velociraptor52
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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