Long day

Friday, 24 March 2017 11:30 pm
apollymi: Sherlock looking excited, text reads "This is so going on my blog" (BBCSher**Sherlock: Going on my blog)
[personal profile] katsuko and I pretty much walked in the house ten minutes ago. She took fourth cut at work, hoping to make a little bit more money, but not so much. I mean, I think she made a bit after 8:30, but not as much as she had been hoping for. If that makes sense. I don't know if it does or doesn't, because I'm very freaking tired. I've slept about two hours over the past two days, thanks to a throbbing tooth keeping me awake.

I keep posting stories to AO3, even though I'm feeling more and more unloved by the day. The ones that are getting comments are not the ones I'm working... or if I've worked on bits of them, it's everything else getting the love. It's very discouraging.

But maybe with some sleep I'll be feeling more pleased with it. I don't know.

I heard back from GSU regarding the Testing Center Admin Coordinator. I'm currently a finalist for it, pending HR, credit checks, and background checks. So... maybe?

Tomorrow is the big catering order: nearly $3000 worth of food to be delivered. I'll get a 20% commission off of it in a few weeks, but supposedly, I should also be getting tipped off of it. I should additionally be getting tipped for the delivery I have to make on Sunday too, in addition to the commission. We'll see. If I do get tipped, it would be a huge step towards getting our rent paid on time with a minimum of overdrafting [personal profile] katsuko's account.

And that's all I've got for today. Later.

Quickie

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:35 pm
apollymi: Hicks holding Ripley as Ripley holds Newt, text reads "Family" (Aliens**Hicks/Ripley+Newt: Family)
This is just going to be another quickie post. It's not storming today or anything. I just want to get back to writing. I have a bit of a groove going on Resurrectionist, and I might have finally solved my problem with Wicked Ones, but I need to sit down and work on them to know for certain.

I have a phone interview tomorrow at 11, and I really, really want it to go well. It's in the GSU Library Special Collections, and I've missed Special Collections in particular and libraries in general.

And now it's time to go back to writing. Later, all.

Quickly

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:10 pm
apollymi: Sarah reading a book, text reads "can't talk reading fanfic" (Labyrinth**Sarah: Can't talk - Fanfic!)
This is going to have to be a hella fast entry, because our power keeps flickering with the storm going on outside. I don't know how much longer I'm going to have power and wifi to make this entry, so it has to be fast and now.

I think I mentioned that I emailed GSU about the Admin Coordinator job I applied for. I heard back yesterday, and they're currently verifying references. I also heard back from another job I applied for at GSU, this one in their library's Special Collections department. I would prefer the latter job, obviously. I miss my libraries. I miss my Special Collections.

But I don't want to get my hopes up. I will take either job. I will gladly take either job.

And zombie fic is coming along. It's coming along at the expense of everything else, but it is indeed coming along. And no, I haven't updated any of the places I usually post. I just have been too... something for that.

And the weather is picking back up, so I'm stopping now. Later, all.

Well...

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 11:19 pm
apollymi: Trunks just after landing a punch, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Won't back down)
This is an update on yesterday, mostly.

[personal profile] katsuko managed to get in contact with the office while I was in my interview. And seriously, bless Alton. Bless the man. He said something along the lines of "I have no doubt that you reported at the beginning. We'll update your file. If you can find the receipts for doing the two payments, we're all good. If not, you can do two $300 payments. We'd prefer them with this month's and next month's rent, but we would prefer the rent honestly, so if you can't do it on those months, just let us know."

Of course, that's a summary based completely on what [personal profile] katsuko relayed to me.

We stopped by the office after I picked her up from IKEA to discuss the whole cleaning thing. It's more like a warning, because the Orkin man complained. (WTF?! The Orkin man? Complained? Dude comes once every few weeks and just stirs the bugs up.) Office folks asked about my hand, and Krystal even scolded me for not getting someone to drive me to the Urgent Care. Wasn't a lot to do for that, though, when we don't know our neighbors all that well and no one was in the office on a Sunday.

