July 4th, 2006


Happy Fourth of July

Hey Reader,

I hope all of my American readers are having a good Fourth of July. I am enjoying mine, but know that tomorrow brings back the ever consuming job search! I will say I'm getting pretty frustrated with it,  but I will continue to have hope for landing something, ANYTHING. I'm not sure what it is, but for some reason my luck has not shifted in my favor in regards to the job hunt. I will be applying at more places tomorrow, hoping to land something, even an interview.

Speaking of interviews, I have had a few in the past month, which is wonderful for the experience of undergoing them, but irritate me when I am TOLD I will for sure hear back with a yes or a no, only to have not one call from the said company. Is this policy of most companies? It's outright lying, you know. They say they will call, but do not. Perhaps they suffer from bad boyfriend syndrome, I'm not entirely sure. I just find it to be absolutely frustrating to be told one thing only to have the opposite occur. Hell, I'd LOVE to have the interview, even if I don't get the job, at least to have the courtesy of hearing a response. Oh well, what can you do, except try, try, try again.

What sucks is I really, really want to get some more anime/manga and some really nice clothes, but won't be able to until I am hired ANYWHERE. That will be my gift to myself as soon as I get hired someplace. A couple manga volumes and perhaps a really nice shirt and some shorts(Believe it or not, I only have one good pair of those and it is dreadfully hot this summer). I might also pick up something extra, depending on the job I can get. At this point, I'm not sure what it will be.

I will be applying, if you're curious, at the local K-Mart(I know. . .they suck, ask Dustan Hoffman, but if it helps pay for my car. . .), a local restaurant, ShopKo(Think Target, except smaller), and Starbucks, tomorrow. I am hoping one, just ONE of them will at least even consider to interview me. I will have to go in with all the hope I can muster, I suppose. One of these days I will have to have SOME success, don't you think?

I'm sure you're wondering about the story and less about the silly troubles of my job hunt. The Inuyasha Fanguild is currently accepting nominations for the 2nd Quarter. I have nominated a ton of stories, and I am hopeful they will make it to the seconding period. I am thankful to doggieearlover for nominating my story for Best Drama and Best Serial. If you would like to nominate it for any other categories, save Best Crossover, feel free to do so. This quarter at the Guild looks to be very exciting and I am anxious to see how my story will do this time around.

As for the story itself, I will say I have over two thousand words as of right now, and hopefully will have more luck as I sit down and write. If I could just concentrate without any distractions, I'd have a lot more luck doing that.  It is coming along, albeit a bit slower than I would like. I know I said I would have hoped to have a new chapter out before a month had passed, but I don't think that will happen. Stupid real life keeps getting in the way! *Shakes fist at RL for getting in the way of story telling. These people are on a mission, it's important!"

I will return to slaving away at the chapter. That way you won't feel the need to hunt me down!

Until next time,

Far Away Eyes