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Watched Memoirs of a Geisha last night. Lu's recently read the book, as seems to be the fashion, so I was treated to the "that's different from the book... that's different as well" monologue ;-) Even despite the differences I thought it was a wonderful film, for both the historical and cultural comment, fascinating story, and the simply fabulous direction and cinematography. Also I loved the cello lead in a lot of the music, which gave a melancholy but gorgeous feel (one day perhaps I'll have to play again). As an aside, the Japanese architecture was lovely also. 5/5

Anyway, I've completed my work for the day in about... 20 minutes, so that's me done. Of course I'm off to apply for more jobs, but it raises an interesting question...

Given the choice of surviving and having lots of free time, or earning reasonably well but working full time, what would you choose?

Surviving & lots of free time
18(58.1%)
Working full time & not so much free time
9(29.0%)
Don't know
1(3.2%)
Something else (discuss)
3(9.7%)


I appreciate there are probably a bazillion salary options out there etc., but taking the quiz generally and at face value...


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At different times in my life, I have been a stay-at-home mom, worked part-time, worked full-time, and worked a home business. I have discovered that I function best when I work full-time and away from home. It keeps me engaged in the world, keeps me out of my own head, helps me grow as a person and gives me the boundaries of accountability that I evidentally need to keep me from burying myself in a book all day long. My current job has also been very, very good for my self-esteeem as I seemed to have found a niche.

I am making more money now than I ever have. I work 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, five days a week, so I have afternoons and evenings free. So my weekends and about 3 weeks paid vacation a year that I can take here and there or all at once, are all the leisure time I need, as well as the disposable income to treat myself to lots of things I've missed out on up to now.

That's one thing work can be good for, is just getting you out. If you don't, and you're the wrong type of person, it can make you a bit insular and cuckoo I think :-)

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