paraka: A baby wearing headphones and holding a mic (Default)
Oops, so yesterday I ended up falling asleep at, like, 8:30 and didn't make a Week in the Life post, I'm going to merge yesterday's and today's together.

Day 3 )
Then, as I said above, I basically passed out. So now, onto day 4!


Day 4 )
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Gah, I feel like I need to get organized because right now I'm just not getting things done, probably no one else cares, but I'm making a list.

Things To Do )
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So I'm sitting in the airport in Toronto and decided that now would be a good time to make that post I've been wanting to make for forever. It seems like all I've used this journal for all year is to make podfic announcements. To be fair though, this year feels like the year of podfic (and stress). If I were to sum up the year so far it would go something like this:

Podfic: yay!

Work: Crushing blows; self confidence annihilated; *cries* (a lot).
-> Me: Apply to go back to school.

Fandom: Charity auctions!
Me: *signs up for them all*

American Idol: Frustrating at times but also strangely addictive.
-> My Twitter: *explodes*

Podfic: *stresses a bit*

[community profile] amplificathon: Yay! (but stressed)

School: *accepts*
-> Me: Weight on shoulders lifted.

[community profile] remopodmo: *iz determined* *winz* *feels accomplished* *flops over ded*

[community profile] pod_together: Yay! *worries* *stresses the fuck out* *collapses ded*

Podfic Fangirls: Let's get together!
-> Me: Yay! (but OMG why a Wednesday?)

Work: We hate you.
-> Me: *waves goodbye to weekends* *stresses* *QUITS*

In General: *stresses the fuck out all over the place* *gets depressed*

Podfic: "These charity podfics from January aren't going to do themselves." *taps foot*

[community profile] multipodicity: *loves it* for being several orders of magnitude less stressful than [community profile] pod_together. Also the participants are super awesome this year and get things in early.

Work: We're not going to have your replacement start till a month after you've left.
->Coworkers: *glare*

Vividcon: Yay! OMG, things are getting awesome!

And after Vividcon I only have 3 days left of work, then 2 weeks of vacation before school starts. I have a few other things that I want to say, but I'm afraid if I cram too much into this post I'll never get it posted, so I might be spammy (for me) for the next little while as I break things up into multiple posts.
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YOU GUYS!!! I JUST TOLD MY BOSS THAT I'M QUITTING!!!!

It's such a relief to have it out there :D
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So, at my work, they take Halloween pretty seriously. Want to see pics? )
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It feels like forever since I've made an actual, non-podfic post. Although, I can't really call this post a non-podfic one :P

Just an FYI, I've mostly been hanging out on Twitter lately, if you're on there and want to follow me, I'm @paraka12.

I've been feeling kind of stressed lately and oddly enough, half of that has been fandom related, with the other half being work related.

Work Stuff )

Podfic Meta Stuff )

Podbang Woes )

NaNoWrimo )

Halloween (with pics!) )

Last year I dressed up as Donna Noble for the party, this year, I'm totally going as Adam Lambert :D When [livejournal.com profile] kronos999 was trying to think of what to go as, I suggested she wear plaid and we could go as Kradam but then we decided she was too tall to be Kris (I'm 5'5" she's 5'10" - taller than Kris :P).
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*itches*

16/9/10 08:30
paraka: Sam with a horrified look on his face with the caption "Do not want" (R-S-DO NOT WANT)
One of the girls in my department has chicken pox. So far we've spent most of the morning going "OMG, did she have it as a child? She did!? I didn't know you could get it twice!" *scratch scratch*

Because that's just what we need, for everyone to get the chicken pox. :S

I'm not actually that worried, but you can't help but feel itchy, just at the idea.

In other news, I completely jinxed myself yesterday while talking to a coworker. I mentioned that I haven't really been sick this year but last year around this time, I got sick and my asthma acted up. Which I soooo don't have time for this year with all the podficing I need to do.

So, last night while podficing? I started coughing. Asthma coughs. I can still feel it in my lungs :S Not impressed.
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Gah!

13/9/10 15:59
paraka: Allison looking really surprised (AI8-Al-Surprised Look)
Gah, I applied for a job within my company today and they replied asking for my résumé. My résumé is my time at this company, can't they just look up my history (I started here when I was 18, I'm not putting my babysitting and movie theater jobs down)? Also, they're already aware of my job descriptions.

God, I sooo don't even know how to format this. This is why I've avoided applying for jobs, I don't want to write a résumé. :S
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paraka: Severus Snape is not paid enough for this. (HP-S-Not Paid Enough)
So, here's the thing. I own a bajillion people a quadrillion emails/comments (especially the [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan people I was talking to). But it's just not going to happen. At lease it's not going to happen anytime before Sunday. I feel bad about this but at this point there is nothing I can do until I learn to forgo sleep. Because, seriously, I was not made for 13 hour work days. I just... I lose my marbles if I don't have alone time and lately that alone time has been spent sleeping.

