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July is for all the stress!

Jul. 26th, 2017 11:43 pm
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Thank you guys so much for your great responses to my thinky-thoughts post from Saturday. There's just no "right" answer to any of this stuff and each human experience is unique, but it is also very human to want to clump people together. It was great to read some feedback from people who have experienced the world in that part of the country.

It's been a week - on Friday, the contractor the insurance recommended came by to rip up the kitchen floors so they spot that was water damaged could dry out. So for a week we have been living with this:



There is a big fan and a humidifier going non-stop in the kitchen. The plastic is to keep the air trapped so we're not drying out the whole house. I didn't mind it so much at first, but now it feels like we are living on a ship. And it also feels like we are living in Elliot's house during the last half hour of E.T. and Peter Coyote is about to come out of my kitchen in a hazmat suit and tell me E.T. is dead. :\

Good news is they are supposed to stop by and take a moisture reading and see if everything is dry enough. We picked out some tile so we can give them that information tomorrow too and get that started.

Two promotions have opened up at work and I was planning on going for one of them but after careful contemplation, I've decided to try for both. One would just be a step up in the same branch, a brand new position that my manager has been trying to get for awhile. The other is a manager position at a branch down the road from my house. That spot opened up because of shenanigans with the recent hire, an outside person, who totally broke every "things not to do when you are a new manager" rule in the book before the 6 month probation was over. She "resigned" last week.

I've been with the library system for 7 years now at this branch and I've been working in public libraries full time for over 10 years. While I'm super comfortable in my current position, I feel like maybe I need to push myself and try for this. Everyone has been REALLY supportive. I'm getting some coaching from two other managers this week and next to help me with the interview. But I don't want to assume I have the job because they did post it for outside hires...though they only posted it for a couple weeks.

Anyway, I haven't written a resume in YEARS or done an interview - I know I am VERY lucky - so I've been stressing out about all of this since Friday. I'm done with the paper work part though, I'm submitting all of that tomorrow. Next up is "studying" for the interview because I have a TON of experiences to pull from...I just need to remember what they all are!!!

And now I should probably get to bed because the contractor will be here bright and early and I don't really want to greet him in my pajamas. :P

Happy Birthday!

Jul. 26th, 2017 10:14 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] ayinhara! I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!
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Happy Birthday!

Jul. 26th, 2017 07:25 pm
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Happy birthday to [personal profile] sunnyd_lite! I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Jul. 26th, 2017 04:42 pm
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It's been ages since I've done this. Again.

Still slowly but surely making my way through The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. I've taken to listening while ironing instead of watching Netflix, so I can get a chapter or two in that way. About 75% of the way through now.

Also still reading The Scarab Path, but I'm quite close to the end. After that, this series will no longer be re-read, because this is as far as I ever got. I do remember the stuff that's going on in the book right now, but I'm quite pleased to not being able to remember what the big mystery was or even if an answer was given yet. I've got a suspicion, but on the other hand rather doubt it can be that simple. Also, more than ever I want to firmly whack a specific character over the head with a shovel. I remember growing to disliking that character over the course of this book the first time around, and it has happened all over again. Very much hope they will get over it. Soon. Soon would be good.

Finally, I've found myself suddenly picking up the first book of the Belgariad series by David Eddings and proceeding to chew through three more and half of a fourth. So actually nearly finished with the series. Again x many. Intend to power straight through the Mallorean series as well afterwards. Familarity = good de-stressor.
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ANGEL: I know this is hard.
FAITH: You're a vampire.
SPIKE: Was. And as soon as I get this chip out of my head, I'll be a vampire again. But until then, I'm just as helpless as a kitten up a tree. So why don't you sod off?
FAITH: Okay.
SPIKE: Oh, fine! Throw it in my face! Spike's not a threat anymore, I'll turn my back! He can't hurt me.
FAITH: Spike? Spike. William the Bloody with a chip in his head. I kind of love this town.
SPIKE: You know why I really hate you, Summers?
FAITH: 'Cause I'm a stuck-up tight-ass with no sense of fun?
SPIKE: Well . . . Yeah, that covers a lot of it.

~~Who are You? (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 4, Episode 16)~~




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TARA: of course you want to bring your mother back, and I wish we could, but it's not possible.

