Wednesday Reading Meme

Aug. 23rd, 2017 01:27 pm
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What I Just Finished Reading

Still nothing.

What I'm Reading Now

Doctor Strange #24, Generations The Unworthy Thor And The Mighty Thor #1, Iceman #4, Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-Man #3, Secret Empire #9, X-Men Gold #10 )

What I'm Reading Next

I miss reading books. I should read a book.

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Aug. 23rd, 2017 09:04 am
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I applied for a position in another department at my company. I'm not particularly interested in their area of focus, but I like the work they do and figured the interview would be less stressful than any other job interview but still good experience. They turned me down, mostly because of my lack of interest, which is totally fine (really!). It was still worth it for the interview (which went remarkably well) and for getting the head of that department even further on board team "echan's f'ing boss, your team would be lucky to have them". He's been on my side for years, so long I actually forgot about him advocating for my current position, but we don't work together much in detail so this turned out to be a good way for him to get more familiar.

I don't actually know what kind of job I want next. I spend a lot of time writing code, scripts and tools that either keep things running automagically or help automate some of the fixes. There's usually something else higher priority though, which is frustrating. Word is that a new position may be 'invented' that's all the code parts of my job and none of the other stuff. I don't know if I'll enjoy writing code /all/ day, but I do know the only reason I haven't applied to join the dev team is the dullness of the products they work on. So t
here's that.
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You guys FAIL SO HARD.  How, how, how, how, HOW has NOBODY recced this fic to me?  This is like, my JAM.  It is what I have been waiting YEARS for.  It is a 200k word (for now) Star Wars time travel AU where Leia goes back in time from the end of TFA to the beginning of ANH.  And changes everything.  It is a WONDERFUL story, an incredibly fresh and novel take on one of my favorite tropes, the characters are so wonderfully written (and you can tell the author has a great grasp on the characters to get them so well in situations that are so different from what they were in the original timeline), THIS FIC IS SO AWESOME AND YOU NEED TO READ IT NOW.

(If you're not fond of WIPs, it doesn't end on a cliffhanger or anything.)

(Also, the summary is in 1st person, but that's because it's dialogue from the first chapter--the story isn't written in 1st person, if that's a dealbreaker for you.)

Of Queens, Knights, and Pawns (199023 words) by chancecraz
Chapters: 15/?
Fandom: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars Original Trilogy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Leia Organa, Anakin Skywalker | Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Bail Organa, Breha Organa, CT-7567 | Rex, Mon Mothma, Davits Draven
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Time Travel Fix-It, Skywalker Family Feels, Implied/Referenced Torture, Angst
Summary: I went to sleep on the worst day of my life and woke to find myself in the past on the second worst day of my life. As experiences go, I don’t recommend it.

CFHI

Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:23 am
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https://www.cfhi.org/

I'm... Pretty excited about this. I was wondering about getting credentialed for nursing internationally, and this isn't that per se. But it's international opportunities.

Ha-hahaha

Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:00 am
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I just low-key let on that I don't buy any of Jordan's bullshit even if I'm not actively calling him out on it.

"Yeah I heard about [x thing I had told him by text message that he's pretending he never received.]"

Me, "Yeah I sort of figured since I texted you about it. Plus I imagine Tyler had a lot of fun with that."

*Swoosh*

It's not about getting angry or picking fights. I'm just sick and tired of people treating me like I'm completely stupid and I need them to know to cut the crap. I'm not going to make a big deal about past crap. Just stop pretending it's the truth.

I'm not mad we're not friends. Just sad. It'll heal with time. Less time... If you cut the bullshit.

TAYLOR

Aug. 22nd, 2017 04:15 pm
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[personal profile] iosonochesono
TAYLOR IS AMAZING.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE SEXUAL/ROMANTIC CHEMISTRY BUT HE IS A+++++.

BEST FIRST DATE EVER.*

*Okay, that's exaggerating. So, we had a lot of miscommunication to start out with. He texted he wanted to met at 12:30UTC so I arrived at said location based on UTC. Realized that not him being funny, and that I was really, really late.

So then we clarified, went to the restaurant. We still didn't see each other. The restaurant is a chain. Me, "So, what one are you at?"

