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Aug. 17th, 2017 07:32 pm
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 Other than the freak show in the Whitehouse, nothing really new to report.


All is well with work. No craziness yet.

Still dealing with the new car smell/VOCs

Putting money aside to move out.


That's about it.
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Nearing the end of my second week contracting for my former/current (?) employer/client. It's been an adjustment due to weather and shitty home conditions (family). I've applied for a second job. I hope I get it, because I really, REALLY need to move.
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Politics is still a shit show. Truths reveal themselves daily, and as expected the Republicans do nothing.
 

115

Jul. 7th, 2017 09:43 pm
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It hit 115 today. The heat is killing me. As I get older the less tolerance I have for the excessive heat. I drove in my air conditioned car for a few hours. Thank goodness for that.
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Returned to work on Monday. My boss brought me back with more pay and more hours, but the catch is I'm now a contractor, not an employee. Whatever. I wasn't getting benefits anyways as an employee. Plus I can work my own hours and from home.
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Trump is still an embarrassing Putin puppet. The Republicans are still spineless little worms. So nothing new on that front. 

I wanted to sketch Paul Ryan, but I didn't feel like doing anything. The heat just sucks the life outta me. 
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Since I was hired as a temp employee, I have a cap on the amount of hours I can work. This coming Thursday I will run out of hours for this fiscal year. The good news is they want me to come back after July 1st, which is the start of the new fiscal year. So basically I'll be out of work for one month. 

Honestly, I'm sorta looking forward to the month long break. I desperately NEED IT! I'm so burn-out on life. I need a break. Sure things will be tight financially, but I think it'll be ok. 

Even though they want me back, frankly, I don't want to go back. I need a job that will pay me what I'm worth. I was hired as an intern, with intern level pay, but with mid to senior level responsibility. While the rest of the interns did light filing, answering phones and the occasional light image edits, I was tasked with creating a new department website from scratch. All the while coordinating with three dysfunctional departments who do not share information. Not to mention, the heavy design tasks outside of webdesign work. 

And the kicker is, I'm not even a web designer! LOL

Sigh.

The problem is, I don't know what I want to do, or where I want to work. I guess it's time for me to stop making excuses and just apply to jobs that are interesting to me and see where it takes me. Hopefully one of them can give me break and hire me :)

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It's been an eventful week at home and at work. I don't feel like typing much tonight, but let's just say it's been a shitty week. At least today I can be relieved Obamacare hasn't been repealed. It's just another reminder how incompetent the Trump administration truly is.
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I think I've gained weight, which isn't surprising since I've been eating like a pig. It feels like I've been hormonal for years. All I want to do is eat. Maybe I'm pre-menopausal or maybe I'm using food to cope with stupid crap at home and at work.
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Cheesecake has become more adventurous. Makes me happy to see him venture out and have a little birdie fun :)
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Season Two of The Catch has been a big disappointment. The only saving grace is the delicious eye candy that is Peter Krause. Why can't the older men around my way look like him or Boris Kodjoe? It's for the best, temptation is a bad thing especially in my current hormonal state.

UGH

Wish I had a husband that could screw my brains out right about now LOL. I better stop typing. Gotta go and exercise and no that's not an euphemism for finding someone to bang the ever living shit outta me (that would be very nice...).

Be Still!

Feb. 5th, 2017 06:31 pm
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So I was having a mini freak-out about my job situation. Then I read this devotional from Streams in the Desert:

Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor deem these days--these waiting days--as ill!
The One who loves thee best, who plans thy way,
Hath not forgotten thy great need today!
And, if He waits, 'tis sure He waits to prove
To thee, His tender child, His heart's deep love.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Thou longest much to know thy dear Lord's will!
While anxious thoughts would almost steal their way
Corrodingly within, because of His delay
Persuade thyself in simple
faith to rest
That He, who knows and loves, will do the best.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
Nor move one step, not even one, until
His way hath opened. Then, ah then, how sweet!
How glad thy heart, and then how swift thy feet
Thy inner being then, ah then, how strong!
And waiting days not counted then too long.
Sit still, my daughter! Just sit calmly still!
What higher service could'st thou for Him fill?
'Tis hard! ah yes! But choicest things must cost!
For lack of losing all how much is lost!
'Tis hard, 'tis true! But then--He giveth grace
To count the hardest spot the sweetest place.