DAWN: Why? You guys do magic for all kinds of things.

WILLOW: We do, but...

TARA: This is different. Magic can't be used to alter the natural order of things.

DAWN: But all you do is mess with the natural order of things. You make things float & dissappear and...

TARA: But we don't mess with life and death. Dawn.. I know how bad you hurt...

DAWN: You don't. They put her in the ground!

~~Forever~~



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Free Fall

Jul. 24th, 2017 01:53 pm
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Title: Free Fall
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Pansy/Ginny
Rating: G
Prompt: "ROPE" for [community profile] femslashficlets.
Word Count: 100
Summary: Pansy trusts Ginny to always catch her.

[READ HERE]

This trailer is super.

Jul. 24th, 2017 11:15 am
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Hits it's mark at every turn and gets the period vibe just right. Can't wait to see it. :D

Will be posting again properly soon. :)

Happy Birthday!

Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:05 pm
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Happy birthday to three of my oldest friends: [personal profile] caliente_uk, [profile] frenchani, and [personal profile] zanthinegirl! I hope you all have a wonderful day and wish you an even better year to come!

About NCIS

Jul. 23rd, 2017 11:05 am
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I actually really like this season of NCIS, even without DiNozzo. I thought I would miss him more. I mean, I do miss him, but I feel like they slotted Torres neatly into DiNozzo's place, and he's really not all that different. Also, Wilmer Valderrama is very attractive, and I enjoy Bull, so it's almost like getting two for the price of one. Sort of.

I just have a few thoughts, just in case anybody cares. Spoilers for all of Season 14 )
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Buffy: Your logic does *not* resemble our Earth logic.
Xander: Mine is much more advanced.


~~The Wish~~



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Prompt #574

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:54 pm
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Hiya Tamers! This week's prompt is:



Abraxas





Definition here



Remember, all prompts are open to interpretation by the author. Make the prompt your own!

Comments and Questions welcome via the Contact the Mods page

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RIVERDALE SEASON 2 TEASER!!!!!!!!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 04:14 pm
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To avoid any more deep thoughts today, I spent any downtime at work browsing the #SDCC2017 and #RIVERDALESDCC tag on Twitter and THIS HAPPENED!!!!!!!

SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 OF RIVERDALE, DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT ALL YET!!!!!!!!

LINKING SO THAT THE "still image" doesn't spoil anyone because I don't trust YouTube to make the right decision

...I need to make some Riverdale icons...
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So, I'm about halfway through Hillybilly Elegy by J.D. Vance which is all about issues in rural America and the culture that exists there. It became a bestseller after Trump was elected president because it was implied that these were the people that voted for him so everyone is reading the book in the hopes of making sense of it all.

I saw this article in the Washington Post about rural Americans and disabilities and unemployment and it echoed a lot of the issues that Vance talks about in his book. And it all just blows my mind and I struggle to find any way we can all understand each other. This culture, the entire way the families function, it just is so alien to how I grew up, how I was raised, the values instilled in me.

And, the irony being that you could read about some of these situations they go through - the broken homes, the scraping by etc. and if you saw it out of context, you might think it has to do with inner city living and "minority" groups. And this is probably what makes the divide worse because most of us fight for equality for different groups, trying to figure out how to fix a broken system, but these rural poor white groups end up getting ignored because, technically, they are part of the majority?

I dunno, it is all so hard to even grasp because that world is just so alien to me having grown up in middle class suburbs. And I'm sure that is a huge part of America's problem right now because there is no way to have a dialogue that makes any sense because the culture of both sides is so different.

I had to return the book without finishing it, I'm back on the waitlist (only 100 people ahead of me blurgh!) but I wonder what each person is getting out of this story. Living in Maryland probably gives a unique perspective too since it has a large transient population due to military and government contractor jobs, but at the same time there are people who have always been here. And Virginia and Pennsylvania aren't that far, so I'm sure people who grew up in that society have migrated across the states to start anew like Vance did.

Has anyone read the book? Thoughts? feelings? reactions? Obviously his life story isn't the ONLY story of someone growing up there, but the news coverage of the unemployment issues and opiod crisis are making it seem like perhaps his story is more average than we would ever want to believe.

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