Turned out, UTC was a short-hand for the location, not him trying to use UTC time. I was at the wrong restaurant.

So I drove to the correct restaurant. After that though, everything was A+.




The bright side to this is that this was the worst I'd ever look or behave on a date. I literally woke up late, threw some clothes on and brushed my teeth and drove over, then established said miscommunication, then drove over. But we had such a good conversation it seems we're both really eager to meet again. So I'll probably have a chance to recover from my first impression.**

**He knew I had a night job so. I feel like being aware that my sleep schedule's constantly on the fritz also gets me some leeway in the being stupid department.




I've also decided based on this interaction that I want to do two things:

1. Get my room/apt set up for guests again. (That includes care.com housekeeping, 'cause my brother keeps everything a mess.)

2. Work on getting the new car, for hiking.

3. Try to push the Starbucks management more so I can control my own schedule more.

One Down

Aug. 22nd, 2017 03:48 am
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David was suspect as soon as he started talking about his goal to get laid eclipse weekend, but now he's texting for pics (there are pictures of me on the dating site, so...?) and 'they don't have to be dirty but they can be.'

No, dude, just no.

I guess that opens my Saturday plans back up. I can't meet with a dude who has a pretense of looking for a relationship but is really just looking for hookups.

OH MY GOD.

Aug. 22nd, 2017 01:02 am
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[personal profile] iosonochesono
There is a pick up/drop off laundry service after all.

I could weep right now. That means my laundry can get done each week, no excuses. No more avoiding laundry. If I'm working 90 hour weeks, just send the damn shit out.

If I can find a place that only mandates an hour for cleaning services, I'll do that as well. Then living with my brother will be less than a nightmare. I would totally pay someone an hour of my wages each day to not be trying to upkeep on my brother. Especially if I stop eating out.

Play the Game, Play the Game

Aug. 22nd, 2017 12:15 am
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There was an article about a well-known social phenomenon (of which I'm aware) in which people who take more care after their grooming and appearances tend to attract more positive attention. It's part of knowing how to schmooze, I guess.

This is one reason why I'm getting the car even though I'd like to live in the U.K. for a while. My car looks like a clunker at this point. Yes, it would also be beneficial to be able to hike on my days off (or with a lighter work-load and help get me physically fitter. So it'll look better at work/while dating to have a car.)

And part of the learning to play the game is going to be things like styling my hair more. Applying make-up. Dressing up more. Wearing nicer shoes. So I'm thinking tomorrow I might get a mani/pedi. I've never done it before. I've never been particularly curious about it. But if I'm trying to get groomed for management, I will have to be... Well... Groomed. That means also looking more after my appearance and relegating flip-flops to... Well... The pool and the beach.

It's also another reason I should really get back into my physical fitness regiment. I just wish I had one workout buddy that was really regular, like 2-3 times per week. I really want to get in shape. It's just by the time I've worked the night shift and the day shift, I have no intrinsic motivation left. I really need at least one someone else to be my rock in that department.

But I don't have any rocks.

I have couch potatoes.

Eating McDonald's.

Drinkin' milkshakes.




I was going to see how much a house cleaning service would cost, and if I could find one that does your laundry for you. Someone to come in 1-2x per week. But it would basically be $300 to do that.

So instead I need to get my room under control (I can't worry about the rest of the apartment) and from there try to make a system for maintaining it.

When we were in Peru there were services that did your laundry for you. I really wish they had that here. I feel like they must. But I can't seem to find such a thing. It would make a huge difference in my week to be able to drop laundry off and get it done.

BEQUEATHED

Aug. 21st, 2017 09:04 pm
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Dad has officially given me the MacBook Pro.

That means....

I'm gonna study coding during the night shifts :3

Career breadth is becoming like my version of horcruxes:

1. TESOL
2. Nursing
3. Counseling
4. Coding/web-development
5. Project Management/MBA/MSA

Two more.

Except instead of trying to achieve immortality I'm trying to guarantee a future of living wages. Preferably with one job.

Good Eclipse Viewing!

