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"Dodeochadsa" for in ben "a tírib beó áit inna bí bás nó peccad na imorbus. Domelom fleda búana can rithgnom caíncomrac leind cen debaid. Síd mór I taam conid de suidib nonn ainmnighter áes síde."

"Cía a gillai" ol Cond fria mac "acailli" úair ni acca nech in mnaí acht Condla a óenur.

Ro recair in ben. Adgladadar mnaí "n-óic n-alaind soceneoil nad fresci bás na sentaid ro charus Condla Rúad cotgaraim do Maig Mell inid rí Boadag bidsuthain rí cen gol cen mairg inna thír ó gabais flaith. Tair lim a Condlai Rúaid muinbrec cainelderg barrbude fordotá óas gnúis corcorda bid ordan do rígdelbae má chotuméitís ní chrínfa do delb a hoítiu a haldi co bráth brindach."

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Jun. 4th, 2014 05:11 pm
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Unfortunately not as much work to be done today. So I've looked at some translation agency sites and I may now once again agonize about the wording of a cover letter.

 

This is always horrible, applying for job after job. It's bad enough to get rejected, but to never get a response. I have had that as well.

 

I'm not the only person suffering through seemingly endless job hunting. At least I have some freelancing work occasionally which brings in something and [livejournal.com profile] beowulff has a steady income. We're lucky, in that sense.

 

I would still prefer never having to do this again. However I should try and write this cover letter now, hopefully something besides Dear so-and-so.

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Aug. 13th, 2007 06:08 pm
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Well, I've made it safely home from work. Gah, what a bike ride. Still, it's much nicer when you know exactly where you're going. I got there way too early, and was confronted with German! Apparently, German-owned company with lots of German employees. It was filled with interesting and special. (Well, not the work itself. Factory work =/= fun and interesting.)

Plan for the evening? Eat Mexican, lounge. Lounge a lot. My back hates me so much right now, it's hardly funny. However, I don't feel as tired as I used to feel after a day of classes and commuting. In a way, I am hoping to work there again. Nice people (even if they were mostly Germans XD) and generally relaxed. You could get things done at your own pace, so long as you got things done. So, while my body protests, the rest of me (brain, mainly), is hoping for some entertainment! Woo.
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Aug. 13th, 2007 06:08 pm
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Well, I've made it safely home from work. Gah, what a bike ride. Still, it's much nicer when you know exactly where you're going. I got there way too early, and was confronted with German! Apparently, German-owned company with lots of German employees. It was filled with interesting and special. (Well, not the work itself. Factory work =/= fun and interesting.)

Plan for the evening? Eat Mexican, lounge. Lounge a lot. My back hates me so much right now, it's hardly funny. However, I don't feel as tired as I used to feel after a day of classes and commuting. In a way, I am hoping to work there again. Nice people (even if they were mostly Germans XD) and generally relaxed. You could get things done at your own pace, so long as you got things done. So, while my body protests, the rest of me (brain, mainly), is hoping for some entertainment! Woo.
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Jun. 25th, 2007 02:25 pm
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Voor de Nederlandse studenten op mijn vriendlijst..

Ik ben nu op zoek voor een vakantiebaan/part time baan voor de zomer. Hebben jullie hier wat advies voor me? Ik zoek vooral voor banen die Engels vereist, omdat mijn Engels veel beter dan mijn Nederlands is, maar mijn Nederlands is redelijk (passief Nederlands is veel beter dan mijn actief Nederlands). Kunnen jullie wat tips geven?

Bedankt!

(x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker)
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Jun. 25th, 2007 02:25 pm
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Voor de Nederlandse studenten op mijn vriendlijst..

Ik ben nu op zoek voor een vakantiebaan/part time baan voor de zomer. Hebben jullie hier wat advies voor me? Ik zoek vooral voor banen die Engels vereist, omdat mijn Engels veel beter dan mijn Nederlands is, maar mijn Nederlands is redelijk (passief Nederlands is veel beter dan mijn actief Nederlands). Kunnen jullie wat tips geven?

Bedankt!

(x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] taalmisbruiker)
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It's April 1st

Apr. 1st, 2004 08:15 am
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To be honest, I'm not particularly fond of this day. I used to be quite the trickster back in school, but over the years I've become more and more bored with this day. Mainly because people don't do interesting, thought out pranks but instead go for tricks that will hurt people, even inadvertantly. That, and there are enough assholes going around, do we really need a holiday that turns everyone into assholes? Do people really need an excuse? *sigh* Usually I'm skeptical and I don't fall for most pranks. If I fall for a good prank, I will admit it and laugh and congratulate the person for their creativity and just find the whole thing humourous. However, if I even seem to give a partial thought that a trick might actually be true, and that person spews it into my face 'OMG U FELL 4 IT!!! LOL!!!1!' I will hit them. That is not humourous, that's using a joke to make yourself try and feel better over someone else. Immature to the extreme. Especially when I didn't fall for it because I didn't buy into it completely.
As [livejournal.com profile] ursulav said, somewhere in a comments list (it's early and I'm not going to go dredge it up), [paraphrasing] Today is the day that paranoia runs free. I hope people have fun pranking each other, and respect my request to leave me out of it. Thank you :D

Otherwise, it's now April. Which means (yay!) it's almost May! Woohooo!
Of course, I got crap masses to work. I get to work the first two 8 am masses this month. Again, that's it. I don't want to sit through Easter's 8 am mass. GRAR. I'm going to start talking to other cantors, if I can ever catch up with them, and see if I can get some more masses, because I really would like to make a little more money. Maybe if I remind them that they all already have jobs and this is my only source of income they'll be a bit more giving. Doubtful.

