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15 February 2013 @ 10:32 pm
Eeeeeiiiii! Misti-Con extended its standard registration price until March 1st, which means I have more time to see how financially stable I feel for the future before putting in my registration. That is exciting.

(Scroll past if you don't care about boring quest-for-employment stuff; I don't usually post it.) The weather is getting a bit better and less brutal on my hip, so I'm actually finding myself able to walk around some (with my cane) without regretting it later. I'm now able to physically walk up and down three of the main streets and their off-shoots around here. Today I purchased a file-folder where I can put more applications and I'll be making up a blank table with "organisation", "hiring?" "application in store?" "online" (for check-marks) to keep organised as I prowl the streets. I give up on looking online for now; it's never specific enough with how close the place is to me in Providence, many of the jobs I can't physically do, and I hardly hear back on any inquiries.

I have a 'last-resort' application to fill out for Shell down the street if I can't find anything else (not that gas stations are terrible places to work, or anything, but I studied ecology & conservation at uni, which is pretty much diametrically opposed to working at a big-corporation fossil fuel company). The Petco less than two miles away also has an open interview session scheduled for 2pm on Wednesday so I can fill out an application and bring along a resume to that. It'd be fantastic if I could get the job based on 1) my background at a high school with small animal, marine, and canine classes (a few of which I did take), 2) my animal-sitting experience, and 3) having a reference from an old Petco manager who was my mentor in high school, but we'll see; I don't have strict experience with a pet store so I'm not holding my breath.

I've also been more open about talking to my friends about it and my troubles, so they're helping me keep positive and also letting me know where places are hiring when they go in (platonic-partner Cassia went into Petco today to buy stuff for her cats). It got depressing looking through pages and pages of stuff that I could mentally do but that would physically be no good. My hip hurting less with the winter coming to a close is also putting me in a way better mental place to deal with it all for longer periods of time. It's nice having someone to search with, too, in that another of my housemates is looking for a job since her stint with Sears as a holiday photographer is through. It's less frightening to be doing it together.

I had to stop halfway through that to play with the ferret that came gallivanting into my room followed by the big cat-kitten Bruce Wayne. (Bruce meows from Greggles' room across the hall but sounds like this tiny little kitten when really he's a rather well-sized cat, silly thing.)

Today I wore a gender-bender-splendour outfit. I was standing there trying to figure out whether to wear a sports bra or my balconette bra and first thought, "No, the balconette is too femme for the button-down, bow-tie, and suspenders." Then I realised I was doing the same thing I always did with my tighter t-shirts but reversed (when I decided I had to wear a proper bra with the tight tee's and not a sports bra). So I thought, "No, if I combine the boobs with the bow-tie, it'll be gender-bendery splendour!" Loved that phrase as soon as I thought it.

No reason for posting the terrible room-mirror pictures of my outfit, but is that going to stop me? No.

The first image, dark. I apologise for the towel; there are a limited number of places to keep it if I don't want to keep it in the bathroom.

A blurry picture with my coat, which dear-RL-and-now-almost-fandom friend Kels picked out for me when we went shopping at Savers a few months back (I needed the winter coat; it's long and warm and stylish). I love that the collar flips up well and that when I leave it unbuttoned it billows. (I am a great fan of billowing things and have taken lessons in billowing from the best, trust me. Upon graduation I received a truly billowing grey spring/summer/autumn jacket.)

Smile, curvy braid, good pic of the bow-tie. I like this one a lot. (Teeheehee I love my father to pieces already, but all the more for the perfect gift that I love! :D )

Oh goodness, is that some stripping? Pulling back the jacket to reveal a glimpse of...suspenders?! Ah, but drat, they're the trouser kind. (;

I'm a headless horseman and this is my outfit. Also, suspenders were not built with bustiness in mind--but *I* don't actually mind, personally.

The lower part of my outfit, including my beloved boots (and the fantastic spurs from redbeargrl; I love them!).

