Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The boring parts!

So a few of you lovely people have left me sweet comments to the effect of: you look like you're having so much fun!
Annnd... I mean, I am, that's true. But you also make me feel guilty because: am I really going to write a blog about the boring parts? No, that would make me a whiner. So I post about the fun stuff and it makes it seem like it's all I ever do. So now, in the interest of balanced reporting, here's a rundown of the less blog-worthy parts of my summer:

  • I work at the Québec National Assembly as a translator (see previous posts). Cool? At first. Now boring? Yes.
  • Parliament was in session when I started here, which was cool, but now the politicians are on vacation, along with a lot of the bureaucrats. Too quiet? Yes.
  • I've been mostly working on the book "La Procédure Parlementaire", translating chapter 7: "Order and Decorum". Then I get to move on to "Le consentement unanime et les autres moyens de dérogation au règlement". Hard, which is good. But does that sound exciting to anyone? No, it doesn't.

So I'm actually longing for May, when there were still laws coming in. And people, if longing for legislation to translate isn't an indication that my 9-5 could use some spicing up, I don't know what is. I've also included pictures of my office so you can note the marked lack of fun happening in it. (Click on them). See, I don't want to sound ungrateful, cause I'm really grateful for this job. But just to say, let's not get too envious, people. If my after-work time is occasionally interesting, it kind of needs to be for me to be able to make it through the next day at work, you know?

7 comments:

laura said...

amazing entry! how did you do those fancy pictures? well, i can guess how you did them. but they're cool. i also like the part where there's a picture of me. :)

PINKSandROSES said...

hey guess what. new kids on the block rocks! i'm super serious!!! i'm glad you have the key chain. i feel like we're more connected now...

Alice said...

yes but.... i have a fanTAStically awful, boring job, and i don't get to hitchhike to compensate!

(ps: did you see? i put the sweaty pictures back up. you shamed me into it. i didn't think anyone had seen them yet...)

Jenni~ru said...

Hey, I loved The Grat Gatsby, in fact my cat's name is Gatsby. I really enjoy reading and re-reading Mere Christianity too, I haven't started the Problem with Pain yet, but I should be sometime soon...I miss working, you should feel lucky, even if it is boring, I wish I had an office to take pics of a nd post. But I should be rejoining the work force in August, yay!!!

irina said...

ok, what have we got here...
- Polyglot? Definitely, since we can read French and English in this blog, and comments in Spanish in Mau´s blog... Do you speak any language?
- Male? not sure, since we could read in the profile not a girl, not yet a woman... but then Matthew sounds masculine...

I´ll come back to solve the mysteries...

irina said...

ok, I meant any other language... I hate my typos!

amera hearts said...

Oh oh oh oooohhhh, oh oh ooh oh, oh oh oooohhhhhh, the right stuff! I loved NKOTB when I was a kid.