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Is it bad of me that, despite the fact that I wasn't particularly busy over the weekend, I still managed not to remember that it had been two full years since my father's passing? I would have forgotten all about it if Mum hadn't mentioned it on Sunday.

We met to go to the pictures together, and we saw Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer in a really sweet film called Beginners, in which Christopher Plummer plays a 75-year old who after 44 years of marriage comes out as gay, and almost immediately falls ill with terminal cancer. Ewan McGregor plays his grief-stricken son, who has commitment issues in his own life; and another important role is filled by the dad's Jack Russell, Arthur. It didn't disappoint and I'm glad I picked it out of the meagre list of films shown here in town, most of which seem to be of the 3D-variety.

I went to pay my respects to my Dad's gravesite this morning and when I got back, I was approached for the position of Contact Center Analyst by the same recruitment company that got me the interview at Apple back in January, so with a bit of luck and even if this doesn't work out, they'll be able to help me get into another job soon.

By the way, did I mention that 2 days after I had left the Apple office, the MacBook I had left on the train was handed in there? I didn't, did I - but it did! :-)


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Oct. 17th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
What good news about the job possibilities and the MacBook!

Don't fret about remembering the anniversary of your Dad's death - so much better to remember the happier anniversaries linked to him.
Oct. 17th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad the MacBook turned up (though surprised it took 2 weeks); its loss had been weighing on my mind as it wasn't my property I had allowed to go missing, but that of a multinational corporation earning billions, easily able to absorb the loss...but that had entrusted me with its safekeeping.

Fingers crossed the job opportunities will keep coming my way!
Oct. 25th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Great news about the Macbook, nice to know there are honest people out there after all. :)

And about the job opportunties! Hopefully something will come soon. *crosses fingers*

Don't beat yourself up about forgetting your Dad's passing - I fully intend to forget mine (the date, not my father). Like grief can be marked by a date, anyway.

I have good news along those lines: my father's house is under offer. Barring calamities, it will be sold and I will be able to wind up the estate in this financial year. Thank all that is good and holy. I have wanted it to be over so badly.
Oct. 25th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
I've not heard back from the recruiter so I guess the hiring company weren't too impressed, but I'm not too worried: something will turn up, I'm sure. It may take a while, though, bearing in mind it took me 8 months to find a job last time.

Fingers crossed you can move on winding up your father's estate without any hiccups, and put that sad reminder behind you.
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