November 20th, 2008


shutting off the memory dredge

I happened across this post by GVDL last night, and it got me to thinking about my own situation. Which wasn't very much like his, tbqh; I'm not sure whether it was worse (or better) because I don't really know if there are any good endings in situations like that. There are, of course, a lot of bad endings, one of which Gerard discusses here, but for various reasons most of you are well aware of, the Bad Ends that were possibilities for GVDL were not an option for me.

All that having been said, I don't see much point in rehashing what in many ways was the worst and longest part of an extremely fucked up year, made even worse by its seeming to start out so well. The situation was sufficiently different from the norm that I doubt any description of it and the way I went about cauterizing my emotional wounds would help anyone else. Me, I'm not likely to forget any of it until Alzheimer's sets in - at which point I will arguably be in Hell, because with my luck I'll be remembering nothing but that year. So that pretty much wipes out any reason to go on talking about it here.

In happier news, I had a second interview with H&R Block tonight, and they seem inclined to hire me as a part-time customer service rep for the 2009 tax season. This will bring me an extra $10-12/hour, and a shot at attending their tax preparation course next year for just $20. It might also allow me to get free/discounted tax preparation, with any luck. Paid training will start next month, and with my luck it'll fall in the week between Christmas and New Year's.