Just as well I didn't tell you about the interview last night. I got a rejection letter this morning, plus another in an envelope addressed to me, for someone else (I will tell them on Monday so they can properly inform her). Apparently they have already chosen someone.
I'd had over a week to think about this job and my life in it, so I am relieved to be less disappointed than I had expected I would be. But I am still fed up with my situation.
And I am on my 4th headache of the week. I have decided it is definitely tension. My shoulders are STIFF and I keep forgetting to breathe. I think I really do deserve my upcoming holiday.
Yesterday afternoon, in my positive mood after the interview, I stopped at the Swiss Cottage market and bought a small and dainty freshwater pearl necklace from India (or Nepal) - it was either that for 10 pounds ($20) or a moonstone one for 16 ($32). I like moonstone, but my mother took my old pearl necklace and I have been looking for an affordable one ever since. I never thought I could get one for as little as a tenner!
I also stopped off at Karnac Books, the main source for psychology and psychoanalysis (just up the road from Freud's house, you see, and his bust sits in the window).
There was a deal going on, 3 books for the price of 2:
I bought his book The Analysis of Dreams - look out Steli!
Myths from Mesopotamia - includes the epic of Gilgamesh, which I had left in the US.
The Golden Bough by James George Frazer, "the classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought".
I seem to be in a bit of an anthropological mood.
I also rented 3 DVDs at the library (on weekends they do 3 for 2):
Stealth - the AI fighter jet. VERY COOL movie, how could people say it was crap? I felt sorry for EDI at the end.
I haven't yet seen:
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - haven't seen it yet but I expect it will be fun.
Elektra - the superhero action film with Jennifer Garner, some mindless WOW escapism, which of course I need.
I had actually gone in looking for Belleville Rendezvous - I highly recommend this French film. Interesting animation, little dialogue, great music. I saw it a couple of years ago and am ready for it again. But it is checked out until Monday, so wait until then...
Yeah, I know, I rented rubbish movies and blogged on the weekend.
I will go out into the sunshine soon, maybe feel better...
Anyway, do you have any opinions on the books or the movies?