PSA

Apr. 15th, 2010 05:25 pm
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Drivers:
-Go the speed limit, preferably the speed of traffic. In the same vein, don't drive 25 mph in a 40 zone just because your turn is in a block or two.
-Don't merge in front of someone going 10 mph slower, it's effing annoying, and it's dangerous.
-Please, be careful when you turn right on a red light. I've nearly gotten hit many times both as a pedestrian and a driver with the right-of-way.
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If I see you coming up behind me, I'll do my best to get out of your way, but if you tailgate me, I WILL go slower just to piss you off.
-For god's sake, always look for pedestrians when you approach an intersection or a driveway. I'm sick and tired of nearly getting killed.

Customers:
-Don't arrive at a store just a little before closing and spend an hour or two browsing. As someone who has worked 8-hour days in retail, I can tell you, the employees just want to go home. They're tired and their feet are sore from standing all day, and they absolutely hate you for keeping them on their feet at work for another hour past the end of their shift.
-Don't arrive at a place of business after they close and demand that they open just for you. Employees are leaving, and the registers are already down. It would take more work than it's worth to start everything back up again just to try to please an ungrateful customer.
-DoggieTown customers specifically: I have had no training in the front office and I cannot release your dog to you after closing, no matter how many times you ask. Please don't make up stories about how the girl in the office didn't correct you when you said you'd pick up your dog at 6pm when we close at 5. If you're a regular customer, you know the hours. If you're going to be late, call and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
-If an employee goes out of their way to help you or does an especially good job, feel free to offer a tip. It really makes their day. Just a few dollars is often like another half hour of work. Bare minimum, say thank you. It makes them feel appreciated even if it's only courtesy.

Coworkers:
-Get the stick out of your collective ass.
-Do your damn jobs.
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Quick update:

1. I heart Seth. We get to see him again in about a week and a half! Yay! \o/
2. Dan got his hands on another pair of tickets! We're going to the next Big Bang Theory taping in January. Maybe I'll be able to collect my two missing signatures?
3. I has a jorb. I just got a call, and I'll be working/training the rest of the week from 10am to 3pm. That's 20 hours! Whoo! Now to figure out how to notify Unemployment. Anyone?
4. Yesterday was awesome. I "cashed in" my "Dan's Super Spa Day for Caties" coupon and zomg. So much relaxation. More later.
5.
This article is absurd.
"During a hearing last June, Boxer interrupted Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh of the Army Corps of Engineers in mid-sentence: "Do me a favor?" she said. "Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am?' It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title, so I'd appreciate it. Yes, thank you.""
Senator Boxer was well within her rights to request that her title be used. She fought for it, and she deserves it. Calling her "ma'am" is like calling a lady doctor "ma'am." Use the title, it's not that hard. It's not arrogance; it's asking for respect that is her due for all of her hard work to get to where she is now. To the republicans blowing this out of proportion: Get a life. That quote is really not a big deal. Get over it and get over yourselves.
""Once in 17 years that I've been a senator, I asked a witness to call me senator, because we were having a back and forth and I kept saying 'general' and he kept saying 'ma'am', and it went general, ma'am, general, ma'am. And I thought, you know what, this is one of those times we ought to call each other by our titles," she [Senator Boxer] said in an interview."
6. To balance out that stupidity... Houston elected an openly gay mayor!

That's all for now, I'll be back later!
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Two of my chairs have sold, now the table has to go!

Things I Want to Do:
Start learning Italian and/or Japanese
Get back to drawing
Start working
PACK! (all DVDs, game cube stuff, candles and paraphernalia, and miscellaneous bedroom/bathroom stuff is now packed! Huh, I have two boxes worth of candle-y things. How did that happen?)

Things I Need to Do:
Study for GRE
Take the GRE
Get a job
Find references for letters of recommendation
Apply to vet school (deadline: October)

Apartment stuff:
Finish paperwork
Get a fridge
Get a new vacuum (or get old one repaired or replaced)
Get two desks (one for me, one for Dan)

Get rabies vaccine and paperwork for Jewel
Call BC utilities for move out shut off
Call CA utilities for move in turn on (internet only)
Have Mom and Dad bring my knives, plates, and whatever else is home (3 boxes?)
Pack stuff for parents to take back home (borrowed books, etc)


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7/21/2009

(+++) We got the apartment!

(-) Doesn't come with a refrigerator. Oops.

7/22/2009

(+) One month until move in! Than I'll be rid of these stupid girls forever!

7/23/2009

(+) Credit check went through!

(-) I apparently have to get Jewel licensed and vaccinated before moving in

(+) Animal control says the cat licensing is not required in Huntington Beach!

(+) Found a cheap place in Santa Ana to get Jewel vaccinated: rabies, 4-in-1 and feline leukemia for ~$45

7/24/2009

(-) The class I was supposed to tutor during summer session II disappeared

(+) It looks like I'll be tutoring for Bio 94 instead

7/25/2009

(+) I got a letter of recommendation from the zoo!

7/26/2009

(+) Whole day spent with Dan, including grocery shopping for an awesome lunch and a How I Met Your Mother marathon. <3 him!

