um...hi.

Sep. 26th, 2009 09:51 am
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Hey, remember me? Yes, that's right, I still exist.

Well, I graduated from interpreter school, top of my class, and am now a translator/interpreter for German and English. I already have a job, only for four weeks, but it's a job. They call me junior consultant, even though it's more like slave labor. I work 10-12 hours a day seven days a week (deadlines are FUN.) and at the same time, I'm moving to a new apartment. Coffee keeps me alive (and awake).

So, how are you all doing?

(I'll try to stick around this time, I PROMISE!)
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Money: I am finally getting paid for my summer job. A month after I quit. Almost four months after I started. Yay.

Roommate: comes back today. New roommate. She's already lived here all of last week, but I haven't. It's so weird having someone else live in my apartment. Last roomie was different cos I already knew her before.

Writing: is going extremely slow. I have decided to be optimistic about it and say I'm saving my energy for NaNo. Which I am really looking forward to even if I don't know what I'm gonna write yet.

Private Practice: is an awesome show. Never liked Grey's all that much, but Private Practice is love. Can't wait for the next episode.

Firefly: best show ever. Am re-watching and re-rewatching over and over and it's still awesome. I wanna say "shiny" all the time and I really want to learn to swear in Chinese. New roomie studies Chinese. I'll make her teach me.

Partying: is not a good idea if you're already sick. Yes. I should have thought of that before I went to old roomie's new place to party last night. At least I don't have to be anywhere today. Gonna spend the day watching more Firefly.

hrmph

Sep. 7th, 2007 11:35 pm
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Dear Miss Person From Work,
not only have I been working your shift and my own for three weeks and had to defend myself for asking you to work for me for four days, no, now you decide to disappear again for an entire week. Thank you. It's not like I have a life of my own or anything.
No love,
me

Am staying with my family for the weekend. Being alone in Leipzig is no fun. Still looking for a new job. Avoiding to think about all the things I have to organize regarding uni and my nonexistent future there. Life is stressful. I'm gonna disappear into fandom for a few hours.
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So. While work basically continues to be very boring, it definitely is also good for providing the random amusement. Like today, when they asked me to work unpaid overtime. Um, no? Seriously, people! This is one of the crappiest paid jobs in existence already and if you want me to work extra hours you are damn well going to pay me. But most people are back from vacation/sick leave by now, so it shouldn't really become a problem.

At least I get the chance to listen to a lot of music while at work. At least on days like today, when there's no one there and everything is quiet. It's days like these on which I praise the invention of the mp3-player. I am mostly alternating between listening to 'The Last Five Years' and 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' at the moment, because I find myself very much in love with Sherie Rene Scott's voice.

The roomie came back yesterday, so I no longer have the apartment to myself. I kind of miss that, as good as it is to have someone else in the next room again for random midnight conversations in the kitchen or, well, someone who cleans half the apartment on a weekly basis. On that note, I still don't have a clue where I'm going to live in October. Landlord said if I find a new roommate I can stay, if not I can still stay but have to pay for the entire apartment by myself, of course. I got one email so far from someone interested in the room. Doesn't look good. But I don't wanna move to a new place, I'm only gonna be in Leipzig for a year or maybe one and a half. I don't want a new place for one year.

I need to go shopping. I have finally figured out how to get to the airport on Thursday of next week, but I still need to buy some random stuff for London. Gonna do that tomorrow.
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- I have been WHAT? Many thanks to whoever nominated two of my fics for the Stargate Fan Awards! I have never (read: not ever, during the entire course of my existence) before been nominated for anything and this makes me all kinds of happy. Happy is good. I like being happy.

- Reading: I have finally started reading 'Wicked' (I know everyone else has read it centuries ago already! Shut up!) and I love it. It's great. (At least from what I can tell so far, being now on page... *checks quickly* ...158.)

- Work: The elevator got stuck again. Fortunately, I don't ever use the damn thing. I tend to avoid elevators. (Guess you all really wanted to know that? I never said there was a point to this entry, you know...)

