mercy_angel_09: (Hakkai!Sanzo)
So far loving all of the features of a paid account here on LJ. LOVING THEM. Mostly the extra icons. XD

Anyway, today I have another meeting for the KNRC fundraiser. I've had a meeting each week for the last three weeks. Two weeks ago was a KNRC fundraiser meeting, then last week was the TCLBA meeting, followed by another KNRC fundraiser meeting tonight (which means I need to quickly change out my shirt - I've been pretty good about looking professional at the KNRC fundraiser meetings). What's notable about the TCLBA meeting was that Representative Doc Hastings came in to discuss the future of the Tri-Cities after Hanford clean-up and shut down is complete. I don't want to get into the details of the meeting, but Doc was really candid about working across party lines when necessary, and especially when it came to doing what was best for our region.

I have a feeling that with my new job I'm going to learn at lot of interesting things.

What I'm not looking forward to with the new job is that I'm essentially set up as a "self-employed consultant." That means that I have to pay taxes quarterly based on what I earn each quarter in order to avoid paying penalties. I may need to pop into H&R Block since tax season is upon us and ask them what I am required to do. I've found a couple of tutorials online about how to file at the end of the year (especially since I don't get a W2 for this), but I need to know what the requirements are throughout the year.

Yes, I am grateful for employment - I just wish my taxes weren't such a pain in the ass.
mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
Shamelessly taken from [livejournal.com profile] bandnerd88.

Pick 20 movies/anime/video games/literary works and put their summaries from Better Than It Sounds and WITHOUT CHEATING have your friends guess.

There were a couple of my fandoms that weren't included - because Better Than it Sounds didn't have them. Because THEY SUCK. )

Seriously, if you're ever bored, look up the "Better than it sounds" description for a laugh, even if you aren't intending on doing the meme.

IRL, my husband went fishing on Friday and is getting back sometime today. That left me to do the grocery shopping, cleaning and planting of flowers. Which was fine. Last night I hung out with [livejournal.com profile] sideshow_ericka and her housemate Krysti. We talked anime and cosplay (because even though I joined the Facebook group about how I like anime but I'm not a retard about it, I can act like a retard about it occasionally and not ALL THE FUCKING TIME) before settling down with the little bit and watching Sherlock Holmes. Which was played fantastically gay. X3

I like anime, but I'm not a retard about it. )

And speaking of work - tomorrow may or may not be my last day. The person I've been filling in for is talking to her doctor tomorrow to see if she has permission to return to work. If so, she'll be back Tuesday, if no, I'll be filling in for the rest of the week at the very least, and maybe into next week as well. I'm being taken to lunch by a couple of coworkers to say thanks for filling in on such short notice tomorrow regardless of the outcome. Which leaves me to wonder, "Where do I want to go to eat?" I've been told that we can go anywhere I want...

mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
So I made it through my first week at my temp job. It's relatively laid back - answer the phone, take messages, sort and stamp mail, greet visitors as they come in - and quite a bit of time is just spent sitting at the front desk, staring out the window. On the plus side, the corporate administrative assistant (READ: my mother) has several little side projects that she needs to get done but doesn't have the time to do, and so she hands them off to me, knowing that I will do it and do it right the first the time.

This week had an interesting series of "ups" - I would have to say the highlight was watching a submarine reactor being loaded on a truck from a barge. I always knew that sub reactors were taken out on site to be properly decommissioned, but I had never actually seen one before. Just a little west of the barge slip is the planned site of the USS Triton memorial park (see the Wikipedia article on the USS Triton here) which stands in honor of all of the sub reactors that are brought in at the barge slip to be decommissioned on site. Right now it's only the sail superstructure (which is 66 feet long and 23 feet tall) but will soon include grassy areas, paved areas and three flag poles (one for the Stars and Stripes, one for the Washington state flag and probably a US Navy Flag). The best part of it? Right next to the office where I currently work. If, for some reason, I end up being an established worker at FE&C, I can enjoy lunch at the park when it's finished.

