Saturday, June 11, 2005

My job(s)

Very cool!! I'm working in two rare books libraries-one volunteer, one paid. I've only started the paid one, but just being in the environment is awesome!! Lots 'n lots of really old stuff, artifacts, letters, stuff like that. Nothing Jewish (that's what the volunteer one is for), but still pretty exciting.

I said nothing Jewish, but I managed to find something ;) One of the archivists is writing a book, and asked me to translate something for him for the book (= credit line for me when it's published! :) ). He thought it was Hebrew, turns out it's Yiddish....so I'm sorta learning Yiddish on the spot so I can do this. It's one of the five or so languages (including Arabic, French, German...) that I'm gonna need to know anyway, so better start early!

B"H. It was a good week. Even when it didn't seem that way. :)

6 comments:

EN said...

Great to hear that you are enjoying your work. Let us know if you find anything interesting in the Jewish department.{I am so jealous of you.}Have a meaningful Shavous.

EN said...

P.S. Can you give us a link on your previous post, so I can know what not to post? ;)

Stx said...

Y'want a copy of my Yiddish report?

TRW said...

en-It wasn't you, I just got a bit frustrated when I was browsing. As a rule, I don't link to sites I'm annoyed at.

I don't get annoyed when people talk about dating or whatever...it's just that there are certain things that I don't want to be thinking that guys are thinking every time a girl is around...it's yuckifying...and those blogs frustrate me.

Stx-No m'dear ;), but thanks

Stx said...

Hehe--Why not? It's very *cough* historically *snicker* accurate...

TRW said...

Yes, because we know how much importance you put on history...*insert tongue here*

Although, recent events have shown that given a need, you will research history (like when dealing with Roosevelt and trees ;) ), so I know it's in you somewhere!