Job search:

  • Haven't heard a thing from either of the places who wanted research assistants. Honestly, not really holding my breath on those. It would be an awesome job, but I'm not sure if they're going to think I'm qualified. I am in fact not sure if I am qualified. I think I could be, if given the opportunity, though.
  • Had first technical screening with Proteus today. I think it went well? The other guy started talking more as the conversation went on, which I feel like is a good sign. The company sounds like it could be a neat place to work. I'm feeling somewhat more enthusiastic about it now than I did beforehand, honestly.
  • New Thing tentatively on the horizon. Apparently there's going to be an opening in the admissions office as an admissions counselor that the deans are willing to recommend me for. I don't have many details about that, but am going to try to hunt down Dean Guy this afternoon. He is elusive. :p


Classes going okay. The final paper that I wrote for abnormal that was supposed to be ten pages turned out to be four and a half, but it is a paper, albeit a shitty one. I asked if I could revise it and turn in a better version during finals week. Here's hoping. This weekend: AI final project. Also, ballroom comp. Also also, Rudy will be here for the ballroom comp and stuff surrounding it. I have back up, so I think it will be okay. Papers due next week are just rough drafts, technically, but the more I get done for next week, the less I have to do after that, and the more time I'll have to pack up my shit. Any recommendations for storage places near campus?
I am such a radically different person than I was a year ago. Just now, I actually had the thought that I am basically a happy person, and that being tired and stressed is a deviation from that. And I actually realized that I should be tired, after having stressed out my body this weekend with about 15 hours of blues dancing and lots of late nights, instead of wondering why I'm not working right.

In general, life is good. I'm still working out what I'm going to do next year, but I have a resume and a couple of professors who are willing to give me advice and networking opportunities. I have a lead on an apartment in Pasadena, if there end up being jobs in SoCal (please please please). I have an awesome boyfriend who cares about me a lot, and figured out on his own that misdirection is the best approach when I'm being depressed and self-pitying. I don't think I quite figured that out, even. I don't have tons of friends, but the ones I have are good ones who care about me, too. I have little bits of time to knit, and little bits of time to read, and even though I've done next to no schoolwork over the past couple of weekends (yay Pasadena), I'm staying on top of my classes.

I'm really, really lucky. There's no way I ever would have thought that, a year ago. Being happy is a nice change.
Bullet points time!


  • I'm having a civil exchange on Facebook with Hunter. About audiobooks. What. I'm not sure if I'm more confused by the "civil" or the "audiobooks."

  • This is my second massively long Facebook thread this week. I had no idea that people were so interested in ants and audiobooks. Maybe it's just interest in giving advice.

  • Having a really, really good summer.

  • Almost done with dishes. I hate doing dishes. After tonight, though, should be done, and then I can progress to tidying up other bits of the suite. Now that I'm the only one in it and all. Someone wiped down my kitchen counter, and I really, really want to give them a hug. I think it was the awesome F&M person who's cleaning here this summer.

  • Getting bad at food again. Have very little in pantry, but it should be enough for this week until Saturday. Turns out, scrambled eggs are super easy to make, and are at least edible regardless of their cook's proficiency, especially when eaten with toast. Also, how long do I have after milk's expiration before I can't drink it anymore?

  • I think I'm getting a little tired of people. That possibly contributed to my sleeping for twelve solid hours last night. Twelve. I went down for a nap after work, and didn't actually wake up until the next morning. I had a very nice conversation with Braly, who is currently on the other side of the world, and made myself breakfast. I should be up at 7 every morning.

  • Almost done with first fingerless mitten. Realized the reason they're good first projects is that they're basically fancy tubes with a hole in the side. Don't mind terribly; I really like the cabling pattern on these, because it's really easy and it looks cool, and I had enough challenge in figuring out how to make the hole in the side. (Which I did on the plane, and thus with no internet and no reference. I win.) I'm finished with the cabling pattern, and have only about an inch of ribbing left. Then I will be halfway done with my first project.

  • While I was home, I bonded a little bit with my mom over knitting. She gave me a ball of sock yarn. That means I have to knit socks now. Also we went to a yarn store, where I petted everything, and also where I saw a really cool shawl that they had hanging as a sample piece, from a free pattern (http://christine.typepad.com/knitting/easy-drop-stitch-scarf-pa.html), which I have decided that I'm going to knit for Mom for Christmas. Shh, don't tell. Means I'll probably be placing a KnitPicks order soon. The piece at the yarn store used larger needles (and possibly finer yarn) than the one on the pattern, and was a little wider. I liked the look of it, so will probably be doing the same. Attempting to do the same, at least.


Dishes, possibly another row or two, bed. Good Plan.
I now have a tarot deck. I'd been thinking about getting one for a bit, because I think they're interesting. Sam-frosh was cleaning out his room, and decided that he no longer needed a tarot deck, and so I got it. This one: http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/classic/. New toy, I guess?

Blues tonight was awesome. I didn't get tired and fall over halfway through like usual, and I got lots of good dances. And now it's 3:30 in the morning, yay.

And tomorrow, San Diegans! V. exciting.
* Hairdye has been obtained. The instructions want me to cut off a bit of hair to do a "Strand Test." I'm not sure I want to cut off bits of my hair, even for this...

* Contemplating tattoo.

* Hate trying to do work over the summer. I can never get anything done. Which leads me to

* My mother thinks I should try Ritalin. She thinks I should try it by "borrowing" some from someone with a prescription. My mother is a nurse.

* Karamel Sutra is about 2/3s awesome. I love the caramel in the middle and the caramel ice cream is good, but I always forget that I don't really like chocolate ice cream.
* Went to Target. Got much kitchen stuffs; also an iron. Feel all adult now -- I own knives! And mixing bowls!

* Discovered that I cannot swipe into my suite. Neither can one of the Adams; neither could the F&M lackey. BAD. Hopefully will be fixed tomorrow.

* Had pancakes for breakfast. Om nom.

* Really, really tired. Do not want to be productive. This is also bad.

* Want to try being a redhead. Not sure how. Going to a place would be expensive, but doing it myself runs the risk of looking terrible.

* I should upload an icon to Dreamwidth at some point.

* Meh.
Shopping trip this morning! Which was fun. Returning the ZipCar late, not so fun; my cell phone died this morning, so I didn't really have a portable timepiece, and [livejournal.com profile] mercuriazs did something strange to hers at breakfast so the screen was dead. They charge... kind of a lot. Oh, well. Got concert stuff at Target, The Little Prince at B&N, which I just read online and am now glad I own, and looked for spandex shorts at Ross. There are none. Anywhere. It is somewhat distressing. Plan B is currently to look for cheap leggings online, of the stretchy, cotton/spandex sort, that could be cut down. Plan C is Discount Dance. I'd rather not buy clothing I can't try on, though, especially something spandexy and shorts.

So much homework this weekend. It is going to suck mightily.
Hello, Dreamwidth.

As I said on LJ, I made a thing. And now I'm actually going to do my homework.

Also, I have bats.

I figure I'll do iconny and layout-y things when I have more time, i.e. this summer. Meanwhile, I'll mostly likely just be crossposting. I can't really see a point when I would switch completely, just because I think that would be silly. If Dreamwidth makes crossposting relatively easy... why not?

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