dragonimp: (Ghost flamel)
I started the new job, and it's going fine, although right now I am *ahem* a LITTLE BIT peeved at my schedule being changed from a 6:00-10:30 (that's AM, folks) shift to a 4:30-9:30 (PM) yesterday without my knowledge, but other than that. I'm working in the print center at the local OfficeMax, so I get to work with printers and trimmers and laminators and binders (when I'm not working the floor or the cash register). And yeah, I'm horribly under-employed, but at least it's money coming in. I'm still adjusting to the new schedule, which is why I've been even more MIA than usual. I've been spending the majority of my free time making food or working on a sewing commission I need to finish up and have barley sat down at the computer.

And also, last weekend was SacAnime and we had a blast! I mean, the panels all looked lame, there was no art gallery, and the Dealer's Hall and Artist's Alley were in the same room (which is still think is a poor design), but 75% of the reason I go to cons anymore is to hang out with folk and that was awesome. Tierfal is amazing and sweet and the most adorably huggable Ed you ever saw, and I got to meet Mthaytr and Inkdropfox (who IS Alfons Heinderich), and we took lots of shippy pictures and generally goofed around. (Some of which you've probably seen if you're on my Facebook, because tumblr mobile's latest update apparently decided to turn on the crosspost feature without telling me. ^^;) I'm in the process of putting them all up on flickr and I can link the albums here, too, if anyone's interested. AND ALSO I got to meet Hacha who gave me arts!!! These ones!! Everyone was super sweet and we all had a great time.

Still playing catch-up with Life. Hope everyone is doing well, and I'll try to peek in a little more. I'm also trying to find some time to write, because it's been a little too crazy and my fics have all decided to hit complications all at once.
dragonimp: "Need more fabric... or the walls will eat me" (fabric)
Ohai internets, long time no see.

Well, the job has concluded. Or at least I assume it has, since when I got there Sunday morning there were maybe 3 other cars in the lot and no one in the building. The two people I talked to also worked for Manpower (there were four staffing agencies) and hadn't worked Friday or Saturday, so our best guess? The project concluded one of those two days and Manpower friggin' forgot to tell us. I would've liked to know this before driving all the way out there, but at least it wasn't weekday traffic. The rest of the day felt like a bonus day after that, so whatever.

Still would've liked to know beforehand.

The job was terribly mind-numbing and boring, just verifying tax information (for the love of god, people, make your checks legible). At times I was reading the numbers to myself in Spanish to keep myself awake; otherwise I was zoning out like crazy. But it's done now (apparently), and I can go back to looking for something more permanent.

I have a lot to catch up on around the house and elsewhere, so I still don't know when I'll have time to catch up online. But I should be around more, at least.
dragonimp: (laundry)
I'm on the second day of training, so I think I can consider this a real job at this point ^^;. I've got some temp work for the month of April, so I'm probably going to be kinda scarce. It's nothing exciting, just data entry/data verification, but it's something. For the time being, anyway.
dragonimp: (laundry)
Mango Languages has greatly cut what they offer for free. Screw that, I'm not paying $160 for 3 months of access to one language :P. Time to see what the library has.

I'm trying to brush up on my Spanish, both for my job search and, well, because there are simply a lot of people around here who speak Spanish. But the majority of the teach-yourself-language books are geared toward travel. They have phrases like "where is the bank" and "I want seven postcards." There needs to be a language book aimed at service professionals. Most of the phrases would be about transactions and money and time. And the ever-present "the bathroom is that way" and "we're open until 9." Libraries would also need things like "you can't check this out on a youth card," "your fines are over the limit and you can't check out," and "this item has gone to billing, you need to turn it back in or pay for it." Of course, we can't always get native English speakers to understand those concepts.

Miscellany

Jun. 18th, 2009 05:09 pm
dragonimp: (portrait)
From ADDitude Magazine
Sarah, an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD), like many clients I work with, feels that socializing is anything but fun.

“It’s work,” she says. “And hard work at that!” Sarah dreads many of the parties, family dinners, and business functions during the summer and the holidays.

“I never know what to say, especially with people I don’t know that well,” she adds. “Any way you look at it, I’m in trouble when I go to a party.”

Sarah jumps from topic to topic in a conversation, and doesn’t listen effectively to the person she’s talking with. I worked with her to develop strategies that would make her feel comfortable the next time she heads out.


Y'know, it's gratifying to know it's not just me.

