new job is working as an RA (research assistant) for one of the profs in the english dept. i'm to look through copies of a methodist sunday school periodical for children and try to find stories by a particular canadian suffragette, popular novelist and temperance activist (who may be going under a number of names). there's about 100 issues of the mag between 1902-1906, stored on microfiche. i'm very excited about this job. i've read a lot about this sort of publication in my time trawling children's literature theory but never seen one, and i've never done much archival research. it's also exciting to be paid for my skills and qualifications. on the con side, i'm sure i'll get over the joys of scanning microfiche pretty quick, and it's not a whole lot of work - just occasional. but it's ongoing employment and good experience. i also think i'm going to get along with the prof. she seems pretty cool, excited about the work, and is also a Name within her field. she knew me as "the australian one".
have i mentioned how cool my friend winifred is? this was mostly her doing. also me being pro-active n stuff, even though it's stinking hot and all i really want to do is lie in a cold bath and read this bridge we call home.
great to see you all commenting. i will wear wigs and obfuscate more often!
must go! must buy bubbly, black balloons and liquid eyeliner!