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First day jitters

Nov. 8th, 2009 | 03:29 pm
mood: chipperchipper
music: Got a light- Tara MacLean

Tomorrow's the first day at the new job. So far I've got my clothes laid out and am working on packing my bag.
But of course, I've got the first day jitters.
Walking into a place and not knowing anyone is a bit scary for me.

Last night I saw Bob Dylan in concert.
Wow. Fantastic show, great music, incredibly gifted musicians.
My left ear is still ringing, but I don't hear much out of that side anyways.

Wow. Stil wrapping my head around all that.


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Nov. 6th, 2009 | 03:58 pm
location: snowsville
music: brother-the organ

Happy Friday!

My last day of "vacation". Monday I start the new job. A job I never expected to get a first round interview for, let alone a second interview.
I'm the new contract Communications Specialist for a company based out of Kitchener.

It's a 10 month contract with the option for full time if it goes well. I don't want to talk about pay, but it's been almost 2 months without a paycheque, so anything they offered I'd have taken. Turns out if you do a comparison on salaries in the same job description in the area, their offer is past the high end. I danced happily when I saw that.

On Saturday I'm off to see Bob Dylan in concert. It should be an amazing time. and memorable.

That's about it. I should update this more often than once every 3 months.

 


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the Book List

Aug. 16th, 2009 | 08:59 pm
mood: calmcalm

Been reading a lot lately.
Finished the entire Twilight saga in the last three weeks. Four massive books over three weeks. It was really hard to put down. I may not agree that the author is a strong writer with description or details, but her abiltiy to hook a reader is impressive. I never thought I'd read the saga. My friend Em likened it to 14 year old girl porn. Best description ever.

Just finished Julie&Julia. I want to see the movie, but read the book first. It's an amazing read. Julie is funny, quirky and honest. Definitely a good read.

And now the part that makes me look geekier than usual.
I love Lost. Most people know this. There are numerous books referenced or used within the content of Lost too. There's a list somewhere. When season 5 ended, I picked up the list and started pulling these books together.

So today I start that project. First on the list:
-Slaughterhouse-five: Kurt Vonnegut
Then hopefully I'll move onto Uylsses by James Joyce. It's massive and will take me a while to tackle.

It just makes sense that I will start to undertake this project now. I've got two weeks left for my job. There is talk of me staying on under a temporary clerical position. But this involves working at different schools and that makes me extremely anxious. I have no skills to be an admin assistant. But maybe I'll get bounced to the library. There I have some past experience.

Unrelated, I signed up for this fanfic exchange. I've only ever posted a drapple, so I hope I don't let down the person getting it. Keeping up with the writing is good for the brain.

Alrighty. I need to get ready for the upcoming week.
Cheers.
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Aug. 5th, 2009 | 03:25 pm
location: wrdsb
mood: relaxedrelaxed
music: not an addict-k's choice

Alrighty.
I've tired a few times in the last few months to post here. I'm here almost every day reading my lovely friends page, but just don't know what to post here anymore.

So. I'll do a 90second update for you.
PR diplomia is completed. Received Award for being Awesome, and Graduated with Honours
Horrible doubleH job is over (I quit)
Currently working for local school board but my end date is Aug 31st.
Job Hunt is on the horizon, which I hate the thought of.
Older brother is turning 30 in a few weeks. He's panicking, mom's panicking. People age. That's what they do. He and his wife are about to add a second baby to their family in Dec. (I've been promised it's a girl. I hope)
Little brother came back to visit in June. It's been a year since he moved to BC.

Still stuck living at home. Which means I'm going insane and madly trying to pay off the debt so I can move forward.

Alright, I think that's it. <shameless plug> Oh, if you know of someone interested in hiring a PR person/office worker, I'm available. <end shameless plug>

Back to tackle the rest of my editing pile.

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the End of the program

Apr. 25th, 2009 | 10:12 pm
mood: reflective
music: Harry Potter 2

Adventures at the Walper...Collapse )

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Mar. 12th, 2009 | 10:29 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

More than halfway through my placement.

Today my program coordinator visited. She was supposed to be there for 45 mins. Instead it turned into almost two hours. I dont want to give out the wrong impression or be boastful, but she was in talking to my supervisor for 45 mins. And couldn't get anything negative out of her. She didn't even have to prompt my supervisor about how I was doing.

