Jun. 3rd, 2010 09:44 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (cirkels)

Someone overspent her budget just a little bit getting a new haircut. It cost me €*mumblety-mumble* and I only had slightly more than that left sitting in my bank account (I do have €2500 in my savings, but I never count that money, ever). Which, uh. Let's just say I did not have enough money left to buy a new school diary and leave it at that...

Anyway. Hair. It's still pretty much the same style as always (halflong and in layers), though probably a little bit more feathered this time. Oh, and there's two purple streaks in it; one on each side. It looks really nice. ^^ (Pictures to follow tomorrow; been having a bit of trouble getting one that doesn't look absolutely horrid and/or actually showed anything important.)

In other news, I missed my lgbtfest deadline (that was this Tuesday), because I've been constantly rewriting and starting over. It's a little about not being satisfied with what I'd written, but it's a lot worrying if I'm doing it right (still, and again), but I'm still writing and I will finish this even if it kills me. :P

allangtegek: footsteps on the beach (voetstappen)

I have a job again! Well, to be fair, I'm starting the 22nd so I don't necessarily have it at this very moment, but you know, I have a job. At the post office. Starting 10 hours a week, but I want to work 12-15 hours a week during semesters and ideally some more over the summer. I already know I'm not going on vacation this year, so there's that. (And I need the Ministry of Justice to declare me Safe to Handle Mail *g* good thing the thing that was unhappened was unhappened, eh? Also, it costs €30.05 to request one of those things. What good's that 5 cents? Lol.)

I shall have money again. Yay! I have decided to celebrate by getting a haircut. I might get it dyed, but then again I also might not. I kinda wanna tell them to do what they think will look nice. Else it'll just be the chop again.

Also, I have an appointment with the study advisor person in two weeks, finally. That only took me half a year; much like actually going after the whole work thing took me months even if we're being generous. I was thinking about trying TNT in like January 2009. *sigh*

(PS I just tried to use Studielink again and, guess what? I don't remember my password. I hate that site so much. Grrr.)


Apr. 10th, 2009 01:46 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (loesje: studeren)
Spending the weekend at Dad's again, because my mom wants my brother and me to visit Saturday. Okay, so far so good, I just take my stuff with me, right?


Nope. Clearly this is a good time to forget to take anything of importance, because I am a moron. ><
allangtegek: photo of my shadow with camera (schaduwfotograaf)
I know I've promised myself a thousand times, but I do need to start living my life a little more like an adult and a little less than your average stereotypical student. In other words: there is no way I can finish this semester if I keep being a disorganized and lazy idiot. So, things I should start/stop doing (more/less of):
  • No more getting up past noon, especially not on weekdays. I should be out of bed by 9 o'clock, really. (I used to get up at 6 in high school no problem. I miss those days, I really do.)
  • Watching entire seasons of old TV shows in almost a single go is no good reason to stay up till, say, 5 in the morning. I should therefore probably not do it?
  • Breakfast is Good For Me. That means: breakfast before noon. Lunch around noon. (Two slices of bread each meal are more than enough.)
  • I do not actually have to try to make more than a panful of dinner! This is cheap and healthier.
  • Two pieces of fruit a day means... not more than two apples/oranges a day. Duh.
  • Milk is also Good For Me. I should drink more of it.
  • Thursday is the day I do my homework for Tuesday. Monday is the day I do my homework for Wednesday. Friday I work on my thesis. These will no longer be negotiable.
  • Class is for learning things, not world building or fiction writing. Public transport is for world building and fiction writing.
  • I should try to write something every day. Good for my writing skillz as well as effective against boredom.
  • I should really read more.
  • Clean room. Keep it clean.
  • Find job. I need money.
  • Probably some other stuff I can't think of right now.
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (hier gaat wat fout)
  • Have not chased the recommendations.
  • Have not written one word of homework.
  • Have not translated any previous work to prove I speak English NO RLY. (Meh.)
  • Have not written a letter about why, exactly, I'd like to get into that master's programme.
  • Have not looked into which courses I want to take.
  • Have not, as such, done anything at all this weekend.
  • Have, as my only productive activity in the past few days, written about two sentences of fic.


Mar. 9th, 2009 05:54 pm
allangtegek: a pattern of dirt particles in a puddle of water (shani :])

Let's open this journal on a positive note! I just heard back from the place I applied for a job at last week (they do on-the-street and door-to-door donation recruitment for several charities).

Their email said they'd respond within two working days (so that'd be from Tuesday to Thursday or Wednesday to Friday), so after Friday I was worrying if I'd listed my phone number correctly--I'm a worrier, it's just what I do--but it makes sense to draw it out over the weekend.

I think I handled the first call reasonably well, considering I couldn't recall which charities they worked with off the top of my head and away from the computer and inadvertently called their website unclear (oops!). I now want to work for them because, while I can't contribute to charity financially at the moment, I can give some of my time to indirectly help charities. It has the benefit of being true.

I even managed to bend what I did at my previous job (analysing voicelogs) into being a way to get some rhetorical analysis with regard to the recruitment process, and once in a blue moon I did do some recruitment myself, which I think should count as semi experience. Being good at public speaking (I opted for on-the-street because it's closest to what I am very comfortable doing: addressing an audience) and being reasonably able to get my thoughts across are pluses too, of course.

That leaves the perhaps biggest obstacle between me and a job that involves talking to people: I find it incredibly difficult to approach strangers. It's easiest in real life, though. I get far more nervous with telephone and email, so it should be a little less of a problem. And as I said before, I've long thought that I'd need something like this to get over whatever it is that gives me this trouble.

(Honestly, isn't it weird how initiating contact with strangers almost cripples me with nervousness but public speaking comes pretty easy to me?)

I have a job interview this Thursday at 15.00. :D