- chennai, ta, india
- member since November 28, 2007
sathya’s last login was Thursday, October 29, 2009.
Quit the job. The lawyer was difficult. Couldn't stand her. Life is too short to work for an unreasonable person. I've been reading, playing computer games, spending time with family and friends. Enjoying our mild summer her in Southern California. The recession is taking it's toll on many people. Housing prices are slowly rising, even though there are lots of foreclosures. We've been able to hold our own financially although with one income we're not spending money on extras. Things are tight but we're surviving. Are you going to school? Are you working? What do you like to do for fun?
Hi Sathya. How have you been? I see you have been reading the Harry Potter books. I have read them all. Last week I re-read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I read it the first time 4 years ago. I liked the book a lot. I had forgotten many things in the book, so I really enjoyed reading it again. I saw the movie yesterday. The movie people changed the story somewhat, which disturbed me. I often wonder how movie makers think they can think up a better story than the original book authors. If you haven't read all the books I urge you to do so. I'm just sorry the entire story has come to an end. What are you reading now? I am reading the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book again. Happy reading!
Hi Sathya. I am well. My friend from India called me recently. I told her about you and she told me how to pronounce your name. I am well. I started a job the last week of January. I am an assistant to an attorney. I handle paperwork and send documents to court and also do the billing for her. The last time I had a job was 4 years ago. I hated that job and swore I would NEVER work at a job I hate. My new job came as a gift. I was going to begin looking for a job in February because we have credit cards bills that need to be paid, but this job was handed to me. A friend of mine had been working for the attorney since last August and she wanted to quit because her real estate appraisal business was getting busy again. My friend didn't want to just leave the attorney without help so she asked me if I wanted to share the job. My friend wanted to work two days a week and have me work three days. Since the job was part-time, only six hours a day, I agreed to take the job. This job is the most detailed job I've ever had. There was so much to learn -- so many details, and the work had to be done in specific ways because it involves legal documents and how they have to be done. By my second week, my friend quit so I was on my own with little training and I'm working five days a week. Needless to say, it was stressful at times trying to learn without making too many mistakes. Fortunately, the attorney is patient and easy enough to work with. And, the best part is my salary is more than I've ever made. Attorneys in America make very good salaries. The other good thing about my job is that I'm only working for one attorney. She's in business for herself. She's not part of a big law firm. If I need to take time off for anything all I have to do is tell her and she's OK with it. So, that's what new with me. What have you been up to?
What kind of holiday is celebrated for 20 days in India? By the way, my friend from India has returned to America. I talked briefly with her last week by telephone. We are looking forward to seeing each other. She lives 90 miles from me, about 1-1/2 hours away. Good to hear you have a two week break from school. I'm sure you will enjoy the time off.
I am fine. My family is good. My 23 yr old son is looking for a car to buy. Someone wrecked his car while it was parked on a street. Luckily, my son wasn't in the car at the time. We are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next Thurs. It is a holiday in America. It's supposed to be about giving thanks for all the good that is in our lives, but for most people it's a day to get together with family and friends to eat turkey for dinner. This year most of my husband's family is coming to out house this time. Fortunate for me my husband likes to cook so I will have help. The meal is a big production, more work than I like to do but at least the relatives will all have to drive 1 and half hours to get to our house rather than the other way around for us.
What is new with you?
I live in Southern California, the city of Camarillo, about 45 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. It is very pretty here where I live, lots of mountains, agricultural fields, cities and the beaches. Most of the time we get wonderful ocean breezes. Today it is hot. I once had an Indian friend who is from Bombay, now called Mumbai. She and her family moved back to India several years ago. We lost touch, unfortunately, but I think I found her son online today. I have three Corgi dogs. One is a frisbee dog so we go to the park every day for fun. I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm 59 years old. I love reading about people, history, spirituality, suspense novels, lots of different things interest me. I love to sing and I play the piano. I'm from a very musical family. Many of us sing and play instruments. I love music as much as I love to read. I have wonderful times with a close girlfriend in town. We drink tea and discuss books and issues of interest to us and laugh a lot. It's like having a girlfriend from school. I tell my husband, "Bye, I going to Bonnie's to play!" We have so much fun together. Tell me about yourself, too. How old are you? What is it like where you live?
I am very well. What are you reading now? I just finished the latest John Lescroart book, Betrayal. I just love a good crime, legal story that's intelligently written. Now I have to wait for Lescroart to write another one. I just picked up a very interesting book called How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill. It's the true story of a man born into a prominent family who, in his early 50s, lost his job of 25 years, his nice home, his wife and family and has to start over. He's offered a job at Starbucks that completely changes his life for the better in ways he never dreams possible. Sounds interesting to me. By the way, where are you from?
I'm terribly sorry for not answering your friendly note. I've not written to anyone before. I have many favorite books on my reading list. My interests are many. I recently read A Year In Provence and thoroughly enjoyed reading about the Provence region in France--very interesting descriptions of the area, the people and the food there. I read all of the Vince Flynn books and am waiting for the author to write more. I devoured those books. I also liked reading the mystery books of John Lescroart. His books take place in San Francisco. I grew up 50 miles south of SF, so the books had special meaning for me. His books are about a cop turned lawyer who solves murders. Lescroart is very good with characters and dialogue. I couldn't put his books down. His characters, as in the Mitch Rapp stories, continue through each book. I like the Lescroart main character, Dismus Hardy, because he is a family man. Again, my apologies for being so rude.