aria: ([firefly] happy kaylee)
valinor spider party ([personal profile] aria) wrote2012-11-13 12:48 pm

determinedly fighting back against november

A list of excellent things in the past week:

+ The election!!! So happy, so relieved, so uselessly apologetic that North Carolina went red this time. I've been reading lots of smart articles about what the election turnout/results/&c mean for the country; I've also been reading and watching lots of Fox News and cohorts freaking the fuck out, and basking in the schadenfreude, because wow is that cathartic.

+ SNOW! It did not stick, but I love winter, I love it so, so much.

+ Cats! The apartment of Gondor is fostering Jessie's cats because her current living situation turned out to be not cat-friendly. The cats adjusted really quickly, and they are purring machines, and both of them are currently loafing on a couch, ahhh delightful furballs.

+ Haircut! I continue absurdly pleased with my short hair of queerness and joy. I tend to only spike it if I'm going to be leaving the house or have to otherwise make myself presentable, but I'm enjoying it both like that and in its natural fluffy state.

+ Job?? Last week I was hired conditional on my background check going through, but it ... hasn't yet, possibly because Hurricane Sandy fucked with databases or possibly just because bureaucracy. I called today to check and was assured I'm on the list of new hires, so I'm resigning myself to another potential week of limbo. But! assuming all continues well, I shall soon be gainfully employed in the actual city in which I live. It's work as a barista, because I'm an actual English major punchline, but Jessie and I realized that it means we (and [personal profile] feverbeats) will be living in a barista AU! So that's kind of delightful.
anekdot: (tulio approves of these shenanigans)

[personal profile] anekdot 2012-11-13 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Speaking as someone whose background check took like two weeks and several heart attacks, you're definitely fine, it's just their job to be stupid annoying. :P I mean, unless you murdered someone at some point and never mentioned it.
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[personal profile] anekdot 2012-11-15 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
YUP. also tbh, so did my background check for ... a summer internship... i got through nepotism... courtesy of my mother who's worked at the company for 15+ years. so i'm pretty sure background checks are just like that. YOU MUST LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS YOU START THOUGH, so i can stalk you at your coffee palace. i'm at the point where i'm drinking like 3 cups of shitty Keurig cups of coffee a day at the office, so i figure i may as well develop a taste for the real thing.
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[personal profile] anekdot 2012-11-15 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
....

GOOD GOD.

I will bone up on what flavors Starbucks offers, lol! BUT AWESOME DUDE THAT'S GREAT!!!!! Moneeeeeey./i> Do you know what hours they'll have you working?
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[personal profile] anekdot 2012-11-15 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
BOSS. right now i'm just getting very adept at telling the difference between different varieties of weird Keurig coffee. Protip calling your coffee "Dark Magic" doesn't make it taste better.

If you get the Ass O'Clock in the morning shift I should swing by on my way to work, lol. WHY DOES WORK START AT 8 AM WHAT CRUEL GOD DID I OFFEND TO MAKE THIS SO.
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[personal profile] anekdot 2012-11-15 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
i'm the sarcastic grumpy corporate douchebag in your barista au, obviously. :PPPP
tei: Woman in red dress in the snow. (Default)

[personal profile] tei 2012-11-13 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations on the jawwwb! I think being a barista is awesome and I want to do it at some point in my life. I'm not sure if that makes me odd or just really well suited to be doing a degree in the fine arts :P And they're actually really hard to get around these parts because for the life of me I can't find a coffee shop that doesn't want ~experienced baristas~. Oh well. I hope you provide lots of people with hot beverages and happiness!
fahye: ([vm] the warp of the world)

[personal profile] fahye 2012-11-15 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
BARISTA AU <3

My job would make the worst AU, let's be honest, is it 1% Grey's Anatomy, 4% calmly explaining things to angry relatives, and 95% trying coerce efficiency and/or beg favours from other people in the hospital over the phone. No room for exciting emotional plotlines and hilarious muffin-based hijinks there!



EDITED FOR MATHS
Edited 2012-11-15 11:20 (UTC)