On the other side of this, the massive panicked cleaning we did last night did results in a lot more living room space suddenly. I'm not faulting that. More living room space is nice. We do still need to vacuum my room, and I'm not entirely certain our little vacuum cleaner is going to hold up to that. It does well enough on the tile floor, but the bedroom is the only carpeted area in the house. Well, we'll see.

The interview today seemed to go really well. In fact, I described it more as a conversation mixed with the occasional interview-type questions. We even discussed stuff like GSU employee discounts with MARTA, books books and more books, the importance of not leading folks on, and the magic word "no", which would be an important part of this job. I'm hopeful, but I'm not holding my breath.

Carlos did call me to ask if I could do a catering delivery for him on the 25th, because he'll be out of town for his birthday. (Mind you, he just got back in town a few hours ago, from his third or fourth trip home to Miami this year.) It's a day off, but it would be a very sizable commission with a possibility of the company it's being delivered to tipping, so... Maybe?

And yeah, I worked more on the Wicked Ones AU that we are currently calling "the wandering boys". It goes AU after the chapter of Wicked Ones: The Early Years that [personal profile] katsuko is going to be posting Friday. This makes the third AU we've at least started based on various parts of Wicked Ones. And yes, this makes me happy.

And that's about it. Later, all.

Busy ass day

Monday, 6 March 2017 11:58 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
I'm not even sure what to say for today.

I can safely state that my hand hurts worse today than it did yesterday, so obviously the lidocaine wore off quite thoroughly. We've been doing a bit of an emergency spot clean of the house, so it's definitely throbbing now.

[personal profile] katsuko and I could both swear that, when we moved into these apartments back in January 2016, we paid the $600 pet fee, spread between a few months. We got a notice on the door saying "You have pets and they aren't on your lease - fix this now". As well as one saying to clean the damn house, which we did. Oh god, how we've did. I hurt in all new ways than I was already hurting before. I'm actually waiting on the pain to die down a bit so that I can go to bed.

But I can't find any information with that kind of stuff on it, saying we paid or discussed it with her or writing. Looking back over the lease from last year, they put us down as having no pets, even though we provided information saying we do. So, I guess it'll be our word against theirs, and I imagine ours will lose, since it's apparently our verbal discussion versus their written information.

On a happier note, I did get everything up to date on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and DarkMagick.net, at least as far as The Magnificent Seven stories go. I also updated the Mag7 recommendations page too. So... productive, yes?

And I'm really out of things to talk about already. We need to be going to bed, so that we can get up and get interview/work ready in the morning ahead of [personal profile] katsuko's 7:00 a.m. shift, but all the cleaning we've done today means we're not tired. Sore? Yes. Hurting? Oh definitely. Shaky? Sadly so. But tired? Not even a little.

A lazy, lazy day

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 10:14 pm
apollymi: Hotaru skipping happily, text reads "The Hotaru-verse is a shiny and fluffy place with skipping" (SDK**Hotaru: It's a skipping happy unive)
We ended up not going to bed until late yesterday, with the thought that we had nowhere to be today, so we might as well do all the writing and stuff we want and to hell with sleep. So yeah, we ended up going to bed around 3:00 in the morning... and then I still woke up before 9:00 in the morning because Roo needed his loving.

I swear, he and Jimi are conspiring against me. Jimi gets himself settled between my knees in such a way that I can't move around in the night... which means I can't move into a position that prevents Roo from settling across my chest. It's like being tag-teamed. They're smart and devious boys, that's for sure.

I have a follow-up interview with GSU set for Tuesday, in response to the telephone interview I had last week. This one will be face to face in the department that I would be working in, with the people I would be working with. So that's a good thing. Also Mum forwarded my resume to a doctor in Kennesaw she's worked with before and who is in need of an Administrative Assistant, so there is that. Maybe. Just maybe. I'm not holding my breath. I'm tired of getting my hopes up and then getting them dashed to the ground again.

