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11:34pm: Huh, I thought I got enough zzzzs last night, but apparently not? Either that or the ice skating i did this afternoon tired me out more than I thought.

Either way I can barely keep my eyes open, which is annoying because I wanted to write more on my fic and actually put together a coherent journal entry. LOL, so much fail on my behalf.

I can't even remember what I've said in previous entries? Did I mention the library assistant interview next Wednesday? Well even if I did I shall mention it again because this is awesooome! I need to get myself prepared for it though, ask the right questions, answer the right questions and all that.

Right, so due to overwhelming tiredness I'm gonna wrap this up here, I gotta brush my teeth before going to bed after all!

And now I say goodnight!

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Jul. 20th, 2017 11:54 pm
anonymoose_au: (Uther - The 411)
11:37pm: I don't have much to say about today, the usual stuff happened, volunteering at the library, getting up late, LOL. I did have to go see Mrs S for a little bit, but that was really the only change in the typical routine of the day.

But OMG I almost forgot to mention the most important thing! I got a phone call from Manly Library today, they want me to come in for an interview next Wednesday! They asked if I wanted to do it 2pm but I've asked for 4:30pm instead since I'm supposed to help Mum out with Scripture Class, even though yesterday she wasn't able to do it because she got called in for substitute teaching at the high school in Mosman. Instead she got Dad to fill in for her, I'm surprised she managed to convince him, since Dad has been less than enthused about it, I went early to help him with both classes although he didn't really need me that much. Interestingly enough Year Two class seemed easier to handle, I guess they were all intrigued by the guitar,they all enjoy singing in that class. The aim was to teach them the Hail Mary, which I think Dad did, so with any luck they'll remember next week.

But yes, an interview for a library assistant job! Hooray! It's been a while though so I better work on my interview skills which I feel let me down a lot. With any luck Mum might be able to drive me to Manly afterwards so I can at least know if my hair is nice.

Anywho, time is swiftly moving and I need to get my zzz's! That being the case I'm gonna short entry this sucker and head for bed!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:28pm: So for the past few days I've continued investigating tablets and I thought to myself, you know what, maybe I should buy one of those cheap 7 inch tablet they have at Officeworks, it comes in all sorts of different colours and I could use it for apps and type my fanfic on this laptop etc etc.

Except, I kinda forgot the main problem with that tablet, it's got some weird shit going on with the screen, like...it's weird? It's got this kind of glare to it and it's nearly impossible to hold it at an angle that doesn't cause it to look weird. It's not easy on the eye at all, boo.

So, now I have to take it back...again, not that they know I bought one before, but dang what a waste of time, grumble grumble.

I think I'm just going to go back to looking at second hand tablets, or see if I can get the old Motorola to work properly in the meantime, damn thing's so slow these days. But it's not like there's not enough storage on it, very strange...Maybe that's just how it goes.

Right, what else to report - well, I got an email today from Mona Vale with a whoooole lotta shifts for the upcoming months! Wow, what luck! I can take all of them pretty much...except for the two I'm already working, LOL.

In less good luck, it would appear the library job that I'm going to apply for was originally advertised only internally...I don't remember seeing it, do'h! So now it's being externally advertised, so there's gonna be a heap of applications. Of course, I'm going to call the contact person and let them know I'll be apply and so on, although there is one concern...namely that one of my co-workers who I was working with today had rang up to ask about the job and it sounds like they want someone who'd be willing to do Storytime for the kids. It's not a necessary part of the job description yet, but ewww.

Also I wonder how the days will work out? Plus it's for Manly Library, which is interesting, I wonder why they didn't mention it it in the ad. Eh, whatever.

So time is running short so I better wrap this up - but I need to remember to call a few people on Monday, namely the HR Department about claiming some of my gym membership, I keep forgetting to do so and I need to know if the GST needs to be on the thing or what.

Also, I should call my friend! I saw her in the library today actually, but we didn't have enough time to talk, but I've been too much of a hermit lately.

Right, it's ten minutes to midnight and once again I've been late to get to bed so I shall take this as my cue to exit!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:02pm: So I was at the library volunteering today when I decided to take a look at the internal job postings because there are supposed to be some library positions coming up. So I did and I was most excited to see one for a Casual Library Assistant! I thought, OK so it's not full or part-time, but hey I should take what I should get.

