Remember that Volkswagen commercial from this year’s Superbowl? You know – the one with mini Darth Vader getting frustrated with his apparent inability to use the Force? There is now an adaptation of that commercial floating around to advertise Marvel Comics’ upcoming Thor movie. I haven’t been watching TV recently, and I’m probably going to pass on Thor (much as I’m a fan of Natalie Portman and Kenneth Branagh), but I got a good laugh when I saw this ad courtesy of a friend’s post on Facebook. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:
Speaking of Facebook and the posting of videos, I’m a member of a group called I Love Libraries. One of the things they posted today is an inspiring video. Luis Soriano of La Gloria, Colombia, has been a teacher for at least ten years. His area is very rural, but he’s managed to set up and keep running his own version of a bookmobile: Biblioburro! Check out the video. Isn’t YouTube great?
On the job front, it’s the same as usual: I’ve applied for more jobs, and there’s nothing much else to report. I signed up with a local temp agency recently, and they called me yesterday to say they might be able to get me a receptionist-type gig with an HVAC-ish company a few towns over. I’ll have to wait and see about that. I also contacted the director of a local library that I can get to by bus to see if they need any volunteers. She invited me to come visit, and I’ll try to do so on Saturday if the weather isn’t too horrendous.