i have to say it: being unemployed is highly overrated. and expensive. there's absolutely no job market--or at least no jobs that i'm really qualified for--in the wenatchee area, and i can't really afford to move to somewhere that does have jobs. i had an interview in spokane last friday that i thought went well, but since i haven't heard from them by phone or email i'm guessing that i'll get a letter in the mail sometime in the next day or two saying "sorry, we went with someone else." i haven't given up hope yet, but i have admit that i'm not overly optimistic about life, the universe, and everything at the moment.