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Another door opens - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
Another door opens
Well, I did it. Friday was my last day. It went by REALLY quickly, and I'm not just saying that because we all went and got wasted on the company dime afterwards. My coworkers bought me the full box set of Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos', which is going to be AMAZING, filled up a huge card with goodbye messages for me, drew awesome cartoons all over the envelope, and Rosa also drew me a special pair of goodbye pics which I intend to upload here when I get digital copies from her. They sure know how to make a gal feel bad about leaving!

But of course I've only left the job, not them. Case in point: a few of us are going to have a MIGHTY AVATAR MARATHON this weekend, punctuated by a trip to the cinema to see District 9, and an outing to go see a national Pole Dancing competitive performance on Saturday night.

What? We have a history with pole dancing! Plus, I just like watching scantily-clad ladies shimmy.

Last week has been a busy week but, among other things, Joey and I bid farewell to our friend Sarah Grey, who is moving to America for a while. We'll miss her loads - not only is she awesome and funny but she's our only friend who lives close enough to make night-time hangout visits practical! She was our "chillout on the porch" friend! Woe.

The same week was brightened by a visit from the lovely Liz, up on holiday from Canberra. Much Doctor Who was watched and as a result of me bemoaning the lack of 10/Jack kissing in the series, Joe managed to find me a very special video. Hahaha...

Captain Jack is my hero. Beyond that, he's TV's first decent bisexual role model. You go, John Barrowman! If only he were just slightly younger he could have been cast as Captain America. Not only would he have been bloody excellent, but the fallout would have been entertaining too - imagine all the fanboy rage caused by having that all-American manly hero played by a flaming queer.

This week I'm up on the Sunny Coast taking a much-needed holiday. I spent the weekend with Dad, have spent much of the week with Mum, and will be returning to Dad's tomorrow so I'm in place to hitch a lift back to Brissie with him on Friday morning. There I have my job network interview, but more enjoyably, hangout plans with the ex-workmates. Geez, guys, you can't get rid of me THAT easily.

I've enrolled in and paid for an online short course in writing for children, and will be following up with a couple of others. Centerlink does not view these as 'official' study, despite the fact that I'm probably going to learn a hell of a lot more in a few months under the personal tutelage of published authors than I would in three years of university, so I shall have to jobsearch at the same time. Problem is, I'm terribly good at jobsearching, but I most certainly do not want to get a job that isn't in Hobart in six months because that'll just waste everyone's time, so I'm going to have to deliberately apply to jobs I know I won't get. Still a waste of time, but marginally less of a waste than getting a job I'd have to leave in a few months anyway.

Clever me, I managed to come down with an utterly rotten cold right at the start of my holiday, and I'm still trying to shake it now. If it's gone by Friday I'll consider this a win - if I have to get sick I might as well do so during the one week I've devoted to lying about in the sun doing nothing.

Back to work now. And by work I mean writing, which at this point does not feel very much like work at all. (Give it a few years though, worked wonders for drawing.)
6 have fought ~ fight the power!
From: dawnstar_au Date: August 12th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
ooh... when/where are you going to see District 9? First movie trailer I've seen in a while that's actually intrigued me.
tania From: tania Date: August 12th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Not 100% sure when yet, as I have to check the day with my mates, but the 'where' is probably going to be the El Dorado at Indooro. :)
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: August 12th, 2009 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Plus, I just like watching scantily-clad ladies shimmy.

Really, that's all the reason you need. ;D
stonelizard From: stonelizard Date: August 12th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on last day :) Big changes ahead for you! Bet you are excited:)

I love watching nearly naked ladies shimmy - in my case in the form of bellydancing but still - wobbly boooooookbs :)

I also know what you mean about applying for jobs you know you won't get... I have done that and it i very frustrating, but sometimes necessary.

Congrats on the course on writing for kids - this is something I considered too as I have an idea I want to put on paper, along with about a hundred ideas for non-fiction books:)

go you!
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: August 13th, 2009 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
You have internet?
snapesgirl34 From: snapesgirl34 Date: August 15th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woo HOO! Sounds like you have many exciting things ahead of you. Good luck! :D

I think I nearly fainted at that kiss. XD Thank you for posting. XD

Also, yay pole dancing!

6 have fought ~ fight the power!