13 June 2012 @ 12:53 pm
And then there was everything  
So then I moved city and started a new job.

Christchurch kind of sucks these days, so I picked up and moved to Wellington, our fair capital (also for Reasons). I've never lived here before, but visited a few times. It's all-told a pretty sweet city to live in. More hipsters and hippies here, so I'm more amongst my own kind (although [ profile] mimei would laugh at me to hear me describe myself as a hipster - which I'm NOT, for the record. ^_^).

My new job is as Corporate Admin to the Max! I'm working for a Government department. It's a bit of a culture shock to go from being the admin for the 15-strong staffed branch of a medium sized business, (literally working out of a HOUSE, because our office fell over in an earthquake) to working on the 10th floor of a huge office with a staff of over 100 just in our two floors. I feel a little like a gawky tourist from Hicksville staring at all the tall buildings.

But really, I can't stop staring at all the tall buildings! Christchurch has (had?) a bigger population than Wellington, but it certainly doesn't feel like big city the way that Wellington does. Chch had no restrictions on growth for a really long time, and being built on a flat plain meant that it just expanded outwards. Apparently also there was some weird law until like, the 80s or something that no buildings were allowed to be taller that some statue's hat. I dunno. Town-planners are weird. Especially when they're trying to recreate a English utopia.

Anyway, woot woot for new beginnings and such. Presumably the culture-shock will wear off at some point... ^_^;
Current Mood: weird
16 August 2009 @ 01:33 pm
Wheee, I can has new layout! It's so cleeeean, and simpllllle. I've also set up another LJ to help my Dad with a whole lot of stuff related to getting his church online, and it is ALSO very pretty and has a million gorgeous icons that I can't fit over here. (mostly because I am nostalgic for my cute home-made c/p icons from a million years ago) I wish I could show you guys but it's under my real name and all related to family and churchy things (I had to not pick one icon I liked because it was to seeeexy. Sad day.) BUT, very cool. I will always love this journal the most, oh yeah!

I don't have time for a proper entry but a few things:

I started a new job this week! Eee! It was very scary and hardcore. It's for one of the top jewellery chain stores in NZ and it's pretty intense in terms of their standards and the amount of product knowledge you have to have. I know SO MUCH MORE about diamonds and gold right now than I EVER thought I would. Too bad for me I don't really LIKE diamonds, otherwise I'd be screaming with joy right now. Anyway, was epic. Downsides: location is an hour's travelling away from my house. Also, 25 hours a week. (To reference that, I WAS working 10. :/) Upsides: Cool people, less EEEE STRESSSSS than old job, and HOLY CRAP I'M GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH MONEY. (in comparison to what I was doing...) Oh, and they want me to work full time over the holidays. WIN. So yeah, it's going to be a lot of pressure next term balancing uni and job, but hopefully I'll manage.

Still working on 2 Spn fics. They're both okay? We'll see how they go. Both probably will be about 10,000 words, at around 3,000 now.

Okay, I gotta go finish reading Ernest Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa. It's for class. I don't recommend it to ANYONE. It's 200 pages of shooting rhinos and lions and leopards and oh GOSH it's horrible. STAY AWAY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL WONDERS OF NATURE! YOU CAN APPRECIATE THEM WITHOUT HAVING TO KILL THEM! FOR FUCK'S SAKE!
Current Mood: accomplished
01 July 2009 @ 03:10 pm
writing time fail  
Ahrg, this is so poos. I'm in the mood to write, this day is scheduled for writing, I want to write something sweet and snuggly, but my muse has flown the coop! Waah!

I have three hours, three files open and no inspiration. Someone help! Cast a spell on me or give me a bunny or something! I've looked through my story-ideas file and nothing is filling me with joy. :( :( :( heeeeeeeelp meeeee.

