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wonderbink: "I'm way too busy being AWESOME right now" in black letters on a red background. (awesome)
Monday, March 27th, 2017 04:10 pm
I'm going to try writing about things that happened a while ago, so that they're vintage rather than stale, since I'm still writing these things five minutes at a time.

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wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (Default)
Sunday, April 8th, 2012 02:30 pm
Happy Easter to those what that celebrates it and Happy Sunday to everybody else!

I figured that if I was going to remind people of all the other places on the Internet that I can be found, I should probably make an effort to update those places, so here we are.

Easter Weekend isn't much to write home about (if you're Catholic, you know the drill; if you're not, you wouldn't be interested anyway) but the weekend before that I went down to Seale, Alabama for my third go-round at the Doo-Nanny. I left a day early so I could help my friend Lake get set up but her attempts to keep her 1972 Cadillac hearse running faltered a few times on the way down (plus a couple of blown-out tires for good measure) so that I arrived at two in the afternoon and Lake got there at two in the morning on the back of a tow truck.

I made twelve bucks selling drinks, gave away a handful of my ten thousand flowers and didn't sell a single piece of artwork. I've officially given up on all hope of making art as a day job (I'm going to devote my time to writing dirty books instead) so I didn't worry too much about it. I do think if I go back next year, I'll wait until Friday before I head down there--an extra day of camping only left me wanting to stab people by Saturday, which is not the best state of mind to be when trying to sell artwork at a festival.

I caught Palm Sunday Mass in Columbus, Georgia, where Catholic school students recited the Passion from memory and did a surprisingly good job of it. From there I just drove straight home to nap, shower and decompress before dinner, which was much better for me than trying to stay an extra day in hopes that somebody might wander by and buy something.

Monday I drove nails into the wall above my patio doorway and hung up all of the planets. They can stay there for now. I found that all my Etsy listings for word art had expired on April 1, so I let them lapse and only renewed the listings for the vintage things I still have. Soon after, I got another order from Australia for one of my Duran Duran calendars, which is more money in the bank than I made the whole Doo-Nanny. I can take a hint.

Tomorrow I'll be banging around and updating my LinkedIn profile (grumbling as I do so) so I can keep some professional networking options open and maybe even see if I can poke people into finding me a proper job, now that the economy is starting to stumble towards some kind of recovery. (I may also set up a file-sorting/organizing business as a stopgap while I'm looking for proper work, so if you know anybody with a lot of files who would be willing to pay me to put them back in alphabetical order, well, I'm yer gal.)

Today I took pleasure in Eggs Benedict, of course.

Today I learned that Facebook has some kind of archive option that will allow me to download all the crap I've put up there and store it somewhere secure. (Kudos to whoever pressured them into providing that.)
wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (makeawish (by piperredfern))
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 05:02 pm
The temp-to-perm gig went back to temp, though I am assured that they thought I was wonderful and would love to have me back. Considering I figured I'd be out of there by the end of January, I can hardly complain that an extra month or so isn't long enough. I should at least get a good reference out of it and if another huge project comes down the pike, they know where to find me. In the meantime, I've updated my resume and already started sending it out again.

Did I mention that I gave up Facebook for Lent? )

Today I took pleasure in the sound of rain and the sight of the sun.

Today I learned that I'd been signed up with that temp agency for a lot longer than I'd thought.
wonderbink: The outline of a star surrounded by tiny (illegible) writing (sylvian)
Monday, February 23rd, 2009 10:50 pm
One trip to the Georgia Department of Labor Career Center later, my unemployment insurance payments have now been straightened out.

Went out on Friday night to the Highland Ballroom to see The Pin-Ups, a cover band that covers all the songs off of David Bowie's Pin-Ups album and then throws in some classic Bowie tunes for good measure. Got to see Hot Mod Boy again, wish him a happy birthday, and even kiss him goodnight. (I aimed for his cheek and he intercepted with his lips. No complaints.) Also ran into Christian, a guy that [livejournal.com profile] azewewish and I knew Way The Hell Back When. He didn't quite remember my name; I barely recognized his face. The sheer awkwardness of the encounter sent me slipping into the night perhaps a bit sooner than I would have otherwise. (Though he was kind enough to give me the business card of a friend of his who might know somebody looking for a paralegal.)

I've been poking about Facebook a bit more, though I tend to keep my contacts confined to people I genuinely know or would like to get to know better. I don't particularly feel the need to friend people from high school who I barely spoke to at the time, not even for the petty vengeance "check out how cool my life is now" factor. Especially since my life is running a bit low on the coolness at the moment. Will have to work on that.

For those of you who expressed concern, thank you. I am improving.

On my way to bed now, methinks.

Today I took pleasure in a cup of tea with my breakfast.

Today I learned what the graphics program GIMP is like.