Thursday, October 13, 2005

Nose to the grindstone

Guess who got a job at the dining hall today?

That's right. I wonder if this will be one of those jobs I screw up, or one of those jobs I screw up, but don't get found out ;)

Seriously, though, I am a little nervous, but not too much. I just applied today, and I start tomorrow! I am working as a Grab n' Go server on Monday from 7 to 10 pm, as a Dining Room janitor on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8, and as a salad bar attendant from 11 to 1 on Saturday.

Saturday used to be my one day to sleep in, alas. However, the only other available hours were evening shifts, and I wanted to have at least one night where I could do something with my friends if I wanted to. I bet my Athens pals will find the Grab n' Go part of my job highly amusing, since I was obsessed with the Grab n' Go chicken last year :)

It's about 8 hours a week, and it's just until the end of the quarter, which is about four weeks away ... So if it stinks, I just have to plow through it!

I got some good news this week. I got an A on my journalism history test, which I was scared silly about, and I got an A on my query letter for that feature story I'm doing on the State Street cemetery. My professor was very gung-ho about the story idea, so I was really pleased. I guess we have the same taste.

I took a Non-Western history exam today, and I am not too sure about that one. The multiple choice wasn't so bad, but the chronology and geography parts were very ehhh. The essay also gave me some trouble; however, I ended up writing a whole lot, so ... Maybe the professor will give me a break. Quality vs. Quantity, ha!

In other news, my priest sent me an e-mail with some information about a "live-in" experience available at a few monasteries over winter break. I recognized a few of the names - Poor Clares in Cleveland, Ohio, for instance. Maybe I'll think about giving that a go ...


  1. Hi Maggie,
    I didn't realise that you and Elizabeth were twins. I've been enjoying her blog for a while now and just found yours through her. My name is Daniel Jeffries and I'm a 22 year old Dominican Volunteer currently working in Manila, Philippines for ten months. As somebody who has lived in a priory for nearly 4 months already I'd heartily encourage you to give the live-ins a go, it can really help to give you an idea of community life and more specifically and usefully, the particular community life that is right for you.
    God Bless,

  2. Yay, you've joined the ranks of the food serving! (Just AVOID TO COFFEE MAKERS ARE THEY CAN BE EVIL!)

  3. Maggles. I'm cranky, call for gosh sakes. And forward me that email will ya? ;)

  4. congrats on your A's :)
    ... i'm in food service too... hoorah... :P ;)

  5. Oh sure Betsy... Call your sister but don't call me or anything! :P