Tomorrow my husband and I are going to Leavenworth to take part in their Ale Fest. While I don't particularly care for beer, I'll still be going to because 1) it's Leavenworth and 2) it gets me out of town. We're going with his parents, who also enjoy beer tastings, and that means that depending on how much everyone has had to drink by the time we decide to leave town, I will be driving home. I'm perfectly okay with my status as the double d, because I'd rather drive home and know that we got there safely rather than having someone who is slightly inebriated drive us home and have a questionable outcome.

All in all, things are looking good right now. I even got a tentative job offer from a local engineering firm (that isn't FE&C) who is in need of a copy-editor. I may not have gotten my degree in English, but hot damn if I don't know how to write a paper (or a business proposal for that matter).

mercy_angel_09: (Vash)
Which is completely different from this recent, unexpected ass-hattery that LJ has been going through as of late.

Bah.

Anyway, today I started my second temp job. Nothing exciting - checking/sorting mail, answering phones, checking in appointments - and fairly easy going. Tomorrow will probably pick up, but I'm just glad that I had a slow day to ease myself in with.

Since I got off at three, I was able to come home and do some clean up (make the bed, do dishes, etc.) before starting dinner. A delicious dinner of tacos. With green onions and avocado and cheese and sour cream and olives...mmmmm. Tasty.

And soon I'll be heading over to [livejournal.com profile] sideshow_ericka's place to meet kitten!Mal. At least I think the kitten's name is Mal. I think that's what E said. Well, I'll find out soon enough.

mercy_angel_09: (Luna)
Tomorrow I start what was called "the easiest job in the world." And by that, I mean that I answer the phone, greet people as they come in the door, sign for deliveries and distribute mail.

All in all, a pretty relaxed job for two weeks. Maybe three. Maybe four, depending on how long the person I'm filling in for takes to recover. I'll have to remember to pack my lunch tonight because I won't have time tomorrow morning, especially since I start at seven-thirty and officially have time to shower in the morning.

The fun part will be working with my mom. Admittedly, it's only 29 hours a week so I won't see a lot of her, but for what its worth, it'll be the most I'll see of her for a very long time.

In other news, I'm trying to figure out exactly what I want to do on my birthday. I was thinking about maybe dinner with my family and then invite the grandparents (and probably my in-laws if they're in town) over for cake and presents later on. But now the issue becomes, what do I want for dinner and what kind of cake do I want?

Hmmmmm....

mercy_angel_09: (Luna)
Surprisingly, this post has nothing to do with architecture or wasting space.

It does, however, have to do with the fact that for the next two weeks I will be employed. Nothing major, just working at a receptionist at a local contractor's office while their regular receptionist is out on medical leave.

Before taxes, for two weeks I'll earn $696 and for three weeks I'll earn $1044. (FWIW, I earned just over $700 for seven days worth of work.)

I'm glad that I'll have some money in the bank. I put my big paycheck into savings and the smaller one into checking - less temptation to spend that way. Heh.

mercy_angel_09: (Default)
So I got to go and pick up my paychecks. One was decently sized, the other was skimpy, but what do you expect when you only work for seven days? On the plus side, I might have another two week prospect on the horizon, and it could stretch into three. This one has no chance of becoming permanent, but it would be good for a little while and put a bit more money in my pocket. I'll talk it over with my husband at lunch and then give the HR rep a call back after.

Well, I suppose this week hasn't been a TOTAL bust after all.

mercy_angel_09: (Shigure WTF)
"This is my island in the sun...hoy hoy!"

Yeah, so.

I don't have a job anymore.

The meeting this morning about my future resulted in, "Uhhh, we're all caught up and we don't need three temporary clerks, just one will suffice." Well, I wasn't that one.

So my six week position turned into six (or was that seven?) days.

However, if I do find another job on site, my HGET training should still be good - unless I get in with ANOTHER group, in which case then I'll have to go through and do THEIR HGET training. Bleh.