--J. D. Smith

Reading that really made me feel better. Now if God can give me a house my life would be complete lol.
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Today was a bit rough, but something unexpected happened.

I was waiting for my order in the drive thru then out of nowhere my car shook violately and decided to die. In the drive thru no less! That was my 'oh shit' moment of the day. Luckily for me and the people behind me I was able to start-up my car and drive off.

I know it wasn't the battery. Just this Decemember my battery was tested and it was more than fine. It's either a dying alternator and/or a dying fuel pump. There is probably something deeply wrong with the electrical system too. I have to replace my light bulbs on a fairly constant basis. Sometimes the light bulb warning light will come on and then turn-off in the middle of driving. The most telling thing that something is deeply wrong is the fact I have to press fairly hard to accelarate. If I don't, the car will hesitate and shift gears very roughly.

Anyways I've felt for a few months now I needed a new car, I just hoped it would last until I found a more permanent/stable job. Sadly, it didn't. So I made the decision to buy another car.

While attempting to eat my lunch, I called a local Volkswagen dealership and submitted my credit application over the phone. To be frank I was too stressed out to eat. All I kept thinking about was making it home/to-the-dealership in one piece. Once I was finished with work I headed down to the dealership.

To make a long story short, my credit application was approved and I got a 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan :D Man I was so happy! Then I remembered my job situation and the car payments :(

Sigh

I think everything will work itself out, like a normally does.
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Checked my job application status for an User Interface Designer. My status changed from "Under Review" to "Not a Match."

Sigh

At least my time at my current job has been extended.

I guess it's back to the drawing board.

BLEH!!!!

Jan. 30th, 2017 11:30 pm
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Yay! More Politics!
Due to the incompetence of the Cheeto, I'm bombarded with political news 24/7. I can't escape the bastard. Even if I didn't care about all the shit that is going down, I'm surrounded by it. I go to work, I have to deal with pro-Trump coworkers. When I get home I have to deal with my stupid pro-Trump family, when I'm online I have to deal with the seething anger that Trump's policies are causing. Even when I had to take my mom to the goddamned ER, the staff were talking about it!! Because it affects every damn facet of my life now, I can't stop talking about it LOL.

This shit storm of stupid is like a black hole. It just sucks every damn person and thing in its vincinity.

UGH!

When I'm out and about I can feel the tension and uneasiness. It's not going to get better anytime soon.

At this point I'm all angered out. I didn't think it was possible but I'm completely worn out from being so angry at the state of my country.

Sigh

I'm just going to try to enjoy my life the best I can, take pleasure in the small things, including my birds and just keep an eye on our crazy President. That's all that I can realistically do.

Netflix
At least I have Netflix and my delicious Greek trail mix. I ate that stuff in record time. I LOVE the yogurt chips. It tastes like white chocolate.

Just got done binge streaming The Killing on Netflix. Yes, it's a little dark, but man that is one damn good series. The cinematography, the mood and the story pacing reminds me of the X-Files, without the paranormal stuff. I highly recommend anyone who has a Netflix subscription or trial to check it out.

Work
Work was ok I guess. Our developers are a husband and wife duo. Unfortuately for me the wife developer is a raging and lazy asshole. It's always, "I can't do this," "WE CAN'T DO THAT," "what are you talking about?!" Seriously though, what can you bums do? How in the hell did they get city contracts?! If they can do it, then I can be a well paid hack too!
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In my non-political post of the day, I'm going to rant about Volkswagen and their decision to make the 2018 Tiguan larger.

Why do car companies keep making compact suvs bigger? If they kept the 2017 size and slightly changed the brake lights and panel styling of the 2018 model it could've been a winner.

Ugh.

