Sunday, November 12, 2006
on pasta, typewriter ribbons and jobs (again)
the back room of lucca, the italian shop in my hood that sells fresh pasta. i guess this is the pasta-making room. i've never seen it before. it's covered in flour! so soft. looks like snow. i kinda want to go in there and play in the flour.
this evening i changed the typewriter ribbon on ol' remy. not as easy as it sounds. had to thread the ribbon onto the spools manually. my fingertips are now a bluish black. but it is quite satisfying to now be able to easily read what i type on the thing. and i don't have to bang the keys with such great might (just a little might). i found a fun typewriter website for those of you into that sort of thing. (and i KNOW a lot of you are.)
so it looks like i'm going to be tutoring kids in the public schools part time. i'm pretty excited about it. i think it will be challenging in a good way. but i still need to find about 10 hours more of work a week. any bay area peeps have any need for a part-time worker at your place of employment?
it's funny because abby has written some about her change of jobs. i wrote to her a little while back saying something like, "my ideal job doesn't exist. because right now my ideal job would be hanging out with old people one day a week, tutoring kids one day a week, baking one day a week and making stuff a few days a week." when i got the tutoring gig, i thought maybe i could actually create a version of my mishmash ideal job, at least while i'm in school...some days i think positive thoughts like this, and other days i think very narrowly about my job situation and feel frightened. it helps to keep thinking about dream jobs though, and to hear/read about all of your job struggles, compromises and successes.
my next post will be about another kind of dream job of mine, and about some inspiring people who made (a version of) that dream job happen.
Posted by Kerstin Svendsen at 12:23 AM