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Movie Month

Although I love going to the theater, I very rarely actually go – until now.  For some reason I have been a movie fiend lately.  I realize this is probably due to the fact that I finally have money to go to the theater and enjoy myself without calculating what’s left in my bank account.  Yay for full-time jobs and a summer filled with movies worth seeing!

The last three movies I saw in theaters were Independence Day: Resurgence, Swiss Army Man, and The Secret Life of Pets. Continue reading “Movie Month”

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The License Plate Game: Solo Game Play

First, I want to start off by giving an update on my new job.  I still really enjoy it and everyone I work with, but it keeps me super busy.  I’m up at 5, leave for work around 6, get to work around 7:45-8, get off around 4:15-4:30, and get home around 6:30.  I am on the computer all day so the last thing I want to do when I get home or on the weekend is get on my computer.

That being said, I have been working on a post for a few weeks now by collecting all of the fun license plates I see while commuting.  So even though I haven’t posted anything, I’ve been constantly thinking about it! Continue reading “The License Plate Game: Solo Game Play”

“Good morning, how can I help you?”

Recently, I have been subbing as a front desk clerk and the experience has taught me quite a bit.

1) First and foremost, patience is everything.

2) Secretaries, receptionists, and administrative assistants are expected to know all there is to know about the entire company they work for.  Seriously.

For reasons one and two, I have deep respect for anyone working a front desk.

3) Front desk employees are not allowed to make mistakes and they DO NOT get second chances.

When you make a mistake at the front desk (i.e., transfer someone to the wrong extension; give slightly misinformed wrong information; aren’t sure who they should talk to) you are no longer a trustworthy individual to speak to and the next obvious demand from the individual calling or physically present is to demand to speak to the superintendent.

4) You are a child who requires the walk-in/caller to provide excessive detail spoken slowly, loudly, and often in a demeaning and angry tone. Continue reading ““Good morning, how can I help you?””

The World of Unemployment

In November, I will be done with my M.A. in English.  I quit the instructional aide position I had before starting my M.A. in order to move closer to my campus and focus on school.  However, I did try to find a part-time job while going to school so that I could have at least some income.  Sadly, I only had a handful of calls and only one interview while I lived there.  I recently moved back home since I can’t afford to live alone anymore, and wouldn’t you know it I still can’t seem to get a job.

*Side note: My ideal area of employment is editorial or publications.*

I’ve changed up my resume multiple times.

I’ve written so many cover letters I can’t remember them all. Continue reading “The World of Unemployment”

Writing, Coffee, and Post-its

By now I have the beginnings of various novels and short stories, along with copious poems.  Two years ago I started writing (another) novel.  But unlike so many of my other false starts, I kept thinking about it and turning it over and over in my head.  Unfortunately, when I went back to school for my M.A. most of my spare time for personal writing went out the window, even more so when my grandfather became very ill (he’s currently doing much better for the especially caring readers out there).

After spending most of the summer job hunting (and coming up empty), I met up with a new acquaintance to talk about getting online writing jobs (sadly, this has yet to pan out either).  However, this page came out of it and I have truly been enjoying the little time I give myself to write and explore the writing of others. Continue reading “Writing, Coffee, and Post-its”

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