Posts tagged is this real life?
Posts tagged is this real life?
WonderCon was fairly chill and a lot of fun. Got a picture with the kind and beautiful face model of Samara/Morinth (will post next) in my Shepard costume and she signed my Mass Effect art book, watched some new footage from Pacific Rim (want to see more!), hung out with friends, went to a fairly thoughtful panel on LGBT subtext in popular media, then laughed as the MC of the Masquerade tried to keep the audience from adding silly things on to the number count.
Today I got to sleep in for the first time in weeks. I spent the afternoon hanging out with my family, taking care of taxes and financial stuff. Also took their basic measurements in order to get started on costumes.
Yay good weekend :)
I have had an interesting month, and for at least a little while longer it will continue to be interesting.
Due to a series of personal issues with my current job and location (see my ‘Young’s Fucking Modulus’ tag), a few months ago I started seeking other employment. Well, I found it.
I gave my two weeks, which lead to today as the last day. I will start at my new position in the first week of December. I will be in a better area, closer to people and places I enjoy being around, and will be doing the work I want to do for better pay.
The next few weeks will be used to find a place near my new job and, if not moving in, getting all my stuff ready to be moved. While I’m excited, I’m also incredibly nervous. I’m changing a lot in my life, and it may be a while before I feel settled again.
An uncomfortable thing happened on this last day, see below cut if you’re curious…
One of the nice things about working on second shift is that I’m getting better gas mileage.
Being alone for 6-7 hours every evening, trying to motivate myself to work, sucks.
Yesterday I bought the Leviathan and From Ashes DLC for my Renegade male!Shep ME3 run through, and now all I want to do is curl up and play until I kill my computer with overheating (like I did last night).
But nope, I need to focus. I need to focus on staying awake and working on cover letters/resumes. I’m starting on second shift at work this week (going from 6a-3:30p to 12p-9:30p) so I need to stay up late enough to reschedule my internal alarms.
Hmm… maybe tea that is light on the caffeine would help…
One of the benefits of driving to work at 5:30 in the morning is that occasionally the sunrise is breathtaking.
I apologize for the poor quality of the pic; it was taken with my phone camera, which hasn’t been the same since I body-slammed it last year.
This afternoon I’m going to A.V. Pride. It is taking place at the local fair grounds, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous.
I live in a fairly conservative military/ex-military area. I heard some pretty offensive things (not even jokes) at work regarding Gay Days at Disneyland, so my hackles are pre-raised.
That being said, last year they had about 2,500 people show up, so it’s nice to know it won’t be a complete ghost town. The flyers they have also say there will be shows and booths (businesses, vendors, non-profit groups/organizations) but no schedule/map posted, so whatever is there when I get there will be a surprise.
Here goes nothing I guess :)
Sundays and Mondays are the worst. I get all introspective and mopey. I sometimes wish I had a separate blog for ~feelings~ but I don’t really think it would help.
Late January I posted a long and frustrated rant about my work situation (found here). Well, last week I started on Monday as a full engineer. I’ve gotten a raise and have been moved back into the cube farm where the rest of our group sits, so things are definitely looking up at work.
I still hate being in the Antelope Valley, but that is a rant for another day…
One of the advantages of living with some of your best friends is that they can help provide some perspective.
The comment on the email was not intended to be rude to or offend me. There is a good chance the PM was trying to tease or make fun with their engineer. I took it personally because I feel like I am in a bit if an awkward situation at work and the comment poked a nerve.
A good thing about that comment is that I can show it to my supervisor and use it to demonstrate why this is a frustrating situation, and maybe it will stir some discussion.
Incoming work-related tl;dr. I’m probably going to delete this later, but I really need to get this off my chest.