Saturday, November 18, 2006


Oh sweet mother of squee, I finally have a job. I start on November 27th. I'll be working at the Northwest Ohio Developmental Center, taking care of people with disabilities. I've done this sort of work before, but in Michigan, the minimum pay set for these workers is $7.65 an hour. Not exactly enough to get by on. Apparently either Ohio direct care workers have better lobbyists, or this group has more sense.

The unfortunate thing about it is that the 2 weeks worth of orientation is from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM. And I have school on Tuesday and Thursday nights! Those are the last four class sessions! Luckily I have a very understanding professor who is willing to work things out so that I'll still get the class material and be able to take the last test in the University testing center.

Meanwhile, the other night Tirithien told me about the town of Hamilton, Ohio. Apparently in 1986, the residents decided their town name just wasn't exciting enough, so they decided to change it to Hamilton!

Italics and exclamation points would certainly make geography more exciting, wouldn't it?

Unfortunately for the residents of Hamilton!, the US Board on Geographic Names rejected the name change, and they had to go back to being Hamilton.

I bet there are still "Welcome to Hamilton!" signs up around town, though.


martie said...

Congrats on the new job!!!!

Interesting story about Hamilton! !

How've you been?

mmompy said...

I'm so excited for you about your new job! Best wishes; I hope you love it.

Hey, what happened to this being a free country? Hamilton! sounds perfectly exciting. Unless the Powers thought it was false advertising. =oP

Beth said...

Sounds like they were hoping someone would come running up and write a musical about them.

Congratulations on the new job!

Bainwen Gilrana said...

That's actually what I thought when I first heard about this:

Hamilton! The world's first and only musical about Federalists.

Bougie Black Boy said...

great writeup. Congrats on the job! Wishing you the best with it! Importantly, I'm sure you'll end up with some great stories to tell us about it.

Cliffie said...

Ever been to Millville? I think it's near Hamilton. I found it and the famous WLW Moon River Pipe Organ at the Shady Nook Restaurant when I took my daughter to Miami U. a while back. A fascinating part of old time radio history and Powell Crosley. It may have been demolished by now. Hope not.