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June 23rd, 2005


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10:49 pm - Lesson #3: No Theoretical Questions About Meteorological Anomalies
So I guess I've gone long enough without posting, right? My inbox gets lonely without a constant barrage of e-mails titled "Reply to your post..." But I have nothing to write about! I mean, I like The Inside, but I'm not madly in love with it. Also, everyone else on my flist has talked about how great Batman Begins is, so go see it. Let's see.

As it turns out, cursing a fucking lot really works. Monday night, I got an e-mail from a recruiter who wanted to call me to talk about an opportunity he was working on. Of course, he still hasn't called, so maybe that already dried up.

But! Tuesday was crazy. Before I'd even taken a shower, before I'd brushed my damn teeth, before I'd put on a fucking shirt, my cell phone rang. It was an unfamiliar number; I knew it had to be job-related and I couldn't not pick it up. So I answered the phone and pretended to be awake. It was a recruiter; he asked me some questions and told me about a contract job in Chicago. He would submit my résumé to them. But, dude, yesterday he called me again and actually asked me to futz around with it so that it better reflected the position I was seeking. All the relevant information, like, you know, my writing experience, is buried on the second page. So I reworked it, which I'd been planning on doing anyway, and sent it back to him to be submitted to the hiring manager. I hope to make a better impression.

And! Also on Tuesday, I e-mailed a woman about a medical writing gig, and three hours later, she responded with interest, attaching a writing test for me. I have to do some actual medical writing to prove I know my shit, which, uh, I don't, but let's give it a shot.

Like nine more damn people have gotten my résumé off Medzilla, a couple having received my new and improved version. I cut out all my lab skills, since they were irrelevant to a non-lab position. I kept my Hobbies and Interests, because I *heart* them:

  • Theatre
  • Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Fiction writing
  • Online communities
  • Veronica Mars
  • MarsInvestigations.net
  • Marching Owl Band
  • Do Random Acts of Kindness

    Speaking of MI.net and recruiters, we're recruiting. If you have experience in designing a MySQL database and experience in PHP, we could use you. Otherwise, wyk will die a slow and horrible death.

    Speaking of slow and horrible deaths, peri_peteia wins at Firefly icons. She has some damn good ones, I say.

    tiggz, on the other hand, wins at VM icons. The variety is astounding, the quality is top notch, and she has one for basically any occasion. For someone like me who likes the icon to correspond to the content of the comment or post, her selection is admirable.

    The two most beautiful songs in the entire world this week are "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens and "Blue Jeans" by Ladytron.

    Quick spelling lesson, peeps: Veronica Mars is a spongy white confectionary. Said confectionary is spelled thusly: marshmallow. Note the COMPLETE AND UTTER LACK OF THE LETTER E. Stop making the baby Wallace cry.

    sadiekate's vagina started a LiveJournal, sadie_vagina. I do have strange friends.

    I know what this post needs! A poll! Everyone loves polls!

    Poll #519015 Is River really made of chocolate?

    How mad are you at all the people seeing *Serenity* right now?

    As mad as a dingo having a threeway with a porcupine and a ocelot
    5(8.6%)
    Mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!
    6(10.3%)
    M.A.D.
    3(5.2%)
    As loony as a mad corsair!
    1(1.7%)
    As mad as Mal was at Jayne that one time
    8(13.8%)
    The level of my anger can only be expressed in a mix of Chinese and Klingon
    8(13.8%)
    Mad? I already saw it, and it was the BEST THING EVER OMG
    8(13.8%)
    Mad? I already saw it, and it sucked donkey balls
    0(0.0%)
    Mad? I already saw it...more than once, fool
    3(5.2%)
    Sereni-what?
    16(27.6%)

    Current Mood: busybusy
    Current Music: Ivy - Feel So Free
  • (41 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

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    From:jenelope
    Date:June 24th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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    Quick spelling lesson, peeps: Veronica Mars is a spongy white confectionary. Said confectionary is spelled thusly: marshmallow.