Right now, [personal profile] katsuko and I are working on the reconciliation chapter of Wicked Ones... and I want to shake both of these boys. Or smack them both with a rolled up newspaper. They kind of deserve it. They both need to stop and actually listen to each other, and they ain't doing a good job of that, even when finally making their apologies.

So, yeah, we're just going to keep working on that and get it out of the way. That sounds like a good plan. I like this plan. I think we're going to do that.

So, later, all.

Happy birthday to me

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:43 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "Lead me into temptation" (YGO**Bakura: Lead me INTO temptation)
It's been... a day. I guess that's the best way to put it. It's been a day.

Roo woke me up around 7:30 this morning when he decided boobs would be the best place to sleep in comfort. He also woke [personal profile] katsuko up at around 8:30 this morning when he decided to hock up a hairball... mostly on the electronic, but also on me. I ended up have to quickly cut off the power to one surge protector and unplug it, because that's where he managed to hit.

We lazed about the house for a bit before going to lunch at Macaroni Grill. Yes, I know: I work at an Italian restaurant, but I still decided to go out to eat at an Italian restaurant for my birthday. Mac Grill has had a special place for me ever since I first discovered it in Tallahassee. I won't say that I'd eat there every day, but we did used to do it once a week back then. Not so much now, of course, but that's a different story. After lunch, we killed some time in the North Point Mall and had some hot tea, until we felt we had digested enough to go get cupcakes.

We were going to go to Panera and try to write next, but I got a phone call from GPLS right as we were leaving CamiCakes. I didn't get the job, of course: it once again came down to one other person and me, and she had more recent admin experience. So that's another job down the toilet. They did say that they might be having a different position coming open, possibly in a few months, that I might be qualified for. Whole lot of not certainty in that sentence, huh?

So, yeah, we went to Panera, but there wasn't enough in for me for writing. Hell, there's not really enough in me now for it. I'm still going to try, mind you, if the boys are willing to cooperate.

And I made a Jellybean gif on Tumblr... because the world needs to know the cuteness that is my Jellybean, my Ava.

We ended up driving up to Dawsonville and returned a bag I bought at the Vera Bradley outlet last week. Or rather, we exchanged it, because I got one that was just a wee bit bigger but in the same pattern. We walked around a while there and then came home... with [personal profile] desolate03 chatting with us on the phone pretty much all the way home, which was nice. We don't get to talk to our T-Kitty often enough anymore.

So we didn't do as much -- or spend as much money -- as we did for [personal profile] katsuko's birthday, but that's probably not a bad thing, since rent is coming up due real soon.

And I'm out of things to say. I hope tomorrow will be better for writing, because right now, I'm just not feel much of anything good.

Later, all.

No updates

Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:46 pm
apollymi: Bakura looking smug, text reads "He belongs to the dark" (YGO**Bakura: He belongs to the dark)
I don't really have anything to add to yesterday right now. I fell asleep on the couch pretty quickly after I finished it, and [personal profile] katsuko had to poke me until I got up and went to bed. I still think that maybe I should have stayed on the couch and damn the neck crick I would have gotten: waking up and getting out of bed this morning was one of the hardest things I've done in a while.

I guess I really do need to see about setting myself up for a doctor's appointment before much longer. I'm always tired, and it's not something I enjoy being. I still feel like, if I could just get back on something like a set schedule, I would be able to sleep better and feel more human, but there is more to it than just that. Yes, the wildly insane schedule doesn't help matters any, especially not the 9:30 or 10:30 nights at the restaurant and still having to eat after that, but I'm also without medication, with no idea what might be the best one for me to be taking. In the past, I've taken Wellbutrin (did good for a while then stopped), Zoloft (did good for a while then stopped), and many, many others, which I would need to go through my journal to find the names of.

My car should be finished by tomorrow morning, so I think the plan is to go pick it up pretty early in the day, return the rental car, go take it to the emissions place, and get it retested. When it passes--and it had damn well better--then I'll see about maybe going ahead and renewing the tag for another year now instead of waiting for closer to my birthday. If I don't do it tomorrow, then I'll do it on Monday. No sense in waiting until Wednesday.

