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Continuing with my "I hate job searching during recessions" series......


If I get another e-mail back saying "Thank you for your interest in this job. We have had an overwhelming amount of response and think other applicants suit our needs better at this time".......I'm going to kick a baby.



Apparently I'm going to end up with a job that I could have gotten without spending thousands of dollars and 4 years of time to go to college.


......dont kick the baby!

kick the baby!
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The ABC's of Me

You've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with the ABC's of YOU. At the end, choose 26 people to be tagged. You have to tag me so really you just need 25 more people. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way. Or, just tag however many people you want. That's even better.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your ABC's of Me, tag 26 people (in the right hand corner of the app. you might have to save as a draft first) then click publish.)

A - Age: 21

B - Bed size: full

C - Chore/s you hate: I don't really love to vacuum or weed too much

D - Dog's name: I am dogless

E - Essential start your day item/s: toothpaste/brush, washcloth + water

F - Favorite color: red

G - Gold or Silver: silver

H - Height: 5' 10"

I - Instruments you play(ed): piano, alto sax & clarinet but only a bit

J - Job title: jobhunter

K - Kid(s): no thanks

L - Living arrangements: with my family

M - Mom's name: Leslie

N - Nicknames: I dont have one really : (

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: no...I was at the hospital until about 3 am waiting to get stitches in my leg because the emergecy room was full of crack addicts that were taking up all the slots.

P - Pet Peeve: anything having to do with bad drivers or people who refuse to park in the parking spaces further from the store.

Q - Quote from a movie: "If it is just us, seems like an awful waste of space" - Contact

R - Right or left handed: right

S - Siblings: 1

T - Time you wake up: since I've been jobless and it's summer it's been around 11 am o_O  since I stay up until about 4am. lord.

U - Underwear: yes 

V - Vegetable you dislike: I like most of them, but I hate waterchestnuts and mushrooms and I'm not a huge fan of eggplant either.

W - Ways you run late: I hate being late. But when I have been it's been because of traffic of missed buses.

X - X-rays you've had: just dental ones

Y - Yummy food you make: taco salads I guess? 

Z - Zoo favorite: I love them all. But I love to watch the penguins and gorillas especially.
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    Mozart- Symphony no. 40
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Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people and include me. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think.

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Pick Your Artist:
Rush...they have a lot of songs

Are you male or female?
Cinderella Man (except the opposite of that)

Describe yourself:
In The Mood

How do you feel about yourself:
Best I Can

Describe where you currently live:
Between the Sun and Moon

If you could be anywhere, where would you be:
A Passage to Bangkok

Your favorite form of transportation:
Fly By Night

Your best friend is:
Everyday Glory

Your favorite color is:
Red Barchetta

What's the weather like:
Chain Lightnight (not really, there was nothing about sunshine)

Favorite time of day:
Nocturne

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
Peaceable Kingdom

What is life to you?
The Main Monkey Business

Whats the best advice you have to give:
Stick it Out

If you could change your name, what would it be:
Tom Sawyer

Your favorite food is:
The Larger Bowl

Thought for the Day:
Downhill From Here

How I would like to die:
The Lightning Strike [ouch. haha]

My soul's present condition:
Tiny Little Fractures

The faults I can bear:
You're All That I Have

My motto:
Cut to the Chase
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Graduation and all that jazz

So graduation is tomorrow. I had originally decided I wasn't going to go because I am SOOO not into ceremonies...of ANY kind....graduations, weddings, funerals, etc etc. But I changed my mind because, I dunno, I don't have anything else going on and it would make for some good pictures (hopefully) and things to put in a scrapbook.

