Aug. 18th, 2009

purpleparadox: (Escaflowne: wonder)

Anyway, here I am, procrastinating on getting ready for my last day of work. At least until school starts again, anyway, and I work at the computer labs again, keeping an eye on all those wily computers. I'll tell you one thing that's definitely for sure- I felt so out of my element at Financial Aid. I mean, yeah, I've worked jobs that weren't CTS-related during my time in college, but most of the time I was hip deep in computers, either hauling them around or fixing them or showing people how to use them, and I loved it. (Heck, there's even a picture on here somewhere of me being attacked by a mass of wild tangled computer mice!) I enjoyed working at Financial Aid, to a point - I got to meet lots of people, I got to see lots of people I know (and got a lot of confused looks from them and comments like "Hey, aren't you supposed to be working in the computer labs? Hey, are you going back to the Learning Lab job in the fall? We miss you!") and learned more than I ever needed to know about how financial aid works. (If I hadn't learned about the budget adjustments for computers, I'd be typing this out on Snowball!) I just felt so confused almost all the time I was there. I was working with people's financial aid packages, and that made me very nervous. (And working with people's kids doesn't make you nervous, Beth?)

I'm very excited for student teaching. I just have to try and get the butterfly unit done before school starts, so Mrs. Burnett can look it over - I'm going to try to make each lesson work so that if I have to shuffle the lessons around in a different order, it'll work.

I'm going to try to make a post in here every day this semester, starting today. (Since, technically, my semester starts tomorrow!) I've been neglecting DW and all my DW friends, and I'm going to try to get out there a little more. I think writing in here will especially help if/when my seasonal depression comes back. (Apparently Callie's mom's SAD came back early, and she's a wreck. With the weather like it's been lately, it's no wonder. And that might explain why I've been a bit of a mess lately, too.)
purpleparadox: (SM: feeling fannish)
I'm thinking of working my way back into fan fiction writing again. I mean, sure, I've written some stuff and posted it on, but is nothing like it used to be when I joined back in 2000. I'm working on getting an inksome account set up, and that will be purely for fanfiction. (I'll link to anything I post. :D )

Anyone have any tips for writing decent fanfic besides practice and avoiding Mary-Sueness like the plague? I always worry that my stuff is horrible, mostly from remembering the stuff that I wrote back in the mid and late '90s that really was horrible.


Aug. 18th, 2009 11:00 pm
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Beth's day, in a nutshell:

  • 06:43 Someone's unexpected behavior might rattle your foundations to... More for Taurus #
  • 07:14 yay, loud twitter is working again. :D #
  • 07:34 @rinbunny i did the same thing this morning! and woke up 6 minutes late! it's eerie how our lives parallel sometimes #
  • 08:41 must remember to bring my coffee mug and paper holder home. ah, last day at the office is always a little sad. #
  • 09:17 i'm gonna go camping this weekend! :D #
  • 10:50 i can't wait for the weekend. #
  • 10:59 @rinbunny i can't text, i'll get in trouble for being on the phone. shall we tweet instead? #
  • 11:09 @rinbunny yesh we can. i wanna dress in ruffles. #
  • 11:21 @rinbunny oh man, me too, if only i was scrawny enough to fit into btssb #
  • 11:26 @rinbunny yeah, true. if they actually do that, i might actually end up owning some burando! holy crap #
  • 11:37 @rinbunny XD #
  • 11:58 @panzertron yeah, i think everyone feels like that today. :/ #
  • 12:53 it's pouring outside. i really hope that it cools things off #
  • 13:10 @rinbunny our rain is gone already. ;_; #
  • 14:33 an hour and a half and then i'm done with financial aid desk work forevar #
  • 16:56 Uh oh, the car is being cranky. And we're in massena. Oops. #
  • 20:53 alrighty, my clothes are ironed, got new dress shoes, and all i need to do is shower and paint my nails to be ready for seminars #
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