Zubby Newsletter – July 27, 2001

The summer rolls on here in Calgary. The weather’s been quite nice here, which has given many of the staff at the school ample reason to take some time off. With that, and students having erratic attendance on the nicest days, it’s been relatively quiet at school.

With Gala back and multiple assignments to mark, I’ve been slowly returning to a normal routine. With just over a month before a new class begins, I’ve got lots of little things to get prepared again. The four month semesters are rapid and just as I get used to one group, they move on to the next component of the course. It feels strange.

I was surfing along the web and found a website with hundreds of thousands of name definitions. Looking up James, I was actually surprised how much it said. I don’t normally put any stock in this stuff, but some of the points in the definition were eerily like my personality:

‘As James, you are responsible and generous, although somewhat scattering and disorganized at times. Any jobs requiring systematic and conscientious effort, or involving any form of drudgery, dismay you. In your work, you would seek a position offering self-expression through contact with people, such as sales or teaching, or a position giving scope to your creative, artistic talents.

You are good-natured and likeable, and people tend to confide in you and seek your advice in personal problems. Others sense your sincere interest and desire to help, and you can always be counted on to see the bright side of any problem. You enjoy making others happy and you never let your own problems “get you down” for any length of time, even though you do tend to worry too much at times. Your optimism can be a source of inspiration to others as well as yourself. In close personal relationships you are usually thoughtful and considerate. However, your natural interest in others, coupled with your sympathetic reaction to problems, could draw you into emotional situations which may be difficult.’

I thought you guys would get a kick out of that. Looks like all the James of the world are trouble…

Not too much to say at this point. Things here are pretty good and I’m just rumbling along as usual. Hope you’re all doing well too.

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