School is going well. Some of my mid-term grades are up on the website for me to check. B in the Information Literacy (that's probably the entire course); B+ in History, which is probably one of the highest grades from this guy. He's a harsh grader. Anyway, Satisfactory in Drawing & Composition II, a Satisfactory in Presentational Speaking, S in College Algebra and S in Vocal Ensemble. I wish they would put the letter grade, not just 'S'. But at least I know I'm doing reasonably well in my classes.

Almost the end of my classes! YAY! Just a few more weeks until I'm going through this schedule!
# May 5, Wednesday - Classes Meet on a Friday Schedule
# May 6 - 7, Thursday - Friday - Study or Make Up Day
# May 10 - 15, Monday - Saturday - Day and Evening Exams

Then it's packing and boarding an airplane! *happydance*

It's April 1st

Apr. 1st, 2004 08:15 am
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To be honest, I'm not particularly fond of this day. I used to be quite the trickster back in school, but over the years I've become more and more bored with this day. Mainly because people don't do interesting, thought out pranks but instead go for tricks that will hurt people, even inadvertantly. That, and there are enough assholes going around, do we really need a holiday that turns everyone into assholes? Do people really need an excuse? *sigh* Usually I'm skeptical and I don't fall for most pranks. If I fall for a good prank, I will admit it and laugh and congratulate the person for their creativity and just find the whole thing humourous. However, if I even seem to give a partial thought that a trick might actually be true, and that person spews it into my face 'OMG U FELL 4 IT!!! LOL!!!1!' I will hit them. That is not humourous, that's using a joke to make yourself try and feel better over someone else. Immature to the extreme. Especially when I didn't fall for it because I didn't buy into it completely.
As [livejournal.com profile] ursulav said, somewhere in a comments list (it's early and I'm not going to go dredge it up), [paraphrasing] Today is the day that paranoia runs free. I hope people have fun pranking each other, and respect my request to leave me out of it. Thank you :D

Otherwise, it's now April. Which means (yay!) it's almost May! Woohooo!
Of course, I got crap masses to work. I get to work the first two 8 am masses this month. Again, that's it. I don't want to sit through Easter's 8 am mass. GRAR. I'm going to start talking to other cantors, if I can ever catch up with them, and see if I can get some more masses, because I really would like to make a little more money. Maybe if I remind them that they all already have jobs and this is my only source of income they'll be a bit more giving. Doubtful.

School is going well. Some of my mid-term grades are up on the website for me to check. B in the Information Literacy (that's probably the entire course); B+ in History, which is probably one of the highest grades from this guy. He's a harsh grader. Anyway, Satisfactory in Drawing & Composition II, a Satisfactory in Presentational Speaking, S in College Algebra and S in Vocal Ensemble. I wish they would put the letter grade, not just 'S'. But at least I know I'm doing reasonably well in my classes.

Almost the end of my classes! YAY! Just a few more weeks until I'm going through this schedule!
# May 5, Wednesday - Classes Meet on a Friday Schedule
# May 6 - 7, Thursday - Friday - Study or Make Up Day
# May 10 - 15, Monday - Saturday - Day and Evening Exams

Then it's packing and boarding an airplane! *happydance*

Lalala

Feb. 17th, 2004 02:32 am
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School )

Work )

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And there you have it, basic update on my life and how things are going. And if you managed to read through it all... you are a strong, strong person and I applaud you. *golfclap*

Lalala

Feb. 17th, 2004 02:32 am
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School )

Work )

Generic Life Stuff )

And there you have it, basic update on my life and how things are going. And if you managed to read through it all... you are a strong, strong person and I applaud you. *golfclap*
Since it's been awhile since I've updated.

Mark has left, school has started, work is coming in and I'm.. I'm not sure how I am. I miss Mark terribly, in a way I've never missed a person before. It's odd how well we were together, living together for 3 weeks as we did. It wasn't just the physical things we did, but also having someone I could share everything with. The late night talks we had (even if I was so tired it was hard to keep my eyes open at times) while snuggling, whether watching a movie or just snuggling. I miss that, miss having someone to randomly share anything that came to mind with. Our conversations about nothing in particular, our teasing and joking and sarcasm over breakfast. How we instantly, naturally, had a system for sharing the comics in the newspaper. Ahh, I cannot wait until I can afford to head to Holland. But both money and time are strained at the moment, so no travel until summer break.