I decided to leave work at a normal time today because I'm exsausted but I still had to go do some shopping so even today I didn't get home at a normal hour. And, since I ducked out today, that means I need to go in on Saturday to get the work done. Which means no 3 day novel for me. At this point my weekend will consist of work, emails, sleep and laundry (in that order). Maybe some crying and resume writing because I'm losing all will to live with my current job.

So, long story short, communication will resume on Sunday. Probably. If I don't put myself in a stress induced coma first. God.
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paraka: Colourful picture of Adam Lambert playing with his tie (AI8-A-Playing w Tie)
It seems like forever since I've made a post just for the sake of posting. I haven't really been on LJ that much in the past year. I have been pretty active in Twitter if anyone wants to friend me there (I'm paraka12 over there).

I'm seriously thinking of giving up any claim to the thought of a RL from now until the end of the year and just devoting myself entirely to fannish things. God. I have issues with over commiting. Seriously.

Fannish things I'm currently working on:
-Running [community profile] multipodicity (things are kinda of quiet right now, but I'm anticipating some crazy pinch hits near it's end)

-Signed up for podbang. Twice *winces* I did it last year and it was awesome. Although this year I'm pretty much only into Kradam but I signed up as part of grou slashpad so I'm likely going to have to do something non-AI for that one.

-I offered myself up over at [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan

-Still slowly working on (this is not) a statement ([personal profile] seperis mentioned tonight that she has about 50k written in sequels, so if I plan on podficing this 'verse, I better get my ass in gear). I'm hoping that when I go back to this I can get it to move a little more smoothly. I was having trouble getting some of the dialogue to work, since things that were easy to follow visually were getting a bit confusing in the podfic, but I spoke to [personal profile] seperis about it at Vividcon and she gave me the go ahead to make edits to the text where needed. Yay! for extra dialog tags.

-I've also started to podfic Husband Revealing Magical Lemonade. When I asked permission, I mentioned I probably wouldn't have time until December/January but I just couldn't wait to get started.

-I've somehow managed to start organizing a multi person anthology podfic of [community profile] oldspice_kinkmeme fics. *blinks*

-Slashpad is also slowly working on a 100+K SGA podfic. I have no idea when it'll be done though. At this rate? Never.

-I spent last night trolling through the lastes [livejournal.com profile] aianonlovefest prompts and picking a couple interesting ones out and may try my hand at one of them to get me into the groove of writing fic because next weekend is 3 day novel! and I think I'm going to try and get some of that Kradam love at first sight touch fic written.


So yes, I have a lot of fannish stuff on the go right now :S So when, at work, my boss sent out an email asking for people to do overtime, I just deleted it. Then she pulled me aside and was all "but you're the best at this, are you sure you can't make some time?" And because I have issues with over commiting, I agreed to take on an extra project for over time. Except I have no time for it! The only day this week I could do it was today. I was given about 200 lines to crossrefernce. In the two hours of overtime I did today, I got about 10 lines done. Kill me now. This project needs to be done next week and at this rate I'd have to give up sleep to get it done. But that's not everything. Monday, I'm leaving for Guelph straight after work because on Tuesday [personal profile] raxhel is defending her Master's thesis! Which means I have Tuesday off. And Wednesday is the first day I'm volunteering at a place called Voice Print. So it's due Friday and I'll be able to work on it Thursday.
*sigh* Which means I'll likely spend this Sunday at work (I can't go in Saturday since I'm having friends over for a party).

Seriously, I'm so screwed.
paraka: Colourful picture of Adam Lambert playing with his tie (AI8-A-Playing w Tie)
*sigh* I'm soo not ready for this weekend to be over. It's been a nice weekend where I mostly relaxed but also got things done, like vacuuming and buying bedside tables.

I also finished a podfic today that I'll hopefully be able to post soon. I found myself oddly nervous asking the author for permission. I guess this is the first podfic I've had to ask permission on since I had to take that Star Trek one down and now I'm worried the author will say no. I really hope not since I think the podfic turned out really well and I can't wait to share it. Yay! The author just got back to me and it was a yes. :D Fic will be posted as soon as I find out how to pronounce the author's name. :S

I also did some work on (this is) not a statement although I feel less accomplished about that one. In my head I was already finished chapter 3. Turns out I'm only finished the first page of chapter 3 :-/ I tried to do some recording after dinner but first I was really off and stumbling all over the place, then the neighbours started playing music really loudly and I'm afraid that it was being picked up on the recording. If so, I got nothing tonight :(

Speaking of (this is) not a statement, I've noticed that in the AI podficing fandom it's not uncommon for people to post podfics as WIPs. I'll be honest it never really occurred to me before to post a podfic before it was done however I wonder if people would be interested in my doing so for this fic. I know that, even though I wish the podfics were complete, I still listen to the AI WIPs simply because there isn't that much podfic in the fandom and I need me some podfic. :P Also, posting it as a WIP would definitely motivate me to work on it faster and would make sure that I finish it.

