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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2009|10:51 pm]
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

Working 80 Hours a week is VERY quickly losing its appeal.
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Update/fate [Sep. 21st, 2009|09:07 pm]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

I suppose I should post on here at least occasionally at least.

Quick recap: Since moving to the furhouse in irvine in March, i've been looking for a job. Had a wonderful trip to Lake Powell in July. Then, in a stroke of luck, I got a job in the beginning of August. It was for a pool manager position at a swim lessons company. At first I was very excited. I was replacing the current manager at the time, who had been there for 7 years. I trained with him for 2 weeks, which mostly was comprised of getting practice shadowing him in the water teaching and getting to know the kids. All was well, until the reins were passed on to me. As it turns out, there was alot more expected of me that I was aware of, much less trained to handle. The last two weeks of August were very trying and tiring, filled with daily scheduling clusterfucks and ended up working 21 days in a row (not full days, thankfully, but such a thing is still exhausting).

Then, in September, one of the upper management dudes, Matt calls me in for a meeting in the main office, and basically says because I have so many lessons, that I cant really effectively manage the pool (true!) So that the solution was going to have me focus on lessons, and have Casey, a coworker and friend of mine, do the more managerial duties. At first I was very offended that I had basically been demoted, until I realized that I was going to be paid $9/hour regardless. With the approaching fall, and school starting, lessons died down a lot in September, which was a much appreciated relief from the chaos of August. I spent alot of time helping Casey, and teaching him what i was taught and what i had figured out in august.

However, last week, I started to get a little worried. Lessons were getting really thin, and i noticed another instructor getting infant/toddler training, a thing that only i had at that pool. My job security became afraid for itself.
Then, on Saturday, Casey pulled me aside and told me that they were consolidating the schedule, and that I was probably gonna get cut from at least the weekday lessons. He wasnt sure if he was supposed to tell me or not, but I appreciated the confidence from one friend to an other. I saw Matt on Sunday, but he didnt say anything. I spent the whole time waiting for the dreaded phonecall.

Sure enough, this morning before my work, (which was at 3:00) Matt calls, and in short explains that they dont have enough lessons to make it cost effective to have me there. It was expected, but it still hurt. They could at least have had the courtesy to tell me before a few hours before work.

BUT! Fate works in mysterious ways. I found a message on my phone that i must have missed from the end of last week. A filtration company looked at my resume, and wanted to interview with me. I called them immediately, and managed to squeeze in an interview at 3:00 today, the SAME TIME i would have had to go to work had i not been laid off. What fortune!!! So I got myself ready, and attended. It looks like something I could really jump on board with, and the interview went well. I didnt quite have the experience, so I tried to charm them with outgoingness and friendlyness. I don't know if I'll get the job, I should know in just a few days. Either way, it feels good, even though I dont have a job any longer.

In other news, I'm redoubled my efforts in studying for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam at the end of October. If I pass, then I will get my EIT (Engineer in Training), which is basically like a gold star on your resume that says you know your shit. It's hard work, and I'll be glad to see the end of October, regardless of how the test goes.

Thats all for now, I'll try to post more frequently.
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Cost approximation! [Jul. 26th, 2009|04:05 pm]
Hey all,

never tried to make a suit before, but I'm contemplating trying my paws at it some day. I was just wonder how much one might expect to spend on a fairly standard partial suit (nothing super fancy on it, just your basic partial). Just a very rough estimate is fine, just trying to figure out what sort of financial obligation it is to embark on a project like this! Thanks guys.

BTW, I love this group, it is such an amazing resource, so thanks to everyone who makes it happen. I love you! XD =^_^=
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new passion [May. 13th, 2009|02:07 am]
So, in the process of my job search, and giving into my nerdy guilty pleasure of looking at chemicals (and other random crap of course) on wikipedia in order to find the most a) the most explosive, reactive, and toxic chemical i can and b) the chemical with the coolest name, something occurred to me: until recently I had wanted to work i the environmental science industry, perhaps env. consulting or alternative energy. HOWEVER! I believe I have discovered a NEW calling....

I want to work... in the FLAVOR INDUSTRY!

YES! I will be a grand FLAVOR scientist, creating the new amazing flavors that make you wonder how the fuck they made a jelly bean taste like buttered popcorn (...sort of.)

Really, I just want to be able to dress like willy wonka and tell people i work in (insert dramatic pause) the flavor industry.

