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( Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:35 pm)
I called the hospital I applied to this morning, and they returned my call this afternoon... and scheduled me for an interview *tomorrow*. ! I had to run out and buy some interview clothes that actually fit, and now I'm just really nervous... but excited too.
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( Jan. 21st, 2008 10:31 am)
I made two attempts at applying for a job today. While writing my cover letter email for the first, my attempt at formatting paragraphs (involving the tab key and the enter key) wound up in me sending an unfinished email to the prospective employer. I finished the letter as fast as possible and sent it, hoping they would understand that there was a technical malfunction, but then in my nervousness forgot to attach my resume, so I had to send them a *third* email with the resume attached. Great. Nice first impression (sarcasm). I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for them to call me back.

The second had a fax number for resumes (I don't have a fax machine) or a phone number to call. I called, and got an answering machine saying they were closed, which then listed normal business hours, according to which they should have been open. Oh, and their machine doesn't take messages.

This really sucks. I guess the best I can do now is pray the first place is sympathetic to technical difficulties and try calling the second place again later. My resume is actually really strong for both advertised positions... it's just been a while since I've done the looking for work dance, and I'm kinda clumsy at it now.

In other news, the boy is supposed to contact his school in Norway today and find out what his options are for coming here as a student, so hopefully updates on that situation will be coming soon.
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( Jan. 11th, 2008 09:53 am)
ø æ å

it might be a while before i can type those again
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( Dec. 21st, 2007 12:00 pm)
I passed surgery. Yay! It should now be like seven billion times easier for me to find a job. Yay. Still hoping for Norway... but less stress involved now. So Yay.
thista: (anime artemis)
( Dec. 6th, 2007 09:20 am)
Today I ordered the test copy. YAY! Assuming the actual book looks as good as the pdf files, Dancing in Moonlight should be available through the publisher's website in about two weeks... depending on how long it takes to print and ship... but probably about two weeks. YAY!!!

Oh and today is the Theronia... one of the festivals I invented and wrote about in the book. Hehehe. Thank you Artemis!! Happy Theronia to You too!
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( Nov. 16th, 2007 05:21 pm)
Ok... usually I don't post meme thingies, but this is just too funny. Apparently I'm almost an even split between Deanna Troi and Worf. How does *that* work?

Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
Geordi LaForge
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Will Riker
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Sulu
Mr. Scott
Jean-Luc Picard
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.

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thista: (ocean)
( Nov. 15th, 2007 06:48 pm)
I'm not loosing any more weight. I'm depressed about that, but I shouldn't be. I need to remind myself that I've done well, and it's supposed to go slowly now. I should buy new clothes. Even my underwear is too big. I guess I'm afraid that I'll jinx it, though... like if I buy clothes that fit I'll gain weight again and I won't be able to wear them. Silliness!

The text part of the book is done - all the formatting and editing and such, all done. All that's left is putting the cover together, which is proving problematic since the lovely cover art is significantly bigger than any scanners I have access to. I'm going to try Staples tomorrow.

Now that I've shown I can write one, the Gods seem to be giving me a list of future books to think about. Apparently I've got a lot of writing to do.

I'm moving to Norway sometime next year.
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( Oct. 4th, 2007 01:21 pm)
For those of you who have been asking, I'm not dead. I'm just really busy. REALLY busy.
Writing a book is hard.

I shall shortly be an expert on MLA style citation. If any of you want to help me with cover art OMG PLEASE DO.

School started today. Let's just say it was not an auspicious beginning. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. And hopefully this *will* be my last year.

All is well in the Department of Norwegian Affairs. I'll be booking my next trip this weekend. Long distance sucks, but I expected that. I realized the other night that as much as I worry over distance-related issues, I never *ever* worry over what it will be like when we're actually together. I'm just absolutely certain that it will always be as good as it was. And I worry about *everything*, so me *not* worrying about something is definitely significant.

In other (and often related) news, I need to start trusting my psychicness. I should probably begin by admitting the fact that I'm psychic. At the moment, I will grudgingly admit that sometimes I get a sort of download from the Gods; they tell me... stuff... about things. But then, I often worry about whether it's really true or if I just want it to be true or if I'm afraid its true, and so I never end up really knowing anything. I noticed this evening, however, that I really do know how to recognize when it's actually some kind of psychic or divine-related knowing, and when it's just wishful or worryful thinking... and my accuracy is... kind of amazing. I just always second guess myself so much that it's effectively useless. I'm like Cassandra and the Trojans all wrapped up in one plump little package. So my assignment to myself is to trust my intuition more often.

Now back to writing. Help me with art plx.
thista: (anime artemis)
( Aug. 17th, 2007 10:25 am)
My book now has a beginning, a middle, and an end. In other words, I've finished the bulk of the writing. Yay! Now I need to go back and fill in the little bits I skipped and find the sources I said I'd track down later... and then write the appendices and the annotated bibliography, and finish the introduction and conclusion. So there's still about a week's worth of writing left to do, which is convenient given I have a week before it's due... it just means I will continue not to exist beyond my computer until it's finished.

I already have an idea of what the next book will be about, but I think it might be a year or two or three before I'm ready to write it.

Oh, and...