On a mildly-related note, my manager yesterday was like, 'can you please work for 6 hours on one of your Annual Leave days you've had booked in for a month because you were stupid enough to tell us you'll actually be in town on that day, even though it's one of the only three days this YEAR you'll get to spend with both your brothers.' And then she had the nerve to ask me this morning if I could work tomorrow, too, so even though I have no plans tomorrow I was like, 'no, fuck off.' (paraphrase) because these are the few freaking days in my year I have time for writing and fuck if I'm going to give them all up to bloody WORK! ARG! And they all guilt me out because everyone is taking holidays at the same time and there's no cover, but man, once a year, ONCE A FREAKING YEAR my whole family gets together and I'm not giving up a freaking second of that to the same employers who don't let me go home for freaking christmas! *cough* so... yeah, that has me pissed off. -_-;;;
Current Mood: useless
18 September 2008 @ 07:40 pm
Attempting to be efficient  
I am on a mission to type out chapter 7 of Dry My Tears. I thought I might have a good chance at getting it done tonight.


I've been going for about an hour. Done 600 words, about 2 and a half pages? I was like, 'Hokay! Awesome! How many do I have left? Two or three pages, right?'

Guess how many pages I have to go? 5? 7?

oh no...



This is going to take me weeks! HOW THE HELL DID I WRITE A CHAPTER THIS LONG!?!? How did I forget I'd written a chapter this long????? It's going to be like, 7,000 words all up. *cries* I'm just going to have to allocate an hour a day to typing it up otherwise it's never going to get done. SIGH, I say, SIGH!

I'm going to have to post a drabble in the mean time. Even I can't deal with not posting for this long. Guh.

In other news, uni rambles... )

Oh, and I got given a whole cake of chocolate today, and I've already eaten like, half of it. HAHAHA! erk. *puts away so she can pretend it doesn't exist* Right! Onward and upward!
Current Mood: chipper
18 May 2008 @ 11:18 pm
la la la la  
lalalala, getting work done, lalalala, still haven't done my essay though.

Have been really busy! Still am! But it's amazing how much more positive you feel about being busy when you get things achieved. Just finished an assignment I had forgotten about which is due in the morning. (It wasn't a big deal, but it's still nice to get done.) Have heaps of work to catch up on in the next three weeks coz I've got tests and things soon. (followed by exams. Oh sweet exams, how I long for you. - no, seriously, I love exams, SO much less pressure to be able to get it all out of the way in three hours. And no class beforehand to break up my schedule and stuff up my study-plans! alright!) Work-work is still a novelty, although my first paycheck is going straight back into buying clothes and things. Poop. Oh well, clothes are always nice, even if I'm being forced to buy them.

Been keeping up with writing, even though possibly a tad off-topic! Right, got to go to bed, gotta turn in stuff and then work in the morning. Then essay. yes. essay. definitely. >:[
Current Mood: accomplished
15 May 2008 @ 06:48 pm
Fuck, I refuse to say 'life is good' because that will result in something awful happening, but I have a JOB and it's a really GREAT job, and this makes me happy.

On the less-positive side, I also have what is trying to be the HARDEST ESSAY IN THE UNIVERSE. The question is: “What are the potential uses and limitations of the ‘ethnography of speaking’ in respect to an analysis of ritual?” which, well, I don't think any of my readers study anthropology so it will sound like jibber-jabber to you, but it's... really weird because it should be really easy to answer but it's so easy to answer that everything I have to say about it takes up about two paragraphs. ...2,000 words? Not even CLOSE, baby! *sighs* Will have to keep pounding at it anyway...

On a positive note, my Classics essay was AWESOME and really interesting and I totally got it in on time which was GREAT. This comment, occurred in relation, however:
Comments for the week:

When it’s 1am, and you’ve just spent about 8 hours writing an essay which is due the next morning, don’t suddenly assume your entire essay is off-topic. You’re probably just losing your mind. Go to bed.

*nods* It was fine the next morning. ^_^ (with some added last-minute tweaking)

Finally, I'd just like to say... something, even though words aren't useful at ALL in this situation, for all the people who have died or are suffering due to the natural disasters in China and Myanmar this week. :(

EDIT: Essay-block - when all else fails, read the recommended texts AGAIN. WHY, WORLD, WHY?
Current Mood: alive
12 January 2008 @ 12:01 pm
*pulls a turtle-retract*  

This is me feeling uhg. Kind of like scrambled eggs when they're at that poorly-made part over-cooked, part jelly-undercooked at the same time.