Tonight was the departmental graduation. I waxed and waned over whether or not to go to this one until 11pm last night, since oddly enough it happened to be at 3pm on a friday, which was problematic for a few reasons: 1) my mom wanted to go, but then she would have to get off work early, 2) just attempting to get to Seattle at that time of day is a daring feat in its own right, and 3) the area around 45th is the worst place on Earth during rush hour on a Friday. If you've experienced it, you know what I mean. We decided to go, since nobody's coming to my real graduation except my uncle, since my brother's high school graduation happens at precisely the same time. Aside from paying $12 for parking (those motherfuckers raised it ANOTHER dollar), it all went pretty well. I didn't know really what to expect. The anth department is relatively small but was enough to pack a modestly big Kane lecture hall. There were a couple speakers and then we got little certificates. It was our only chance to actually be called by name since at the big graduation the undergrads just walk across the stage en masse. Afterwards there were some cookies and purple and yellow cupcakes outside in the overly crowded hall, and when my mom gave me her cupcake on a plate so she could go to the bathroom, along with the cupcake I was already holding, plus my bag and all the papers I was holding, the yellow cupcake toppled over and I got bright yellow frosting all over my gown, my watch and my hands. It also got all over my program. It took some scrubbing once we got home to get the crusty frosting off that thing. My mom also didn't know how to work my camera so the only pictures I have of the event are a few pics of blurry color. Oh well.

I thought it was kind of weird I didn't recognize a single person from any of my classes that was there. A couple of my former professors were there, my prof from US Pacific Island Cultures 2 years ago actually remembered me, I was kind of surprised. My Buddhism professor was there, whose class I attended 2 times because he was so fucking boring, I just turned in the 2 papers that were the only class requirements. But I just hope he didn't remember me, I felt kind of bad.

Tomorrow's going to be epic and long and tiring. Oy vey.
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    Lou Rawls- You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
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After reading somebody else's "life update" on facebook I thought I'd do one too, but post it on LJ where everybody and their mom can't read it, not because it's anything that juicy, but because I don't need to overshare with everyone on my friends list. It probably won't be that long, because truthbetold my life is staggeringly uneventful right now.

As most people know by now, I finished school in December and have been looking for a job ever since. Of course it's pretty hopeless right now, my timing couldn't have been worse. I've applied to umpteen places, and so far have gotten a few rejection emails (which I think are grossly unnecessary), and have had one interview at a small environmental company at Paine Field, which I was SO excited about. It was only like a 5 person company and the office looked over the runway. PLUS one of their main functions was to excavate sights before construction begins...HELLO! ANTHROPOLOGY! However, the interview was 2 1/2 weeks ago and I've heard nothing since, so needless to say, I didn't get the job. Sigh.

Even though I liked what I majored in in college and (for the most part) liked school okay, sometimes I wish I would have studied something more specific that would lead me towards a certain career field. I got a good enough education, but since none of the jobs I will ever hold will probably require me to study a chimpanzee skull or dissect a archaeological site, it will be more about the general education than actual specifics. Which is okay I guess. And would have been more okay in a better job market. I could just never get into studying business or finance or anything like that. I wish I could, but I would hate it.

I've always been a little jealous of those people who always knew exactly what the wanted to do and knew exactly how to get there. But I've never thought of myself as really career-oriented. I want to have a career and everything, but I don't want one that's going to take over my life. And I don't need to make a ton of money. I just want enough to be able to live in Seattle and do some traveling. If I didn't need to, I'd rather not even own a car. I've never really thought of myself as really family-oriented either. I can't see myself doing that right now. I might feel different in a few years, who knows. What I really want is to be in a comfortable rut. I don't like this intermission stuff, not knowing whats next.

I suppose I really am lucky because even though I can't get a job at the moment, I don't really have a lot to worry about. I live at home so have no rent, don't really have many expenses and have plenty of money in the bank to sustain me for a great while. It's just kind of hard being stuck, I feel like everybody else is doing things and I'm just sitting around...but I guess that will change eventually.

