Thursday, March 29, 2007

Forklift Training!

Through my new job as a Property Technician, I with my coworkers received forklift and cherry picker training today. The training started out with a really graphic video of people getting stabbed with forklifts, hands smashed, and people trampled with the equipment. I found myself becoming nauseous with all of the fake blood that poured from the actor's mouths. Uh!
After lunch we started with the hands on equipment training which was a bit intimidating but fun! The following photos are of myself on the outside forklift that a coworker took.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Off the Beaten Track

Yesterday my boyfriend and I stopped at his work, the Poisoned Pen, so that he could clean up some books we just bought at Savers to resell. James W. Hall was at the Pen to give a lecture about his writings and also to sign his latest novel, "Magic City." I am ashamed to say I haven't read any of his books yet but wanted to stay to hear him talk. I was relieved to hear that he is very down to earth and has a great sense of humor. (Some of the well known authors who come to talk at the Poisoned Pen have a bit of an ego.) He had some very comical stories about how some of his books were optioned in Hollywood and some great insight about how our literature is changing with each subsequent generation. I left feeling a little more educatated than when I came in.