Except...I've just realised, I'm pretty sure I'm supposed to have that position, it's been like a year since I've had a shift (although I did get called up briefly for one last September before they cancelled it on me), so do I need to apply for this? Should I just call up? Although the contact person is the Library Manager who kind of has a scary reputation, I don't want to sound like an idiot. Although, I guess it wouldn't hurt? It's not like they'd tell me to stop volunteering, I'm doing it for free! :OP

Moving along, I'm still working on the fan fic, it's going well so far, I'm wondering about my timeline though and if I should shorten it, 'cause at present it spans quite a few years and I wasn't planning on having the story be too long. Although it's not like I have to recount every little thing that happens, although I've been guilty of such things before.

What else to report...I feel like I'm forgetting something, but I can't think what, my flat is still clean (well it'd be a bit sad if it wasn't), I fed Fishenko today, cooked my fish, which was yummy, although sticking those two things together seems weird.

Maybe it's just because it's that time o' the month, annoying I tells ya, you should have seen me yesterday just before it showed up, I was dropping stuff and bumping into furniture and door frames. Hmpf.

Anyway, I better wrap this up, I need to get to sleep as soon as Murdoch Mysteries finishes.

Goodnight all!

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Damn!

May. 16th, 2017 11:20 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:45pm: Well that sucks...I was all set to start my application for the library technician job, but as I read over the position description I realised...well shit...I don't actually have the skillset! This is a damn shame and also a bit embarrassing since I mentioned I was going to apply and now, well I look kind of dumb.

I had no idea library technicians were supposed to know about creating programs for the community and knowing about reading advisories and all that jazz. But I suppose that makes sense, the Librarian looks over everything, the library assistant follows instructions and the library technician is the person in the middle. To be honest I'm not the sort of person who wants to work on complicated projects and shit, I'm too lazy for that kind of effort. I probably shouldn't say that though...

Moving on, I did get the other stuff I wanted to do today, like go to the gym and go shopping - I was out of cheese! While doing that I decided I'd try my hand at making something new for dinner, beef stroganoff. I've had it before of course, but not in some time! I got the idea from Mrs S who had it for dinner last night (she has it quite often actually) so I got the sauce and fetticine and cooked it up tonight. It was pretty good! I should add to my repitore!

What else to report? Well, I haven't finished cleaning which is the story of my life because I'm a lazy ass :OP but seriously, I need to pick up my game because I'm pretty sure Mum will be visitng the place tomorrow and also it's pretty uncool to leave clothes and stuff on the floor. Although I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't know how that stuff ends up on the floor, I don't remember putting it there.

Oh! And I don't have the photos, but yesterday when I went to the mall to collect Mrs S's new portable oven I went to the Pop Culture shop there...and they had Pusheen stuff! I couldn't resist! I bought a pencil case and the small regular Pusheen plush, they're both sooo cute! Although I probably shouldn't be buying stuff, but sometimes you gotta treat yo'self as they say.

Anyway, I better wrap this up, I have to get to bed soon (although, honestly I should be in bed now, I'm not gonna get my 8 hours!) and trim my fingernails again...why the Hell do they keep growing so fast, meanwhile my hair is taking forever to grow out. Annoying.

Right, off I go! Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Save Me Jeebus)
10:57pm: On this application for a job that I'm currently trying to complete, or not so much questions as Selection Criteria. There's just sooo many dot points to answer and the last few don't even make sense to me and I'm just half-assing it. :O( Which probably doesn't bode well for getting an interview!

Also, time is running out for me to apply, I was supposed to do so this evening - since tomorrow is going to be taken up by work and then the party...but I'm sleepy, and haven't written the cover letter yet so it'll have to wait I fear. But on the other hand I'm not sure I have enough time to do that, so perhaps instead of updating this thing I should be doing that!

...

Which I just went and did, which on the plus side means I can submit it! But on the minus side means I've totally neglected this entry and I have to get my ass to bed because work calls tomorrow and with the weather being so hot it's hard for me to think straight, so this is one crappy update. :OP

However, I was at least able to take refuge at Mum and Dad's house, I have no idea how my air-con would have gone with this weather to be honest, but in the brief time I was there between finishing my shift at the library this evening and heading over here I was sweating a lot.