(-) Banged my knee really hard at the gym. Now it hurts to go up and down stairs

7/27/2009

(-) I am officially out of a job. They already have two Bio 94 tutors and not enough students to justify a third

(+) I already have a ton of vet clinic applications

(-) I should have returned them weeks ago

(+) yay 40 bucks for private tutoring

(+) yay 20 bucks for selling my physiology lab manual

7/28/2009

(s) Pauline (AKA Persilla Queen of the Desert) managed to spill a can of my beans (that was NOT precariously placed) all over the kitchen floor. She refuses to clean it up.

(0) Persilla is finally cleaning the mess, half an hour after she made it

(s) Nevermind, she only half cleaned it, and left the rest of the sticky mess to harden!

(+) Yay, another 40 bucks for private tutoring! (in less than two hours, too!)

(+) Only have to get Jewel the rabies shot, and that's only $10!

(-) Persilla took the cans for recycling, most of which I think are mine. Now she's getting the money that I deserve

Key: + is good, - is bad, s is stupid ass crap pulled by an immature 18 year old who will remain nameless (Pauline), 0 is whatever


So, yeah. That's how my life has been lately. Ups one minute cancelled out by downs the next. I need a job.

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My roommate said I could make a good stripper. I don't know whether I should be offended or complemented.


Happy New Year everybody! Better late than never, right? New Years Eve was pretty spectacular. There was a semi formal party, drinking, and tons of friends and new people. My camera died an hour into it, so I didn't get too many picture. I apparently either drank way too much or ate way too little, because I got too drunk too fast and had a killer hangover the next day. Yup, I started my first day of the new year feeling sick... and found out by that evening that I really was sick, too. January 1st: massive hangover + monster cold. I hope this isn't a preview of the year to come! I watched a movie with my family (Cloverfield?) that night and I cannot remember the last time I was that miserable. I couldn't breathe too well, my nose was a mess, my throat burned from throwing up earlier, and I had tons of pressure in my sinuses that refused to go away. Gah, I think I STILL have the remnants of that damn cold.

The good news is, I have a job! Yay for returning to LARC to tutor! Honestly, I really like tutoring. It's a chance to get to know people and to talk about a subject that I love. I had my first three sessions in nearly 9 months today. It went pretty well, given the fact that I didn't have a worksheet for today and we had very little to actually go over (only one lecture on very basic material so far). I'm really excited to be back. It's a fairly enjoyable job that pays well, especially for an on-campus job.
 
To Do:
-Call and start volunteering at the zoo!
-Apply to vet offices, paid or unpaid, I really don't care at the moment
-Tell Misty I'm not coming back to lab this quarter... or next... or ever
-Cell lab prelab assignments
-Roman Empire readings
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I'm sick. It started yesterday with being ridiculously tired, then I developed a sore throat that makes it painful to swallow. Overnight, the sore throat got worse, and now my neck and back are hurty, too. I also have chills alternating with hot flashes. What tops it all off is that I have physics homework due tonight. Oh joy. 

To Do:
-Physics homework (due tonight)
-199 summary report (due 12/1)
-Physics lab homework (due 12/2)
-Study for physics lab final (12/2)
-Study for physics final (12/8)
-Read chapters 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29
-Transcribe class notes (
chapters 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29)
-Study for physiology final (12/10)
-Study for cell biology final (12/10)
-Study for animal behavior final (12/12)
-Sleep and/or die
(12/13)

Thanksgiving post to come later.

 Edit: I have a fever. It's only 98.8, but my normal is 97.6 (so it's like a person with a 98.6 normal having a fever of 99.8). 
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I want to be free of my parents, and that means being financially independent. Over the last week or so, I've been trying to hammer out a plan for reaching this goal by the end of 2009, ideally sooner. I just don't want them to have leverage over me anymore. In the past, they have threatened not to pay for my college education if I did anything as insignificant as getting another piercing or a tattoo (even a small one!). Here's the kicker -- I hadn't even mentioned anything about wanting more piercings or a tattoo! Two of my friends were getting tattoos, so they threatened me before I even said anything about maybe wanting one. It's stupid stuff like that. I want to be able to speak my mind on important issues (like last week's Prop 8 mess) and not be afraid of them pulling a stunt like that. I am essentially a good, obedient, respectful daughter (get good grades, graduating this spring, don't do drugs or get in trouble...), and it kills me when they try to control me like that. I love my parents, but they need to let me make my own choices, my own mistakes. That, and I'm 21; I really ought to be on the road to financial independence anyway, yes?

Some things that I will need to be able to pay for myself:
Apartment : ~$1500/month
Healthcare: ?? 
Auto insurance: ~$600 every six months
Groceries: ~$100/month
Utilities: ~$200/month give or take
Am I missing anything else?

Of course, roommates will make the financial burden much easier by cutting the cost in half or even in thirds. Hopefully, whatever job I manage to land once I've graduated and moved back up north will provide me with health insurance after a few months. 

And then I can get my small tattoo or belly button piercing... which one to get first?
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-Physics homework
-Physics lab homework
-Apply to vet clinics for work or internships (whatever I can get)
-Vacuum
-Put laundry away
-Study for Physiology
-Read chapters 25, 26, 27 and 28 for Physics
-Transcribe Physics notes
-Start studying for Cell Bio
-Actually read the journal articles for Animal Behavior
-Possibly apply for seasonal work
-Notify LARC that I can tutor next quarter
-Figure out why printer keeps jamming and fix it

I think that's all for now. A real post will come after I've finished a few of those things.

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