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Ugh.

Just so it's official:  I hate looking for work.  :(

I've put it off as long as possible, but if I want money in July, I'd better have a job in June.  Crap.  Anyway, I've put in applications to two specific jobs, and threw my resume into the general pool at another place.  I've also spent an hour or so this morning grazing through Workopolis.com.

Let me repeat:  I HATE LOOKING FOR WORK!!!  I just don't know how to sell myself, and I always end up thinking "oh my god - I have no skills!  I'll be living on the street soon - or worse:  with one of my siblings!  I'll have to eat the cats just to stay alive!"  Okay.  Maybe not the last bit - *groans and laughs*.

I don't know why I get so stressed out about it.  I'm reasonably intelligent, reasonably competent and reasonably skilled.  I'm willing to learn new things and actually like being in a new environment (most of the time).  And I know I'll get something - as I've told several people:  I've scrubbed toilets before, I can do it again.  I just really can't deal with the stress of cover letters and assessing whether I can do the work described in the job ad.  *rocks in the corner*

Sigh.

Okay.  Enough of that.  I'm going to go watch more Get Smart (almost finished Season 2!) and work on something that has nothing to do with employment!!  On a lighter note, I do have an original fic niggling in my brain:  a romantic comedy "starring" Nathan Fillion and Michelle Rodriguez...not sure yet how much of a comedy it'll be, actually, but the characters are definitely starting to gel in my head.  Unfortunately, at the moment, Nathan's character is a bit too much like Castle but that will likely change as I write the thing.  LOL

I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad about this new fic; I SHOULD be writing the sequel to A Life Less Ordinary (not to mention fic for the BigBang I have looming on the horizon), but then look:

Michelle Rodriguez nathan-fillion

They're adorable!!!  How can I resist writing about them?!?!  ;P  I'll post a plot synopsis once I've actually articulated it in my own head - LOL.

Have a great rest of the weekend everybody!

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"All right," said Susan. "I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need...fantasies to make life bearable."

REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little --"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

-- Susan and Death in Hogfather by Terry Pratchett

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"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based."

-- Lord Vetinari in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett

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They thought the Library was a dangerous place because of all the magical books, which was true enough, but what made it really one of the most dangerous places there could ever be was the simple fact that it was a library.

-- Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

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As a wizard, it was something that Ponder had only before encountered in acorns: a tiny soundless voice which said, yes, I am but a small, green, simple object - but I dream about forests.

-- Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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In the 24th century, there will be no hunger. There will be no greed. And every child will know how to read.

-- Gene Roddenberry, as repeated by Jonathan Frakes in the documentary How William Shatner Changed the World

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We've got two lives, one we're given and the other one we make
And the world won't stop, and actions speak louder
Listen to your heart, and what your heart might say
Everything we got, we got the hard way.

-- Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Hard Way from the album Come On, Come On

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Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want.

-- John Mayer, Waiting on the World to Change from the album Continuum

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher, as seen in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tales to Inspire

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I never loved the soldier
Until there was a war.
Or thought about tomorrow
'til my baby hit the floor.
I only talk to God
When somebody's about to die.
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries.

-- Five for Fighting, Freedom Never Cries from the album Two Lights

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It may sound absurd: but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed: but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream

-- Five for Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy) from the album American Town

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Had a dream last night took a time travellin' ride
Back to my childhood where those monsters reside
They snack on innocence and dine on self-esteem
But I like to be in touch with what makes me scream
Vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most.
No alien, psychopath or MTV host
Scares me like vampires,mummies and the Holy Ghost.

-- Jimmy Buffett, Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost from the album Fruitcakes

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"I want to believe that... the dead are not lost to us. That they speak to us... as part of something greater than us - greater than any alien force. And if you and I are powerless now, I want to believe that if we listen, to what's speaking, it can give us the power to save ourselves."

-- Fox Mulder, The X-Files from the episode The Truth, pt. 2
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