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Busy, Busy, Busy…

So… right… back from a morning shift feeding the Whiskers kittays at Petsmart… and I think it’s time I got a few things straight in my head here, because there’s a lot of stuff on my mental “To Do” List…

Firstly, every fracking day, and this won’t be done till I find a job: Spend at least 2 hours a day on job search. If no jobs can be found that day, work on portfolio. Not super desperate, unemployment should hold the roof over my head and food on my table… but until I get a job back, there’s no fun money to be had… so yes. Job. Get one.

I need to get up to speed as a Storyteller for Nocturne Macabre, and get stuff in order for my plot for that on Friday. I need to re-photo Etsy Offerings that have not yet been re-photoed, and get two custom designs made ASAP. I need to pay more attention to my Deviant Art Account, upload some re-photoed Etsy, and other art and I should get the two chapters of “Alphabet Soup” already in progress published already. Lastly, I think it’s time I get a Flickr Account, everyone in the BJD community has one, and I should probably to, for when I get my PukiFee, in the meantime I can put Etsy product pictures and LARP/Cosplay project pictures in my Photostream…

I also want to actually get to play with those new tassel beads I got in… I’ve got daggers and teardrops and I want to make something nifty out of them for my Etsy shop… and I need to debut the woven design and the three new colors of pearl too, but it’s hard when I’m limiting which days I work on Etsy, to like, one really long intensive day every two to four weeks, to try and avoid loosing too much unemployment, since the Etsy shop doesn’t really pay… and the re-photoing is top priority.

Plus everyone and his uncle needs a ride when I’m unemployed… I swear I should be a taxi driver. I’d only need to find 50 people to pay me 10 dollars a ride each week to make it work… probably the wear and tear on the car tho would offset that some… and taxes… no… I think I’ll stay a Dev. (CALL ME CENGAGE!!!)


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New Cube!!!

I got moved upstairs to a Shiney New Cube!!!

I’ll have to post up pictures later, but what with my teammates getting hired on permanent they got their own offices, and my remaining co-contractor and I, after a nervous wait downstairs, have finally gotten to move upstairs along with them!

Given I was laid off around this time last year, I was getting nervous there, but if I make it thru to January I’m thinking it will all be solid enough I can go ahead and buy myself a new computer. I’ve been needing one for a while, and I’ve been thinking about making the jump to Mac. I’m thinking one of those shiny metal Macbook Pros. I hardly ever buy myself anything nice… but ever since I opened MayoWare, it’s a little easier for me to spend without feeling like a schmuck.

Oh! Also there’s a New LARP starting soon that I’m super excited about. It’s another Vampire one, run by the fellow who did the Utica one I played a Ventrue Ghoul at. Only this time it’s the Dark Ages, and I get to be a Gangrel!!! I’m super excited. My friend Frannie from last year’s Genericon is going to own my Gangrel as an indentured servant for the first year, so that should be interesting.

Oh golly… Genericon is coming up soon!!! I’d better get a costume in the works!!!


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I fail at Blogging… really I do… ok… sooooooooo….

I want to take a moment to shamelessly plug some of the stuff that’s been keeping me away from blogging by keeping me sooooo damn busy.

First of all, NEW APARTMENT!!! I’ve moved across town and am no longer living with my former roomate, who’s moved closer to her job, but have a one bedroom garden level across town. That took up the last week of September and a lot of the beginning of October, because aaaaaagh… moving!

Speaking of the beginning of October, I’d like to put in a few lines of silence for Eugene Kosarovich who passed away October 4th. There was a lot made of it on Facebook, but I haven’t mentioned it here yet.

Ok… on a similar note, Not So Common Player’s “Clue the Musical” was terrific when I saw it on Friday. You guys were great! Jon, you did a great job stepping into your role so late in the production.

Also I’ve been working on RPI Player’s “The Visit” as the Master Scenic Painter. What’s that you say? Who ever heard of Players having Master Scenic Painters? Well… this show just has that much paint. Players who read this, come to Work Parties Please. I did the forest drops mostly solo because their organic and need to be done all at once while wet and by one person to look natural, and also because the set isn’t ready for paint and the street scape drop still needs priming… but we’ve got a whole town set coming up these next two weeks to paint and once I rough in the overall design I want painters all over it like ants on a dropped Popsicle in July, painting in the different buildings Caleb and Liz have designed, both on the practical set and on the street scape drop.

And I’ve been ramping up to the impending end of Power Rangers RPM by roughing out an idea for a 26 vignette series about Doctor K called “Alphabet Soup,” which would of course, include Thanatos as chapter T.

Also I want to pimp the Vampire the Masquerade/Requiem LARP I’ve been playing, because they were absolutely terrific with the Masquerade Ball this weekend. I know I already thanked them on the forums, but you guys should know how awesome they are too, and if anyone’s interested in joining… please contact me and I’ll put you thru to them. (Disclaimer: Yes, they’re offering XP bonus to people who recruit others.)

And lastly… Erters who read here, just FYI, I bumped a bunch of the old EzBoard/Yuku forums while I was on today, so the archives on those ones are still active, but I think we lost a couple more of the old forums to inactivity… if you need a link to any of them let me know here or on the forums and I’ll point you there. If you have anything you care about you really should archive it because the ezBoards are expiring faster these days and I wouldn’t even have thought to check on them if the sort of a gripe community I’ve been posting on on Yuku for a few months now, hadn’t gone mega-downhill with the infighting lately. It turns out there’s not much left to read there after you put a few psychos on block.

And all of this reminds me that I don’t just fail at Blogging… I fail at Sims too… I haven’t done anything in the Sims Community in ages.


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Heh… Where have I BEEN?

Well there… I seem to have been poked to write a blog entry so here it is. Ta Da!

So what am I up to? Currently I’m APSM for EOP at RPI. (Acronym Translation: I’m Assistant Production Stage Manager for Evening of Performance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.) Also I’ve just been cast as Lynette “Squeeky” Fromme in their upcoming spring Musical, Steven Sondheim’s Assassins.

That means I can spend the time I’d spend at work normally looking for jobs, and spend my evenings the same as I always do.

Also I’m joining a LARP at SUNY Albany it’s V:tM with V:tR mechanics. (Acronym Translation: Also I’m joining a Live Action Role Play at State University of New York Albany it’s Vampire: the Masquerade with Vampire: the Requiem mechanics.)

So yeah… that’s what I’ve been up to. I’ll try and post blog entries more often now that I’ve got the time on my hands.


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