On a completely different topic, I haven't seen eps. 10 or 11 of Brotherhood yet :P. I was waiting for Funimation to watch 10, and that was right when they went down (for the second time). I can't get torrents to play so Eclipse's fansubs are useless to me.

But! There was tyco drumming last night at the library. They were such a treat to listen to. I got to watch them out the back door while minding the desk. We did have one neighbor complaining about the noise and threatening to call the police if they didn't "keep it down." Um, sorry? The drums kinda only have one volume, and it's well before curfew. The police really aren't going to do anything -_-;;. But everyone else thought it was great.
dragonimp: (laundry)
Are all romance novels White, or is it just my library? Are the romances featuring non-white characters hiding behind the anonymous covers? Even the ones with titles like "The Sicilian's Mistress" or "The Spanish Billionaire's Bride" feature awfully pale-skinned mediterraneans. Out of all the romances I've seen come across the desk, I've seen one - exactly one - that had a non-white character on the cover. It made me do a double-take, which is sad. I shouldn't be startled to see a dark-skinned Cover Hunk. Do only Caucasians get to have romance or something? If this is some sort of directed marketing attempt, it's failed, because a lot of non-white women read romances.

Anyway, off to taxes, and then to schoolwork. It's getting down to the wire, so I'm not going to be around much online. I'm still reading, but if it would take more than minimal brain function to comment, I'm probably not going to ^^;;. See everyone after the 20th.
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There are three kittens out behind the library. They look about 4-months old, right at that adorably awkward stage. One black one, one tortie, and (I think) one calico. They're so timid and hungry for attention and so, so cute, and if I didn't already have 3 cats I'd take them home. ;_;
dragonimp: (sleepy Ed)
I am alive, honest. I've been all but ignoring LJ lately, and I feel bad about that, because stuff is happening and I don't know about it until much later, and I haven't actually been interacting with anyone (and a little voice is going "and that's different, how?" Yeah, okay, I know tend to be asocial and reclusive, that's not the point :p). School is into final projects (semester is over on the 19th!), and work has ... well, life has kinda dumped on some other people, not necessarily in bad ways, but still, their work shifts get dumped on me. I was going to use today and tomorrow to catch up on things, but I ended up having to work 6-7 hours both days, and had a few shifts later in the week extended.

At this point it doesn't look like I'll be able to catch up on my so-called social live until next week.

Bored

Dec. 18th, 2006 07:52 pm
dragonimp: (sleepy Ed)
You know it's slow if I'm posting from work. Random guy just flirted with me. That's the most excitement I've had all day. This would be fine if I was interested, but he was kinda strange.

I've also been a little .. hm. Spacy? Not quite with it? Something. I think the new meds haven't settled into my system yet. At least they're not keeping me awake all night anymore.
dragonimp: (Default)
I'm posting from work because there is absolutely nothing to do. Who's going to come to the library on Hallowe'en? I wasn't even supposed to work tonight (I should be working on the paper that's due on Saturday), but someone called in sick.

8:15 - Still bored as hell. I've done all the reading for my HTML class. One of my coworkers is sharpening pencils. That's how bored we are.

updates

Jul. 2nd, 2006 09:49 pm
dragonimp: (laundry)
Mom is finally retired, as of the end of the day Thursday. It doesn't seem like it yet, though, because it's been the weekend. She can't work for a month, and then she'll be going back part-time. She's hoping to get lots of stuff done over this month (we'll see how that goes).

As for me, I'm starting to settle into my now job at the library(ies). I've worked at both the main library and one of the branches now. There's quite a difference between them; the branch is tiny!

For sewing, both the shell and the lining of the frankencoat are done, as is the hood, and I've fused the interfacing onto the facing, so now I just need to put them all together and hem it. I really like how the applique turned out. I was totally fudging my way through it, and it isn't really professional if you look closely, but I think it works.

The local crossstitch/knitting store here has closed/relocated, and they had been having a sale. I found some really nice cotton yarns, and between us Mom and I did $97 worth of damage. But we saved over $160! (... And then Mom went back the next day and bought more. I don't know how much she spent.) I spent the rest of the day Friday after we came home looking through Knitters magazine for patterns. I really want to set up the knitting machine now so I can make some summer sweaters. We just need to find a way to keep the cats off of it.

(I'm really getting tired of this "Bad Unicode Input" error I keep getting when I try to post)
dragonimp: (laundry)
The paperwork for the background check came today (they sent me a copy), so I think I should be getting a call from the library sometime next week.

Also, Frankencoat is to the point where I can start working on the aplique ^_^ (meaning the back is finished).

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