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Enough of that. Elsewhere in my life, I have become unhealthily (word?) obsessed with American Idol this year, mostly with Adam Lambert. I've reverted to my middle school teeny bopper ways, but I can't help it. Hes AMAZING. Not only is he incredibly talented but HELLO Mr. Sexypants. Normally I'm not so into the eyeliner and stuff on a dude but he can pull it off, oh can he ever. Yeah, he's about the hottest man I've ever seen....sigh. *see icon* I'd totally have his babies....if he weren't gay of course. damn.

Tuesdays are the best days of the week right now. I don't what I'm going to do with myself when it's over. Youtube videos and mp3s must be enough to sustain me and my crazy stalker self.




Word.
 

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    Adam Lambert - If I can't have you
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Does anybody here know what might make the text on webpages suddenly appear unreadably tiny on my computer? I can't figure it out....


SIGH
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Ever since I got back from Europe in January my life has been dedicated to job searching. And so far, it's been with zero success. I haven't even gotten an interview yet. It's really a lot of fun to graduate college at about the worst time ever. I've applied to dozens of jobs so far and haven't from anybody. Since when am I not qualified enough to make copies and deliver mail? Of course, considering people with 20 years experience and masters degrees have been applying to my grandma's friend's bookstore, I can't feel too bad. It also seems like most of the jobs available are for people with years of experience and for really high ranking positions. Entry level please!!

Even though I can't find a job, in no way do I regret quitting my old job in October. What a misery. I'm lucky because I don't have any bills or anything and I have plenty of money. But it's still annoying. I have nothing to do right now. Sigh.

Im watching American Idol right now. Love it. WOW I am so in love with Adam Lambert....
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Please excuse me while I RANT for a minute.....

Watching the oscars today was interesting. Usually I dont hardly watch any of them except for the last couple categories. But today I watched most of it. Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner, I'll probably check it out sometime to see what the big deal is. But I was sooo happy that Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar. I don't usually get overly interested in celebrities, but I just love her.

But watching the Barbara Walters special afterwards totally pissed me off. WHY WERE THE JONAS BROTHERS ONE OF THE GUESTS??? THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING FILM RELATED!!!!
Stop going for ratings, and keep it earnest, please!! FINALLY I thought we were going to have a television event that didn't involve miley cyrus or the jonas brothers in some way, but apparently not!

I can't possibly imagine why they are so popular. They are incredibly not hot. And they aren't great singers. And their songs aren't good. I don't get it.

I feel so bad for teenyboppers these days. They have nobody quality to lust after! If only they were born a few years earlier.

They have the horrible Jonas Brothers. We had Justin Timberlake before he got fugly. We had Lance before he came out. We had Christian Burns before he went emo. We had Ste McNally before he was reduced to trying out for talent shows. We had Nick Carter before he became a reality show trainwreck. We had the whole Backstreet Boy gang during their peak glory days. We even had hot mariners like Dan Wilson and Alex Rodriguez before he became a Ranger money-grubbing ass!

sigh. end rant.

  • Current Music
    Journey - Any Way You Want It
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Faretheewell, 2008

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Tried gambling. I must say that slot machine-ing are now one of my favorite activities. ; )

Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I never make resolutions. It's kind of pointless :P

Did anyone close to you give birth?
No

Did anyone close to you get married?
No

Did anyone close to you die?
Just my pet rat.

What foreign countries did you visit?
Canada. So exotic.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A full time job....-___-

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
I agree with Jenny....Nov. 4th was pretty amazing.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Finishing my bachelors degree.

What was your biggest failure?
Not getting the greatest grades ever....oh well. At a certain point I stopped caring.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had a couple horrific acid reflux instances, but other than that, nothing
 
What was the best thing you bought?
My European tour....omg it's coming up so soon!!!

Whose behavior merited celebration in 2008?
hmmm not sure.

Whose behavior in 2008 made you appalled and depressed?
Does Sarah Palin count?

Where did most of your money go?
Most of it went to buying my vacation.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
.The election. Vacations. Same as usual.

