wordplay: (Work makes me go yay)
Up godawful early because I have to go to our client agency this morning for a three hour briefing that they (completely earnestly, because these are NOT people known for their ironic, self-effacing wit) call "indoctrination". Srsly.

How is this my life? It's days like this that I think that I totally should have finished my dissertation, beautiful new babies and total lack of interest in academic and intellectual pursuits or not. With the MA I'm more limited, but if I'd actually finished the goddamned diss I could be off tormenting undergraduates for approximately the same salary, or at least be pursuing my own research with a slightly less ridiculous set of hoops to jump through.

I did, however, put in my date for reducing my hours, so as of mid-August, I'm only at 30 per week. Can't wait can't wait can't wait. :D
wordplay: (Work makes me go yay)
and I totally approve that strategy *looks sideways at [livejournal.com profile] sanj* but I have just applied for a new job. I'll take whatever scraps you can toss my way because, really - my benefits are fantastic, I generally like the people I work with OK (and some more than OK, because at what other job will I have two fantastic fangirls? *clings to [livejournal.com profile] darthfox and [livejournal.com profile] ellen_fremedon*), etc, it's just that it makes me cry on a regular basis, and today was one day too many, apparently.

Those of you who are colleagues as well as friends: down low, obv, please. Thanks. :D


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Also, though? In 3 hours I will have a [livejournal.com profile] longtimegone of my very own. \o/
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Thanks for all the congratulations and wellwishes on the job. I want to go back through and respond to each comment, and I'm still a little anxious about the whole process, but I'm excited about the opportunity. So thanks for reading all my worrying over the last few months and for cheering me on and for being happy for me. ♥

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Watched the Firefly/Serenity fandocumentary Done the Impossible this weekend. Cute, if maybe a little self-congratulatory. There's some really clever filk on there, and I continue to be impressed by how generous Joss is with his intellectual property - he just has NO insecurity about it, does he? God, to be that confident about my ability to compete in a marketplace!

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SG-1 Moebius, in syndication, caught from the very beginning FTW!

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Speaking of FTW, Cora dinged 40 last night. She's a paladin, so she got a free pony. PONY! *gallops all over Stranglethorn Vale*

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It's been cool enough here this weekend, espeically in the evenings, that I've been thinking about fall, which always makes me want to curl up with tea, apples, a cozy blanket, the 95 P&P1, and needlework. I went through my boxes of projects and supplies and found a baby quilt that's I've spent the last 15 years handpiecing and basting in weird little fits of industry - maybe it's time to go ahead and quilt that up for one of these babies springing up all over the place. I have a ton of cross stitch and needlework patterns and so much fabric, but I'm feeling like autumn, so I went looking for new shops online. I think this site wins - I want to put the F U C K hearts on bookmarks - there's an audience there, I think. ♥

Needlearts shops to recommend? I'm a pretty advanced stitcher and have done some design and color work of my own, so no fear!




1 Did you see there's a new set coming out? It looks like it's mostly stuff that I don't care all that much about, so I probably won't be buying it again, but if you haven't yet bought it, this might be a good thing.
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I have a job! Got the offer today - it's the research job I've been talking about off and on various filters since May. How many linguists do YOU know who've moved halfway across the country and then ACCIDENTALLY stumbled across a language research job 20 minutes from their house that focuses on the topic of their masters thesis? Considering how extremely unlikely that is, I'm willing to bet that number is exactly one, and I'm delighted and kinda stunned that it's me.

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY JOB!

Salary's fine, start date September 5th, right after Labor Day. That will give me a week to get the kids settled into school and their new routine, and then I'll have a new routine of my own.

(And it was fantastic, because I got the message while [livejournal.com profile] didi75 was here and I made her stay while I called so I could cling if necessary. It was so great to see her again. ♥)

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