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Here I am again, saying useless things.

But you guys like reading my useless things, right?  I figure you must if you're reading this.  I recently gave the link to the sister-in-law cause I was unhappy and she wanted to talk but I don't like talking on the phone so I figured hell, I'll let her read what's been on my mind lately.  That lead to the brother-figure also reading this........nnnooottt what was intended, but hey, the more the merrier right?

It's fine.  If anyone in the family would be understanding, or at least shrug off the odd things I say, think, and do it would be my brother... and vicariously through him the sister-in-law (I hope).

I can't really tell you I had any reason for this post, just as I had no reason for the last two.  I guess I'm just feeling chatty?  Restless?  Who knows.  What I DO know is that I'm making good strides on my current project of choice.  In an attempt to beat Lydia at the NaKniSweMo competition we wrangled ourselves into, I've started the first sleeve.  But the increases on the ribbing are really boggling my mind, you just can't increase the way the pattern says and have it stay a 1x1 rib.  I don't really want to but I think I may have to alter where the increases go just to make it work.  Not sure yet cause I haven't done them.

Hmm... not a lot else going on in life at the moment.  Really itching to get my sewing machine fixed cause I have some good Christmas flannel that I wanna make a skirt out of.  I saw this thing on Etsy that's a Victorian bustle inspired skirt and I really want to try and replicate it, it was super cute.

In the mean time, I'm still waiting to find a permanent job, hoping this Broadcom thing works out ASAP, having no money to get Christmas presents this year..... again.  I swear to Sagan that one of these years the family folk are gonna get BOMB X-mas presents from me to make up for the.. oh..  15 YEARS of the nothing at all I've gotten you. 

Damn... those presents are gonna have to be super bomb, aren't they?

I think I just trapped myself into knitting everyone a gift next year.  >.<

.... three posts for three days in a row, that's lucky, right?

Boredom

Nov. 15th, 2011 10:48 pm
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Yup, I'm posting out of boredom.  I don't think I ever mentioned it but I'm now signed up officially with a temp agency called AppleOne.  They're a temp agency with a very good reputation and they're known for not calling back everyone who tries to sign up.  Somewhat picky I guess, which is good for me because I got called back in September and I'm one of their employees.  My account manager is a very kind girl named Jen and she found me this really good assignment with a local major corporation, Broadcom. 

They make semi-conductors.

While I only know in laymen terms what a semi-conductor does, I DO know that I am in love with this company.  Professional people, calm atmosphere... an HR department!!  I most definitely highly value HR departments after that last debacle someone calls a job...

I have come to the realization that as much as I enjoy the intimacy and personal interest in small businesses, I am most definitely a corporate girl.  I like the anonymity, the knowledge that the business isn't going to just up and fail, knowing that policies won't change frivolously from one day to the next, that the boss can't directly scare off the customers while asking me why I'm not running through the parking lot to get them back to give us twenty dollars after they just ranted to me about how they will never come back again because of how they were just treated by that man....

Did I mention I enjoy having an HR department?

It's a really good assignment, with very good pay.  I'm currently waiting for some upward movement to get underway there because the word around the soda fridge (Free drinks for employees! That includes temps!) is that there will be a full-time reception position open soonish.

And according to Jen, it's very impressive that they keep asking for me to come back and cover shifts.  This makes me a happy Bon.

It's nice to feel appreciated, even if it's only temporary.

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Boy I'm bad at this!

But, here I am, blogging away to the two or three people who look at it...  You guys are worth it. ^^

I've been fairly bleh lately and thus haven't felt like contacting anyone. (Sorry Amy)  Mom is back in the hospital.  She was off chemo for about... 8 weeks I think and she got sick again so she's starting back up.  It's just a super aggressive, metastasized lung cancer.  I hope she makes it to Xmas, I'd like to visit for that...