[personal profile] katsuko is working tonight at the restaurant, so maybe she'll get enough to help cover that, since the rental deposit won't go back into the account that quickly.

I sent off a thank you email to the person I interviewed with yesterday, and that was a good thing to do, I'm thinking. I want to keep my name towards the top of the list.

Finally, I've worn my bustier under my shirt all day today and most of yesterday. I'm starting to feel a bit more constricted than I'm usually happy with, but I'm also liking the silhouette in the mirror a bit more too. It's not quite the figure I cut when I moved to Atlanta, but it's a bit closer. I'll get back down to there. Hell, I'll get back down to my goal eventually too.

And now it's time to head to Mirko. Later, all.

Interview two

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:25 pm
apollymi: Usagi holding Luna, Artemis, and Diana, no text (BSSM**Usagi: Kitties!)
I had my second interview today. I feel like it went pretty okay. I met with the State Librarian for about fifteen or twenty minutes, and then I did a Microsoft Office skills test. I did all right on most of the exercises, finishing the first six and starting on seven (out of ten) in the hour I was given. I think I fucked up the mail merge document, but that's about it. It's been a long time since I've had to do that one.

On the way back home, I got a call from the mechanic, saying he had found the issue, a connecting rod of some sort; he told me, but I was driving and couldn't write it down. It would be about $500 to replace the rod, with labor and all. It would be a short-term fix, one that might keep the car going another two or three years... or two or three months. Whatever the rod was, it completely unthreaded in the area it was supposed to be in. He's not sure what could have made it do that: time and age or something else entirely. If it's time, then the fix should hold me up a few years. If it's something else, then it's probably going to happen again at some point, possibly soon. But the only other real option, aside from fixing this one rod and all would be to replace the entire motor.

Fixing the rod = $500
Replacing the motor = $1500 to $1800

Yeah, you can just guess which one Mum and Charlie went with.

It wasn't going to be finished today, so I had to renew the rental car for another couple days. Since [personal profile] katsuko works at IKEA in the morning and I don't have anyone to go with and drive one of the cars, I won't be able to pick it up tomorrow if they finish it then. I'll have to go Friday morning when we're both free. But that's okay, because I've already heard that Friday's catering should be canceled. At least I kind of hope it is.

I do have a visit to one of my best petsitting clients, Lord Sammy Sam the Grump Master, tomorrow through the 18th, so there is a that. I enjoy getting to see him. He was my first client. He's been my most frequent flyer. He still hisses at me every damn time, hence the nickname.

We posted the new chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight on AO3, but I haven't gotten it up anywhere else. I think I might try to work on that tomorrow.

And yeah, that's about it. I'm going to try to go make words happen on something, likely either Wicked Ones, Monstrous: After Midnight, or Mag7/Lev. Later, all.

Something

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 10:12 pm
apollymi: Yami no Bakura on a stripy background, text reads "Evil (crossed out 'looks like') IS a gay Japanese schoolboy" (YGO**Bakura: The face of evil)
I'm struggling to keep my eyes open at this point. [personal profile] katsuko has given up trying and has passed out. I'm just trying to stay awake until my hair is dry, but if it takes much longer, I'm just going to braid it wet and go to bed.

Yeah, I think that's what I'm going to do.

I've managed some words on Wicked Ones, but most of my word count today has been the Monstrous site's page for the Wild Hunt.

Wish me luck tomorrow with the second interview at GPLS. I have a half hour meeting with the State Librarian and then an hour long skills test.

And damn, [personal profile] katsuko is snoring up a storm, so yeah, I'm going to go back the hall to my own bed now. G'night, all.

Updating

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:27 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
I managed to get the latest chapter of Monstrous: After Midnight up on almost all the usual places pretty much immediately after [personal profile] katsuko posted it today. So that's it up on [community profile] eternal_sailorm and Monstrous. I also transferred the entire Monstrous site from the subdirectory to the main directory of that subdomain. It was bothering me. It's fixed now, so maybe it'll quit bothering me.