As for classes -- hectic. For some reason I feel tired and a tad strained. We got textbooks today and art supplies. They were missing one of my history texts (my teacher had us buying 4 books >.<). So, when I go and buy that book, it will be about $300 in books.. with an added $40 in art supplies. I don't mind the art supplies. I can actually use them after my art class ends. But the texts? .. well, I still need to sell back two of my books from last semester. That money is going to the 'Send Tric to Holland' fund.. which is sadly lacking at the moment. Anyways, my teachers seem to be at least vaguely interesting and thus I may survive my classes. I don't know if my hand will survive my history class (a lecture class, teacher expects we'll have about 4 or 5 pages of notes from each class.. urgh) but at least he's an interesting speaker.

Work: I'll have about two masses to cantor each weekend. All through February, at least. One of my fellow cantors is going down to Florida, it makes me happy, I'll get more money, but... ugh. It will be the 5:30pm masses on Saturdays and 8 am masses on Sundays. I like the Saturday evening masses but.. 8 am is tough because I have to get up -early-.. I want more than one day to sleep late ;_;! Ah, well, money to put toward my fund. Just have to keep reminding myself that. Really, it's a good thing. I'm not particularly upset, just mildly annoyed that I have to wake up early yet another day.

All in all I just feel very tired and vaguely restless. Physically tired, mentally tired.. though emotionally quite awake. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm feeling. I love Mark, a lot, and I miss him. Large portions of me are going 'just get through this and you'll see him again!'. I feel vaguely like a work animal with a treat tied to a stick hanging just in front of me. (dog/bone, horse or donkey/carrot.. etc, etc). And I still have to find another job. I want.. no.. need a steadier job. I won't find one that pays better (cantoring is $25/hour.. I just -want- someone to say they'll try to match my previous pay... >.>) but I want one that won't have me working every weekend for a month then have me down to working one or two weekends. And then, of course, it's only an hour or two, depending on how many masses I get. Admittedly, 4 hours = $100 for singing. Not bad, really... it's just a matter of getting those 4 darn masses.

Hm.. so, I may get about $275 for Jan and Feb.. I think. If that streak continues through March and April, I could easily make over $500.. but I would have to do two masses a weekend.

Maybe I should just start poisoning my fellow cantors.. ¬.¬
Since it's been awhile since I've updated.

Mark has left, school has started, work is coming in and I'm.. I'm not sure how I am. I miss Mark terribly, in a way I've never missed a person before. It's odd how well we were together, living together for 3 weeks as we did. It wasn't just the physical things we did, but also having someone I could share everything with. The late night talks we had (even if I was so tired it was hard to keep my eyes open at times) while snuggling, whether watching a movie or just snuggling. I miss that, miss having someone to randomly share anything that came to mind with. Our conversations about nothing in particular, our teasing and joking and sarcasm over breakfast. How we instantly, naturally, had a system for sharing the comics in the newspaper. Ahh, I cannot wait until I can afford to head to Holland. But both money and time are strained at the moment, so no travel until summer break.

As for classes -- hectic. For some reason I feel tired and a tad strained. We got textbooks today and art supplies. They were missing one of my history texts (my teacher had us buying 4 books >.<). So, when I go and buy that book, it will be about $300 in books.. with an added $40 in art supplies. I don't mind the art supplies. I can actually use them after my art class ends. But the texts? .. well, I still need to sell back two of my books from last semester. That money is going to the 'Send Tric to Holland' fund.. which is sadly lacking at the moment. Anyways, my teachers seem to be at least vaguely interesting and thus I may survive my classes. I don't know if my hand will survive my history class (a lecture class, teacher expects we'll have about 4 or 5 pages of notes from each class.. urgh) but at least he's an interesting speaker.

Work: I'll have about two masses to cantor each weekend. All through February, at least. One of my fellow cantors is going down to Florida, it makes me happy, I'll get more money, but... ugh. It will be the 5:30pm masses on Saturdays and 8 am masses on Sundays. I like the Saturday evening masses but.. 8 am is tough because I have to get up -early-.. I want more than one day to sleep late ;_;! Ah, well, money to put toward my fund. Just have to keep reminding myself that. Really, it's a good thing. I'm not particularly upset, just mildly annoyed that I have to wake up early yet another day.

All in all I just feel very tired and vaguely restless. Physically tired, mentally tired.. though emotionally quite awake. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm feeling. I love Mark, a lot, and I miss him. Large portions of me are going 'just get through this and you'll see him again!'. I feel vaguely like a work animal with a treat tied to a stick hanging just in front of me. (dog/bone, horse or donkey/carrot.. etc, etc). And I still have to find another job. I want.. no.. need a steadier job. I won't find one that pays better (cantoring is $25/hour.. I just -want- someone to say they'll try to match my previous pay... >.>) but I want one that won't have me working every weekend for a month then have me down to working one or two weekends. And then, of course, it's only an hour or two, depending on how many masses I get. Admittedly, 4 hours = $100 for singing. Not bad, really... it's just a matter of getting those 4 darn masses.

Hm.. so, I may get about $275 for Jan and Feb.. I think. If that streak continues through March and April, I could easily make over $500.. but I would have to do two masses a weekend.

Maybe I should just start poisoning my fellow cantors.. ¬.¬

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