Monday, February 14, 2005

A "Mixed Bag" Kind Of Day

Today,is an odd day. There is one part that is kind of odd, one part that is really good, and one part that I have not decided on yet.

Lets get the kind of odd out of the way. Today is the first day that I will technically be living at my new place with Dylan...without Mushi. Part of me is excited and the other part is kind of sad and nervous. As I said in the last post, this is going to be an interesting period in both of our lives.

The undecided part is the whole Valentine's Day thing. Part of me says it sucks and is kind of bitter and the other part of me is okay with it. I normally think Valentine's Day is an okay holiday. If people want to celebrate it thats cool but I think that a lot of the values that Valentine's Day exemplifies should be celebrated and practiced everyday with those that you love not just on holidays and special occasions. That and this Valentine's Day kind of sucks for Mushi and I. Then again, there are parts of it that fit Mushi and I's bill exactly. We are doing what we are doing out of love for one another. As I said, I am undecided on this one.

The really good thing that happened today is that I am now a volunteer for the Idaho State Historical Society. My first job is going to be listening to about 400 tapes of interviews this lady has conducted with Japanese people that were interned in Idaho during WWII and indexing them. I will listen to them and write summaries for each interview. I may also be converting the tapes to CD and maybe MP3 so that we will have digital forms of all the interviews, some of which are over twenty years old. It is more of a preservation effort than anything. They are excited that I know my way around computers well enough to do this kind of thing for them. I am really excited about this and I think I can have a positive influence on the society and contribute back some of my historical skills. I am really happy about that.

Well, I need to take off. I am meeting my brother in a couple minutes for lunch at the illustrious Panda Express. :)


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