June 20, 2012

Job applications and cover letters

I just turned in the application, resume, and cover letter for my dream job :D It took me almost a week to do it, because I worked so hard on perfecting the wording and researching everything I needed to get it all right. Whew. Part of me is just glad it's done, but the other part of me is kind of feeling like "holy crap, what have I done?!?" It's hard to describe... I really, really want this job, but I have minimal experience in the required areas (besides customer service) and it's super competitive in the library field right now. People with twice my education and 3 times as much experience are having a hard time finding a job: why should I get the first job I apply for?
Seattle Public Library - my future?

June 16, 2012

I hate school...

I don't know if I've mentioned it lately, but I do: I hate school so much. Learning is fabulous, but grades, fees, deadlines, and the innumerable rules, are disgusting. This vent has nothing, believe it or not, to do with the fact that I finished finals yesterday. It does have to do with the fact that I have loans, and I don't even have a 4-year degree yet. My mom, life-giver and teacher that she has been to me, had to bring this up today, just when I was feeling really good about the future. Now I have doubt: not because that was what she was trying to do, but because she's usually right >.< And trying to find another school is the last thing I want to do right now.

June 15, 2012

Done with finals!!!

Yep, finished with school (as far as I know)!!! Now for the check-my-grades-every-two-hours portion of the school year XD but until then....

Woooooooo! I didn't get everything done that was on my to-do list for today, but the homework and movies with my husband was the really important part :D I'll post tomorrow about the whole job-application thing I mentioned on Twitter, and I have a pic of my business cards to show off! Hmm, was there anything else I needed to mention?  Nope!!!!

June 14, 2012

Finals are hard... Bunnies are cute!

I'm almost done with finals!!! But until tomorrow night, please enjoy this short playlist of super-cute videos about a kitty and a bunny :D

June 9, 2012

Pretzel Dogs (pics or it didn't happen!)

I've been making these a lot lately: three times in the last two weeks! They're very easy, and while it does take a while to make them, about half of the time is just waiting. I'll totally be making these when I have kids: they can help roll out the dough, or "practice" with some playdoh :) I would have just posted a link to the recipe, but I changed enough things that it's really not the same recipe anymore. Besides, I took a bunch of pictures! Hope it makes you hungry >:D

Pretzel Dogs
Makes: 16
Prep time: 90 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

June 6, 2012

Old emails & "getting the word out"

I discovered Wordles the other night, just after posting my last... post (How do you avoid repeating post if you posted a post? What else do you call it?!). They are amazing and I love them so, so much. I made about a dozen of them, I just couldn't stop XD If you play around with your own Wordles, I'd love to hear what you did! I used my blog, a book of the Bible, a Shakespeare play, a French play, and a few others. So. Beautiful. I absolutely love words, if you didn't know :) They are thoughts, ideas, languages, books, speech, names, actions, feelings: everything you can think of! I guess, even more than just words, I still love linguistics; I just don't want to make a career out of it. Working in a library will be the best thing, ever. I can't wait to find a library job! And I wish I didn't have to find a just-for-the-summer job X(

June 4, 2012

Anime and reading, stress escapes

What do you do when you're stressed out? I tend to shut everything out, not realize that I'm stressed, and find something fun to do. My favorites are mindless facebook games, reading, anime, and eating. Not exactly original choices, but they sure make me feel better! I know, procrastination usually backfires and you're more stressed because now there's even less time to get stuff done. But I usually don't have that problem, in large part because I understand that I'm in charge of my choices and it's not going to help anything to freak out when I realize I'm running low on time (not saying I never freak out, just not usually). That's when I get more munchies and buckle down to work... until I shut things out again and go back to playing XD But really, what do you do when you're stressed out? I could use some alternatives :)
One of the results for "stress eating" XD

June 1, 2012

And we're back!

Hey everybody that reads this, sorry about the lack of posts lately! I've been really overwhelmed, the end of the quarter is almost here and I've been trying to start thinking about job hunting: ick. I started a post yesterday, but I was really grumpy, so I didn't publish it (or even finish) and I'm trying again today. I'm going to keep it short, but I'm definitely in a better mood now!