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So I have an interview for another large retailer. (Most of my working life thus far has been for large retailers.) I should know what to expect, I have my questions lined up, hoping that I can get the morning to afternoon shift. Thank you coffee place that made me realize getting up at 3am is worst than having to wake at 6am especially during the winter months when it's absolutely freezing. Going to tell my interviewer that I can work closings sometimes because I have to rely on public transport now that the car is KO'd. It's essentially a money sink at this moment.

Most of all I'm grateful to God for getting a call back now. These days you're lucky to make it to the interview stage at most retailers. I understand how that can be with almost a hundred people applying for the job. I found that saying the Rosary helps a lot. (Not even Catholic but it comforts me and encourages me to be better.)

Just need to be myself, and not freeze. Gotta love the polar vortex action we got going.

Watching the news and a commercial for said company just popped up. Oh yeah before I forget, I hit 13k words yesterday in Nanowrimo. I think I can write the average amount of words needed to finish on time. Right now I'm stuck on the plot and where to take it, but I'm not going to blow everything in the beginning. After November, I'm going to try to edit it on my own, so I can at least tell people I have actually written a novel. Probably a novel that's not so great with plenty of grammar and weird pacing, but that's how I roll.
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After completing a job application and consuming many slices of buttered french bread and a little bit of syrup, it's time to see how constructive I can be on the internet. Remembered that I have a bunch of free ebook sites bookmarked. (It's mainly technology and coding books so it's helpful.) Also Nanowrimo is in full swing right now. My novel is on a rocky start since I have a bad habit of going back and editing along the way. Well today I'm just going to let story flow out and think about editing when I'm finished. My main issue is sticking with something. I'm a bit scared of finishing it to tell the truth.
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Every week or so, I go through two days of ennui. Sometimes I handle it well. Sometimes it serves as the jumping bored to darker moods. Right now I'm just seeing it as it is : a day of a listless mind. The weather outside isn't helping very much. A dull, overcast and rainy Saturday will do that to a person. Also the temperature dropped by twenty degrees overnight, and I wasn't ready for it. Trying to keep this in perspective and not try to internalize this overall mood. Monitoring my moods and other emotions are a full time job, but it prevents me from making dreadful mistakes that I make when I don't keep an eye out on my pesky moods.

Heard from another potential job yesterday, it pays less than the other job and it's a bit further out, too, but I'm not going to reject the offer until I hear back from the higher paying one. Wish I was more direct earlier this week. Oh well, I'll keep it in mind for next time.

Maybe I should take this dull mood that I'm in and use it to be constructive. Wash and style my hair in a way that's not too time consuming. Do a bit of light housework. Maybe wash some clothes before I do more programming tutorials. Hell, this is probably the perfect time to study for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Boundless constructive opportunities await me! (*snickers*)
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Here's the Blunder of the Day! Courtesy of not paying attention: Today I went to Books-A-Million to learn about their employment policies. I told the man that looked like a manager, and he seemed a little confused when I asked him about an opening. I enthusiastically told him about the ad I saw on the website www.washingtoncitypaper.com . He still looked at me like I was a nutter. He told me that they have online applications. After feeling a little weird about the exchange, I said my thanks and milled around the journal section of the store. I couldn't stay in there long because my mother parked on the side because we were also picking my grandmother up from dialysis which happened to be behind the store.

It dawned on me that I went to the wrong store! The ad was for Olsson's Books and Music, south of Dupont Circle. Doh!

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It's killing me right now to wait for a follow up e-mail from the job ad last entry. The job seems interesting a similar to a job a friend of mine held. She even told me that she could recommend me for it, but I didn't because I was to insecure to go. That's why I go for retail jobs or jobs where there's a lot of physical labor. Working at McDonald's may become an option for me. McDonald's was my first job and the worst one for me, yet. People and my managers yelled at me for things that were beyond my control. (One manager stole from my register and told me I had to pay for it. She did it because she knew that I was fifteen, extremely shy, and didn't speak up for myself. She also did it because she thought that I was the lesbian girlfriend of the other manager that she didn't like.) The same manager got mad and chewed me out in front of customers when a customer changed her mind about a salad (she was allergic to the cheese) because I had already rung it up and needed a refund. In order to do the refund, the manager had to swipe her card and type in her password. She yelled about how stupid and deficient I was (it didn't matter that I was the youngest person working there past child labor law hours, 3:30pm to 12:00 am). The customer was blown away.....

I need some computer basics training. Maybe I could go to a temp. agency after that and try my luck. 

Why is it hard for me to type words thinking I'm spelling it wrong? It looks like it's completely a different word that I've never seen before. This has happened while I was typing my first name for goodness sake.

Peace
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.....if I was able to fully articulate my feelings about someone or something. That's part of the reason why my writing journal is about to be filled with quotes from books as well as a few passages from me whenever it strikes my fancy. "Strikes my fancy" is one of the funniest expressions ever. How does one "strike" their "fancy. Whenever I think of that phrase, I think of someone hitting a gong. (This random moment has been brought to you by the letter "R".

While I was cruising through the classifieds. there was an interesting ad in the Washington City Paper's employment section. Here goes the ad: 

"The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN.org) is looking forward for a reliable, detail-oriented person tow work 5hrs/week. No computer experience or skills required. Hours flexible, but you must be able to work a single 5-hour shift, Monday - Friday from 9am to 6pm. If interested, shoot an e-mail to ........"

I don't know what to make of this since I am new to anything other than food service, a short stint at a campus bookstore, and working the front desk in the dorms during Summer 2004. Even though the hours seem short, I need a job to get used to going out in public again. I don't have agoraphobia, but if you exclude the trip to the library a couple of days ago, I haven't been out of the house for weeks. The first time I left the house in 2006 was on the shopping expedition.

Anyway, it's hard to explain, but for some reason, I can't keep a job for more than six months. It's like a breakdown because the pretending to be a certain way winds me down. First the job has a novelty quality to it, then it starts to drain me. Especially when I have to deal with people all the time. Weird me, I guess. I wish I had some great anime right now.

Peace!

          

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