rhia_starsong: (john gate)
So, since updating via iPad is such a pain, I've...kind of not?  However, I have recently purchased an actual computer again, mainly so I can finish work at home instead of in the office (though, our office is so goofy, that hasn't worked out yet), so--update!

The job is really interesting, but a very big challenge.  There's a lot of math involved, which has never been my subject, so I'm really having to stretch myself.  Also, most of my coworkers are political idiots, but I try to ignore that (not easy).  However, they pay me well and I'm mostly enjoying it.  I've become very well acquainted with Excel these days, since that's what we do our underwriting in.  I'm sure absolutely no one but me has any interest in that, though, so I'll stop there.

I'm mostly trying to ignore the absolute shame of this country right now, so I won't want to either kill myself so as not to be witness to the end of our democracy and human decency (which would suck), or figure out if there are assassins who would hit the entire capital on inauguration day (very tempting, in the you'll thank me later sense).  It is not a good time to be an American.

(On a side note, my brand new computer features the right shift button on the outside of the up arrow key, meaning I keep hitting the up arrow instead of capitalising things.  Irritating.)

My parents have had a hard time of it this year; they went to Canada in July and my mom ended up fracturing her pelvis in two places, then on Monday my dad had to have his hip replaced.  They're doing well now, but it's been a process.  A long process.

I guess my life is pretty boring otherwise; I'm getting ready for my choral society's series of Christmas concerts starting tomorrow, although it won't be quite as fun as it should be since the director cut all my favourites!  :(

Hopefully there's actually still someone who bothers to read this...
rhia_starsong: (angel!john)
Hi, guys, it's, um, been a while?  Sorry.  You know how it is--you spend all day (literally) staring at a computer screen at work, and then don't really want to look at one at home, even for fun.  I thought I'd try to do like [livejournal.com profile] aadarshinah and post updates more regularly (not promising daily), so here goes.

Work is still pretty awesome.  I get to do so much fun stuff, and we keep hiring new people, which means I get to help them, too.  Nothing makes you feel good quite like being able to answer people's questions and solve their problems, which is essentially my job.  We did have a bit of a stir yesterday, though, in another part of the building.  We're in a big office building uptown (what this backward city calls 'downtown' anywhere else), and the bottom floor is a bank.  Apparently, yesterday morning a guy came in and gave one of the tellers a note demanding money.  He never showed a weapon, and no one was hurt, but they shut the branch down for a while, and we made the news.  I'm glad we're up on the 15th floor.  They haven't caught the guy yet as far as I know, but they had really good images, so it probably won't be long.

In exciting news, one of the attorneys who does work for us is flying in from CA this weekend and taking us to the Panthers game (the local NFL team)!  I'm a huge Panthers fan, have been since high school, so I'm really excited.  Apparently, these are pretty good seats.  Here's hoping my Cats can give me a win on my birthday!

I had lunch this weekend with my friend from school, which was fun.  She took me out for an early birthday lunch and we hung out for a while.  Life is pretty good.

How are you doing, internet friends?

update

Jan. 11th, 2010 02:28 pm
rhia_starsong: (hf tenacious)
So, that fic idea I had, the non-crack wing!fic?  Yeah, I've already got 8 pages of notes/story.  Single-space, 12-pt. font pages.  It's the most writing I've done in possibly a year or more.  And I'm still enjoying it.  Yay!  It may not ever see the light of day except on my hard drive, but at least I know I can write it.

It's going in a vaguely linear manner so far, and I've got bits of conversation in with the narrative/note style so far--mostly, it's just stream-of-consciousness, so I'm not even bothering to fix tenses or put most of it in a form other than 'I think this is what would happen' or 'I want to deal with this idea for these reasons'.  I'm trying to make myself actually name the OCs and plot out some of the narration/conversations in story style, but mostly I just want the ideas on the screen.  And I'm having fun making shit up when canon doesn't provide (or I'm too lazy to search five seasons of transcripts for something that might be mentioned in passing once).  Especially since I just sort of decided to use canon more as a guide than a set of rules ;)

Back to writing!

rhia_starsong: (Default)
So, because I am lazy, I'm just going to put in the links to my last few lj posts instead of recreating the entirety of the posts here.

Because I'm all *about* the sarcasm, guys
Oh my god, the world must be ending
Totally superficial thinky thoughts
Life update

rhia_starsong: (mcshep yes)
Crosspost from LJ: entry here
rhia_starsong: (Default)
So, the summer class is going well, although this is possibly the most depressing paper topic I've ever had--Holocaust Survivor Syndrome in children.  The whole course is pretty fucking depressing, really; good thing the professor's a riot during lecture.  He came in the first day mocking us, calling us 'little bastards' in a way that we knew he was (mostly) kidding.  He's got this great accent; he's Dutch, but been in the States long enough that it's flattened quite a bit. 

Downside, though, is that the room we're in only has one (seriously, one) outlet, and it's at the back of the room.  And since there's not a whiteboard, it's really hard to see the yellow chalk--the low lighting for the powerpoint doesn't exactly help.

Upside: I've finally learnt to type as fast as a professor talks, and more importantly, as fast as I think.

(I really hope I get this medication issue fixed very soon, though, because I want to finish my damn degree before I'm thirty.) </grumph>
rhia_starsong: rule,britannia (britannia)
So, the summer class is going well, although this is possibly the most depressing paper topic I've ever had--Holocaust Survivor Syndrome in children.  The whole course is pretty fucking depressing, really; good thing the professor's a riot during lecture.  He came in the first day mocking us, calling us 'little bastards' in a way that we knew he was (mostly) kidding.  He's got this great accent; he's Dutch, but been in the States long enough that it's flattened quite a bit. 

Downside, though, is that the room we're in only has one (seriously, one) outlet, and it's at the back of the room.  And since there's not a whiteboard, it's really hard to see the yellow chalk--the low lighting for the powerpoint doesn't exactly help.

Upside: I've finally learnt to type as fast as a professor talks, and more importantly, as fast as I think.

(I really hope I get this medication issue fixed very soon, though, because I want to finish my damn degree before I'm thirty.) </grumph>

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