Ah, yes, there is some definite stripping going on there. Ditched the coat and there's the outfit with my face. The one thing I like about wearing high-waisted trousers is that I don't get the little lump of fabric above my hip. I do look quite fine in the high-waisted variety--my waist is a bit on the smaller side--but it does tend to come off as far more formal and like I'm about to start teaching biology with a stick pointer, which isn't always what I'm going for.

And the whole outfit without my head. Rather simple in the end, I suppose, but wearing it made me happy. :D

This next one isn't me, and yet it basically is:

Had to stop again because platonic-partner called with a favour for me to do in the house and then her cat wanted cuddles. Now fellow-job-hunting-housemate is up in my room for some hanging out while most of the household is at the Valentine's Rocky Horror Show. (: (It costs money, first of all, but I've also seen it so many times that at this point I only really want to go if it's super special.)

Kayla was watching me type this up and as I was typing she went crazy about the speed. It was adorable. She just exclaimed, "I mean, I type fast, but that's like unicorn-prancing-through-the-forest fast!"

Best. Compliment. Ever.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: mellowMellow.
minervas_eule: laughminervas_eule on February 16th, 2013 07:17 am (UTC)
unicorn-prancing-through-the-forest fast *LOL* what a creative compliment!!

I keep the fingers crossed for Petco.... so much better than a gas-station, I suppose! Or that something wonderful comes up...

The busty-comics: I am still thinking about sending a link to Antje, but I am not sure, if she will not be more annoyed about such reminders than amused... especially as I am of the complete opposite type....still can hardly believe that she is my daughter!
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Black kitten tilt.cranky__crocus on February 16th, 2013 07:25 am (UTC)
Definitely a creative compliment!

Thank you for the crossed fingers. (: I shall be doing that as well--and planning an interview outfit. Was re-reading up on all the usual interview questions and good answers again, just to start getting prepared.

Oh my goodness, you've just summed up my relationship with my mother. My mother is not busty (which is good, really, since they'd get in the way of tennis and she wouldn't be able to go braless as much) and wonders how she ended up with a daughter like me. :P She enjoys teasing me about it any chance she gets, especially when others are around, but I can't say I really mind; it's something we enjoy. (I even once got her a card that had a bra and on the inside had a phrase starting with "My cups runneth over..." It was great.)
gerristgerrist on February 16th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
LOL, I saw this after to replied to Minerva saying the same thing, but less eloquently. (I'm not sure I really replied to her comment correctly either)
Kiwi Crocus: Ani D || Brain disconnected heart wired.cranky__crocus on February 16th, 2013 07:24 pm (UTC)
You replied just fine, Mum! :D Good job!

I'd say you did just fine in the eloquence department, too. (; I like the "particular area". :P
gerristgerrist on February 16th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
Hey Minervas_eule, you wrote, "still can hardly believe that she is my daughter!" Made me laugh a bit as Kiwi is my daughter and also has a good deal more than I in that particular area. ; )
minervas_eule: laughminervas_eule on February 16th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Hello :-) It seems sometimes the genes of the paternal grandmother take over, or something like that ;-)
therealsnapetherealsnape on February 16th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with the petco interview! At first I thought that was another gas station - pet as in petrol company - but this seems right up your street. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
CaroRulescarorules on February 16th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC)
Looking sharp ;)
?elsceetaria on February 16th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Awesome outfit is awesome.

I've been doing the bum thing in sweats and t-shirts too much lately. Perhaps, I shall be inspired to go through my wardrobe again better.

I completely understand the job hunting mess. I've been there, gotten stuck there. I can't work most of the minimum wage jobs for one reason or another (note the can't not won't), and while I apply and apply for jobs around where I line as well as far away, I just can't seem to find a job. If you need someone to commiserate with at some point, feel free to contact me in any form possible.
Nickiperoxidepirate on February 17th, 2013 02:32 am (UTC)
Awww your outfit is marvelous! Makes me want to get suspenders and/or start wearing ties again myself. :)

Wishing you luck on the employment front.