Christ is born!

Thought strictly, as that line is sung in Latin here, it might give you a clue to the song, if not the group singing it! No, not Steeleye Span!

And yes, here at least, Christmas Day is nearly over, but in American Samoa, its 8.26 in the morning, and presents probably arent even handed out yet! No, I have no idea what Christmas Day is like in American Samoa, nor am I ever likely to, but all the same…Samoa itself, 9.26 on Boxing Day, other side of the dateline, so…

For me, today has been quiet, apart from 2 cats I’m minding demanding food at very regular intervals. No, they’re not starved, though you would think they were, the noise they make! Presents so far, just one, a gift from America, from a lovely lady. Rest I will open tomorrow (the few there will be), when the others get back from the South of England, said I’d be a good girl and wait! That one present, oh fine, it is lovely, so…

Digital Camera
Digital Camera

No, the aliens have failed to deliver the flying saucer, the alien body suit, or the robotizing pod I hoped for, guess I will have to wait until next year, unless they’re delivering tomorrow too! 😛

One delight I found this afternoon, was an (almost) silent movie. Yes, they showed The Artist on TV over here today, and unsurprisingly, I lapped that up. Actually thought it was really well done, and can see why it won so many awards. I’d have to ask my former self if it was really true to the era, but it felt that way to me!

Anyway, to all my readers, however much of the day you have left, or dont have left, let me send my Christmas greetings to you.

Right, the video, you might have worked out by now that its Gaudete, at least. I found this version by chance on You Tube, but given its medieval roots, I liked the video style here, because lets face it, only monks sang it back then! I know its modern synthesizer music, but those bells give it the right sound, I guess? Suspect its something you either love, or hate, in all honesty.

Doubling my job opportunities

Yes, I am still around, I know, been a while. Not really been much to say, but anyway…

The last week or so has been a fine example of improving your job hunting chances. In other words, for me at least, it means dipping my feet in the jobs water, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Yes, a couple of places have advertised for jobs starting in November, so I’ve thrown off a few applications. OK, when one of them came back to me, they actually wanted someone to start a week on Monday, but…a couple of others actually had November starting dates. So, yesterday, off I went for one of those group interview things in Bradford. I thought it went fine, but not heard anything back, so…

The other is in Huddersfield, starting the Monday after I get back, and of course, the online tests were easy for me. Which leads to the phone interview, and those ‘wonderful’ competency questions at the end. From somewhere came 2 brilliant answers, and I now have an assessment thing on Tuesday morning, so the only question now is when I pack, especially as I want to take the ‘interview dress’ with me, just in case.

On the Hollywood side of things, nothing as glam, though you could say I had an, err, interview of sorts this afternoon. Not what I would really call it, but more on that shortly. No, not proper jobs (as such), simply a matter of signing up with various entertainment related agencies in the area, and seeing what develops. Not to say that if a ‘normal’ job came up, that I wouldnt take a chance, but anyway…

Oh, this afternoon. Well, yesterday one of these people saw a picture of me on Twitter, and liked what he saw. Asked for more pictures, so I sent him some. Hey, if that gets me work, whats the effort of attaching a few pics to an email, and sending it off. So, he wants to talk on Skype. So yes, as you guessed, not something I have ever bothered with, so hastily download it. A 2 way chat, in more senses than one. I’m trying to take it in a direction that leads to me getting work, he’s trying to take it off in a cyber sex, and sexy photo direction. Anyway, after an hour or so of this, I make my excuses, and go, so not holding out much hope that I’m going to get serious work there! Ah well…

So thats it, nothing more exciting to tell you, but at least you’re up to date.

The video, what I need an employer to do, though not the Abba version. But, you could say it looks like it, so…