i'm interviewing for a an americorps position with MCA (multicultural communities in action) that would be a 45 hours per week commitment, plus the daily commute between lake elmo and st. paul, minus better pay, minus minnesotacare (which is the greatest thing that has happened to me in a long, long time). i don't know which is more important to me: a sense of direction and personal fulfillment or $$$ and good health. ideally, i wouldn't have to choose between those things. a real great alternative, and one that i think i'm more likely to go with, is this organization right here. look at that. all bait, no hook. straight up worms. i can volunteer my ass off and i won't have to feel weird about getting paid for it, AND i can have a job so that i won't miss the money!? plus, i'll still have time to go to the gay bar and get impromptu tattoos and plan trips with friends and drive to decorah to see my wife and my boyfriend.
and now, these are the best snow photos on the internet. get in the mood. stop complaining. turn on 102.something and get out there and BUILD something. snow is nothing but a big skytoy that falls gently into our lives and runs everything serious into the ditch and it is our job to give form to everything imaginative and playful because if we don't do that, it's just going to get very cold and very boring.