Anywho, I've got to do my Russian before heading off, so I best wrap this up - I need to get a proper amount of sleep because I tossed and turned a bit last night - the cruise was on my mind! Man, I hope it all goes OK...I got my suitcase very nicely packed though! :O)

Right! I bid you all goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:29pm: I may have mentioned this before, but after the high fatality rate after a fire aboard an aircraft, psychologists decided to test how people would react to needing to escape from a smoke-filled cabin by offering them five pounds. And it worked o.O! People were willing to shove other people over and climb over seats for five pounds! Now I know this was back in the 80s but that's pretty cheap. I'm not gonna knock people over for that much. Like I said up there in the subject title I'd need about five hundred, they wanted you to actually step on people and stuff.

But, cheapskates or not, these tests did have an effect and the changes made to the interior of planes now makes it easier to get off, even if there is a huge amount of smoke, just remember to leave your luggage behind!

In non-air crash investigation related news, I am terribly disappointed to report that I managed to procrastinate too long on apply for some library jobs and now they've closed! Shiiit. I feel like an dumbass! I was somewhat surprised thought that when I confessed this to Mum she told me not to be too bummed, and that the library in question was probably too far away. Now that is true, but still! Also, it was the library M worked at way back when! Not that I think that would have to me an in, but you never know. :OP

Anyway there's still two other jobs that I can apply to - or three if you include the fact that one has two openings, or possibly four if I get a call back from this Library Management company place I signed up to long, long ago which sent me an email about a position that became available! (I think I saw it on the job sites, it's in the city so I'm not sure how easy it would be to get there...) Although all of the aforementioned would mean giving up work with Mrs S and I think only one of them is permanent. Bloody lack of job security and lack of permanence seriously what is this bullshit?

But! with all this going on I better wrap this up here...although note to self, I need to look in to getting my hair cut tomorrow, it's getting a bit long and I imagine it will be very expensive to do on the ship! I guess I could ask Mum about it. I was thinking it'd be nice if my hair looked good for my friends' birthday party on Saturday, although since I'll have to get my hair cut tomorrow I'm not sure if it'll last that long...

Ah well, I've have to figure out that tomorrow, for now bed!

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anonymoose_au: (Oww...Aaah...Owwww)
11:35pm: Well this is weird, usually I get a sore knee before that time o' the month...but not this time. Man, it's quite sore and I have no idea where my knee brace has got to.

Moving along, today was the interview and I'm not entirely sure how well it went...I think I spoke way too quickly to be honest, I was a lot more nervous than I thought I would be. Man, I borrowed that book on being assertive, but I hadn't actually looked at it which you know...was not a good idea I suppose.

Also, I'm a bit concerned that if I do get the job I'll have to leave Mrs S, because it looks like they'll want me to come in on Monday mornings, and I don't think Mrs S would go for another change in days and times, especially not if she's going with this new agency. That wouldn't be so bad I suppose, except it would mean I'll just end up with the same hours I all ready have instead of more! But maybe they'll be flexible? I mean it's five hours three times a week, which I can do even if I do work in the mornings, because I finish by 12:30 and the library closes at 6pm, so if I get there at 1pm...

Oh well, they're hoping to get back to people in the next week, which is a bit bad for me because I won't be here! On the other hand, it is Council, so who knows how long they'll take. :OP

Anywho, it's late now and I have work tomorrow so I must be off! I will say one thing, the weather has turned around completely! It rained heavily for most of the day...although it did at least let up on my way to the interview.

However, I did manage to break the bottom of my umbrella! I think I've managed to fix it, but damnit, this happened to the last one. I really hope this one keeps it together. I don't wanna buy another one, they're expensive. :O(

And now, I'm off, goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:36pm: Well, the southerly change has come through and it's not really that hot anymore, but it was bad enough that even having reconnected my air-con's hose the Granny Flat was still unbearable. The problem was my air-con kept switching itself off giving at warning that it was overheating so I could only use the fan function. And with it being 35 degrees or more that just wasn't good enough - even though I went and bought the mini-desk fan to put on my bedside table (they were on special at Coles) I ended up sweating like Rafa Nadal on a tennis court! (Have I all ready used that analogy? Well, I'm gonna use it again) So I'm back here at the parental abode.

