Friday, June 10, 2011

Houston, we have a job (and an airplane ticket)

So it's Friday and Shabat will kick in in a couple of hours and seeing as it's been at least a month since my last post I thought I'd say a word or two about the past, rather busy, month.

* Summer has started. That means in Beer Sheva, that it's around 35 Celsius during the day and that the temperature difference between night and day is getting smaller and smaller, and that a fan in the room is once again a prerequisite for successful sleeping.

* Some Palestinian leaders are beginning to question the "Let's get a state in September via UN" strategy. No shit, Sherlock. Irrespective of what happens in the vote, it will indeed be diplomatically embarrassing for Israel, seeing as the latest US Administration has ushered in an impressive "Let's Hate The Jews" feel to international politics. But then what? Israel is embarrassed for a month or two, and after that the Palestinians still have no state, they have corrupt Fatah and terrorist Hamas, and they are painted into a corner by their own refusal to participate in peace negotiations. They will be stuck with no options, unless they are going to opt for another Terror War against Israelis civilians.

* After a couple of job interviews I have finally landed a job at an Internet Marketing Agency that does affiliate marketing for the Gambling Industry. Yes!! Even though gambling may not be the most interesting product, the company comes through as very serious and all the people I met with have been really nice. I'm really looking forward to be working as part of a team instead of as a freelancer, the latter getting a bit lonely at times. I'm also looking forward to being able to get my own apartment. The job is in Tel Aviv, but seeing as that is not my favorite city, I'll be looking to move to Ashdod or Bat Jam, where the atmosphere is a bit more laid back. Hopefully I can get a 2 room apt so I can have guests over!

* Seeing as I landed a job, I felt financially secure enough to buy an airplane ticket to Sweden. So I'll be arriving June 19 and going back June 30. I'm very much looking forward to seeing my grandma and the rest of the family and friends! And Stockholm that is incredibly beautiful in summer....

So long and shabat shalom...

1 comment:

  1. I'm happy for you that you got a job, so you can relax a bit. Congratulations! And I'm very much looking forward to seeing you. It's been a long time. Good luck with everything!