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So, things are going at the moment. Neither good nor bad. I'm still looking for a job, though my application to McDonalds (I did say no-brainer jobs) is being reviewed. All I want at the moment is employment. Once I get a job and am in a position where there's steady money coming in every fortnight then I can start looking for something better, but at the moment, if all I can get is a job at Maccas, I'll take the job at Maccas.

Uni is driving me slowly insane! One week I get what the linguistics course is talking about and the next I have absolutely no idea what just happened. I actually enjoy the semantics side of it though, go figure *laughs* The TESOL course is slow going. Interesting but I'm wondering when the lecturer is actually going to come to the point. We just seem to be meandering from topic to topic and the only real thing holding this together with some sort of cohesion is the Critical part of the course.

I swear, if it weren't compulsory, I wouldn't be doing this course.

I have an exam next week for linguistics... crappitycrappitycrappitycrap! I'm still not sure about half the stuff they've been talking about! I tried reading some of that Grammar Survey thing today (which the tutor said would help....HAH!) and it made only a tiny bit more sense then the lecture does.

Crap.

In other news I got a random compliment on a T-Shirt I was wearing yesterday (Purple G1 Megatron) from a guy on the train.

Also my ling6100 class is full of nutballs. I fit right in. Tutor one day says "If I were a rich man..." when she was giving an example of something, I can't remember what it was, the other day. The entire back row (myself included in this) starts singing the next line from Fiddler on the Roof at the same time.

Nothing else much is happening at the moment. Weather's being screwy, hot, cold, hot, cold. Last night was cold. I slept with leg warmers on last night.

Dear Body,

Mar. 22nd, 2010 10:52 pm
saffiter: (Grimlock hates barney)
WTF?!

Seriously, WTF?! Wasn't one infected blister enough? Why, oh, why did you decide that this blister had to get infected as well? I keep it clean. I cover it when I'm wearing shoes, I keep it open to breathe when I'm walking around the house, and yet it's starting to show signs of infection!

Thousands upon thousands of blisters through my dancing years and not a single infection and more than half of those suckers bled damn you! One month in Brisbane and I've had two, count them with me Body, two infected blisters.

I hate you right now, truly.

Yours in pain,

Sheena.

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Got another blister the other day. Checked it today and it's all red and starting to feel like the last one did. Antiseptic has been pulled out of the cabinet and I've been applying it for the last few days. I am not a happy camper right now.

In other news I've decided to do the Abbey medieval festival this year as a re-enactor. I'm gonna make my dress (14th century) by hand and I've been learning to embroider as well... well, re-learning. I used to do this sort of stuff when I was a little girl but just ran out of time/interest (I was a, well, to be nice, I was a bundle of energy when I was little. Sitting still, that wasn't an option).

I'm actually really enjoying the embroidery. I spent most of the weekend on the couch learning different stitches and the like. I <3 the Split Stitch. Saturday saw me on the couch watching episodes of Lie to Me with my embroidery and Sunday it was the first season of NCIS.

It took me about 24 hours all up to embroider a Decepticon logo (purple and complete with red eyes) on a brown background.

Here be embroidery! )

I started work last Monday (worked Mon, Thurs, Fri). This week I'm working every day. Next week is every day and so is the week after. Not sure what my schedual is like after that but they are talking about putting me on a shared class or something two days a week.

Uni's sorta see-sawing between understandable and WTF? The Linguistics course is anyway. The TESOL one I understand.

And that's my life at the moment.

So...

Feb. 16th, 2010 08:03 pm
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Wanna know what I'm gonna be studying? Some of these courses have got me salivating and going DO.WANT!!!

Course list, descriptions and my comments under here )
saffiter: (Yee Haw - Lando)
Just phoned the uni. The lady recognised my name as she'd not long processed my application (FINALLY!!!!).

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I GOT IN!!!!!!!! A full position has been offered to me ^____^


Thank god that wait's over. That was getting ridiculous.

EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

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Oh....shit... .I'm a Uni student again.... O.O

*le sigh*

Feb. 15th, 2010 08:09 pm
saffiter: (Stuffed if I Know)
still no word from Uni. Looks like I'm calling them again tomorrow. If they tell me my application's sitting on the "To be processed" pile again I shall be most... upset.

Uni Update

Feb. 12th, 2010 05:50 pm
saffiter: (Spock Not Amused)
...or should that be lack of one. Still no word from the Uni. I called them up on Wednesday to see if they could tell me what's going on. According to this lady, my application is sitting in a pile waiting to be processed and I should know by the end of the week or early next week.

Um... that's what I was told last week!

Gah! Just gah! I fly down to Brisbane on the 17th. If I don't know anything by the 16th I'm going to call them up again and see if they can tell me what's going on and if I've got in or not.

Term bloody well starts on the 1st of March! It's not like I'm living in the same freakin' city! I'm at the opposite end of the bloody State!

Mum'll be coming down with me. We've got a place booked on Roma St. for the first week and then Mum flies back home. We'll have a bit of a relax, try and get things organised so that I'm ready for Uni. That is if I get in.

If I don't get in, then we're just going to have a weeks holiday in Brisbane and then I'll fly back up to Cairns with Mum. Get some work back here.

I do have an alternate plan. I was looking on www.tefl.com and the jobs up there the other day and spotted a school in Vietnam that offers the DELTA to it's teachers and only it's teachers. Currently you have to work for them before you can do it...and once you've finished it looks like you get promoted into managerial positions. They've got positions coming up in 5 of their branches (ranging from Hanoi to Ho Chih Min) coming up from May onwards. I'm going to apply for one of those positions, work at the school for a year and then sign on for a second if I decide that I can handle living, studying and working in that country before I sign up to do the DELTA.

That's my plan.

*TWITCHES*

Feb. 9th, 2010 05:15 pm
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Gah! No news from the Uni yet! *twitch*twitch*

They do realise that some of us have to actually migrate down south, right? It's a 2 hour flight to Brisbane. I need to know if I'm gonna have to pack here and they're taking their sweet time.

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If I don't hear from them by Thursday evening I'm ringing them on Friday. All I need is a "Yes/No" answer and I can plan the rest of my life. Do I go to Brisbane, or do I stay here? Or, do I head back overseas for another 12 months and try again next year?

GAH!!

The good news is that the twitchiness I've got from waiting to hear from them has me making icons like woah! I've downloaded another couple of hundred brushes to use in GIMP and I've been playing with them and making stuff. Mostly Mag7, but a few other things as well.

Here's one to tide you over until I post the rest of them (32 and counting):
saffiter: (Live Long and Prosper)
I have a sorta-kinda-maybe answer from the Uni. I called them today to ask what was happening with my application and was told, by the woman I spoke to, that my application had been sent to the school/head/whatever for final perusal. I should know what's happening with it by the end of this week. End of next week at the latest.

crosses fingers* Here's hoping I got in.

In other news I've been looking at the many, many different drabble prompts out there and decided that I'm gonna try my hand at it. I'm not choosing one table though. I've picked out all the prompts that look like they could work with my Brownie Universe Transformers fic stuff ^___^. You know, the Simmons stories that I wrote wa~ay back?

Yeah, those ones.

Prompt behind here )

In other news I have a rather large amount of icons so look out for an icon dump in the next few days.

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