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11 April 2004

And here we are in the merry month of April. My, but the time is going quickly, isn't it? I swear it was just March. Sorry I haven't posted in so long. Just been really busy with a lot of different things. I'm almost ready to start my screenplay, my book review site is blossoming well (I've started receiving review copies of books from authors and publicists to review), and in general things have just been humming along. I'm happy.

Well, not everything's humming. Still no new job. Many interviews, but no new job. The Oklahoma job market is competitive to say the least. Still, I guess I can't complain. My job is good, although it doesn't pay enough, and it's more than some folks have. The hubby's about to start a shift that's more compatible to actually seeing each other occasionally, and that's good too.

Things go well on the atheist front, also. I've been getting some good questions for the Ask Kimmy column (check it out, if you're interested), and I continue to receive good feedback on the site. Just wish I could get a little more input for the site from all the folks that I know are visiting. Guess you can't have everything.

If you're interested in atheism in the news, you might want to check out the coverage on Newdow and the Supreme Court case about having "under God" in the pledge. By all accounts Newdow did very well in representing himself. It only remains to see what the justices will decide. There are a lot of folks (lawyers and such, who should know) saying that they think the law is actually on Newdow's side with this, but even they're not sure what the decision will be. Expect to see a new addition to the rant section soon that talks a bit about some of the public reaction to the case. I've begun to get annoyed by some folks, as you'll see.

Anyway, that's how things stand in the great state of Kimmy. As always, I am very open to guest essays, letters to the editor, questions for the advice column, and any and all suggestions as to how to make the site a better place. I'm hoping to add some people to the sadly lagging biography section, just as soon as I can find the time to do the research. I had some research already done, but I'm afraid it's been permanently lost. My fault for letting it go so long. Keep watching the site, and I'll keep writing.

- posted @ 4/11/2004 10:03:05 PM - Email -

12 March 2004

Okay, it's March, and Kimmy is still looking for a new job. Man, I knew the job market in Oklahoma was tough, but I didn't realize it was this tough. I've got a phone interview on Tuesday, so wish me luck with that. It's not like I'm out of work and I'll starve if I don't get a job, but yeesh! The bills pile up faster than the paychecks come in, and that's enough of an issue for me. I hope this doesn't go on for much longer.

On the lighter side, my diet is going well, and so is my prep work on my screenplay. I should be ready to start writing by late March or early April, depending on how long it takes me to plot the sucker and get comfortable with the medium. I'm excited.

On the atheist front, the Oklahoma Atheists group has been very busy in the last few months, and promises to be just as busy for the next few. Hop on over to the site if you're interested in how this group has helped to change the National Day of Prayer proclomation and activities here in the great state of Oklahoma. I may have founded the group, but they are so beyond me now. It's a great thing to see.

Also, I'm still looking for guest essays for the Writings section, and Letters to the Editor. I can't believe none of you people have anything to say to me, or to each other, or to the public at large. I know y'all are very intelligent people with great thoughts on your minds, so please don't be afraid to put them out there for everyone to see.

- posted @ 3/12/2004 05:23:19 PM - Email -

21 February 2004

Got my firts Letter to the Editor up today. Yay! Big thanks to the friend who sent me that. Aside from being glad to no longer have an empty section, I think it's definitely an interesting point to make. So, y'all all head over and have a look at that if you haven't already.

Job search isn't going well. I'm not sure why, but it's fairly depressing. I've never had this much trouble getting a job before. I've got another appointment on Tuesday, so I'm hoping that one will go better. I really wish I'd gotten the job I interviewed for last week, but since I didn't hear by this past Wednesday, I'm going to assume the answer was no. *sigh*

In cheerier news, the computer is back up and running more or less properly. So the site updates should be on a more regular basis. I only missed about a week, so I don't feel too bad. Otherwise life is good, I guess. Keep checking in on the site and don't forget to send in your letters for Ask Kimmy and Letters to the Editor.

- posted @ 2/21/2004 11:38:14 PM - Email -

17 February 2004

Did you ever have the feeling that you could do anything? Well, after a very successful dieting week (see the blog for details), I'm feeling like I could jump off a cliff and fly. Unfortunately, I am currently unable to transfer that emotion into anything on the computer, hence the lack of updates (including the promised letter for last Friday in Ask Kimmy). My computer at home is having some serious issues, and I'm trying to work them out during the evenings. The diagnostics I've been running take forever, hence the slow progress. I'm doing this from work (shhh, don't tell). Hopefully, this will all get sorted out soon and I'll be back at the letter answering.

Speaking of letters, I'm still waiting for some letters to the editor. After all the opinionated letters I get, are you guys actually going to tell me that none of you have anything to say for the edification of others? Remember, if you're shy, you don't have to include your real name. An alias will do just fine, and contact information will only be published if you ask me to do so. Otherwise those who wish to respond to you can do it through another letter to the editor. So I'm begging you folks, help me out. It sucks to have an empty section here on the site.

- posted @ 2/17/2004 11:04:26 AM - Email -

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