I have had a great deal of help with everything today, in the orange stripes of a Roo-shaped helper. Every few minutes he's come to sit on me and "help" with everything I'm trying to do. It's not conducive to getting things done.

I did end up taking the car to get looked at by the mechanic that Claudio recommended, at least for a free diagnostic. It took the better part of an hour for him to look it over, in and amidst all the actually paying customers coming in and out. The verdict is... that he can't give me an actual verdict. It's not the easy fix stuff like spark plugs or loose wires. He would have to take off the engine manifold and get down into it to try to find the issue, and that simply could not be done in an hour or so... or for free. If it's an easy fix, then the repair cost could be between $400 and $500. If it's something more in depth, who knows? He even said it would be best for me not to drive it too much, because it could end up making matters worse. I think the problems with this are pretty self-evident, yeah? Given that there is only one car and two people in the household who need to go places.

It just never fucking ends. Hell, [personal profile] katsuko ranted about it over on her Tumblr. I think she's submitted it to [personal profile] copperbadge's Radio-Free Monday thing. Because honestly, we need all the help we can get. At least Katie isn't asking for her $1100 back just yet, because that would beyond break us.

I need one of these jobs to come through for me. Something. Anything. Please.

So yeah

Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:54 pm
apollymi: Hatter with a cuppa, text reads "Tea?" (Alice**Hatter: Tea?)
Long day has been hella long. I got up ridiculously early and took [personal profile] katsuko to IKEA by 6:00 in the morning. I then went to Panera Bread and tried to stay awake until catering at Mirko time. That ended up going very well; my Greek school gave me cake this time, which is always a nice thing. Like I told the administrator there, never say no to free cake. I helped Carlos out with a few issues in the restaurant that he was having trouble with, mostly the new email system. And then it was back over to IKEA to wait for [personal profile] katsuko to get off work.

I also ended up getting a call back from GPLS. They want me to come in next Wednesday for a second interview. So... maybe that's a good sign? It's going to be a longer visit this time, and it will consist of a half hour meeting with the State Librarian and then an hour long computer skills test. So maybe something good?

I tried to grab a nap when we got home, but of course Roo and Boo didn't permit for that, so instead I ended up catching up on some of the fanfic reading I had been putting off. But hopefully that means I'll sleep good tonight. I'm not exactly holding my breath for it, but I'm hopeful. Yeah, hopeful.

And yet again, I've spent most of the day working on the Mag7/Lev thing instead of the stories that need it. I need words to happen on Wicked Ones or Monstrous: After Midnight... or even Trinity, not the Mag7/Lev thing. But oh no, that's the Vasquez that wants to talk to me. And he has plenty to say. I'm actually having a hard time keeping up with how much he wants to say. And, weirdly, the original thing I worked on during July Camp NaNo is giving some words. I'm not displeased with this part, but I really need Wicked Ones to play nice.

But yeah, that's about it for me for now.

Today

Wednesday, 1 February 2017 11:40 pm
apollymi: Stitch lying on the beach with a lei, text reads "I like fluffy" (L&S**Stitch: I like fluffy)
Today went... all right, I guess. I'm not sure I want to get too optimistic about the whole thing. But I felt like it went all right. Of course, I always feel like it went all right. That's not exactly a good rubric for measuring. Granted, I keep hearing that it comes down to me and one other person, so... maybe? Hopefully. Maybe the letter of recommendation I included will help.

Anyway, yeah, that's been my today. The interview was at nine a.m., and I've been keyed up since then. It's been a bit of a day, I guess is the best way to put it. I was done by ten a.m., which seems about normal? Ish? They did ask me a question I was not prepared for: "tell us about a time when you had to prepare a great deal of information, present it, and help make a decision based on that information." I will admit to floundering there, because I didn't really have an answer there; I certainly wasn't about to say "like when my FSU predecessor left nothing but handwritten information on the Friends of the Library accounts, I had to enter it all, create the databases, and tell the library dean that my predecessor should have been let go months ago."

