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Amazing Achievements Unlocked Of Late

I have had some trouble making the adjustment to being an unemployed student again, so the past couple of weeks, while enjoyable in some regards, have been tough in others. (Menstruating hasn't helped. I really wish I could just go off hormonal birth control entirely, but that's not a thing that can happen for about another 15 years.) I am feeling better now, so I'm going to rub your face in how I'm a totally functional adult and shit. And also because there is likely to be some radio silence for the next week or so (I have a problem set for L200 and a paper for C308 due in the next week).


TODAY:
1.) C308 (during the course of which I contributed to our understanding of Roman jurisprudence. HAHAHA not really but I should have gotten some participation points for that anyway).
2.) L200, a further exploration of phonetics and phonemes, and some practice with the International Phonetic Alphabet, so there is that. Also, the Undergraduate Anthropology Association is having its call-out meeting tomorrow so I plan on going to that.
3.) Went to the store. I now have like three meals planned in advance, plus the one I intend to consume when it comes out of the oven in a few minutes. I haven't fixed myself a real meal in a long time and it feels good. Salmon with green beans almandine tonight and I think also tomorrow, and shrimp fra diavolo for the four days following :D
4.) Finished the much-vaunted Draft I Couldn't Find. The ending is really anticlimactic because I'm shit at endings (probably a function of my being a historian - this chapter may be over but there are always repercussions so no story ever truly ends), and because I have really not been into this story for a long time. But there's an outline there for me to work with and revise as soon as I either locate or purchase a typewriter.
5.) Did a load of laundry. I have decided to stop using the laundry facilities provided by landlord, on account of the washer takes WAY THE FUCK TOO LONG and there is only one working dryer which still manages to leave my clothes damp (and not slightly damp - in-danger-of-mildew-damp). I am completely fine with using the gas to go to the laundromat and paying more money if it means that the wash cycle takes about 30 minutes and my laundry is actually dry when I take it out of the dryer. Also did E200 reading while I was there. VICTORY.
6.) Living room unfucking in progress. Too late to vacuum, but I can do that tomorrow morning.
7.) Called lolmom to say Hi. Assuming I don't have a job in 2 weeks, we've planned to go to Chautauqua Weekend in Madison. I think I might also have found her birthday cake, subject to approval.

LATELY:
1.) H2 and I went to the Bloomington Pride Summerfest over the weekend. I ordinarily flatly refuse to go to things like that, but we wanted to go to the poly workshop, which ended up being rather anticlimactic (partially because one of the other attendees could not wrap their head around the concept of non-hierarchical poly and kept forcing the panelists to repeat themselves). The kink workshop, however, was hugely entertaining.
2.) I had a job interview on Sunday morning for a shitty retail position that paid minimum wage. I don't think I got it. This is fine, in terms of I was not all that hipped on being a cashier again or being paid less than what I'm worth, but it was not so fine in terms of my not having a source of income at present.


And now, if you will excuse me, I believe my dinner is ready.

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daturabelle
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
i hope your dinner was awesome :)
shake_the_stars
Sep. 10th, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
It was very delicious and added a great deal to my evening, specifically nutrition :D
daturabelle
Sep. 10th, 2014 07:10 am (UTC)
i'm glad it was delicious!
and i'm glad it added nutrition to your evening as well :) very important.
did your meal contain bagels?
shake_the_stars
Sep. 11th, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
There were no bagels! I shall have to remedy this inexplicable oversight in future editions of dinner.
daturabelle
Sep. 11th, 2014 08:47 am (UTC)
since i am bagel-less it's up to you to enjoy them enough for the both of us until i can get my butt back to america!
shake_the_stars
Sep. 11th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
I would never let you down :D
rubyelf
Sep. 10th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
Isn't it great when the only jobs available are shitty ones that you shouldn't have to take because you're capable of much more, but that's all there is? Seems to be the story of my life right now. Anyway, it sounds like you're doing ALL the stuff, and kicking its ass!
shake_the_stars
Sep. 11th, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
I hear you on that one! Something will turn up, if I keep plugging, and at this point, it just has to be a job. But every effort is being made to kick its ass ;)
augustuscaesar
Sep. 11th, 2014 01:38 pm (UTC)
I am totes stealing your reasoning for why I am completely rubbish at endings :D
shake_the_stars
Sep. 11th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
As always, this is a free service :D
overapologetic
Sep. 11th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Just an odd question but is this a different retail outfit then the one you worked at previous? I do hope you can find a job, since I know what it's like being out of work, it's horrendous and drives one to madness (Whereas you have university and such, I had endless days of sitting around and twiddling my thumbs until I heard something back)
shake_the_stars
Sep. 11th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Yep, this is a different store - I am NOT going back to Walmart if I can possibly avoid it. (I mean, it would beat the shit out of no job at all, but I will be okay for a while financially, and I don't intend to go back there unless I am truly desperate and cannot find work anywhere else. I don't think that's going to be the case.)
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