They're that impressed with me. Apparently I'm
-mature,
-forward thinking
-always hardworking
-sensitive to all of the variety of issues that get tossed at me
-polite 
-pleasant
-intuitive about what is needed
-always on time (early)
-do exactly what is asked without delay
-a gem to any organization that needs someone

I nearly fell off my chair. 2 hours of how suited I am for this field.
Also, today we had a random piece of education legislation be presented. So, the media was on site again. This time I got invited to sit in on the interview and q&a on the Superintendents' floor. Best day ever
Tuesday, CTV came into the building for an advertising presentation. Was invited into that meeting. So much information passing around that room.

Tomorrow, I'm sitting in on another advertising meeting. Should be interesting.

Alrighty, That's what's been going on. I have two weeks left and then back to school for a few weeks and the dreaded Capstone project.

I had the hugest geek moment today. When watching Grey's (my not so secret shame) two of the characters I like are starting to get together. I squealed. LIke a huge geek.

and now for bed. this working hard is hard work.
 



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quick update

Jan. 27th, 2009 | 01:21 pm
mood: calmcalm

Quick update.

I'm in the midst of interviewing for workplacements.

Friday I interviewed at the KW Symphony. This position is going to be 60hrs + plus several events in march. its going to be insane.

This morning I interviewed at Wings of Paradise. This position is going to be similar. Except it'll be 1000 visitors during March break.
 But they gave me a tour of the conservatory and the exhibits. Its awesome there! Even if i don't get this placement, I'm still going back. It was a nice break from the -20 temperatures outside.

That's about it. I'm stuck up to my ass in assignments and trying to work ahead. There's three weeks of classes left till placements start.

I'm still negotiated with work over my availability. which should turn out to be interesting....

That's about it. the family is sick. and not fun.
 


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Dec. 7th, 2008 | 11:11 pm
mood: calmcalm

Its official. I have become an adult.
All of the times that have been asked for for Christmas are practical in nature.
Mostly things I require and cannot afford myself.
for example:  new winter coat, snow tires for the car, brake job on car.
I feel horrible writing these material things down on a list in a world where basic survival and safety isn't guarented.

Little bro wants to give me something fun and entertaining.

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speeching in public

Dec. 3rd, 2008 | 03:02 am
location: bed/maccave
music: leave the light on-sara ramirez

quick post before i dash to bed again. later than expected again.
today was final presentations and persuasion class.

55% on the line.

I presented second. "Can sexual orientation be changed?" what a loaded topic.
6 mins and 45 seconds of me speaking from the heart in front of the class and two teachers.
Upon conclusion, the applause was deafening.
and by the time i reached my seat again, the teachers ask me to come over and speak with them.
"You should publish this. Wow." was what they told me.
 

For three weeks i've been writing snippets of this speech. Its safe to say that I wrote at least 10 different speeches for this one.
and the final one i give, is the dumbed version of my first.

The most effective and moving according to the class.
but in my mind, i keep finding holes in my logic, and emotional theories. Always a critic.

i need to sleep. just a psa due tomorrow (which i havent' started) and one exam left. I never thought i'd be counting down this soon.
 

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Dec. 2nd, 2008 | 02:03 am
mood: touchedtouched
music: can you paint the colour of the wind-sara ramierz?

"Premise"
its my last week of the term.
I've been drinking. for the last four days.

Finally it hit me

Who was I before I met you

Before I had you in my heart

Where was I when you weren’t by my side

Lonely and lost in the dark

Now it’s the hardest thing I’ll ever know

Learning to let you go…

 

And I thank you every day for all you gave to me, for saving me

For the strength to carry on

And when I close my eyes I feel you close to me

Still holding me, even though you’re gone

And every night, I leave the light on…

 

Days go by, I’m here without you

I’m  missing all the things we shared

But I won’t cry, I will not worry about you

In my heart you’ll always be there

Can you hear these simple words I say

A million miles away

 

And I thank you every day for all you gave to me, for saving me

For the strength to carry on

And when I close my eyes I feel you close to me

Still holding me, even though you are gone

And every night, I leave the light on…

 

Just to remind me

I leave the light on

I dream you’ll find me once again

To lead you home where I am waiting

Waiting…

And I thank you every day for all you gave to me, for saving me

For the strength to carry on

And when I close my eyes I feel you close to me

Still holding me, even though you are gone

And every night, I leave the light on…

And every night, I leave the light on…

Sara Raimerz
“Leave the light on”

*this song has been on my mind for the last two weeks at least.
I know i'll make it out of the semester alive.
But i'm finally willing to offer my heart again.
Its not for sale. But al least available.

This song kicks me in the heart each time I hear it. I conviently have it on my ipod. all the parts that get me emotional and feeling like a person again.
my heart works. and i'm ready for someone else to squeeze it.
Oh, I love the end of the semester, and new crushes.
Cuz that's what makes my world lately.

So. How's that for drunken posts? 

:)


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