Well the concert was GREAT!! I really can't believe a whole academic year has passed down here! I'm loving living here even though I'm still lonely as hell (waaannnh!) I will be in New Orleans next year and will wait and see what happens with the national search next fall. I think I'd probably like to stay put and explore the potential that UNO has. I musy say though that it kind of sucks to have obtained three degrees in my field and be making the salary I make! I guess at least I AM making a salary that I (think) I can live off of......BUT it's waaaaaaay less than some people make right out of college - GRRRRRR. I LOVE what I do, but it's shame that I have to rely solely upon that. Teaching at the university level pays much less than in the public school systems - I'll bet plenty of people don't know that! Maybe they do....regardless...it's a crying shame it's this way. After all, teachers pave the way for the non-teachers to be able to do whatever it is they do well (we HOPE they do it well)! Here's a picture from the concert last Tuesday! It was a nice ending to a year where the students worked very hard to accomplish some excellent musical offerings! I am so proud of them! They didn't believe in themselves at first, but when they went through the Moses Hogan concert on March 13 (we combined with Loyola, Dillard, and Xavier) they got a chance to measure up and also hear themselves (combined and as an indiv. choir)! Well, I"ve done my laundry finally so that's it for today - I dislike this apt complex greatly....there are so many inconsiderate tenants living here. Hopefully, I can find a cool apt, something like a half-house / duplex somewhere in New Orleans. My good friends live in the Marigny, but so far, I haven't found anything there that I can afford or that takes pets! I don't know what I'd do without my little Sasha!