So this meme
is still accepting fandom requests. So far I've done it for tactics
, Tales of Symphonia
and Harry Potter
. But I have many more fandoms (and many more friends!) that I would love to hear from.
Now that the big pimp post is done, I'm plugging away on NaNo. I'm roughly a day and a half to two days ahead, and I don't even think I've hit the half way mark in the book. I'll hopefully do a more coherent post about the status of my book over at penismighter
, along with an official word count meter.
In other news I found out that my dad is going to be in state for Christmas, which a bunch of stress and heart ache I don't want or need, but am going to have deal with anyway. So I guess I just have to pull on my big girl panties and deal.
Other things I've been up to include looking into Masters of Library and Information Studies and volunteering with the Kadelec Neurology spring fundraiser at travellyr
It's not like I have anything else to do, and this is the kind of stuff I actually enjoy doing.
The MLIS should give me more employment options, especially since I can do document control and record keeping wherever my husband ends up working. And if it get a true MLIS, I could even become a school librarian at a later point. Not quite the same as being a teacher, but close enough that I would still have employment satisfaction.
There is a slight problem with looking into MLIS programs.
1) They need to be online, as I don't live in a college town, and the higher education facilities where I live do not offer anything related to MLIS.
2) I'd really prefer not to have to travel, or if I do have to travel, not very far.
3) The cost should be decent, not an arm, a leg, and my first born child or equal to how much my husband makes in a year.
So far, Alabama meets two of those three requirements, but I'd be required to fly to Tuscaloosa at least once during my time in the program. I'd love to visit Alabama, but I don't know if I'd actually have time for that or if I'd just be doing school stuff. Also, not looking forward to getting X-rayed or poked and prodded. I think I'd feel the need to ask the TSA agent out to dinner after, or at least to drinks.
The University of North Texas is another viable option, and while they're about $10K more expensive than Alabama, I wouldn't actually have to go to Denton or Dallas. I could get away with a nine day conference in Utah, which could actually work because 1) I technically don't have to fly to Utah and 2) my husband has family in Utah we could theoretically visit while we're down there. I just don't know if I'm up to staying in a hotel for over a week. .-.
I should also still be looking for a job, but my skill set makes that a bit more difficult than I would like. I can do secretarial work, of course, but around here they're looking for specific skills with certain programs or a certain amount of previous experience or certification or heaven forbid all three. It's frustrating and irritating, especially since WSU has revived its Education program, but only for already certified teachers looking to keep current with state requirements and the like.
Head meet wall.
At any rate I need lunch and I should probably make tea. I woke up all congested this morning with a scratchy throat which means one of two things. I am either trying to adjust to the change of seasons or I'm coming down with a cold. I think after lunch I'll take some Zicam to be safe and then make some honey lemon tea. And then buckle down and write some more, even if I did find all of Slayers
and Slayers NEXT
online. Legally. And would much rather watch that instead of write. (To be fair, I am ahead in the word counts, it's not like I have
to write today but that doesn't change the fact that I would like to.)