So what's going on then?
-Uni has begun again. Creative writing paper is LAME. Seriously, we have spent hours on what a simile and a metaphor is and how they are used effectively. I did this stuff in PRIMARY SCHOOL. Literally. !!! Some of the stuff about poetry is interesting though, but only because I know absolutely nothing about poetry. I'm sure if _anyone_ who had ever even _read_ some proper poems before (I say proper to distinguish published and well recognised poetry as opposed to online whining (like mine)) would find it as inane as I find the rest of the stuff. Still, I hold on to hope that the next week will be a little more ... adult?
-Looking for flats again. My lease runs out on Feb 7th and right now I am operating on about $10 left to me IN THE WORLD. Which isn't particularly pleasant.
-Looking for jobs again. -__________-
-Only vague upside right now? About 1000 words into the coming chapter of DMT. Phew. Had worried that I was completely stuck on it, but it started flowing again on Thursday night, so I am relieved.
-Oh, and I have my cat! She has come to live with me now. Hooray. She is very upset at having had to move, but very happy to see me, so that's nice.

Anyway, I don't really have much to say save that I miss people, even though I'm in retracted-turtle mode, but hey, what's new, eh? Hope everyone is good.

Current Mood: bad scrambled eggs
21 June 2007 @ 09:27 pm
I have a JOB! All hail and glory!  

Oh yeah, that's right, job is me. Me is job. Job is kickass rocksaw omg garden house* of COOOL!


It's at a jewellery kiosk where I am not permitted to sit. (Even on the rubbish bin! The RULES SAY SO!!!) And I'm workin from 12-4:30 on Friday, and 2:30-4:30 on Monday. Awesomeness ahead. I am sooooooo thrilled and now I'm really really super-duper looking forward to next semester! Onward and upward! Sure, more hours might have been better money-wise, but I have such a mega workload next semester (compared to what I'm used to) that it'll probably be perfect.

So yeah, I totally get all weekend and every evening free, plus it's just stylish-casual wear so I can go straight from uni and, all in all, I'm sweet-fucking-as. *dances more* I'm really looking forward to a semester of normality and schedule-sameness. It will hopefully encourage me to have good writing-headspace.

Anywayzz, I gtg, I need to cook myself an egg and then get ready for bed. Sleep is me because tomorrow work is me. Love love everyone and thanks to all who cheered me on in the land of no-work. hugs for all!

*garden house lives in my brain. Garden house is a name of a restaurant that is regularly referred to in my Japanese text book. Everything is 'ガーデンハウスは どですか。' (How about, (we go to) Garden House?) Apparently, although ジム ハリスさん (Jim Harris) and 山本 みち子さん (Yamamoto Michiko) are quite happy to go and eat there, カレン ロペス (Karen Lopez) thinks that it is too うるさい (noisy). Isn't that just sooooooo fucking interesting, that you want to read about it about 50 million times??????? @_@ (sorry, learning a language can be very... interesting, sometimes...)
Current Mood: jubilant
18 April 2007 @ 09:46 pm
Finished the draft of chapter five. 7,842 words. Sixteen pages. That's over half the length of the whole bloody story so far.


*Flails for a while*

Anyway, I'll have to let it sit for a few days, then I'll do a last edit and hopefully post on the weekend. It's not perfect, but if I wait for perfection then I'm going to be waiting a very, very long time. It's good enough.

In other news:
I got a MASSIVE amount of holiday pay from my job, (turns out I'd worked there for just on a year, so was eligible for annual leave and as such got 2 weeks full-time paid holidays. @_@ meep!) Although most of it is going straight to paying off debt, me and one of my flatmates went halves over buying a small telly for my room. (My room wins because it's cleaner, and that's saying something!) Because the telly in the common room is both too small and is kinda annoying to use when there are people around. Also, I wanted to set up my Playstation, but I didn't want it in the common room because my evil flatmate would probably break it or spill maple syrup all through the controller or something equally strange. Other than that, when I get my money back for my course books, now I can spend some of it on crap as well as debt-repayment. I've decided to get the complete Roswell series. (Only ever saw the last season) Really looking forward to it.

Still haven't got another job. Waitin. -_-
Current Mood: pleased