So, despite what seemed to be progress with the ear thing the other day, my ears *still* hadn't cleared up. Since it's been about a week, I gave up and saw a doctor.

Cut for whining about drugs )

On the positive side - I've managed 9 drabbles so far for the current [livejournal.com profile] tinman100 challenge. I'm pleased. Plus this week is an easier work week, since both Monday and Tuesday are minimum days for my afternoon schools - means I get done early yay!! Wednesday: I *should* be done (as of last week) with subbing at the afternoon school I've been at the last 7 weeks, so hopefully I'll be done by 10am this Wednesday and can come home between that and the evening rehearsal for honor orchestra. By the end of the week, when I've got "normal" full days, my daily drugging should be at a minimum. The timing has just worked out that way.
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surranndie: (Not happy)
( Mar. 4th, 2009 10:01 pm)
Okay, so I've been trying to get over this cold for three weeks now. Which, ya know, is fine. Whatever.

But the fact that BOTH of my ears have been completely plugged up for the last three days, and are showing no signs of being *unplugged* anytime soon, is REALLY REALLY FRUSTRATING. Especially since I work with children all day and I can't hear them if they try to ask me something. And the teachers I work with try and talk to me and I can't hear them unless I'm within a couple of feet and even then, they have to be talking loudly. I'm supposed to teach a science club tomorrow and I won't be able to hear my students.

I've tried everything I know of to get my ears unblocked (and have checked WebMD for suggestions). It's related to congestion from my cold (it's not an ear infection - I've had those and this isn't it), so I've tried decongestants.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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surranndie: (GlitchConfuzzled)
( Nov. 5th, 2008 11:07 am)
Okay, so here's this. I really hope this is all I am going to say about this, since I prefer to keep this journal about fandom stuff and general happy-making things. It's not a diary - it's an indulgence.

Re: Prop 8.
To: Flist

Um. Yeah. I've seen several people screaming about how much California sucks and how much they hate "us" for passing this atrocity.

YOU ARE PREACHING TO THE CHOIR AND ALL THAT ACCOMPLISHES IS MAKING ME FEEL EVEN WORSE.

If you're on Livejournal and I am on your flist, that means you are gay-friendly. So screaming at your flist, who I have to assume is ALSO mostly gay-friendly, about how much they suck for something they were most likely not responsible for, seems childish and catty.

So - yeah. Thanks for making my "No" vote feel even more pointless. It's bad enough we live in a state that passes something like that and in Red Orange County, but let me at least be able to look at my flist as something to amuse me and not something to fear.
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surranndie: (Not happy)
( Nov. 2nd, 2008 08:23 am)
It's been a DAY and I'm already sick of all the "NaNoWriMo" crap. Yes, I know what it's about - "quantity and not quality." Which, ya know, kind of defeats the purpose of writing, in my mind. Don't you want people to ENJOY what you write?

*sigh* It's gonna be a long, annoying month. Perhaps I will protest it by not writing ANYTHING. Not that anyone will notice.
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I should be doing something productive. Like laundry. Or sewing the parts of Glitch's coat together then destroying the crap out of it to make it look "lived-in." Or making Glitch's vest. Or his wig. (I'm sensing a theme here...) Or working on some kind of fic.

Argh.

Small victories in productivity, as they happen:
ETA: Laundry started. Hoorah.
Son of ETA: Cat box cleaned. \o/
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surranndie: (Glitch thoughtful)
( Aug. 5th, 2008 07:18 pm)
Hmm. Looking back, it's been a month since the last drabble request party. I had been doing them once a month and even during the last one, there appeared to still be plenty of interest.

Now, I'm not so certain. In light of all the talk lately about the odd, disconcerting absence in our favorite fandom of people posting (besides a handful of awesome peeps)...I have to wonder if I should bother anymore. Considering there are always a few who put in requests then never bother to come back to read them (or at least, let me know they have read them), I just feel like I'd be wasting everyone's time.

*sigh* I blame being stuck home alone while my roommate is on a roadtrip. If not for that, I swear I wouldn't be this whiny and pathetic.

To party, or not to party? Help me out, flist, you're my only hope.
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....continue.

Seems having two B.S. degrees (ha!) and an M.A. (plus a certificate to teach at comm/junior college level), along with three years experience so far in elementary education...qualify me for exactly squat. Let's not go into the vast expanse of my *other* job experience beyond that...it's a lot for a meager ten or so years since high school.

Needless to say, working 2 part-time jobs isn't doing anything for my long-term mental health (or physical, as I've never had health insurance), nor financial security. I need a real job, and I need one now. I should be teaching community college or junior college right now. What am I doing? Teaching after school science and working as an instructional aide for elementary music. *sigh*

But, I refuse to settle. I've applied for two children's science museum jobs today, hopefully something in my children's science education experience will hit someone upside the head and inspire them to offer me an interview.

Thanks for listening to my rant.
--Surreal
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