This is probably a good thing though because the interview is tomorrow and I need Mum's help to do my hair (that's a bit sad isn't it, LOL) although I've just remembered that I left my resume folder back at the Granny Flat along with my activity tracker (I took that off before taking my shower after I went to the gym), so I guess I'll have to stop by on my way to Mona Vale tomorrow.

Aside from that I haven't got much more to say, it was just a regular sort of day (that time o' the month has appeared - which means I won't have to worry about it on the cruise which is very good news) except for the heat factor. Man...anyone denying climate change has to be an idiot, which some people clearly are, especially one I had the misfortune of seeing on Four Corners tonight, which my mother watched when she got home. Lucky for me I'd brought over one of my Air Crash Investigation DVDs and was able to watch that instead, because ew.

Right, it's almost midnight and I gotta haul, I still need to finish my Russian!

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:47pm: I refer to the Spit Bridge, which opens a few times per day to let boats go through from one part of the harbour to the other. Thing is, I'd forgot what time it opens and it turned out that 11:15am was one of them, which meant...I got stuck waiting as I tried to get to the pyschiatrist's office for the 11:30 appointment.

Suffice to say I was late, booo, which kind of put an end to thoughts of catching the last of the lunchtime ice skating session.

Speaking of ice skating, I got a reply from the cruise line, who told me they did not recommend taking my own skates on board because blades longer that four inches are not allowed on board. I mentioned this to my pyschiatrist, who encouraged me to write back mentioning how even though there's complimentary hire skates available, if you've got your own pair its much easier to use them and the email didn't straight out say it was forbidden only not recommended. He spoke about the need for assertiveness, and I have to admit I am rather a push-over, which makes me wonder...maybe that's why I'm not getting jobs, I'm not expressing enough confidence.

Speaking of jobs though...I got an unexpected phone call today, they're doing interviews for the Inter-Library Loan Officer's position and I have an interview next Tuesday! How exciting! Fingers and toes crossed everyone!

I also had to make an unexpected trip to the doctor because my referral for the psychiatrist had ended, and without one I don't get any money back from Medicare, that was a bit of a pain but I did make some purchases including a purple shirt! It's pretty much the same colour as the one I made! It has weird sleeve though, I'm not entirely sure how to work them out to be honest...hope I can though. Although I did tell myself I'd make my own purple shirt... I wasn't going to buy it, but I needed to spend an extra two bucks to use eftpos at Lifeline and I'd found some pinstriped pants that were $6 and this milk jug in the shape of chicken for $2.

However, I kind of made a mistake with the pinstripe pants...they're size 16! For some reason I thought they were size 8s and perhaps the reason they were in a second hand shop was because they were mislabled. But nope, so suffice to say they're a bit too big. Whoops. Ah well, I guess I could just give them away, it's only 2 bucks loss.

Right, better haul butt now, it's almost midnight and this Moose needs sleep!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:35pm: When you're at a friend's house! Well, maybe I could have, but I lost track of time and I had to go to bed before I got the chance.

Anywho! It was great to hang out with my friend again! We watched the new Ghostbusters movie, which I really enjoyed! I tend to think the fanboys who were complaining about it are being a bit precious, but I suppose if they made a BTTF reboot I'd probably be bitching a bit too. But eh, it was still a good movie!

My friend was a very good hostess indeed. :O) She made a delicious dinner and had ice creams in the freezer for desert. Good times! Plus the house is big so I had a proper bed to sleep in, so that was cool.

In the morning she showed me some US TV shows that I'd heard of, but never watched, Samantha Bee and John Oliver. Very amusing! Although, you have to wonder what will happen after the US Election...depending on the result there good be a whole lot of screaming and running around in horror!

And just looking at the time I can see the dreaded Duolingo practice has eaten into my post time! Honestly me!

