I’ve applied to Holland America Lines, a cruise company whose American branch operates out of Seattle, Washington. They’ve been advertising for a shipboard librarian, and this is my third time applying to them if I’m counting correctly. I haven’t had any read response from them yet, but I’m hoping. I realize that I’d be required to live on the ship for at least part of the year, and they’d probably have me do lots of other jobs in addition to lending out the occasional board game or DVD, but I think it would be an interesting opportunity. Lots of people take cruises, so who knows who I might meet? Nothing else really interesting showed itself during the past week on the job front, but I’ll keep plugging.
I recently got a book called The Bibliophile’s Dictionary by Miles Westley, and it says it contains a selection of “masterful words and phrases.” I am going to attempt to share a different one or two each week. This week’s word is nefandous. It is an adjective defined as unmentionable, abominable or horrenous, and is credited to H. P. Lovecraft. Mr. Lovecraft, of course, was a horror author famous as the creator of Cthulhu.