Compared to this time last year, are you:
-- Happier or sadder? Same I guess.
-- Thinner or fatter? Oh the same..
-- Richer or poorer? Around the same. Probably just a little poorer now that I'm sans-job.

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Studying? lol

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Being lazy.

How will you be spending Christmas?
Having already had Christmas, we stayed home all day. I went sledding.

How many people did you sleep with in 2008?
zero.

What was your favorite TV program?
I still like Rick Steves, but I still dig Degrassi.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
not that I can think of.

What was the best book you read?
I dont really read much, but my sexuality book from sociology was actually pretty interesting.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
I started listening to a lot more Beethoven, and discovered how much great music he actually wrote.

What did you want and get in 2008?
Again, to finish college!

What was your favorite film that came out this year?
I actually only saw one movie in the theater this year (The Dark Knight). So I guess that?

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 21, and went to Vegas with my mom. Wooo fun!!

Did you meet any new frien​ds this year?
Not really...ANTISOCIAL! ugh

Did you have a job?
I did...Rite Aid...what a fucking horrible place.

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Having a less crappy job with a less evil boss. Oh well.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept and what about your physical appearance has changed this year?
Same as usual....I'm the most casual dresser ever. Sweatshirts and sweatpants. Lord.

What kept you sane?
My family I guess. And Angeline. What would I do without you.

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
This year (in addition to leo dicaprio) I was introduced to David Cook (wow HOT) and Michael Phelps...who somehow was also really hot.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Mostly animal rights issues (which of course are never talked about and that totally pisses me off), gay rights, the environment, and McCain's choice of a running mate (I fucking hate that woman). 

Who was the best new person you met?
Stephanie or Sara from work, they were both pretty cool.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Unfortunately, ass kissing can definitely help you out in the professional world, though of course it's something I absolutely refuse to do.


I confe​ss that in 2008 I..

[ ] kisse​d in the snow
[x] ​celeb​rated​ Hallo​ween
[ ] had your heart​ broke​n
[ ] mooned someone
[ ] went over the minut​es on your cell phone​
[ ]​ came out of the close​t
[ ] done somet​hing you'​ve regre​tted
[ ] paint​ed a pictu​re
[ ] wrote​ a poem
[ ] ran a mile
[ ] shopp​ed at Holli​ster or Aberc​rombi​e and Fitch
[ ] poste​d a blog on MySpa​ce
[x] visit​ed a forei​gn count​ry
[x] told someo​ne you were busy when you weren​'​t
[ ] parti​ed to celeb​rate the new year
[ ] ​cooke​d a disas​trous​ meal
[ ]​ Lied about​ your age
[ ] broke​ a promi​se
[ ] fell in love
[ ] fell out of love
[ ] cried​ over a broke​n heart
[x] disap​point​ed someo​ne close​
[ ] prete​nded to be happy​
[ ] slept​ under​ the stars
​[ ] kept your new years​ resol​ution​s
[x] forgo​t your new years​ resol​utions
​[ ] met someo​ne who chang​ed your life[ ] met one of your idols
​[ ] chang​ed your outlo​ok on life
[x] sat home all day doing​ nothi​ng
[ ] prete​nded to be sick
[ ] almos​t died
[ ] given​ up on somet​hing/​someo​ne impor​tant to you
[ ] lost somet​hing expen​sive
[ ] learn​ed somet​hing new about​ yours​elf
[ ] tried​ somet​hing you norma​lly would​n'​t try and liked​ it
[ ] made a chang​e in your life
[ ] found​ out who your true frien​ds were
[x] met great​ peopl​e
[x] staye​d up til sunri​se
[x] cried​ over the silli​est thing
[x] had frien​ds who were drift​ing away from you
[ ] had a high cell phone​ bill
[ ] ​spent​ most of your money​ on food
[ ] had a fist fight​
[x] went to the beach​
[ ] becam​e close​r with a lot of peopl​e.