Ah well, suffice to say after watching the TV shows with my friend, we took a quick walk around the neighbourhood and then had an even quicker lunch before heading off to Mona Vale so I could go to walk and my friend could do some shopping.

Work went very well! It was a miracle I found a parking spot because the yearly markets were on today, which also meant a huge number of books had been returned in the after-hours chute. It must have taken a good two hours to clear and check-in everything that was in there! But we managed it. I do enjoy returning books.

And...I've just remembered I totally need to apply for that one day a week job in the Local History part of Dee Why Library! Don't want to miss out on that chance.

But for now, I must get my butt to bed!

Goodnight all!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:14pm: Indeed so, as I mentioned a few weeks back after the interview I didn't hold much hope, still it sucks to hear it or in this case read it through an email.

Yes, it was very odd, but I heard I didn't get the job through email because apparently when the person tried to call me my phone number was restricted. WTF? Weird! I haven't had any problems with people calling my mobile before. At least...I don't think so, although it's been a while since anyone's actually called me, mostly it's been SMSing. I should probably check that out, maybe all the changing around of my mobile plan has done something.

Although...Mrs S did call me last Wednesday...but then it's a new month, hmmm.

However, it's not all bad news, the person had some feedback for me and wants to discuss the sorts of jobs I should be applying to the next time I come to the library. Whoo, that's cool! Although it would seem interacting with the pubic in the library setting is not my talent. Hmpf! I'm not sure that's true, however I do like the idea of working in the back of house at libraries.

Which reminds me I've got to apply for that one day a week job at the Local Studies Area! I guess no-one has applied because they've opened it to full-time employees too, dang. On the other hand...maybe they just need a number of people before they can assign someone to the job.

Moving on, exciting news! My Pusheen colouring book arrived today! It's so adorable! I can't wait to start doing some colouring in it. So cute. :OD And having it delivered to the pharmacy near my parents' place was a good move if I do say so myself. And handy since after helping at Catholic Scripture today I popped by Mum and Dad's to tell Mum how it went and see her off to the airport. I was surprised her flight left so late, but it turns out she's going via KL and will be in a hotel for a few hours and she's also only going with a carry-on and laptop bag! Wow! That's a new one for Mum! It does mean she was able to take advantage of the cheap deal I suppose, the ads for those usually say things about checked baggage not included.

In other news...the Library Manager at Belrose Library is screwing me around a bit...this afternoon he called to offer me a shift tomorrow afternoon which I was happy to take. I then went to the trouble of calling the Dee Why Library Home Library Service Co-ordinator about only coming in tomorrow morning for one hour, only to have the guy call me back and say he didn't need me after all! WTF? How does that happen?

I'm starting to wonder if it's something personal! As I've mentioned, I haven't had a casual shift at the Warringah libraries since before Easter this year. I hope not.

Right, I better wrap this up because I see to be developing a slight headache, obviously I been on the laptop too much lately (yesterday for example I only went outside to clean out the fan intakes because it's been switching itself off from overheating!).

So, I shall bid you all goodnight!

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Oh Boo

Oct. 21st, 2016 11:12 pm
anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
10:39pm: So today was the interview and I have to say...I don't think I did so well. Obviously I didn't prepare enough for it, because they were the same sort of questions I've had at such interviews before, but that didn't stop me from basically "uming" and "uhing" my whole way through. They told me to expect an answer back in about two weeks, but like I said I don't hold out a lot of hope. Damn shame because it's actually a full-time job with weekday hours so I'd be like a proper employed person.

In other news before I headed out to the interview the landlord came by to give me a letter and check that the smoke alarm was working, which it was. I also showed him the dripping tap, but unfortunately it doesn't look like he's all that sure how to get the top of the taps off either. Damn, should have got that plumber in here after all.

Huh, interesting I'm watching a doco called Body Hack and have just found out that you don't even have to be French to get in the French Foreign Legion. Not that I'm going to join, I'd last approximately point one millisecond, meanwhile the guy doing the doco is like "I'm so old compared to these guys..." which he is, but damn doesn't mean he's not fit since he ends up surviving the course and would have made the legion!

Also, Duolingo is being a bit of a pain here, I'm not sure if it's due to my phone running out of space or the storm that's outside. Maybe a bit of both? Very annoying. Especially since I'm still trying to get to bed at 11:18pm as advised by my UP app.