Why do I even care? It's not like I have a permanent job that I can count on. My stay has been extended due to the Media Department's slowness in returning my queries, otherwise I would have been out looking for work two weeks ago.

Anywho my next car will most likely be a pre-2018 VW Tiguan or a Buick Encore.

Job Search

Jan. 12th, 2017 07:45 pm
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Sigh

My time with my current company is quickly coming to an end. I knew when I got hired it was temporary. I HATE job hunting. I hate the whole process. Submitting resumes, going through the interviews and finally getting used to a new work space.

I wish I could just draw and design all day in my own studio and money would fall from the sky LOL.

Back to searching...
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The semester is OVER!!! I'm so relieved! I turned in my final painting on Friday. After coming home I slept and then I slept some more. After only getting 2 to 3 hours of sleep a day for the past week trying to finish my last assignment I'm beyond exhausted. Friday was officially the end of the semester, which also means I'm unofficially done with school. I have to wait and see if I passed my art history class to offcially celebrate, but I think I did.
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Next goal: find FULL-TIME employment and move the fuck out. My family are Cheeto supporters. I thought I could over look that, but coupled with all their other bullshit I say FUCK them. I have lost what little respect that I might have had for them. That goes for any Cheeto supporter. The hell with respecting differences. If you can condone the crap that the Cheeto monster has done and continue to do then FUCK you too. I don't need people like that in my life. Looks like I'm going to need new friends. Good riddance.

Direction?

Nov. 21st, 2016 09:23 pm
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So glad for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. I need a break.
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Work went well. My meeting with my boss was encouraging :)

-30 days and counting. I have until the end of December to finalize everything for the new website.
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I knew coming in the job was temporary. After I complete the website my time with the company will be over. I'm fine with it. Since school will be forever over in less than a month, I look forward to working full-time with more pay. Not sure where I want to work or what I want to do, but I know God will direct me to the right opportunity.

I can't say I'm not scared, because honestly I have no freakin clue what direction I want my career to go in or what geographic area I want to live in. Admitting that to myself is terrifying, but at the same time it's exciting!

Having the freedom to search anywhere is extremely liberating. For the longest I've been tied down to a limited search area due to school, relationships, money, etc. But now none of that will matter come January 2017. I'm even thinking of expanding my job search outside of the U.S.

The next few months should be very interesting for me.
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Working, school and freelancing is exhausting. I almost told my client to take a hike. I was within minutes of telling him I couldn't work with him anymore. One, because I was extremely exhausted. Two, I was annoyed by the lack of design direction from him. Almost on que we skyped and the discussion helped steer me off the ledge. It felt a lot like God was telling me 'It's ok, I'll help you get through it'. And he did.

School doesn't end for another three months. It doesn't sound like a long time, but juggling all three plus the senior art show is overwhelming. Why did I even agree to the project? Again, like on que it was an opportunity to meet a need. I'm short on my tution and needed almost the extact amount I would be receiving from the freelance gig. Again, God met my need. It hasn't been easy, not by a long shot, but God is with me, so that is somewhat comforting.
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Finally got a Surface Pro 4. Good timing too. My brick of a laptop is on it's last legs and my tabletPC is not only slow but also experiencing some worrisome problems. Hopefully I can prepare them for sale and get rid of them soon. My SP4 maybe much smaller than my 17.3" brick, but it performs much better and the screen is far superior. Where was this awesome tablet four years ago?

Grumpy

Aug. 18th, 2016 03:50 pm
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Haven't been in the mood to write, or much of anything else lately.

Former client contacted me out of the blue yesterday wanting to "catch-up." I'm using the time before our skype meeting to update my livejournal lol. In about 20 minutes I should know what half-baked idea/project he wants me to mock-up for him. Probably some stupid wannbe hipster app that only appeals to millennials. Yeah whatever, as long as he pays me it's all good.
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Still miserable and hot.
Still living with a drama queen and her enabler.
Still have the same problems I did months ago.
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I start the new and hopefully my LAST semester next week. It's already off to a craptastic start. These state universities are not made for us non-traditional students. They inconviently schedule these bullshit meet-ups right in the middle of the day. Even worse some of these classes are scheduled for the morning or mid day. Yes, because all of us are 18 year olds who have no jobs or financial responsibilities. 