In all seriousness though, this is a viable industry for me to apply, so wish me luck.

(And in case any one was that morbidly curious, a)Nitroglycerine <3,4,4, > on the MSDS hazard diamond b)Cinnamaldehyde, the cinnamon molecule)
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(no subject) [May. 8th, 2009|01:00 am]
"An orgasm is like a glimpse of salvation"
-- some new small christian sex-for-pleasure-is-okay doctrine i saw part of on TV.

Just had to share it. remember it always!
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(no subject) [Mar. 24th, 2009|07:48 pm]
Rajni and I broke up.
I don't really want to talk about it.
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Short con report [Jan. 28th, 2009|10:05 am]
*Growls and marches around the world slapping BIOHAZARD stickers on all the furrys' foreheads while hacking up a lung.* CURSE YOU FURRREEEHHIIIEEEZZZ!

Con was pretty cool. Full of drama. It was pretty ridiculous, but I'm gonna try not to dwell on it. Got two badges, (still waiting for one in the mail, though), a book that I will VERY much enjoy reading (take that as you will), and generally got to hang out with some fun people. I only made it to one dance, but I went all out and really had a blast. In the mean time, I focus on NOT dying from con-crud while i make my way back down to socal to try and get settled.
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(no subject) [Jan. 26th, 2009|04:09 pm]
What mental disorder do you have?
Your Result: OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

You have odd obsessions that you cannot seem to control. You may even perform rituals to make you feel better. Counting and continuously obsessing over things happens frequently.

GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
Manic Depressive
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
What mental disorder do you have?
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2009|10:19 pm]
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FC09 Meme [Jan. 17th, 2009|05:15 pm]
[Current Location |Seattle, WA]
[Current Mood |tiredheadache]

That FC meme going around
And now that FC09 meme everyone's been doing:

Where are you staying?
Double Tree Bi-atch

When do you Arrive / Leave the con?
Sometime on thursday.  Im staying about 5 minutes away from the con starting Monday, so whenever I feel like moseying on down there.

Where will you be most of the time during the days?
Ev-ry-where.  In my room, the hallways/lobby, dealers den, out to eat, in the pool, you name it!

What time do you get up/go to bed?
go to bed: when i pass out.
wake up: when im done sleeping
I'm used to having big projects due very shortly (or during) conventions, and usually stayed up late, and then got up at the crack of dawn to try to get work done until noon. X_X it blows, but it's better than missing the con.

What's the best way to get ahold of you?
Texting or phone.

Who will be with you?
Lots of different people, if all goes as planned

Do you do free art?
Yeah if im in the mood ^^;

Do you do trades?

Do you do commissions?
If people really want me to.  chances are I'll do it for free *Shrugs*

What suits will you have?
Just my tiger ears/tail or my neon blue cheetah tail ^^;

Can I borrow one of your suits?
see above >:|

What is your gender?
100% certified male baby.

How old are you?

How tall are you?

Can I talk to you?
Um.. I assume so?

Can I buy you lots of drinks?
ohhh yes.  Lush tigers are fun.  >: }  ((hush all of you !))

Can I buy you food and/or eat meals with you?
ohhh yes.  food and booze, what more do you need to spoil a tiger ((okay don't answer that, but yes, i love to be spoiled!))

Can I give you presents?
ohhh yes.  see above

Can I hang with you in your room?
Perhaps.  I dont plan on spending a ton of time in the room

Can I give you money?

Can I hug or snuggle with you?
Usually ^^

Can I touch you?
This is a very ambiguous question, o.o  but the answer is probably.  ask Rajni first XD

Can I Dance with you at the dances?
Sure!  I'm pretty shy on the dance floor though (unless its a few drinks later!)

Can I invite you to parties?
See previous questions regarding to spoiling tigers.

Are you nice?
No.  I'm not.  I =seem= nice, but then people see my devious inner nature and often exclaim "Hey!  You're mean!!!"   to which my response is usually something along the lines of "why yes!  I am!!!"

Bonus Question:
Are you ConStaff?
Naw.  Maybe some day, but i have too much fun galavanting, for now.

Lastly, my schedule, or at least what I'll be aiming to do:
I dont really schedule cons.  I have to schedule too much crap as it is in every day life, so i like to rely on adventure, intuition, and impuse!  hooah!
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