|Renay (renay) wrote,|
@ 2009-10-29 04:08 am UTC
|Entry tags:||school, work, writing|
I realized why I was having trouble writing reviews for Larklight and Starcross: Mothstorm destroyed me. It's been so long since I've been so disappointed in a book and I'm not even sure why. I'll have to think on it a little longer, but I'm quite sure it's going to come back to the alien storyline. Ulla and I were both appalled. Maybe I should accuse Reeve of satire fail? I'm not buying the meme susceptibility line, that's for sure.
Anyway, this work week will be interesting. Monday I do my first training shift at the coffee stand in $dayjob. It's not actually a generic coffee stand, but I have made it a habit to not say the incredibly recognizable names of my employer, because I have this weird feeling I am going to have to start adding co-workers on THE FACEBOOK, or risk being brutally snubbed, and that's no fun environment to work in.
(Why did I say yes when asked if I had an account on THE FACEBOOK? I hate myself, clearly. Think before speaking!)
The manager there doesn't like me! This is not a surprise, as I, at times, do not like her, but she enjoys inventing weird stories about how I interact and talk with guests, especially guests I know. Please note: if you ever come into my store I will not be able to make cock jokes with you if she is present. :( Ha ha, why did I want to leave the safe, safe snack bar again? Those coffee folks are lucky I want the knowledge to help them before the holidays slam us in the groin. Anyway, the first thing she did when I told her I got the training was take me aside and tell me that if I was rude to a guest I would be written up. Not: hey, welcome! Not: I'm glad you're getting to learn our ways! Just: Screw up and I'll papercut you.
I was excited, but err I haven't been very excited since I told her. Now I'm mostly resigned to getting the training and then doing a lot of trading with the coffee folks that get scheduled at the snack bar. Awesome!
In closing before I drag my rear to bed, I have signed up to do some NaNoWriMo! This is my first year, add me here if you want (unless I have added you first, stealth like). My goal is 10,000 words on my YA manuscript because I already know if I set it at 50,000 words at the beginning of the retail holidays I will die. I am determined that Write or Die desktop version is going to be mine on November 3rd, though.
Other news: I am trying to go back to school next semester and have to get up at 10am to drag my sorry butt to campus for transcript reasons. Key words: trying. Adviser fail!