Which would actually make a wonderful 6-word story but no. It's kind of how I'm feeling right now. Despite... having taken a 3-hour name today. So I guess "rest" would be more appropriate but still.
GUESS WHO CALLED ME TODAY. AGAIN. IF YOU GUESSED THAT TUTORING COMPANY YOU ARE RIGHT.
My phone went off when I was in the ticket booth and so I checked it when I was at break and then after listening to the first bit of the voice mail (and immediately deleting it) I started nearly-shouting at my phone in frustration. I'm sorry Artemis (my phone). It isn't your fault. Blaragh. And then yesterday I got my student list (six students! ohgod!) and then an email from one other guy that works there and said "Dear Spencer Daly, these two students are in need of more hours--" and I replied going "Uh, I'm not Spencer Daly and neither of those two are my students." I have no idea if they got my direct deposit paperwork because the fax wasn't working and Javier never got back to me and two of the emails they sent me had grammatical errors in it that really frustrate me and--$17/hr $17/hr $17/hr... (/my new mantra)
At any rate, I really need to read over this paperwork and then call the families to set up the meetings. One of the girls already got her test taken so I don't have to worry about that (though I can hardly read the results because their scanner really stinks). I also need to tell Legoland that I'll need certain days off before 3 o'clock so I can do my tutoring on those days. I'll wait to talk to the families first. Which I'll plan on doing tomorrow while in line for the movie. They have a script for us to say in case the parents only speak Spanish. Oh my god I pronounce some of the words so French-like. It's going to be awful if I have to read that.
Um what else.
This weekend was very lovely going up to Burbank to see kit_kit
. We got nothing done writing-wise when we were together but we had a very fun conversation about what it will be like when we're famous authors and how Sara and I will read fic for each other's fandoms and then send over the good ones and Kit was just terrified at the idea and we talked about shipping possibilities ("BUT THEY'RE SIBLINGS--" "THAT NEVER STOPPED ANYONE!" "sobs"). Then I met Cas (Kit's runes) and Agrippa was being a stubborn butt the entire time and I've learned that he's a wee bit tsundere, but he warmed up to her eventually (he loves me and he likes Aurora and that is it). Bought two books of short stories -- one of retold fairy tales and one of ghost stories.
One day I will get around to reading all these books.
I was going to leave at around 3:30 but then traffic was horrid
and so I turned right back around and went "Kit is it okay if I stay a bit longer...?" and so yay more time with her. She helped me figure out a LOT of things for -0- and we played some escape games (as research, I swear) and it was all good. But then I really did have to go home. I DID get some writing done on Monday morning, though! That doesn't change the fact that I am now a week behind in my writing schedule. Whatever.
My "I'll Bake You Pies" shirt arrived! I love it and I am so excited with it. Also, I got my Songs from District 12 and Beyond CD yesterday! af;sdfklj I've been listening to it on repeat and I love it and tomorrow is Hunger Games and I am so excited and sometimes I'll just stop and think about it and then bounce around and scream in glee. I don't think I've ever been this excited for a movie. Not even for Harry Potter. I think that because I already knew what to expect for HP when it comes to movies by the time I started going to midnight showings. For HG, it's going to be completely new and they have managed to keep a lot under wraps, especially when it comes to the Tributes and anything in the arena. ALL MY FEELINGS, THEY ARE EXPLODING.
As it is now the 21st, I can officially say I did not get accepted to Clarion. Which is fine! Saves me $5k and I don't have to worry about what to do in regards to AX. Note to self: just send it in earlier next time. That might help than sending it in 10 days before the deadline LOL so I'm going to post the stories online... somewhere. Probably here, my writing LJ, and on Figment. Maybe if I make the writersofyore tumblr, then it will go there as well. I know souppy
wants me to make it into one. What do my fellow writers of yore think of this? We can post short stories and snippets and... things
Yesterday was a very lovely first day of spring. I went to the beach and gathered a lot of stones, at least enough to finish two sets of runes and possibly a third, and starts for two more. Finished the last two chapters of Zombie Loan (ALF SDFLKJ ALL MY FEELINGS), a chapter of Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor, and a chapter of 07-Ghost! (it's all out of order so I didn't read 78 before 79 and I have to wait for 80 before reading 81). Then I made hot cross buns but my dough didn't rise and it was either because I used old yeast or because I did the steps out of order. Or both. But I just went with it and baked them up sort of like cookies. They got a wee bit burnt on the bottom but that is okay. They're delicious nonetheless!
I want to write. But I have no time. Which is ridiculous to say after I took a 3-hour nap and spent an hour watching Eddie Izzard on Netflix. Time management--what is that? I'll bring my netbook with me tomorrow and try to get in a few hours of writing while in line. Between... calling people for tutoring between 6-8:30 and doing makeup and just. D'arvit. That is all.
PS This is my favorite song on the soundtrack ohmygod