Mohammed and the naysayer

I finally met with Mohammed last Thursday. He is my attempt at getting tutoring experience before I leave for the Peace Corps (30hrs are required, though I plan to do much more). Mohammed is from Saudi Arabia. He’s 26 and he is here learning English so he can attend an American graduate program. He majored in special education in his undergraduate studies in Saudi Arabia and plans to continue pursuing his degree so he can help people. To be honest, I didn’t know what to Continue reading →

Waiting for Mohammed

In preparation for the Peace Corps, I was asked to start tutoring ESL students. The guidelines I was given for this were very broad. I need to have 30 hours logged before I am able to leave. That being said, I am sitting in a coffee shop hoping that Mohammed has a chance to show up. Mohammed is my English conversation partner. He is a student from Saudi Arabia and wants to work on his English so he can get along easier in America. I Continue reading →

Cats and Slavic countries

For the past few years there has been a small dispute about whether or not I draw myself into my comic. I don’t, for the record. But regardless, I did two things last Wednesday that was out of character. I forgot to post a comic before it should have gone up and I drew myself into the comic. I also used the comic to directly reference my life. You see, last Wednesday my cat, Marley, was let out of our apartment by the construction workers Continue reading →

Interviews and employment

My apologies, I just realized that I didn’t update the comic last night. I was in the homework mode until I went to bed. I will try to get one up tonight. To answer the question, “How did your interview go?” It went, okay. However, I find it hard to judge because I think I answered the questions well, but because the guy interviewing my was bad at conducting interviews I couldn’t tell. When I say he was bad at conducting the interviews I mean Continue reading →

The SR and the interview

I meant to write this post on Monday but life happens. On Sunday I went to take a look at the KZ650 SR that I was considering buying. Much appreciation goes out to Geoff for driving me there. It was a six hour round trip for him. Anyway, I saw the bike and she was in impeccable condition. I was told that the first owner babied her for the majority of 30 years. Always a nice thing to hear about something you are considering buying. Continue reading →

Follow up email

As promised, I will keep you updated on my Peace Corps application. Today I received an email containing some more documents to fill out. I was also told to expect some more in the mail. I have until February 17th to complete and return them. I also learned that there is no guarantee of an interview. This is a little disappointing but not surprising. I believe the actual wording is “I have received your application and look forward to working with you. If you are invited Continue reading →

Peace Corps

Two weeks ago I posted something a little cryptic: I also am not sure what I want to do (well I do and I am working on it but something needs to fill that time). This post is to answer Amy, who asked “So what is it exactly that you want to do?” Today, I submitted my application for the Peace Corps. This is something that I have been considering since freshman year of college. For a while I went back and forth between wanting Continue reading →