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So. The move went well - long, but well. I honestly feel more at home up here, in small-town America, than I ever did back in Colorado. I hope I can stay here for a while, and recharge myself. If I get the job I want though, in a while we're probably going to move down to Redmond. Yes, that Redmond.

However. I have totally blown out my left shoulder. It would have to be that one [I'm a lefty]. I can barely move it, and, in fact, it's why I'm up at such an ungodly hour. Thing is, the doctor's don't know what I did. The X-Rays were normal, the MRI was normal. So now they're probably thinking it's all in my head and I'm drug seeking. Which I'm not, thanks. The only reason I'm taking the vicodin at all is so I can get a modicum of sleep every night.

I have another appointment on Wednesday with a new doctor. This one has a special background in Rheumatology, and so if this is somehow connected with my fibro, she should be able to help. I'm also looking for some refills and a referral to a shrink.


First: I'm going to be making a quilt! It's a very simple pattern, just 2 1/2" strips sewn together and made into blocks. I like it a lot, and we chose the fabrics yesterday. There are a lot of... erm, shall we say, shiny fabrics in there. :D

Second: I'm doing National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel [or more!] in the month of November. I've tried it before, when I was working at Dish the first time, and failed spectacularly. Now, however, I'm over 30,000 words into it, making me well over goal. I think I can do it, I really do!

Third: Job hunting sucks, but at least I have backup if it takes too long. I'm really gunning to do what [ profile] thunderbird8 does - game testing for Nintendo. I know it's not all fun and games, but it seems like it'll be a better atmosphere than most of my other jobs have been. I had an orientation "first interview" there a week and a half ago, and now I'm just waiting to hear back to see if they want to do a second interview. And yes, still looking for jobs while I wait.

job stuff

Apr. 30th, 2007 08:10 am
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So in case anyone hadn't heard, I moved from my original house at work to a different one. The official reason was that someone left and they needed to fill a slot. I think the unofficial reason is so I could get away from Crazy Lady. The one who, on my first night in a group by myself, thought it would be Just Perfect to ream me a new one for making a small mistake on the radio. Who then, later, basically accused me of having a fling with a married coworker, and insinuated that 'everybody knew!' [she was full of it, btw]

I also seriously am liking both of my bosses - Bill, A Shift [Sunday-Wednesday] and Mick [Wed-Saturday]. Bill because he's just cool like that, and Mick because I can joke with him about "the aliens in the back field who have also planted spores into the plant pots!" Mick always seems to come around when I'm on break, and we have this running gag about "Don't you ever work?!"

He said it was going on my review, which I doubt, since a] it's still four months off, and b] I actually do do my job, all he needs to do is look at the paperwork I give him every morning. Oh, and c] even though I've only been there two months tomorrow, I've already been asked to do off-site duties. Yeah, not something your average slacker gets assigned.

All in all, it's been a [fairly] decent two months. Wait. It's been two months already? Whodathunk, yanno?

[oh and randomly, I'm getting the rest of my braces off today. glee!]
gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)
So, um, apparently I forgot about this here journal-thing. Ooops.

Life's been okay lately. I got moved to another housing unit at work and no longer have to work with this insanely crazy woman there who apparently thinks it's her duty to ream everyone a new one when they make any sort of mistake. Yeah, really happy with that move there.

Apartment = mine.

I had to buy a new car, since Bob died in a Smoky Ball of Death. I now am the proud owner person making payments on an '03 Silver Civic. Preeeeeeetty.

And now, because I'm feeling sick and stuff, I'm going back to bed so I can get up and be relatively coherent at work tonight.

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Ridge View made it on the news today. 'Today' as in 'right now.' Kinda neat.

[no, it's NOT because somebody died. We were just featured on the Friday School preview, or something like that. and if I can find a link, I'll add it.]

[[edit: found the link. I wish the video made it on there, but still.]]
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So like, it's 4:10 in the morning. I'm on break at work and trying to stay awake [why yes, officer, it's my first time doing night shift work, why do you ask?] and so I thought I'd make a random post here.

I think I found an apartment, it's a great community and the price is decent for the space [and the time I'll save driving to work every day], and I hear back tomorrow about all that 'approval' crap. Which reminds me, I do realize that there's a reason for them to do a credit check on applicants, to make sure they can pay their rent every month, but man, why on earth do they need to know my DL number, my height, weight, hair color and eye color? ! Jeeze I hate this.

I also came up with a way to decorate well and stuff and also save a fair amount of timie and money at the same time - instead of painting, just buy fabric, hem it, and hang it like curtains or something! It also seems a good way to get really neat effects without having to worry about all the painting techniques.