(I'm getting very tired of herding cats.)
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( Aug. 5th, 2007 09:01 am)

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( Jul. 30th, 2007 11:07 am)
There's a ritual happening in August. That ritual. If you want to come, email me ASAP.
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( Jul. 28th, 2007 02:36 pm)
Two reasons I love Norway (because I'm too tired to write more):

1) It's beautiful. No, really... it's fucking gorgeous. The pictures I took are... nice. They don't do justice to the landscape. Not even kinda. It's easily the most beautiful country I've ever been to (although I've admittedly only ever been here in the summer...). Nature is everywhere. Other people might call it underdeveloped... but I think it's perfect! There's something very Artemisian about this wilderness too, even though historically this isn't Her territory. I can't really explain it... something about the sheer cliffs and the chaotic wildflowers and the ruggedness of the forests... it's not so much that I feel Her present in the land itself, but more that I feel She is very, very comfortable here. And I do sense the Norse pantheon here, which may seem pretty obvious, but I've always had a hard time connecting with just about all the Norse Gods but Skadi. Actually being on Their land, though... well, it makes things much easier. It's not so much that I think I've establish a connection with Them as that I can sense Them around me. They're there, and I feel it... and I think They know that I'm doing my best to honor them while I visit, and to be respectful of Them and Their country, and I think They're happy with that. I think.

2) Norwegian people are extremely friendly. The social atmosphere of the whole country is relaxed and open. The USA seems so restricted and constricted by comparison. Everyone I've seen or met so far appeared largely good natured, even down here in Oslo. In Sandnessjoen, people would just leave their doors open when they were home, and neighbors would wander in and out to relax and talk for a while. The sense (for lack of a better world) of the whole community was warm and friendly, and I really enjoyed that, even if I did feel a little bit like an awkward foreigner sometimes.

I'm going to go back.
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( Jul. 27th, 2007 03:37 am)
I don't want to leave. I really, really don't want to leave.
More photos from Norway:

This might be the last set, as my friend has been bedridden with terrible migranes for the last two days and we are all helping to take care of him. These are side effects from his prior injuries that we all hope will eventually cease, but when the come back, they're really bad. So we're all staying in to keep him company and help him heal. I might get a chance to go out and take one last set of pictures tomorrow, but I might not. We'll see. And Saturday I leave. :(
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( Jul. 23rd, 2007 03:26 pm)
More pictures from Norway, this time from a hike up one of the mountains. More pics to come tomorrow I hope...
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( Jul. 20th, 2007 08:36 am)
The second set of photos is up:

Now I can go take more pictures...
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( Jul. 19th, 2007 02:47 pm)
Norway is awesome. I've posted the first set of pictures. I have a LOT more pictures to go through already. I like to take at least 100 pictures every time I go out, and from those I'll keep maybe 5-10. I have about 150 more to sort through before I post the next set, and some exciting opportunities coming up to take more pictures... so this is just the first upload. There will be more.

You can see the first batch of photos here:
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( Jul. 7th, 2007 10:30 am)
I'm leaving in a few hours. I'm both nervous and excited. I doubt I will be posting much while I'm gone.

I really enjoyed lunch yesterday. I met someone cool who I'd like to see again. It's nice to know I have something new and interesting to come back to.

I wish I could take my cats with me. Or at least Konis; I don't think Corbi would travel well. I will miss them so much...

I *will* have an amazing trip. I will have fun! I will do awesome things and take awesome pictures and come home feeling happy and relaxed. I may not be able to control everything that happens, but I can control how I respond to it. So I've decided I will have a great trip no matter what!
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( Jul. 5th, 2007 07:52 pm)
I cannot even express the level of mental and emotional stress I have gone through today, except perhaps to say that my body has begun producing physical symptoms. I'm glad I woke up in a good mood. I think I might have broken down half way through had I not started from a high point.

This morning I talked to the friend in Norway that I was supposed to be staying with for the next three weeks. He decides that two days before I leave is a great time to tell me something that makes me feel extremely uncomfortable staying at his house. There is a moment of panic in which I am suddenly going to a foreign country for three weeks and have no place to stay, then one of my other Norwegian friends offers to let me stay with him instead. This is scary in its own way, but much better than the alternative.

Then Failed Visit Guy decides to proclaim his persisting love for me (wtf?) and says there's a surprise that will arrive at my apartment tomorrow, then disappears again. I pray he's not planning a last minute visit. Later on he pops up and explains that he's sending me a belated birthday present because he feels bad about missing my birthday and disappearing for a week and a half, which is... sweet, but too little too late.

I won't get to see Awesome Date Guy again before I leave town. That's especially disappointing given all the cleaning I did hoping I'd have company, but oh well. Maybe I'll see him again when I get back, and maybe he is trying to politely say that he's not interested. Honestly, I don't have the emotional energy to worry about it anymore.

My fitness progress report probably won't be done before I leave town, since the computer-savvy trainer that creates them won't be in again until next week. It's no big deal, really, but I had been hoping to improve my mood by gloating over the numbers.

It hasn't been all bad, though. I finished all the writing I wanted to get done before Norway. Tomorrow I will be meeting one more interesting new person. I'm really looking forward to that. He seems pretty cool. Tomorrow night I'm going to have dinner and see a movie with the friend that will be watching my apartment while I'm gone. With all that activity tomorrow, though, I really REALLY need to get most of my packing done tonight. Soooo off I go to pack. Yay packing.