And also, I was going to do some memes, but Friday5 doesn't seem to be working, but I guess I'll just do the other Friday Five.

The (Other) Friday Five

15/7/16

1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Uh...like how old do I feel? I guess like 16? Which is like half my age which is kinda sad.

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying? Never trying I suppose, although failing sucks rather hard :OP

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Because you gotta eat, man and most people's dream jobs aren't really profitable.

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? With how much I talk definitely the former!

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? The inequality, it sucks that so little of us have so much. :O(

29/7/16

1.Do you believe in reincarnation? Nah.

2.Have you ever felt that you knew someone the first time you met them? Not that I recall.

3.Have you ever visited a foreign country or city for the first time and found that you knew exactly where things were? Pft, I barely know where things are in the place I live in all the damn time, so no.

4.Have you ever looked in the mirror and 'seen' a different face? Nope, although I have looked at photos of my niece and I think she looks a Hell of a lot like my mother's baby photos. Except...I don't remember seeing photos of my mother as a baby. Weird.

5.Is the belief in UFOs, aliens, physic powers, etc, growing because the belief in religion is dying? I dunno if it's actually growing, it's probably about the same it's just more noticible because of the internet.

Right, better be off now otherwise I won't make my bed time, which is more important than ever because I didn't sleep too well last night, I think I was nervous about the job interview, hmpf!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:33pm: Yep! And that's not just my own opinion, but that of my parental units and the priest who came over for dinner after church tonight. My little bro was supposed to come over, but alas he pulledut at the last minute, what a shame! I really should call him and see how he's going, I don't think I've even told him the exciting news about the apartment.

I also need to call my Uncle Sam and Aunt Jo to find out when I should come over with my Simpsons DVDs and to play Scrabble, they originally suggested this Sunday afternoon, but obviously that didn't go down.

Now, I did promise to have a more substantial entry today, but I forgot that I was going to be here at the parentals and therefore have my tablet, which doesn't have the greatest keyboard and doing he whole meme thing is a huge pain in the butt. I guessing could turn on the Bluetooth keyboard, but I'm a bit too lazy for that.

Oh dear, I just tried to turn it on and I've just discovered I didn't switch it off so it's out of charge, do'h! So there you go, it's not meant to be. :OP

What else to report? Not much although this week marks the beginning of my three and a bit work days with Mrs S! I hope I go all right! And then there's the interview on Friday, I remembered somewhat belatedly that at the moment all council jobs are on twelve month contracts and as my workmates pointed out the future is a bit murky what with all this council amalgamation stuff. Gulp! After speaking to Mum though I've reoncilled myself to this possibility if I get the job...at least I hope so!

OK it's quarter to twelve and I have to keep my zzzs up so I'll finish up here, goodnight all!
anonymoose_au: (I Don't Know...)
11:10pm: So I'm trying to set up the new fish tank in preparation for - hopefully a new fish - however, I'm worried because the water I've put in it is all murky and cloudy. I have no idea why because I put water in the old fish tank along with the fake fish that came with it and it's clear enough. I can't figure out if it's the actual water or the gravel because it's proper gravel...maybe I need to vacuum clean it before I put a fish in the tank? This is starting to get a bit expensive...

In other news, today it was back to helping Mum in the classroom this afternoon, which went quite well! And then Mum came over to look over the Granny Flat, the review was mostly positively, although she did do quite a bit of cleaning of the surfaces for me. At one point I missed a phone call and then noticed an SMS from the real estate agent apparently saying she was coming over! I did call earlier to see about setting an actual time for tomorrow, but I spoke to a secretary about that and it seems she might have misunderstood? By the time I got around to calling the real estate agent back and it turned out she wasn't coming by after all since the appointment as I said, is supposed to be tomorrow! Anywho, we've set a time now, so that's good.

So now the place is super clean and I really need to keep it that way! It looks so much nicer. You can do it, Moose!

Oh and on a final exciting note guess what I saw in the crate where the landlords keep their gardening stuff? My sponge! Hooray! :OD I was so happy, I picked it up and took it with me to show Mrs S, who had an excellent theory that far from being a bear it is, in fact, a cat. Which makes sense what with the Japanese people's fondness for cats. But yes, it's great to have it back.