Thoughts?

In other, non-podfic news, I soooo don't want to go back to work tomorrow. I have a big mess waiting for me, which actually kept me up at night this weekend. :-/

In good news though, I'm going back to New York City in September! Only for a weekend by still! Vacation!

Oh, and as of June 30th, I've owned my house for a full year! Weird to believe that I've only been living with [livejournal.com profile] kronos999 and [personal profile] diurnal_lee for about a year. It seems like forever. They're such awesome room mates ♥
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paraka: Severus Snape is not paid enough for this. (HP-S-Not Paid Enough)
So, I've hit the time of year where I can kiss the idea of 40 hour work weeks goodbye. Yesterday I was at work until 5:30 (my hours are 8-4) so today I was determined to leave at a normal time. Only to find out there was a last minute conference call scheduled for 4. Great.

Know what else was awesome? When I called the number, instead of getting Rogers, I got a psychic hotline. In Spanish.


In non work news, I'm not sure how interested my flist is, but tomorrow is the last day to sign up for my Podfic Critical Feedback Exchange.
I've been really pleased with the turn out so far, I think it's going to be pretty cool :D

I'm planning on spending tonight setting up a spreadsheet so that hopefully it doesn't take me too long to match people up.
paraka: Don laughing (N3-D-*laughs*)
Bwa ha ha ha.

Ok, I'm trying to do a cross reference at work and ended up on another company's website with a list of all the brand names they carry.

One of them is "Horny" I don't know why I'm always surprised when my scientific world crosses with the adult market but I am. I was looking up self sealing biohazard bags and ended up "Horny Goat Weed - Epimedium Supports Sexual VitalityEpimedium is one of the most valued tonics of Chinese herbalism."

This is kind of like the time I went looking for finger cots and the manufacturer's logo was a dancing condom. :P I feel a lot better about referring to finger cots and finger condoms now.
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paraka: A line drawing, blinking twice then making a scary face going "Boo" (NF-*blink**blink* BLAH)
I've been so restless at work lately, just not wanting to do anything :S

However I'm getting super excited about Halloween. The house is really beginning to look awesome and I'm sure come Saturday you're all going to be spammed with pictures and squee. :D It's been all I can do to not start posting pictures and plans already but most of the people coming to the party are already on my flist and I want it to be a surprise for them.

We're starting to decorate at work too. Where I work Halloween is rather intense. Since my department has more people than desks, I actually sit in another department. The other department said I could only sit at my desk on Halloween if I joined them in their department's theme. Which was fine with me, however when my own department was having a meeting, I had to leave while they discussed Halloween stuff because they felt I had abandoned them. It's all very competitive. Also, there are prizes for the best department theme as well as for individual costumes. I'm pretty sure my father is going to win for "I Can't Believe You Wore That" since he's going as "Lady Luck" and has this short little green skirt and tank top outfit with a wig that looks *horrible*.

At first I was searching online for a cheap wedding dress but couldn't find one in my size and price range that could get here on time, so instead I'm going as a rather lame card dealer at a casino (the department theme is Vegas casino). I do however have a poker table set up in my cubicle so I feel that will get me extra points.

Now, I just have to make a last minute stop to the party store, since my costume (for my party) requires me to dye my hair. I tried using real hair dye to do it but it seems that my hair is too dark and it came out as my normal hair colour, just a shade off in the direction I wanted it to be :( I'm just going to buy some of that really bright spray on stuff instead.
paraka: Ronon crushing a beer can on his forehead with the caption "oh noes!" (SGA-R-*Oh Noes*)
So, I'm now a student again! Yesterday I signed up with Athabasca University, where I hope to get a degree in Canadian Studies. It sounds like a really cool course that covers a lot of material. Everything from history, language, politics and literature. I'm not really sure what I'll do with it, but as I've been told over and over again, half the time they don't care what your degree is in, so long as you have one.
I haven't signed up for any classes yet, I'm hoping to speak to an adviser to find out what courses they suggest.

The thing that's nice about AU (which I'm so going to be calling it :P) is it's a school based on distance education, so I can take it and live wherever.

Right now I'm living in Ottawa and working full time. It's a good job, I enjoy it, and it pays well, but I don't actually enjoy living in Ottawa right now. I don't have very many friends here, most of them live in Guelph, or are online. I'm living with my parents, which is really pathetic, and means I haven't much (or, you know, any) of a social life. I live in the country where there's nothing to do, and it's easiest to do nothing.

Also, I'd really like to travel. Like, a lot. Since I don't have to be in one place to take this degree, I kind of want to use that as an excuse to travel, try living in a couple different places. I have a decent amount of money saved up right now, I was thinking of buying a house, but it would be more than enough to let me move and support myself until I found another job. But! I have a really good job right now. Dilemma.

So, I want to ask my flist what they think I should do.
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