Aug. 21st, 2017 11:40 am
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We stayed home (in Oregon) for the solar eclipse. We weren't in the zone of totality, but it was still pretty awesome. Once the kids were pried away from screens, they enjoyed it. I really enjoyed seeing the crescent shadows in the tree shadows. And we did have a cricket come out.
sineala: (Avengers: Steve with cowl)
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Wish Fulfillment (1427 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel Ultimates, Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers (Ultimates), Tony Stark (Ultimates)
Additional Tags: Multiverse, Fix-It of Sorts, Hydra Steve Rogers, Secret Empire (Marvel), Cosmic Cube, Angst, Avengers Vol. 7 (2017), Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: When Steve hears that Tony is alive again, he does what any Supreme Hydra would do: he captures Tony. Unfortunately for him, it's not the right Tony.

For my Cap-IM Bingo card, the square of Tony breaking free from chains. Spoilers for Secret Empire #8 and Ultimates 2 #100. My goal here is clearly to write all the Hydra Cap while he's still canon.

This one's a fix-it. If you enjoy the thought of Hydra Steve being punched in the face, this may be your kind of story.

My Supervisor

Aug. 21st, 2017 08:07 am
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"You look tired. You need a vacation."

I don't need a vacation, I need people to do the things they say they're going to do.

But I don't get that, so instead I'm going to buy a new car and go hiking up Saddleback Mountain.*

*Maybe once I get the Subaru, I'll request three weeks off and literally just hike up Saddleback Mountain every day. I bet I'd be in great shape by the end of that.**

**... I'm going to wait til I've paid off my student loans and credit cards, though. By my math (if I go back to eating sandwiches and other cheap foods the next few months), I should be able to pay off my US Airways card next month, the Discover card by October, and the Capital One card by February. That's assuming I don't get Starbucks management. If I get Starbucks management I'll be making $4,434/month after tax or so with both incomes combined. If that happens, they'll get paid off like. Two months from my raise, lol.

?????

Aug. 21st, 2017 02:35 am
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My credit score went down. I subscribed to an Identity Theft/Credit Score watch to look it up, and it shows all my accounts as current, so I'm not sure why. I actually thought it would go up - I paid off one credit card, and over half of another. I increased the payment amount on my student loans. That means my available credit has actually increased. All of my payments, to the best of my knowledge, are on auto-pay.

The only way it would make sense that it went down was if there was some bill that was delinquent and I didn't know it (e.g. Utility bills - I could see that happening because our complex keeps un-doing everyone's auto-pay.) But nothing like that shows in the report.

So I'll just keep an eye on it.

The World Of Dating

Aug. 20th, 2017 11:48 pm
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I suppose tomorrow I'm going to learn whether I'm becoming department manager. I'm anxious. It's like a win/win, I guess. If I become department manager, I get paid more and I get 48 hours a week. If I don't, I don't have to kill myself working in a high-stress department.

But if I'm made department manager, I really want to get the Subaru Outback 3.6l Touring. Dad won't support that, but I actually have good credit, so I would just do it without him. The cost monthly would be almost the same, or I'd just go for the Crosstrek. It makes me really confused that he's so oppositional to it, given the similar monthly costs.

following up on my previous post

Aug. 20th, 2017 11:53 pm
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And then I accidentally watched four episodes. Now it's midnight and I still need to take a shower.

Whoops.

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Aug. 20th, 2017 08:36 pm
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Five minutes into The Defenders and I'm bored. I have zero patience for fight scenes anymore.

Honestly I'm only here for Jessica Jones. (I DNF the JJ series because it hardcore triggered me, but I fell in love with her and I'm hoping I can enjoy her in this one without a panic attack.)

Turku Terror Attack

Aug. 20th, 2017 07:53 pm
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The Friday stabbings at Kauppatori and Puutori are being investigated as terrorism. Ten victims - two dead, 8 others. Eight women, two men who went to help a stabbed woman.

First terror attack in Finland. I had mentally been preparing that a terror attack might happen in Finland too the last few years, but I wasn't prepared for it happening in my home town and a place I go to 2-3 times a week. I always kind of figured it'd happen in Helsinki.

Tomorrow morning I'll be going to Kauppatori, to change busses, on my way to the vocational course and then again in the afternoon. I'll be too busy in the morning, but I think I'll go pay my respects in the afternoon on my way home.
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