I'm back to looking, but I'm not holding up much hope, though. >_< Apparently that hasn't been that much out there.

mercy_angel_09: (Renge)
So I finished my first "full" week of work on a less than spectacular note. As in, I was sent home early because there was nothing to do at the office. Apparently the big boss that I work under has sent out an office wide memo that reads along the lines of, "FIND SOMETHING FOR THE TEMPS TO DO BECAUSE WE CAN'T JUST HAVE THEM SITTING AROUND DOING NOTHING. WE WILL DISCUSS THIS MONDAY AND NO, THIS ISN'T OPTIONAL."

Heh.

Also, the reason why "full" is in quotation marks like that is because I work what's known as Nine-Eights - eighty hours in nine days, so every other Friday is off. Tomorrow is said Friday off.

Which leads me to the next order of business, SakuraCon. We're leaving at the asscrack o' dawn tomorrow morning for Seattle, partly because the pass is teh suck, and partly because we have to stand in line for a while waiting to get our badges and whatnot. Woo. So I'm going to charge up the DS, charge up my iPod, charge up my camera battery and throw everything into my messenger bag (that I'll be using at my purse) and my suitcase so I can just get up and go tomorrow.

I also found out that one of the people who was supposed to be caravanning with us has actually brought a minivan, so I'm not actually driving tomorrow. Good news because I don't want to fuck around with Seattle traffic, but bad news because I was totally stoked to drive my car and rock out with my uber-awesome stereo. Bah.

Anyway, now that I am fed and happy, I have a few more errands left to run. Wooooooo.

mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
"Someone from the lower world, I believe. But here death doesn't even exist. Your brain melts away at room temperature for eternity."

▲ That is an accurate assessment of my work-life. Seriously, a couple of times I nearly fell asleep at my computer. Staring at safety and industrial hygiene documents all day will melt your brain at room temperature. Hopefully tomorrow I'll actually have something a little more exciting to do.

But work is work, so it's not like I can complain. All in all I like where I work and if I can find something a little less tedious to do (and the reason why I get the tedious is because no one else in the office wants to do it and I am the lowest of the low) I'll be just fine.

Anyway, I need to get my butt to B&N and get the new Mercy Thompson novel and see if they're planning a book signing. I wouldn't mind getting another book signed, and maybe harassing Collin if he's around. ^^ I miss my brother from another mother. I haven't seen him since last September, and I need to see if he's on Facebook (he probably is, I just want to make sure).

Well, I think I'm going to play some Tales of Symphonia. I realized that I do have other RPGs besides Fire Emblem. And at some point this week, I need to finish my fic for the "Temper" challenge. X3

Guh. Time. I would like more of it, please.

mercy_angel_09: (Luna)
Because the people that I work under won't be in the office until 11 this morning, I don't have to be in the office until then. Of course, I still have to be to my official employer's office at nine to finish up training (something about going over the employee handbook) but still - that's two hours later than I would normally start. Hopefully having to be in at seven tomorrow won't kick my ass.

Anyway, I'll probably spend the two hours making myself look presentable and whatnot - I bought several new shirts yesterday because most of the work appropriate shirts that I own I can't wear because my boobs are too big. Honestly, never thought I'd have THAT problem. However I now have shirts (at least two weeks worth) AND material for skirts. Both are linen, one being a narrow black and white stripe and the other is a off white (I think they called it Ivory Amaretto but the thread I bought to match it is Winter White). I was at a loss to find fabric yesterday, as what was cute and on sale was all very loudly printed and really not that great for skirts, especially if you want to be able to mix and match. However, I figure the black and white stripe and the Ivory Amaretto are neutral and will go with darn near anything.

Less than a week until SakuraCon, one month (exactly) to my birthday, and just a little over two hours until I need to be to work.

I should probably go take my shower, huh?

True Story

Mar. 25th, 2010 08:13 pm
mercy_angel_09: (Meeko compass)
[While going to get my picture taken for my work badge. Keep in mind, my step-dad works for security at the central badging office.]

Step-dad: Remember, think about something funny, like a joke.

Me: Can I just think about you instead?

Step-dad: Ooooh, hey, that's hitting below the belt.

Me: ZING!!

mercy_angel_09: (Luna)
I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!

I start at 6:45 tomorrow morning.

Suddenly, waking up to take care of Rusty has become a very good thing. It means I won't be an absolute bear tomorrow morning. XD

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