- London: Just a little over two weeks now! I should start packing! I have already borrowed my sister's camera since mine is old and doesn't always cooperate when I need it to and I want some good pictures of that weekend. Now I just have to figure out how the damn thing works. Argh.

- Writing: I have actually started writing fic again. For fandoms that are in no way related to SGA. And I have started writing original fiction again. Which I haven't done in...a long time. Maybe this time I will actually get something finished. At the very least one of the fanfics I'm working on. I have all those various First Few Paragraphs on my hard drive. Maybe one of those decides to turn into a story.
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Work was quiet today. Everyone in the office is either sick or on vacation, so it was just my boss and me today. Which means I got the chance to play receptionist for a day. Well. Basically, I just sat in the receptionist's chair, but no one came in and no one called, so it wasn't really all that spectacular. Boss sent me home early because there was no work. Seriously, I don't mind having an easy job over the summer, but this is turning out to be pretty ridiculous. But I won't complain. This job pays for London.

I am finally making progress on that psycholinguistics paper. On that note, I still have to enrol at university for the next semester. I have only six days left to do that. I think there's a subconscious reason I put this off for so long. But I am going to do it. I am. I swear.

In random news, I have the irresistible urge to watch Torchwood again. And Doctor Who, some old episodes with Rose. Ten and Rose preferably, although I also would like to see some Nine episodes again.

Okay, back to studying.
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Work is amusing in its very own way. I want Monday off, they give me Friday off. But I'll take it. There's not actually anything to do for me there right now anyway. Have mostly been bored all day until they finally sent me home at 3 pm. Now I have an early weekend. Which is awesome, because it gives me time to work on my psycholinguistics paper. I should be doing that right now, but I'm sort of stuck.

Also, I have the Cold From Hell. I can't stop sneezing and I'm wearing woollen socks even though it's almost 30 degrees Celsius outside. It's summer. I shouldn't have a cold. It's just not right.

I should go to the library, but I think I'm going to put that off until tomorrow. I should also clean the apartment before [livejournal.com profile] emily_sheppard arrives on Saturday. That too will be put off until tomorrow.

I think I'm going to try writing that paper now. I still have a history paper to write that I haven't even started on. But it doesn't have to be done until the middle of October, so there's still time. Yes.
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So. Since I have now joined the ranks of the Happily Employed besides being a student and all that, let me tell you about my job. Never mind that I'm only filling in for a friend over the summer, or that the duties assigned to me could be done by a five-year old. Or my neighbour’s dog. And I’m not trying to say that a five-year old has the intellect of my neighbour’s dog. That wouldn't be very good for the five-year old. Just that even if I accidentally left each and every one of my brain cells at home I could still do the job. (And no, I am not going to have my brain surgically removed to prove my point. You'll have to take my word for it.)

Anyways. Yesterday was my first day of actually WORKING, as in going there, sitting down at a desk and feeding lots of cute little computer-like data storage thingies with lots of... you guessed it... data. Because that’s really all I do. It’s a lot harder than it sounds, believe me. … Okay, okay, it’s not. But I get paid. Which is awesome. Because it means I have money for pretty new things. Or for London. Or to pay for university stuff. Yeah. I forgot what I wanted to say. Write. I’m not actually talking. And if I were, I wouldn’t tell you. Because that would be weird.

Damn. Uh… Right. Work. Yesterday was my first day of really working. Now I successfully managed to feed all that information into those weird computer-thingies (I don’t know if they have a name. If they do, no one told me. I guess I don’t really need to know. I don’t know why I’m telling you this. I’m feeling chatty today.) And now I lost my train of thought again. Er… oh yeah.

I finished those incredibly difficult tasks appointed to me, and then, being a good employee, went over to my boss and told her I was done. Which triggered the following conversation:

Boss: Good. Then you can go home. We just need to make sure you did everything right. *pauses* Did you do everything right?
Me: Um… I guess so…
Boss: Great. See you tomorrow.

I think this summer is going to turn out a lot easier than I thought. Heh. I'm going to watch something now. Oh, I think I had way too much caffeine. But that's probably pretty obvious.

*hugs f-list because it's fun* *wanders off*

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