Instead, no, I floundered. One of the three people interviewing me did comment that it was all right to say I didn't have an example or to tell them if I only had an example for parts of it. I winged it a bit after that, telling them about helping library faculty gather information for their yearly evaluations, in order for it to be presented to upper management, but how only being an assistant meant that I wasn't doing the presenting or making any decisions.

So yeah, I guess it went okay. The nerves will take a while to fade away, I'm thinking.

Nerves

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 10:58 pm
apollymi: Ed glares & Al stands behind him, no text (FMA**Ed: Ed is unimpressed)
So, tomorrow's my interview. I am seriously, seriously nervous. I've already pretty much packed all applicable things that need to go with me: my resume, my letter of recommendation, my references, a notepad, and two pens (just in case). I have my iPad charging, so that I have something to do after the interview to calm myself back down. I've got my makeup set out to put on in the morning, and my straightening iron is under the bathroom sink, ready to be used. I have what I'm wearing tomorrow already picked out; I even went out and bought underwear that shouldn't show under my dress pants.

So I'm very nervous, but I think I'm approaching prepared. I hope I'm prepared. I want to be prepared. I want this to go well. I want this job. I need this job.

But I'm not going to do myself any favors if I sit here for hours on end fretting about it. If I do that, I'll just make myself feel worse, and that's the last thing I want to do.

I did manage some writing on Wicked Ones. Yes, I know I need to update both [community profile] eternal_sailorm and DarkMagick.net with all these new chapters. I'm running so far behind in updating, and I really don't have any excuses, except that I'm lazy. I'm lazy, and I'm forgetful, and I just keep not doing it. Plus there is the fact that we're posting a lot more -- and more quickly -- in this fandom than we ever have before. I've written and posted this quickly before -- but not at a sustained pace like this.

Anyway, I'm going to see about heading on to bed, so that I can get up at an appropriate o'clock for getting ready to go and be on time. Well, be early, because the first bus that could get [personal profile] katsuko on to IKEA on time leaves at 8:40, so we have to arrive at least then.

And didn't I just say that I was going to quit worrying about all of this? Because I totally meant to.

Besides, now I have Roo on me again, so using the keyboard is going to be even more difficult. I'm gonna quit while I'm ahead.

Wish me luck tomorrow!

Updates

Monday, 30 January 2017 01:15 pm
apollymi: Stitch with a cape and a swimsuit top on his head, text reads "I'm the goddamn Batman" (L&S**Stitch: I am the goddamn Batman)
Yeah, I got nothing. There isn't really anything I can talk about that's any different from things I've said a hundred other times before.

Well, I guess I can say that we got a provisional credit for $60 put into [personal profile] katsuko's account after the ATM ate her money. It's not the full amount, since we think that's about $63, but it's a step. It's a step in the right direction... and in hoping that they don't decide to reverse said provisional credit... or if they do, they wait until after we've paid rent. It's a cynical hope, I guess, but it'll have to do.

The boys continue to be difficult. I did 1200 words yesterday, but every one of them was a struggle. I'm hoping that today goes easier. So far, not so much, but I'm still trying.

I have to go pick up some copies of my resume from the FedEx store in a bit. I want to have them ready in preparation for the interview on Wednesday. I also printed out a letter of recommendation I had from a former manager, so hopefully that'll help.

I even went over a series of interview questions with Mum yesterday, trying to formulate out how to say things best. I'm hoping that it's helped.

And yeah, I'm still struggling with words. I'm going to keep trying, and I guess I'll go focus on that until it's time to go get that resume picked up.
apollymi: Ginji in taro/chibi mode with teary eyes (GB**Ginji: *wibble eyes*)
I... am a glutton for punishment. I just spent nearly an hour looking at rentals in Tallahassee (a lot less per month for a much bigger place) and how much a rental truck would cost me (less than $500). And sadly that's still more than we can handle right now, especially moving without a definite job. Not in the least of which being because the place we're currently requires a full month's rent, $864, as an early termination fee, in addition to forfeiting a security deposit.