On the UP side, the brother got married!!!  Whoa!  July 29th, my brother wed his fiancee and long time friend, Phyllis and he was a pretty happy camper.  I'm now an aunt.  I have a 16-year old niece.  That's very strange.

I love Phyllis though, she's a wonderful person and such a good influence on my brother.  Absolutely supportive of his odd-ball hobbies and likes and her daughter is a very sweet and intelligent girl.  They're both quite wonderful people actually.  I'm very glad to have them in the family!  Mom did manage to go to the wedding and she had a really good time, which also makes me very happy.  It was fun for all.

Also, I broke a drop spindle in Weaving Works in Seattle while demonstrating to my dad how to use one..... he bought it for me. x.x

Lessee..... OH!!!  I quit my job.  =D  I have nothing to turn to yet, it's just an up and quit but I just couldn't take the emotional abuse, stress, and insanity anymore.  That man is evil.  E.V.I.L.  I don't particularly believe in Heaven and Hell in the traditional sense... but that man IS going to burn in the afterlife, there's no avoiding it....  him and that-which-shall-not-be-named will probably get along smashingly. (Yes, it's mean to say, but damnit all if these people haven't caused me enough grief to last through my next few lifetimes!)

So here I sit, taking a break from the job hunt online, eyeballing my carefully glued-together drop spindle and it's falkland, wishing I could be doing that instead... ya know what?  It's 8pm, time to quit working for the day and to practice my spindle spinning.....

<3
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Oddly enough, it looks as though I update this about twice a month... not bad for someone who doesn't keep these things well! Let's see... what's been happening...

Well, I have a new job! I work for a psychiatrist as his receptionist. It's basically a medical records job plus checking in patients for their visits... and marketing..... and billing and insurance.

It's a lot. But it pays well! 14/hr right now, then in a month or two I'll be up to 15/hr, not bad! The doc is kinda hard to work for. He's a SEVERE micro-manager who changes his mind from one moment to the next on what he wants. No joke, he'll ask me to do something, I'll do said task immediately and he'll ask me as I'm doing it, WHY I'm doing it or he'll say I shouldn't do it! Strange...

But he's a nice guy overall and it's a good stable job, so I'm happy. =) The nurse is a pretty cool guy, we have a lot in common and get along very well. All in all, things are good! Hopefully I'll get a paycheck soon. I just started, and it's always hard waiting for that first paycheck.

Everything else sort of got put on hold because of this. Knitting has all but halted, not much time for games though we just got Little Bit Planet 2. It's awesome! We got the collectors edition so I have an OFFICIAL Sack Boy plush. ^^ He is very cute! Hrm... what else?

Can't think of anything. Perhaps now that income is to be had, I will do more with myself and have more to talk about. Until then, toodles!
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So I logged on today thinking "This would be a good time to make another entry!" and low and behold, the theme I chose changed and now looks very bad. X.X So after I post this I'm going to fix it and choose a new one (which is too bad because I REALLY liked the old one!)

I got a job! Huzzah! You know those people flying little toy copters in the malls? That's me! Of course, my copters are 1337 compared to the other ones. Technically, I work for a toy company that sends reps out to demo their toys. That's what I do. But our company has exclusive contracts and right now I work at a Brookstone. If they're selling it at Brookstone you KNOW it's quality, right?

It's a fun job, probably the funnest I've ever had! Ok, so cake decorating is the funnest, but this one is a close second for sure. It's hard in it's own right, I'm standing all day and yelling at people to "Hey, check this out! Isn't it cool?" but that isn't exactly strenuous... except on my throat. I tend not to have a voice at the end of the day. But that's ok, cause it's a friggin AWESOME job! I have fun, get paid hourly AND get commission off of every copter sold the day I work. 3 days a week works out to the same as working 5! Awesome...

Anywho, time to go change the background... oh yah. Nobody has this page. Who should get it? I know one or two people for sure... 3 actually. You guys will hear about this soon, I promise!

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