Sucky Week

Jun. 12th, 2016 03:23 pm
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Overall this week has sucked for many reasons. I'm not in the typing mood. Here are bullet points, since I'm not up to typing/writing:

  • We have a lot of angry and unhinged people in this world and unfortuately innocent people usually end up paying the price. Almost every week we hear of shootings, terrorist attacks, and other equally awful stuff. No matter where in the world, there is always someone with an axe to grind against someone and/or something. Sadly it's only going to get worse.

  • I can see why there is so much turn-over at my job. Trying to get everyone on the same page is like pulling your fingernails off with a plier. Everyone is only looking out for themsevles. It's a miracle that anything gets done. Ugh...why can't I ever find a decent job? Maybe I need to create my own?

  • Some people drive like assholes. Excuse my language but I'm just not happy about it. It's going to be three times in the last few weeks that an impatient driver has snuck behind me going way too fast while I'm changing lanes. The scariest was on the freeway and the jerk almost clipped me weaving in-and-out of traffic.

  • I'm tired, but at least I finally finished the portrait I was working on. Originally I created it for a digital skin coloring demo.

  • Peaches has perched himself on my tablet. Very cute :)

I'm Alive

Apr. 19th, 2016 12:30 am
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So it's April now. So much stuff...

The Good

  • I FINALLY got hired and it's local! No more awful soul crushing morning commutes.

  • There is three more weeks until the semester is over. I hate school.

  • I love my new wardobe.

  • Free to exhale. Finished taxes on Sunday and it looks like I'm getting a small refund. Tax software from best to least: Turbo Tax > TaxAct > H&R Block. This will be my first and last time I use H&R Block. There was a reason Amazon had a price cut. Never again.

  • Discovered the Prism app. Got all my bills paid and sorted out.

  • I have hope again, that my situation will get better.

  • Hooked on The Catch.

  • I lost weight :)

  • Been more physically active, which led to the weight loss.


The Bad

  • Burnt-out. I can't bring myself to start on my project or draw...or design. Which is an awful thing considering my job is designing LOL.

  • I discovered I hate risographs.

  • Got bad news about my cousin. Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. It's not looking good for her :( If anyone happens to read this please pray for her. If Jesus can bring Lazarus back from the dead there is still hope for her.

  • The used copy of Adobe CS5 didn't pan out. The seller is a lying sack of poo. Good thing I bought it off of Amazon and was able to get my monies back. But this leaves me without software. CC? Yuck. I guess at this point I have no choice. I just wish Affinity would hurry up and release the beta for Windows already.

  • Had a mini spiritual meltdown and axed bible study. In my defense my bible study partner had very little life expereince in well...everything lol. I'm sure once she goes through more gut wrenching trials she'll grow some empathy until then...BYE! LOL

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Work has been very slow and a bit frustrating. I was fuming for a bit when they arbitrarily decided I didn't qualify for the weekend bonus because I was three calls short. Strange, they didn't note this supposed requirement in the announcements. This was their underhanded way of cheating their workers who also qualified for the customer service bonus.

God made it right for me :) A week later I was invited and accepted into a new pilot program testing out new features. With this I get more money than I would have gotten with the weekend bonus. Whatever the enemy meant for my harm, God used it for my good :)

To be honest this job is only temporary. I don't see myself as a long-term worker there. This company is just too dysfunctional for my liking. Yes, I know all companies have some type of managerial dysfunction, but the level of gross mismanagement is just...too much. I'll give it another month or so, hopefully I'll find something better by then.
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The iPad Pro is supposedly coming this fall.

LOL

The iPad is a great CONSUMPTION device, but what about a business device? If the pro version comes with a hybrid OS X then I could see it being a hit with business customers. Otherwise why even bother with a mobile OS? Why spend so much money on a bigger glorified iPhone? Eh. Just buy the Surface Pro.