Where was I? Oh. Yeah. I mentioned how much I'll save time-wise driving .... about 30 mins. I can't wait.
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That is all.

Well, actually, it's not. It's so totally not. I'm between jobs again now, since my assignment at the college is now over, and this is getting really annoying. I'm seriously, seriously putting "willing to relocate" on my resume now, and see where that takes me. I don't care if I have to move, I just want some freakin' stability in my life.

One of my bestest friends just dropped the news that she's probably moving to Arizona... as she was packing for the flight to an interview. I feel rather ... abandoned and lonesome now. Everyone else I know is either a) in college, b) working, or c) working their way through college. I'm doing none of these, and it's incredibly wearing.

There are a couple leads I'm following, or trying to, and I'm going to the Job Fair on Wednesday, just to see what's out there.

Anyone have a lead or four on jobs? Please?
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Wow, it's been a while. Updates galore.

•My computer is broken, in a very sad way - won't even boot up. Called HP. ohmigosh, I couldn't understand him, and I just found out he couldn't comprehend that my name is ABIGAIL, not Abigoil. Loser knucklehead. The comp is now sitting in CompUSA's tech shop, and hopefully it's just a screwed-up boot thingy.

•I am jobless, and so very happy. No more customers verbally abusing me, hurray!

•I got snowed in last week. For three days, and pictures will follow once item number one up there gets resolved.

•I have health issues. Again. And now I have to see the rheumatologist [or however you spell that], because something in the bloodwork came back ... odd. Not again...

•I got my first ever art commission! [z0mgs!eleventy!!111!!] I'm doing a scene from LotR The Return of the King - where Theoden is charging and the sun starts shining and stuff. It's cool, if I do say so myself. Again, pics when comp is fixed.

Wow. Yeah, it's been an interesting week. What can I say?
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Tomorrow [or today, whatever], I am submitting my two weeks notice at Dish. I just can't take the idiocy any more, and my sanity needs a break.

Also, distant network shutoffs z0mgs!!1!eleventy!!

jobs, etc

Nov. 21st, 2006 12:31 pm
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So I finally got up the nerve to go to the temp agency yesterday, and I liked what I saw. A lot. So much that I'm reeeeeally tempted to just quit Dish after I get my references into the Job Store just so I can have some peace and stuff.

Also, I never thought I'd even consider doing it, but ... I'm looking at also doing PartyLite. Yeah, the candles and stuff. It's a fairly decent-looking deal, and it's at least worth looking at.
gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)
I just lost whatever faith I had left in the human race, plus all trust of people at work. My friend had her purse stolen from the bathroom where she accidentally left it. It had everything - license, credit cards, her cell phone with stuff for a court showing, you name it. Gone.

I spent 45 minutes with her trying to find it, then reporting it to security, then ... calling the police. Ouch.

Never again will I leave my purse in my desk while I hit the vending machines. Never, ever. Jerks.


Oct. 18th, 2006 07:39 am
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So work people changed all my goals. Again. And once again I'm stuck at the almost-bottom of the ranking, meaning I'm stuck in Winback for at least three more months. Screw this, I want another job. If I can't meet their dumb goals by busting my tail, it's not worth it. Neither is getting yelled at every single day.

I'm thinking about applying for this, but that would of course be only a part of what I need to do to pay the bills. Any suggestions, people?
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So, for work, we had to take a test in training about what we had learned. There were two people who tied for the highest score at 97%.

I was one of them.

Apparently, I am one of the two smartest people in that class. And I'm not surprised. Why on earth did EchoStar hire some of these guys? I mean... yeah, you can teach some things, but someone who admits that she's technically challenged probably isn't the best person to hire for a tech split.

In other news, my birthday is on Friday, but sadly, I will be working. Saturday, however... I'm getting tipsy. No, not drunk. I have no wish to be hung over the next day, thank you very much.


edit: I also got a gold star yesterday. *grins*
gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)
Why is it that the first day of work is always boring as heck?
gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)

[drumroll, please]



GOT THE JOB! I start training the 27th.


Feb. 8th, 2006 04:31 pm
gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)
Glee! Joy! Happiness! Dancing in the streets!

I am very, very close to achieving my dream of getting out of retail. I applied at EchoStar today, went through all the "fill out application, take 'test,' watch movie" thing today, and have an interview tomorrow!

gloraelin: A Bunny, sitting on the moon fishing stars (Default)
The district manager for Colorado Lane Bryant ... is, uh ... not so fun to work with.


*mumbles something about how she was helping the customer*


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