11 November 2013 @ 06:37 pm
Some updates  
So I've finally got a part time job.  It's at Disneyland and I'll be working in the wardrobe department (or entertainment costuming.  I think there's two names for the same job.  Basically, whatever it's called, I'll be helping with the costumes backstage.  I'll be cleaning some costumes, I think.  Really, what I know so far is that I'll be helping with the costumes.

So I won't have to be in the costume.

Which is a good thing, because I can't even begin to imagine being in a costume).

There's a couple good things about working at Disneyland: I can get into the park for free.  Which is awesome, because ever since graduating I wanted to go to Disneyland to celebrate and now I can!  Also, I can get 40% off merchandise right now (holiday special), every cast member gets a holiday package, which includes dining discounts, coupons for free popcorn and free drinks, three tickets that can be used to bring in family/friends, an ornament...

There's this store called Company D, which sells disused Disney merchandise.  They had an alarm clock there--the original price was $31.  It was 50% off (everything is) and so I got it for $15.

I had orientation over the weekend, which involved going backstage, and sitting in classrooms, and I was getting paid for it :D my actual training starts Friday, but so far it's going pretty good.  I have the name tag--the white one--and it has my name on it, and did I mention that I can get into Disneyland for free whenever I want to?  And California Adventure?  This means I can go to Carsland whenever I want.  This means I can ride the Haunted Mansion anytime I want.

And I believe parking is also free :D

So, yes, that's about the only major life event that's happened.  Oh, and I finally picked up my diplomas.  I need to get really good frames for them to show them off.  But I picked up two--because I majored in two different schools.

Also, I finally saw a live production of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  The audience participation was insane and I had a lot of fun seeing it being performed.

Other than that, not a lot has been going on in my life that warranted me doing an update.

I'm re-watching Buffy again (which I don't know how that happened.  In fact, I stopped watching Hogan's Heroes in the middle of season 5 and I don't know why that happened either--I go through so many fandom obsessions it's not even silly).  I'm on season 3 at the moment, which is probably my favorite season, next to season 6.  I really forgot how good the show actually is, now that I'm re-watching it.  I can't wait to get to Angel :D only because there's Doyle :D

I'm also reading a ton of books.  Brighton Rock by Graham Greene, I'm re-reading Catcher in the Rye and I've started reading Dresden Files: Summer Knight again.  I also re-read A Separate Peace, which I had read back in high school.  I really liked it better this time around--maybe I just had issues with analyzing it in high school and that's what made me hate the book when I was younger.  (Most of the books I read for non-English honors in high school usually turned out to be my favorite books.  I think English honors over-analyzed books to the point where the books weren't fun for me to read.  Although, TBH, I just have issues with people analyzing books sometimes.  Except, strangely enough, not films.  I don't know why that is.)

I'm doing NaNoWriMo again this year and I'm determined to reach 50,000 words.  Last year I didn't make it that far, because I was busy with school, and the year before that I just had no motivation, so I'm determined to motivate myself enough to the point where I actually write 50,000 words.  I'm hoping it works out--I'm up to nearly 17,000.  I'm hoping that training won't tire me out so much that I won't be able to write.  Luckily I wrote enough for the first three days so I didn't have to write all that much this past weekend (the orientation tired me out as well).
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[identity profile] det-munch.livejournal.com on November 13th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
congratulations on the job! I hope you like it-my friend was saying she heard working there is horrible but I think that was for people who are doing customer service related stuff so hopefully being behind the scenes in costumes will be better-it sounds like it will be really fun and interesting though!
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[identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com on November 15th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
Congrats on the job! It sounds really cool and the benefits and discounts are awesome!

Cool that you got to see "Rocky Horror Picture Show" live. I'd love to see that.

Good luck with NaNo.

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