Speaking of which, where is the Surface Pro 4 Nadella? I'm waiting!
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I LOVE my birdies. They are so cute :)

Cheesecake has a girlfriend and it's he's honey stick snack. LOL. That isn't the worst object my birds have fallen for. My late budgie Snickers used to have a cookie monster toy that he was madly in love with. Peaches is the boring one out of the bunch with an oven mitt that he fancies LOL.
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School is right around the corner.

Bleh.

I'm ready to graduate. I'm just over it. I hate having to socialize with students 10 years younger. I just wish there were more students my age that I can connect with *sigh*.

Shitty Jobs

Jul. 9th, 2015 10:08 am
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Have you ever had a job that makes you want to throw your nice laptop out the window? I have! Admittedly too many. Why can't I find something that I like AND (emphasis on "and") pays well? It's so annoying to work so much and earn so little. Not to mention putting up with shitty work conditions. Why can't I be someone's spoiled little pet? Fuck this shit.
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Just a brief updates of sorts. I'm doing much better. I had a minor setback, but it looks like I'm on the mend again :) I was able to secure one wah job and I'm still hoping to secure the other. I have medical bills to pay :( Or I should say out-of-pocket expenses to pay.
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Birds are doing fine.
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LOL @ Nickolas on GH. I like the new Nickolas, he's far more interesting now that's he's a villain.
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That about sums up my update LOL.
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So I got everything I needed to get done...BARELY. Client picked up paintings. I was horrified that the paint wasn't 100% dry. A small area was still tacky. Driver was a douche about it. Eh. Oh well. I was just relieved it was done. After busting my behind all night and only getting a few hours of sleep I went back home and fell into a coma.
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Got my recipe project done. Well partially done, but considering all the pressure I was under, I didn't care. I absolutely accept a crappy grade. Fun times.
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RadNet FINALLY got their act together and I was able to get my tests done. It almost didn't happen again, because they were running late per usual and I couldn't wait for the tech. Off to the bathroom I went. I completely or near-to, emptied my bladder. So I was told either reschedule or drink as much water as possible in the waiting room. I wasn't about to get these tests rescheduled for the FIFTH time. So I drank LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of water. So much that I got sick ran toward the bathroom (but the door was locked) and barfed in the hall-way. LOL.

*Sigh*

At the time I was horrified and embarrassed that I couldn't hold my water. LOL. Looking back I'm kinda glad it happened. It's kinda of a "screw you" RadNet, "this is what I think of your service" *barf*

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

On Wednesday I have an appointment with my new gyno to go over the results. She's alright. Not the best, but better than that idiotic blow-hard with the ghetto office staff. I found her organized and respectful staff refreshing.

I really don't know what these new tests will reveal, but the sooner I know the better. All my plans are in limbo, because I can't plan anything until I know if I will have minor or major surgery and the extent of the recovery time. It's all really annoying and stressful. Especially when all the responsibility is solely shouldered on you.
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Got my mother's and I's taxes done in the nick-of-time.

UGH. I hate doing things at the last minute.
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Drove down to San Diego last weekend. My mother tagged along. My art history class requires us to pick a museum and a piece of work to write about. So I picked "Death of a Virgin." It's located in the Timken Museum in Balboa Park located in downtown San Diego. It's a beautiful place with a nice ocean breeze. I would like to return when I don't have so much stuff going on.

The drive wasn't very eventful. Coming back there was a bit of traffic, but nothing too bad. I was very tired by the time I got home.

Unfortunately since it was a last minute thing, I didn't realize this crazy hippie festival (Earth Day) was going to be held the same day I decided to go down there. Parking was NIGHTMARE!! Then my phone died. I needed it to take pictures. To make a long story short these places should really invest in a charging station. Anyways I found an outlet and it took an hour to get my phone charged.

Took the required pictures, ate our bagged lunch. Watched the hippies dance and do other hippie things. We joked about being in the jungle then left.

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