fadagaski: (merlin arthur's reaction)
Today I took the meandering route home to avoid the A1, as there was an overturned lorry at Gateshead and I didn't want to sit in traffic for half an hour. I arrived at the house to find the soundtracks for HSM1 and HSM3 on the stoop.

Dude, I would have gleefully sat in traffic for hours if I had had those CDs with me today. Hahah. Oh God, my brain.

Berkeley is growing on me, but I think I need to pinpoint a professor to target my emails towards. That way I have a whole year to butter them up, and maybe even meet them next summer when I go back to camp.

OMFG I love this movie so much. I need a ZEfron icon.
fadagaski: (merlin morgana *dramatic*)
  • I have tea.
  • It started snowing earlier, which is nice and pretty, but awful to drive in, and yet no one died ... at my hand, at least.
  • I just ordered the second Merlin boxset because I will soon be able to afford it.
  • How?
  • Because I have a JOB starting on MONDAY working in ADMIN, so I am pretty much squeeing [internally] all the time now.
  • Also, I signed up for an online dating site and had two guys message me (and a 66y/o wink at me, but we can't have everything).
  • I have tea (bears repeating).
fadagaski: (ff7 cloud afro)
I do, now. *is ded*

I'm much more confident at driving, but oh my god I am so tired. And skint. Let's not forget that.

Today I received a free tank of diesel, a table-top fridge, and a phone call for interview. Downside to that last is they didn't tell me where to go. Um. Oops.

Tomorrow I am going to ring up every pub within 20 miles and ask if they have any vacancies.

On Monday I have an 'observation day' for the position as 'sales manager' (door-to-door sales), which I'm not exactly thrilled about but a job's a job, and at this point I'm getting slightly desperate. I also have a telephone interview with the AA in the morning.

On Tuesday is the above interview, somewhere in the middle of Newcastle. I hope it's for something halfway decent like receptionist or administrator. *crosses fingers*

In the interim, I need to:

  • go grocery shopping
  • inform SLC of my current ability to pay off student debt (read: nil)
  • register at a local doctor
  • declare my passport missing and order a new one (£72 down the drain)
  • get a new car insurance quote
  • tell bank of new address
  • sleep
At least my mum found my transcripts/degree from Keele, so I was able to finish applying to Durham University. Now I just have to wait 3+ weeks for a response, and if it's in the negative then I'm not quite sure what I'll do. *bites lip*
fadagaski: (frog pile)
So! Today's the day! I need to get dressed, pack up my car with my mountains of stuff (how can one person own so much?!), secure said car so that the boot doesn't fly open (busted lock), then make the long yet more-or-less straight trip up to Durham to my new humble abode. *crosses fingers* I hope nothing falls off my car again (was the water reservoir that nearly killed my car last time, not a black plastic bag as previously thought).

Also received interesting advice from a recruitment consultant today. Enter into an interview with purpose. I need to want the career with the jobs I'm applying for, which is a bit awkward seeing as I've applied for everything from IT to hospitality. He saw through my charade when he asked me why I wanted a job in finance. Heh. Oh dear. I just want a long-term temp office job!! Is that too much to ask?

Anywho, internet will be sparse for the time being, so my sporadic posts will likely become even more sporadic. Catch y'all whenever.

Note for [livejournal.com profile] shei: keep up with the fic!
fadagaski: (bunny on the line)
To all America: Congrats!

To the rest of the world: Congrats by proxy!

This day is so symbolic, and memorable, etc etc. It'll be interesting to see what people make of Bush's presidency in 50 years ... and what Obama's presidency will look like from the other side in comparison. I hope he doesn't fuck up too much.

I have fic (two, actually), but as I'm sort of selfish I don't want to post them until the flood of inaugaration posts dies down. Yes, I am just that shallow.

This past weekend I was in Cardiff, which was wet and windy and cold but also nice to see the grandparents again. Despite their differences, and the awkwardness, and all that jazz, they really do love each other. Made me feel all soft and squishy inside. On the way home we were nearly made soft and squishy on the motorway when my car made bizarre noises (due to a bag stuck in the front-right wheel), we almost careened into a Spanish HGV, and then had to emergency break on the last 100 yards of hard shoulder. Fun times. But the car is fine, and nobody died, so it's okay.

One week until I move to Durham, and I have an interview scheduled for the 28th for a position in telesales. I hate the idea of coldcalling, but I'll do just about anything for money. Also have telephone interview with the AA scheduled for Feb 2nd, and there's still ad hoc warehouse work in Sunderland, so I'm hopeful. *FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED LIKE MAD*
fadagaski: (trigun vash thumbs-up)
Took a long-ass drive up to Durham on Wednesday for purposes of finding accomodation and handing in CVs to recruitment agencies. Succeeded on both counts. Found nice room in private house with a teacher in Ushaw Moor, which is far enough from the city to avoid being craptastic but close enough to commute to Durham, Darlington, Sunderland, Newcastle, and probably Hartlepool. All to the good then. Plus my car was fairly awesome for most of the trip, and nobody died. Win/win.

So the schedule looks something like: London tomorrow/Sunday, Cardiff next weekend, Durham before the end of the month.

I am so, so tired.
fadagaski: (horse free spirit)

Day One

Jan. 1st, 2009 09:11 pm
fadagaski: (ff7 cloud afro)
I hope everyone made good use of the extra second added to 2008 last night by taking another shot of your tipple of choice. Personally, I'm looking forward to February 30th 2016.

With no alcohol or family members in sight, I spent the evening wrapped in a blanket on the settee watching Merlin with the dogs. Best New Years ever (no sarcasm whatsoever).

And now, a non-complaint. I am not complaining, because this is predictable and nothing short of amusing to me now. My father, bless his soul, spent New Year in Cardiff with his parents. Nothing wrong with that ... except he didn't tell my sister and I, nor even think to perhaps invite us along for the trip. I've not seen my grandparents since February 2008. Sister hasn't seen them since 2004 sometime. It would have been nice to have been considered, but c'est la vie. Supposedly he is back here now, but when I spoke on the phone to him to wish him well in 2009, he did not mention it, and in fact I thought I heard some disparing remarks about myself from someone on the line with him (quite possibly my stepmother). Which is a bit rude, really. As stated, however, this is not a complaint. I'm ... I don't know, recording for future reference. Starting the new year on a really miserable note, or whatever.

Okay. Something positive.

[livejournal.com profile] belenustenebrae - your Xmas present is finished! Will post shortly!

[livejournal.com profile] shei, [livejournal.com profile] inmemorybound, [livejournal.com profile] bustahead - your Xmas presents are ... um, in progress? If by 'in progress' you mean they have documents saved in their name and not a lot else, which I do.

Tomorrow mother is taking me to a couple of car traders to see if anything catches my eye. On Saturday we're going to view a 1994 Citroen AX which, if it runs right, will probably be the car that ferries me up to Durham and back again. Hahaha.

And Sister and I will be making the long, arduous, BORING trip to Cardiff for her to see the grandparents again.



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