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2009-08-17 08:48 pm

I am a rock, I am in Thailand

Turns out I fail at posting even when I don't have school keeping me busy. Alas. Here are some highlights of Stuff That Has Been Going On:

I: Jobs! Got an interview last week at Barnes & Noble. Will likely (hopefully) be having a second one sometime this week. I want this job. 1) Books! 2) Sweet benefits possible 3) People who work there don't seem to hate it too violently 4) Pays actual money 5) Books!

I've started doing my part-time data entry shindig. My boss (who is awesome) flew me up to Bainbridge Island for a couple days to learn how everything works. It is very straightforward. And yay awesome boss. Also yay $10/hour.

II: Making things! Still making stuff. Made a ridiculous headdress for FaerieWorlds, which was much commented-upon. There are photos of it on the internets here.

Also made two sets of hair falls which I have actually, like, listed for sale (woo!). They are seeable in my Etsy shop. Now if only somebody would buy 'em...

III: Fire and Goths! Spinning fire every Sunday for disaffected goths. They are disaffected and gothy. But it's a couple bucks and a free beer for something I'd be doing anyway, so I ain't complaining.

IV: Books! I read the first two books of the fucking Twilight fucking saga, and they are the most insipid books I have ever laid eyes on. Worst ever. They anger me on multiple levels, but mostly they anger me because I am inexplicably compelled to read the rest of them. They dredge down deep inside you, find the part of you that is a remnant of the days when you were a hyperemotional 16-year-old girl, and drag it screaming to the surface of your brain where you have no hope of escaping it even though you were quite happy to leave it behind and never ever wanted to be a teenage girl again thank you very much. Go to hell, Stephenie Meyer. I hate you personally.

However, I am now reading the Public Works Trilogy by Guy Ruff, which is hilarious and awesome.
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2009-06-10 10:45 am

As promised.

Okay, so it took a while for me to get around to posting again, but here I am.

Post-graduate adventures are... not terribly adventurous, but that's to be expected.

Have been occupying myself by reading lots of fun-to-read fantasy books (reading things that are entertaining! It's a thing!), trying to get some drawing in, and making/conceiving of elaborate hair falls and other head decorations. The vegan-unfriendly hair accessory notions are plentiful. Working on three things at the moment:

1) Set of peacock-color-scheme hair falls that will eventually have actual peacock feathers in them once I figure out a stable way of attaching them.
2) Set of foresty-colored hair falls that may or may not be rigged up to attach to a pair of smallish deer antlers that a friend gave me. Many bluebird feathers to be incorporated, possibly some other bones and things.
3) Elaborate crazy head decoration consisting of bone-and-other-dead-animal-part-riddled hair falls coming off of the upper half of a coyote skull. Not sure what I'm going to do with the lower jaw. Something will occur to me, I'm sure.

Going to be home for a couple days with the gentleman at the end of the month on our way out to the country, and will be getting lots of bones/fur/feathers from my brother, who has an extensive collection after many years of roadkill scavenging. It's good to know other people who like to make art out of dead stuff.

Speaking of which, have found a place to live with people I like. My current housemates, although they are my friends, have views on such things as cleanliness and amount of time it is acceptable to sit in front of the TV playing video games that diverge considerably from my own. Have determined that continuing to live with them will lead only to a descent into madness. So, I shall be moving in a month into a ridiculous pink stucco house with a garden full of edible things. One of my future housemates also enjoys making art from animal parts. All housemates are awesome, clean, and motivated to do fun things. Hurray.

Still looking for an actual job. Going to be starting a part-time work-at-home data input job in the foreseeable future, but in the meantime need to find some sort of menial labor to get me out of the house and pay the bills. So, there's that, and beyond that it's mainly cello playin', makin' stuff and readin' books.

I am so glad to be done with Reed.