It's been a long time
Or has it? About 7 months. Felt like a long time.
Work is killing me. I think I miss unemployment.
Los Angeles is... scattered. It's a lot of little towns living beside each other, and it's hard to feel at home here, even after half a year.
Blogging feels weird. I feel like an impostor.
Three weeks of intense training and testing...
... and I got the job!
It's off to LA for me soon.
I was contacted by a visual effects company in LA about a training program they're running in February. I'm not in yet. But if I get in, it'll be my career DREAM COME TRUE!!!
They're getting back to me some time today or tomorrow. I can't function till then.
I don't really expect to get in, because it's ridiculous to get into THE company right off the bat. But I can still hope.
I don't usually pray. I think this is a good time to start.
ETA:I GOT IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow. I'm out of words.
It's not a job... but it's as close to a perfect job as I've ever gotten.
I love my life.
What I lost in 2006
Two days before the New Year, we let our bunny go out to play. He then proceeded to dig a hole out of our back yard... and that was the last we ever saw of him.
I think he's still out there happily feeding off other people's plants.
We used to let him run around indoors with a baby diaper on. My mom and I came up with this idea. I thought it was so cute, even though doing this sparked one of my biggest allergic reactions. (My family owns a dog, cat, and rabbit *past-tense for the rabbit now* even though I'm allergic to all three.)
He was so tiny when we first got him.
Here he looks like he actually has some brain power.
I hope my bunny's still alive and happy, wherever he may be.
p.s. I'm in denial about any possibility of him being hurt.
I got a Cheerios ad on my google bar! That is cool.
I'll be MIA for a few days. Family trip.
Catch up with you all in a bit!
Today's one of those days where I wake up, and I'm not quite right. I'm not sad or depressed or anything bad, really. Just somehow off.
Everyone else is getting off from school or work, but I don't follow that schedule, so that's also throwing me off. I don't get the luxury of having time off. I need to work before I get to break from work.TO
's gone back home for the holidays. He's meeting up with one of my best buddies from university... except I lost that buddy as a result of some highschool-type drama back in 4th year. (Refer to comments section of my previous blog: here
.) This makes me nostalgic. If only I was less of an immature kid back then, I wouldn't have put my buddy in a position where he would have the opportunity to choose someone else over me.
Sigh. Not a good day for blogging.
Being a geek
I am a geek.
I love spending time surfing blogs and forums, and learning movie trivia off IMDB.
I perk up when online conversations include superheroes.
I know which X-Men power I want (Jean Grey), which of the “Heroes” I want to be (Hiro), which superhero is THE true superhero (Superman), and what I would do if I had a time machine (go back and stalk everyone).
When I’m not surfing or upgrading my blog or planning which movie I’m going to line up for on opening day, I’m in front of the TV watching cartoons or one of my favorite shows (of which there are many).
I like doing daily crossword puzzles and sometimes attempt one of those Sudoku things, even if I end up reverse looking up words with Wikipedia and cross-referencing them with Dictionary.com.
Yes yes, I see how I am unproductive and overall lazy. But, there’s a point here.
My TO… he is not a geek. (Comparatively.)
I get sensitive when he calls me geeky as a joke. (Hey, geeks can be sensitive too!) Maybe I'm just a self-conscious geek. Geekette.
… there was a point to this blog when I first started typing it. I have since lost that point.
(I am having fun with the talking in brackets though.)
Back to highschool
Inspired by Caro's online profile blog
, here's the story of how high school has revisited my life...
About two months ago, I went to my friend's flute recital. She invited my close group of girl friends from high school and a bunch of other high school people I never really associated with in the past. (I was geeky AND an athlete, so I was pretty much an outcast, save for my girl friends.) After the recital, we started to catch up with said "unknown" high school people, and one guy started paying more attention to me. This was NOT GOOD because the girls and I were actually trying to set one of our group up with him. I'm going to call him Clueless
, for being dumb enough to try to hit on me when one of my best friends might have liked him (and was also present).
That day came and went, and I tried to be friendly to him, but not anything more than that. I refused all invitations for coffee and ignored him a few times when he got too interested in my life. This was also a bad time for him because it was right before TO
was coming to visit me for the first time, and I really couldn't focus on anything else.
A week later, one of the girls mass e-mails everyone and asks, "What's up with PinkBunny
? I'm hearing gossip!" Being anxious to put a stop to any nonsense, I called up the girl and asked her what she had heard. She avoided my questions for a bit, dropped a few names, and ended up telling me that Clueless
declared he likes me. To whom? I have no idea.
Weeks go by without anyone saying anything... then...
The recital girl has a birthday party. The girls all show up and eventually the Clueless
topic comes up. Apparently, someone from the group had told him that I found out that he liked me. (Does this get any more high school?) He thought recital girl was the one that told me, so he called her to yell at her for her lousy secret keeping, when in fact it was the mass e-mail girl who told me. And she DIDN'T hear from recital girl. This is a diagram of how I actually found out:
ME <--> Mass e-mail girl <--> Her boyfriend <--> His best friend from high school <--> Clueless
That's 4 degrees!
This amazes me. People never grow up.
As a result of all this,
- The set-up between Clueless and one of our girls was ruined
- Clueless has been uninvited for all future events (indefinitely), even though I found this whole thing hilarious and would like to see his face when he finds out that everyone knows everything.
- Clueless didn't learn a thing. He still tried to ask me out for coffee in a very weird way. (He made up some story about him being my talent agent. Dude needs a life.)
- I have finally gone through the "High School Experience". I had thought I missed out.
Anyway, I hope this story was interesting. It proves that online profiles are better in at least one way: Less sloppy.
Some things I can't deal with
Today my mother told me, out of nowhere, that TO
looks better than me. Seeing as that's something I would be proud of, I didn't think much of it. (Although it adds to my insecure personality.) However, she continued to add that my younger sister looks better than me. Then, as if that didn't send me straight to self-esteem-problem-land, she said that my sister's boyfriend is also better looking than me.
I'm never going to have a problem with being Narcissistic from now on for sure.
Even though I don't expect my mother to be perfect, that's some weird parenting skills right there. I'm not sure I like her much right now.
Oh wait! She said I have "the brains". Great! That reeeaaally helps.
The view from my window.
The funny thing about Vancouver is that as soon as it snows, the whole city shuts down. My sister got out of going to UBC today because of snow! I remember hoping for exams to be canceled back in UofT, but no storm stops anything in the East Coast.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a perfect Vancouverite. I'm not leaving the house today. Walking in snow is way too much work for me.