Right, I didn't get nearly enough sleep last night so I'm off now.

But wait! I almost forgot the most exciting news of all! I got an email today letting me know I've got an interview for the full-time library assistant job! OMG! Of course I had to call up because the originally had me down for 10am on Friday, but now I'm at 2pm. Oh wow, I really have to make a good impression here...fingers and toes crossed!

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anonymoose_au: (Default)
11:18pm: Well, after my rather exciting entry yesterday regarding the apartment and the floor plan, I got the very unwelcome news this morning via phone call that I was unsuccessful with the part-time Librarian job.

Well, fuuuuck. That job would have been great! Well...at least in terms of hours...I guess I wasn't all that sure about my ability in a supervisory role. Now, there's only the full-time library assistant job left as an opportunity. Which I haven't heard back about...and being full-time would mean leaving Mrs S. And all this job-hunting is making Mrs S a bit worried about what would happen if I did get a job, which could result in her letting me go, which would really screw me over in terms of finance.

Mum thinks that maybe I need to sign up with the company she works for, but on a full-time basis, my original thought had been to sign up on a causal basis, so I could still stay with my other jobs. But maybe that's not what that company is going for... Of course, that would leave me having to get used to multiple clients and as I've previously mentioned I'm not the best at first-impressions.

Moving on, it's quite a bit later than I realised - time flies when you're surfing the net and watching DVDs I must say! So I'll should wrap this entry up and hit the hay.

Oh! I finally got onto the Payroll Office for Mona Vale Library and as it turned out I did mark the 'no' box for claiming the Tax Free Threshold, but for some reason they didn't mark it in the system, so that's why I have such a big tax bill! It's been changed now, but still what a pain in the butt.

Right now, I better be off, although I'm intrigued by this doco I'm watching Hurricane 360 about Hurricane Sandy. that was some serious shit...I have to wonder did that policeman really keep his hat on during the whole storm? Because that's pretty amazing.

I almost forgot! After getting the news about the job, I went over to my parents place where I got to go swimming at the Retirement's Home pool. It also has a spa, so nice.

OK, definitely going to bed now. :OP

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anonymoose_au: (Plushy Goes Eeeee!)
11:32pm: Or an apartment owner, at least...Sort of...

Yes, Mum got back to me and the solicitor had cleared the contract so she and I went to the place where the apartment building is going to be built to sign the contract. After looking over all the plans we decided to go for a studio two floors up from the third floor, because otherwise it would have been rather dark in there because of the slope of the land and position of the sun.

So yeah, super exciting! Although it's gonna be quite the wait, I can't remember now if the projected completion date is mid-2017 or mid-2018? I think it might be the latter, which rather sucks. But on the upside it'll give me heaps of time to save up lots of money to get a nice deposit. Plus I may have a full-time job or at least the equivalent hours for one.

Speaking of, once again I've left the updating a bit late...it's only five minutes until midnight! And I still haven't written a reply email to my big bro. But alas I don't have any news about the librarian position, which is beginning to worry me, but on the other hand, ten days is fast for a council...so maybe I shouldn't worry too much, plus there is the library assistant job still out there.

Aaand, it's past midnight now, do'h! And I totally need to get to sleep, and thus must be off. Oh well, this entry may be short, but it was exciting right? :O)

But for now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Oh Bitch Bitch Bitch)
11:34pm: Well, it's definitely been more than a week, but less than 7 days so hope continues...

Anyway, I'm all kind of scattered on this entry, firstly it's late and secondly I've had a bit of a stomachache all day, although I did at least get to the gym and volunteering at the library.

However, I've just remembered that I was going to send my mother some pictures of the site where the apartment is supposed to be built. I thought I should shrink them down and maybe put some direction arrows on there so I copied them off my phone and then didn't do anything with it! Shiiiit.

And I've also remembered that I still haven't called the HR Department about making sure to take the proper amount of tax out of my library salary. To make matters worse my laptop shut down without me saving the phone number I got for said HR Department, now I'm going to have to call the main office again.

