"You gonna do somethin', or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?"
Bunch of stuff happened since my last "real" post, so I'll fill it in for my loyal readers.
All three of them.
I got a job at a movie theater in Orange, near the Anaheim Stadium. I applied online, which consisted of a quiz that asked a barrage of annoying questions to figure out my "personality," very similar to the one used by Best Buy. Speaking of Best Buy, I've applied to that store about four times and I never got a call back. Needless to say, I wasn't feeling too good about this quiz. But I did get a call back from the theater the next day, and I went in for the interview earlier today. Right from the start, Bob, the manager that interviewed me, told me I scored "very high" on the quiz. Muhaha. The interview itself went pretty smoothly and they hired me on the spot (which, according to the interviewer, doesn't happen too often -- they usually go through all the interviews with the applicants first, then call back the ones that they think are the "best") I'm not sure what I'll be doing exactly. There are two positions that everyone starts on: the concession stand (food) or the "floor" guy (checking tickets, cleaning). I'll probably start training next week, as soon as I finish all the paperwork and hand them in. Finally, I have a job again.
I'll be moving to a new place tomorrow. Doojin's mom found a place nearby church, really close to James's house I believe. It's a house owned by a middle-age Korean man, and he's renting out a room in the back of the house. Yeah, I'm finally getting out of here. I'm truly grateful for Doojin and his family for taking me in and letting me stay so long. I'll never forget what they've done for me, and I'll pay them back in one form or another as soon as possible.
I've been leading praise for EM for the last two weeks, and honestly, it's been a struggle. I can't really put a finger on what's causing it. It could be the new team. It could be that I'm feeling pressure as a leader because I feel inadequate. It could be that I've been spoiled by doing praise with gifted and trained musicians, and now I'm feeling frustrated by having to "teach" the new members all over again. I dunno. It could be all those things I guess, or it could be a million other things. I'm just glad Andy will be taking over the next two weeks so I can take a break.
As I mentioned already, I'll be moving tomorrow, after church. Any help would be appreciated. I probably won't be online for quite awhile since I won't have any kind of Internet connection at the new place. No blog, no AIM, no emails. And my cell phone might get cut any day now. Ah, the exciting life of a struggling student. Isn't it great?
See you space cowboy...