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09 July 2010 @ 06:12 pm
Hi! Hello! How are you!  
Not having the internet at home is an incredible nuisance. At least Starbucks has free wi-fi now; that's where I am right now. It's freezing in here and I just drank an iced green tea lemonade in about two seconds and I horribly need to pee but I can't because I don't want to interrupt any of my downloads. But still, internet! YES! 

I flew out to Washington Dulles in June for  a job interview. The interview went alright but the company was just an absolute mess, e.g. they didn't tell me that they wanted me to take a cab from the airport so I ended up wandering around the place, calling numbers that no one ever answered, until I finally got in touch with someone and they were like, "Oh, you can't find the cabs?" And I wanted to be like, "FOOL, THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO." Also they dropped me off at the airport with about an hour before my plane was supposed to leave and I barely boarded in time; seriously, I was sprinting through the place like a maniac. Anyway, I did not get this job. I was a little disappointed (the salary would have been $42 grand), but not enough to get upset about it. I was a little hesitant about moving out to VA, away from everyone I know except one person.

Although occasionally that sounds kind of nice because my parents are driving me insane. INSANE. I would say that I am tortured about 30% of every day, because I am twenty two years old, at home without a job or an income, and all my parents ever do is fight about how poor they are, because they are just about as unemployed as I am. At least my dad gets unemployment and occasional jobs (he works in commercial construction, which is not exactly booming in Michigan these days). I'm only sticking with this arrangement because I'm saving a lot of money: when I'm home, I pretty much never spend any (my drink today was paid for with a gift card that I magically found in one of my drawers). None of my friends are around so I basically just haunt the library, hang out with my brother and grandparents, stay submerged in the pool for as long as possible (I'm getting pretty good at it), and zumba.

If you haven't diagnosed me yet, I'll just tell you: I am in such a strange place right now. (Not geographically, obvs, as Starbucks is pretty bog standard.) I have no idea what to do with myself. I've been applying to basically any job for which I even remotely qualify but I haven't had much luck. So I've been trying to engage in some major self-examination, and I think at some point so far this summer I decided that I want to be a journalist. At first I was a little suspicious that this had something to do with my daily viewing of Gilmore Girls (thanks, ABC Fam!), but then I realized that I actually wanted to do that when I was younger, so I think the impulse might actually be legit. Anyway, my plan right now is to get as much experience as I can and then start applying to grad schools, hopefully for next year, because I would like to put off paying my student loans as quickly as possible for as long as possible.

I've actually had some progress in getting some experience, too. My mom's cousin-in-law hooked me up with a friend of hers who just started a paper. To start off, I'm going to be doing a feature every week on a member of the community. The best part: I'll get $25 per article! Is it possible to get used to the idea that you can actually get money in exchange for writing? This is all so novel and awesome and dream-fulfilling. I might try to sell ads, too, for which I'll get a 20% commission (take THAT, Footprints). Also they're making me business cards AND a press pass. I hope I can use it to weasel my way into special events.

Anyway, being that I finally have an excuse to go places in search of internet, I will hopefully be more in touch with my virtual world. I would still really like to talk about Doctor Who at some point (I'm still incredibly obsessed. In fact, I have even been enjoying Matt/Karen fic. I don't know what it is about DW but it turns me into an RPF sort of person. And I like it). And maybe one day I'll even post some Obama pics.
emozione:: accomplishedaccomplished
musica:: Idk but it sounds like reggae.
shadowqueen28: DW_Eleven & Amyshadowqueen28 on July 10th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh you never told me they were such inconsiderate dicks at that place in VA.

I really hope my mom is wrong about the economy not improving any time soon. We all need stable, well-paying jobs. But yay for you finding free Wi-Fi!
she's got a bandit heart.: dw║smoochie smoochie time.flinkkamingo3 on July 26th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I'll tell you all about it when I see you in person. It's too long for me to type right now. Mostly because I really need to pee.
InTheVastinthevast on July 10th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
I work as a copy editor at a newspaper. Let me know if you need resume/interview help or anything! :)

And enjoy your library/zumba/pool days! Once you start working those are fewer and fewer. :(
she's got a bandit heart.: vm║intrepid girl detective.flinkkamingo3 on July 26th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
AHHH I LOVE YOU! I will undoubtedly be coming to you for advice time and again; lol, you will regret the day you offered it. THANKSS!
InTheVastinthevast on July 26th, 2010 04:50 am (UTC)
Hehe no problem! Just let me know.