    Pun. Intended?

    This Ladytron song is much better than the Silvertide song of the same name.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
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    Pun?

    Oh wait, I see it now. Ha. No, not intended.

    I don't know Silvertide, but Ladytron is teh awesome.
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    From:sadie_vagina
    Date:June 24th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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    Who are you calling strange, homefry?

    By the way, I updated my livejournal.
    [User Picture]
    From:bailunrui
    Date:June 24th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
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    What kind of work with PHP and MySQL? I'm well-versed in both.
    [User Picture]
    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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    I...honestly have no idea. Browse Mars Investigations and see if you understand how it works. Stop by our boards, and maybe wyk can explain what she needs from you. Thanks!
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    From:petunia846
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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    I heart your hobbies and interests too. I feel so much better now, knowing that "Online Communities" is a hobby.

    And Jenelope already asked, but seriously, "Quick spelling lesson, peeps" about how to spell "marshmallow"? That has to be more than a coincidence.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
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    It actually totally was, I swear.
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    From:areacode212
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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    At first I thought you wrote "cursing & fucking a lot really works"...I was starting to get a little jealous of your job search.

    As for Serenity...I still have yet to start watching Firefly, even though I blind-bought the DVDs the day they were released. I just keep putting it off and thinking, "do I really want to get sucked into this whole new fandom right now?"
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    From:darwyn
    Date:June 24th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
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    Yes you do. It is soooo worth it.
    [User Picture]
    From:tiggz
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
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    my icons thank you for the pimp.
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    From:violet4120
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
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    My away message on AIM has said "I hate everyone at the Serenity screenings tonight." So you can guess my level of anger. I should've gone, but didn't feel like driving 3 and half hours to Memphis on a Thursday night. Kicking myself now. Sigh.
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    From:chrisjournal
    Date:June 24th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
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    snerk.

    Baby Wallace.

    double-snerk.
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    From:ariiadne
    Date:June 24th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
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    I wonder who the mystery person is who's seen it more than once?

    Anyway, yeah, everyone feel free to hate on me.
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
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    Well, you can click View Answers and see for yourself! And then punch her.

    eirefaerie is seeing it for the third time tonight because she is a selfish bitch.
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    From:faithx5
    Date:June 24th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
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    I envy tiggz's icon selection, as well. They're always gorgeous and fit perfectly with what she's posting. I could probably make mine do that, but I'm lazy. *shrug*

    Apparently I haven't been watching VM fandom closely enough...where the hell do you try to put an "e" in "marshmallow"?

    re: Serenity. I still haven't watched the unaired eps, and probably won't until the week before I go see the movie when it opens in general release. Anticipation is better than fulfillment. *nods*
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
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    Marshmellow.

    Although apparently, there are marshamallows floating about as well.
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    From:cleapet
    Date:June 24th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
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    Congrats on the job nibbles.
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    From:glasseseater
    Date:June 24th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
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    I voted for sereni-what? but that's not entirely true. I know what it is. you need an in betweenish sort of option.
    od needs a comment email system.
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    From:sterope
    Date:June 24th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
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    Seriously, who spells "marshmallow" with an "e?" Gross.
    From:hobviously
    Date:June 24th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
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    Dude, I had some loser try to convince me that it's correct Australian spelling. HAAAAA no.
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    From:funky_donut
    Date:June 24th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
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    Dude, Chicago? Not that far from Pittsburgh. And I already have friends there, so I would totally come visit you!

    How about "mershmallow"?

    Also, is there an easier way to friend people than to go to the edit friends page and add them manually? Because I totally want to be friends with sadie kate's vagina, but I just want one thingy to click to do it.
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    From:shutterbug1
    Date:June 24th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
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    The blue bar with buttons at the top of their profile page - click the one on the far left with the LJ head and a "plus" sign. Then click again to confirm, and voila!
    From:hobviously
    Date:June 24th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
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    What do I win at, Cow?
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    From:spectralbovine
    Date:June 24th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
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    You win at HP icons.

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