I will admit to chancing my hand and putting one single application out to FSU. Honestly, if I don't get this job I'm interviewing for on Wednesday, I might actually start putting some serious thought to trying to get saved up to move back.

And maybe, just maybe, getting myself back on an even keel.

I haven't had any mock interviews before this one coming up on Wednesday. Mum hasn't had the time, and I don't know. I guess everyone else I asked has forgotten or doesn't give a shit. I lean towards the latter.

I'm already going through my closet to find something appropriate to wear. If the weather holds like it currently is, it'll be in the mid-40s to mid-50s on Wednesday. I'm thinking black dress slacks and either the grey patterned dress top I have or the maroon wrap top. I am wearing maroon dress shoes that match the wrap top and are the second most comfortable shoes I own. I do still need to find a bag to carry that is: a muted pattern or (preferably) solid color, big enough to carry a copy of my resume with me, and in good shape. This might necessitate a trip to Goodwill.

The interview is at the Georgia Public Library Service main office. From the staff photos on the website, it looks like the environment is business casual, which is roughly what I expected with any professional library-type situation.

I don't actually have any resume paper with me, but maybe I can afford to go by UPS or FedEx and print it out on their resume paper. I'll just need to turn up a flash drive to do this. I have a few dozen flash drives, so it's just a matter of finding one of them.

So yeah, I've said before and I'll probably say again between now and Wednesday (and probably after as well): I really want this job. I want this to go well. I'm past sick and tired of Mirko Pasta. I'm past ready to be shed of that place. And I'm ready for us to have enough money to live on. Not be rich or anything, but enough to not have to budget food for us versus food for the cats, not to have to struggle to make rent. If I get this job, it would really help with that.

And yeah, I guess I'm done babbling on this. Feel free to chime in if you have any tips or words of wisdom for me. Please?

Something

Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:35 pm
apollymi: Doujinshi art of Sirius Black, no text (HP**Sirius: Do not approve)
I'm not sure I have anything to say for myself today. [personal profile] katsuko didn't go into IKEA until nearly 4:00 this afternoon, so I spent a good chunk of the morning reading and writing.

#365k365Day is coming along nicely. I think I'm running about a day ahead, which is of the good. Most of what I've written so far has been on either Wicked Ones or the Leverage thing. The Leverage thing still needs a name, at least for the overall story. I'm calling the first part, unimaginatively, The First Job, and the second part is The Meet-up Job... but I don't have a title for the overall series yet. It'll come to me, I'm sure, but it just has not yet.

Coworker Chloe has invited me to come tool around Ulta Beauty with her some tomorrow. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to take her up on that. I enjoy tooling around cosmetic stores, but I enjoy it less when I can't buy anything. Plus, I prefer tooling around Sephora, because I like playing with the Kat Von D makeup, especially when I need to get some more powder soon. I guess I could get some Urban Decay instead, but I like the full coverage of Kat Von D.

I managed to pick up an interview for a couple of weeks from now. It's with the Georgia Public Library Service, for an Administrative Coordinator position. The interview is set for 0900 on 01 February. I'm incredibly nervous... for something that won't be happening for a couple of weeks yet. Yeesh. Me. Just... me. But I want this job. I want it badly. Mum's already said she's willing to help me do some test interviews leading up to it. Maybe that'll help.

And I now have a Roo in between me and the keyboard and monitor, so I'm going to cut this entry off here. Later, all.

