Finding things to do during the day

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It’s been a while since I posted something on John Finds A Job. At the time, I had a job. Granted, it wasn’t the job I wanted, not a job that paid much (though 20 percent off everything in the store and all the coffee you could drink was nice). Since my last posting, I quit working at Whole Earth Center in anticipation of going to South Korea.

Well, that didn’t happen. And, once that didn’t happen, I tried to go back to Whole Earth Center, you know, for all that free coffee. But, Whole Earth Center didn’t take me back. And unemployment didn’t take me back, either. Thank God for male modeling.

Last week, I had my inaugural turn as a male model, playing a nurse for a medical equipment company. I must thank my friend M. for his recommendation of me to be said nurse. $250 for a day’s work? Yes, please. If only we could keep this going. Do you have a watch you would like me to model? Some gloves? Do you like my hands? “They are exquisite.”

It’s been a while since I posted something on John Finds A Job. At the time, I had a job. Granted, it wasn’t the job I wanted, not a job that paid much (though 20 percent off everything in the store and all the coffee you could drink was nice). Since my last posting, I quit working at Whole Earth Center in anticipation of going to South Korea.

Well, that didn’t happen. And, once that didn’t happen, I tried to go back to Whole Earth Center, you know, for all that free coffee. But, Whole Earth Center didn’t take me back. And unemployment didn’t take me back, either. Thank God for male modeling.

Last week, I had my inaugural turn as a male model, playing a nurse for a medical equipment company. I must thank my friend M. for his recommendation of me to be said nurse. $250 for a day’s work? Yes, please. If only we could keep this going. Do you have a watch you would like me to model? Some gloves? Do you like my hands? “They are exquisite.”

The day before, I worked a farmer’s market in Seaside Park. Is it “farmer’s” or “farmers”? We actually used to have conversations regarding such things when I was an editor with Packet Publications. Sometimes, AP style said one thing, other times another. Finicky bastards. I miss editing.

At this point, I am committed to going back to South Korea. Korea Three-point-oh, I am now officially calling it. Busan? Daegu? Doesn’t really matter if I have never been to any of these cities and the new recruiter says a Korean city is a Korean city is a Korean city anyway. Is he right? Who knows.

The grass is always greener, etc. etc. When you have to wake up every weekday at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., whatever, you might think how wonderful it would be to be able to sleep as late as you want. Sure, it’s nice, but when it happens pretty much every day because you have nowhere to go, it gets old. And then, once you’re awake you wonder, “what do I do today?” There are plenty of things you can do, but you have to actually do them. Some personalities will think, “oh boy! I have all this free time! What will I do TODAY!?” But those people usually say these things with crazy bulged eyes. I am not one of those. I would like to be, maybe minus the crazy, would like to take every moment as the gift it is and squeeze all the fucking juice from it, but that just does not happen all the time.

So, we try to find things to do during the day. Like visit the State Museum of New Jersey in Trenton. I went there today with low expectations. Unfortunately, they were not exceeded. Though Mel Leipzig is a fantastic artist. It’s free admission there, so if you’re around, I recommend it for that alone.



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