time, and for the chance to 'get back in the game', if only for a moment.  The last two minutes of the game count, and if you play you get entered in the scorebook.  Make a play and it is cooler than cool!

All that to say, I was glad to have to put on clothes and go answer inane question and send out 'hire me' vibes.  I'll take it!

THE NUCLEAR OPTION

Does anyone have a 'cat lady' or 'dog guy' in their neighborhood?  Grow up where there was a single woman who tended to her garden year round, but neglected getting her bushes trimmed?  AKA is sorta like that.  She hoards crap in her house and it is a mess.  It has always bothered me that she lives across the street from her parents, and no one has DONE anything about it.

Look, maybe they have chalked her up as a lost cause.  Too bad she isn't my sister, because I simply would not have let her get that way.  No doubt, this is one of the annoyingly redeeming facets of my personality, that I don't abandon people.

But as the conversation was heading, I am at the point where even I had to ready myself to cut ties with her.  So I told her that I was willing to help her clean her house, whatever it took.  I said I can't visit you, because it is for real unsafe for me, and though I would like to watch movies with you, I can't.  I don't want to know why or how it got that way, but I do want to be a part of it becoming liveable again.

What ever happened, happend.  Cleaning your house will help you work through that.  I will help you work through that.

... so we will see ...

THAT THING WITH OBAMA ...

It is a story on the AOL sign in page, about how two women wearing the Muslim hajib were moved from prime spots whe Barack Obama stopped here recently.

Funny ... he made several stops in the Metro area, and shook hands and took pictures WITH Muslim women in their tradition dress.  What happened in Detroit, where arguably the most influential Muslim population in the country resides?

I will tell you.  Detroit happened.

This is a personal rant, so it doesn't matter what anyone thinks, because they are wrong about it anyway.  It isn't sensible because it doesn't make sense. 

Detroit is a small town, with memories of when it was a big town.  The divisions along racial lines is stark, and rarely meet.  Everything is exaggerated, and you can make a good living playing off the predjudices around here.

So, whatever good reason (since this is getting more into socio-politcal stuff, I won't elaborate), blacks in Detroit feel they need to 'protect' other blacks, and I can easily understand why a simple minded Detroit-bred volunteer would think they were justified in keeping the Muslim ladies out of camera range ...

... I said 'justified' ... not 'right'.

SINCERE APOLOGIES

... uh, I am trying to fight it, but I do enjoy reading others journals.  But I can't stay on top of them like I want.  So, if you happen to see a reader comment from a month ago pop up in your mail box ...

... have the best day ..!  I know I am ..!

5 comments:

luvrte66 said...

Glad to hear the interview went well! Sometimes, even if you don't get the job, it's just great practice. But of course, I hope you get the job!!

That's very nice of you to offer to help clean your friend's house. It's awful to see people living that way, and you know that there has to be some underlying issue.

Thanks for the explanation about what happened at the Obama speech. I was kind of puzzled by it, because he seems sincere in his wish to be inclusive. It makes a little more sense to me now.

All my best,
Beth

rdautumnsage said...

Hiya hon....Yeah, I'm back for the moment from computer tech hell...wasn't worth the dough to fix it, seeing as I'm in deeper than I was before. Ugh...

Anyway, glad to hear your having a few great moments with interviews. As for hoarding...I like living simple. My view is if you haven't had any use for it in a year's time it needs to find the curb. I don't bring anything in, unless I'm willing to take something out of my home. It's a small house and it doesn't make sense to have it so full it's confining. I Hope AKA takes you up on her offer. Sometimes it's just a matter of someone getting you motivated. As for catching up on everyone...I'm so far behind, I'm starting over. If there is something you wanted me to definitely read or catch up on. Throw an email my way and I'll find my way to you. (Hugs)Indigo

toonguykc said...

Abandoning people is our country's national pasttime..  So glad you're bucking the trend!  Hi 5!

Russ

buckoclown said...

Hope your vibes are successful :o)

lv2trnscrb said...

glad the interview went well Mark!! and whether or not you get the job, it is always good practice to get an interview out of the way in case something else opens up you might want better, you'll have gone through those pre-interview jitters with this one (or at least that's how it works for me when I've been looking jobs)

sometimes cleaning and keeping a house can get overwhelming if there are lots of other things going on in someone's life emotionally; I know I didn't keep up our last place as well as I'm doing this one because of the stress I was under; maybe AKA just had a hard time for a bit, fell behind with cleaning/straightening up and can't get it together to put it back right; so kind of you to offer to help her

so glad you are in a good mood!!!

betty