Extra

Sunday, 8 January 2017 01:25 pm
apollymi: Trunks sneaking a glance off to the side, no text (DBZ**Trunks: Corner of my eye)
There are some extra levels of crazy going on at IKEA today. The store didn't open until noon today, but by 11:45, there were people trying to get the doors down, just throwing all mighty fits. It felt like Black Friday, truth be told. I think I said yesterday that [personal profile] katsuko was supposed to go in yesterday but was unable to, as the car was frozen solid. She moved it into a sunnier spot yesterday once she finally managed to get it accessible. It was still iced over this morning, and I drove it into IKEA covered in ice. Not completely, as I could see out the windows, but it was still pretty icy.

I got a new chapter of Wicked Ones posted on Wicked Ones posted on AO3. I also managed to get it on [community profile] eternal_sailorm, but it is not yet on DarkMagick.net. I was going to work on that today... only I forgot that the IKEA wifi has DarkMagick.net blocked as an adult site, which still makes no sense. So I'll either have to work on that tonight at Mirko, after I finish my hosting shift and finish getting stuff set up for catering tomorrow, or when I get home tonight.

Tomorrow is going to be a little weird, because we have catering in the morning and our respective bar and hosting shifts in the evening, but nothing in the in between. I guess we'll try to go pay rent then. I think we have to go to the Kroger or Walmart near the house to do that, so that'll take up a good chunk of time. I mean, it has to be done no later tomorrow because we would be kicked on the 10th. I'm just hoping that either [personal profile] katsuko has a damn good night on the bar tonight or she can overdraft her account for the remaining amount, because if we clear out everything I have--between my checking account and cash--we're $165 short of what we need. If UberEATS isn't working, she should make that much on bar, but otherwise, we're a little SOL. The wording says "by the 10th", so yeah, tomorrow is the last day.

Seriously, I need a job where I'm making enough to pay all my bills and my fair share of rent, so that we're not stressing out this shit damn near every month. Why the fuck isn't anyone hiring me? I even added my bloody resume to my website, in case that somehow might help.

And yeah, that's about all I've got in me today. Mostly complaints, some cheerful writing things. I guess I should say that #365k/365Day is going well enough. It breaks down like this:
Day One: 1841 words
Day Two: 1037 words
Day Three: 1008 words (and oh, how they fought me)
Day Four: 1037 words again
Day Five: 1068 words
Day Six: 1133 words
Day Seven: 1405 words
Total Words: 8529 words

So there's that. Later, all.

Early

Sunday, 30 October 2016 08:20 am
apollymi: Kaiba looking pissed, purple overtones, text reads "Cursed" (YGO**Kaiba: Cursed)
It's way too early for being up and about today. [personal profile] katsuko had an all store meeting at IKEA that no one told the staff about until either Thursday or Friday (the days are running together for me right now), so we didn't really have time to come up with alternative arrangements. What was bad was that she closed at IKEA last night at 10:00 pm, and then we had to be here at 7:45 this morning. With the drive time, that's way too short a turnaround.

And given the distance, it would make no sense for me to drop her off and go back home, not when I'd have to go pick her up again for us both to go to Mirko later in the day. It's just too many miles, too much stop and go traffic. And apparently the buses in Atlantic Station don't run this early on a Sunday. Which is sort of "what the fuck" to me.

So yeah, I'm here in Starbucks until the IKEA restaurant opens. I've already purchased Roo's baby food, since that's all he's really willing to eat right now. I'll buy some all kinds of weird things if it'll keep my kitties eating. He gets vitamin treats to make up the rest of the nutrient he needs. I just want him eating, ya know?

Anyway, I'm going to go back to killing time until 9:30, when the IKEA restaurant opens.

Running short

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:07 pm
apollymi: Lina, falm palming, giant sweat drop, no text (Slay**Lina: Fuckwittery (Facepalm))
I'm seriously running out of things to talk about here. It's a shame there are still two months left in the year of "a post a day" thing. I'll be glad to be done with it. I'm ready to stop coming up with some crap to say.

I've put in a lot of applications today. I've completely redone my resume today. I typed up a lot of what I had handwritten on A Good Way. I tried to futz about and find out why things were misbehaving with websites not connecting, and I think I've got it all working again. At the very least, not everything is timing out right now.

And that's it.