Well, at the risk of falling into short entry syndrome, I better wrap this up here. I thought I'd have more to say, but alas...

Here's hoping for a more coherent and contentful entry tomorrow!

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Pinkie Pie Bounce!)
11:02pm: I do believe I have purchased - with my parents help, of course - an apartment! A studio apartment that won't be built for some time (projected finishing date is mid-2018) so it'll be quite a wait, but when it happens I'll have somewhere to live! OMG! So exciting!

Of course, it's not all set in concrete yet, because Mum wants our solicitor to look over the contract although she has put down the deposit. As it happens though, we might end up getting an apartment the next floor up because Mum's concerned that the slope of the land will result in my view being of a wall and since the apartment faces west there won't be a lot of sun, and that wouldn't be very nice. It's a bit of shame though because the apartment we put the deposit on today was 302, which is the inverse of the Newtown apartment (which is 203), but as I don't believe in numerology or whatever so I won't be deciding my life based on that. Although it would have been fun.

So, yes! Very exciting news! However, I still haven't heard from the library re: the job yet, but I don't think I should worry yet as they did say they'd get back to me in a week to ten days. But just in case, I've sent off another application for a full-time position as a library assistant, so even if something doesn't happen on that front there's a back up!

What else to report? Well, after the Religious class at school Mum came over to look over the Granny Flat, I'd done some more cleaning before I headed out, but the kitchen was still looking a bit sad, so Mum got out the sponge and Gumpton (a strong cleaning product) after having tea and got to scrubbing, especially the stove/oven. It's looking sparkling now, she took the stove tops off, and got me to put them in the dishwasher! I thought that was a bit nuts, but Mum was of the opinion that if my new dishwashing tablets were so amazing (and they are! I used one today before heading to the school - all the cutlery and dishes came out sparkling!), but everything didn't fit quite right in there so when I got home after the meeting with the real estate person it had stopped halfway through the cycle. It took me a while to figure out what was wrong, but I did and now everything looks nice.

Anywho, I better wrap this up because it's getting late and bed calls me, but before I go, there's more good news, I think my wrist is better again, it's certainly stopped twinging in general. We'll have to see when I next do weights at the gym. I'll keep you posted.

For now, goodnight!

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anonymoose_au: (Whoops)
11:23pm: Indeed so! Once again a whole chunk of time has just disappeared while I was on that website! I probably could have spent that time much better, what with Mum coming over tomorrow after the Catechist class, which of course means the place has to be clean! I actually did do some cleaning so the place doesn't look too terrible, but it won't pass the Mum test!

Anywho, moving on "The Interview" was today! I think it went pretty well, although I'm not sure if I made the best impression that I could have, I need to be less hesitant when answering questions! Lot of "umm" and "errr" and "uh". But it looks like they're moving fast on this, the Branch Manager at Belrose and Forestville Libraries said she'd probably be getting back to me in a week or ten days. This is super fast council-wise! I wonder what will happen? Fingers crossed - although getting the job would mean leaving Mrs S, which would be sad.

I ended up doing quite a bit for Mrs S today, after the interview I went and picked up the table she and her husband bought on the weekend from Officeworks and then drove it back - with a stop off at my house so I could change into more appropriate clothes) to her house. However, later on just as I was about to head off to the gym Mrs S called to say there was something wrong with the table and if I could take it and her husband back to the Officeworks to either get a new one or a refund. I get paid for this, so I said I would. As it turned out there was nothing wrong with the table, apparently a new company makes them now and there's been a change in construction and now you have to pull the whole drawer out to put the legs on. It was a good thing that Mr S pointed out what he thought was the issue to the Officeworks person otherwise I probably would have been driving back again!

Anywho, after that adventure I went off to the gym, where I got an SMS from Mum wondering if I could come by and drop her off at the scooter place where Dad's Vespa currently is, but luckily she was understanding about me not wanting to do so after all the driving I'd done.

Right, I better get my butt to bed! Although I've just been distracted by the drama at the 100 m T38 final where I guy just got disqualified for a false start. Only giving them one go seems really unfair, I mean mistakes happen.

Good news! The Aussie got silver, go him!

And now, goodnight all!

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