Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ordered those Disney DVDs

Since I'm a total capitalist (it seems), I decided that I wanted to pick up the new Walt Disney Legacy Collection DVDs which feature a bunch of "True-Life Adventures," Disney nature shows. There are 4 full discs of these things, and I felt compelled to pick them up. I have enjoyed the Disney Treasures DVDs that have come out since 2001 or so, although I haven't actually watched all of them yet (there are 22 2-disc sets, as of this Christmas - that's 44 DVDs, around 88 hours probably). Point being, I ordered them. The future releases in the Legacy collection look fabulous, like a DVD of Oswald the rabbit, Mickey's predecessor, plus a Disneyland DVD, and also a DVD of the Salvador Dali-Disney collaboration, Destino. Anyway, Roy Disney, Walt's nephew, is the host on these DVDs.

Since I am a Disney shareholder, I guess I'm investing in a company that I own (1 share).

Same with Apple (2 shares).

That's all.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Two more applications out

A couple of applications sent out today, and so now four are gone with two more to go before Christmas. The excitement never ends.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

One step closer to a defense date

My external examiner has passed my thesis, which is good news. Unfortunately, scheduling problems will probably make a pre-Christmas defense impossible. So I am looking forward to a defense in early January.

Friday, November 10, 2006

The job search continues...

Two more applications went out today for positions in a couple of Canadian universities. Both are for jobs in music departments, one without any research requirement (a teaching-only non-tenure track position which looks alright) and another for an enticing position as a post-1950s specialist, with an emphasis in popular music. Here's hoping something comes up. I have my sights on a few more positions that I will be applying for in the next month and a half or so.

I'm plugging away at that Feist paper I mentioned previously. It's coming together well, I think.

I've been listening recently to Mute Math, dredg and Earthsuit (many thanks to M. in Ottawa for the first couple of suggestions).

There are a lot of things going on at A.'s work, which, coupled with my insecurity and the unknown future that we face, is making things difficult. I'll leave it at that. Thankfully we have faith in Christ, which we are relying on.

Any Atheists or those of other religious persuasion who might be offended or bothered by the last comment, feel free to ignore it. I've found that it isn't really easy to believe something, "to have faith that things are going to work out." It really isn't a "crutch," as many used to tell me when I was younger. It's hard to trust in God, for instance. It's something that I struggle with constantly. But, I guess, I choose to struggle with it.

Okay, religious rant over.