Starmandy

Insomiac Theater

Does anyone still use this thing? I have been informed that fandom has Moved to Tumblr so I moved too but since I don't really make gif sets, I'm not entirely sure what to do there.

This situation is not helped by work being stupid, my commute being lengthy, and my niece and nephew being super adorable and interesting.

So what up, LJ?
Starmandy

Failing at Fandom

Whew. So, that was what, six months or so?

So, I started a new job. I went to New Orleans, New York, Dallas, and India. And New Jersey a couple of times. On Friday, I go back to India for three weeks. I'm really kind of looking forward to 20 hours of travel and three weeks of minimal social life (I say that, and now everyone there is going to have someplace awesome to show me, which I'm all about, I swear) because I am really kind of tired. And I want to read some stuff. And maybe write some stuff.

Also I may have fallen into a Captain America: The Winter Soldier pit and been unable to find my way out. Because yeah. I liked that movie. I liked Guardians of the Galaxy, too, although I'm not sure how to interpret the fact that the majority of my feels were about the raccoon. And honestly, I did not know I had so many feels to be had for Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes. And Sam Wilson. I knew I had that many feels for Natasha Romanoff.

In other news, Trader Joes now sells Chicago-style popcorn and it is almost a perfectly equal proportion of cheddar corn to caramel corn. I am doomed.

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Starmandy

19/31

Dear HIMYM,

Thank you for not sucking for one episode this season! (Okay, some of them have had great parts but overall, OMG, shoot this show, already.) Also can we talk about how much I love the mother? When we first saw her, I was like, "Yeah, you have a lot to live up to, lady." But tonight's episode rocked. (Also the scene in an earlier one where Ted saw her pull a croissant crumb out of her bra to eat it because c'mon, 2-second rule.)

Love,
Me

PS: If she doesn't have a name by the season finale, we will talk, Carter Bays. We will talk.

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Starmandy

18/31

I'm behind on posting every day, but overall I feel like I made a lot of progress toward re-engaging with my fannish friends, which was the ultimate goal. I may post a lot over the next couple days, especially if I am feeling chatty about Sleepy Hollow, but I could just as easily get distracted again. ;)

The latest public shooting you may have seen was at a mall in Maryland, yesterday. That's one of the places I go a lot. And my friends and certain members of my family go. I'm a little freaked out about that, although possibly not as much as I should be. Like, I actively feel weird that I'm not more freaked out. When I heard about it, it was all over, and the names of the victims had already been published and I didn't know them. I guess that it was already in the past helps explain the dissociation a little bit. Maybe it feels like lightning doesn't strike twice so now it's perfectly safe to go again? Ugh, I don't know. I have no plans to shop up there any time soon so I guess I can delay that particular bit of navel-gazing indefinitely.

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Starmandy

17/31

Victory! They didn't move on the base salary but offered a signing bonus so I took it. It was more than I would have gotten without asking, right? Also, I got a fabulous welcome/introduction email from the team leader, copying the team, and just about everyone on the cc sent me a "hi!" or a "welcome aboard!" or some nice little message. It was really great.

Thank you, everyone who cheered for me last night when I was feeling fidgety. I'm feeling pretty good now, and waiting for my mom to call me back so I can tell her the good news. :D

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Starmandy

16/31

The interview process is actually over, yay! Aaaand they made me an offer, yay! Aaaand I counteroffered. Which I have never done before, because it's kind of my policy not to argue with people who want to give me a job. But I've also been reading a lot of finance stuff and one of the new ways to blame gender pay inequality on women is to say that we don't negotiate our starting salary or raises. So. Here I am. I am sure it will be fine and not cause any strife or whatever and they will call me back tomorrow with either great news or to say, "Sorry, we can't do it," and I'll just say, "I'll just take the original offer, then," but in the meantime, I am kind of freaking out a little. Ugh, life, why so hard?

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Starmandy

15/31

I have some catching up to do.

To-Do
1) Answer all the comments.
2) Write four more posts.
3) Call my grandfather, who turned 92 today.
4) Yet another work assignment I'm not quite sure how to do but have set an artificial deadline of midnight for myself.
5) Die of the plague. Every time I think I'm about to get really sick this winter, I sleep a lot and magically get better, except for one of the times, but even that was over relatively quickly. So this might just be a false alarm again but my throat feels pretty gummy so I'm displeased about that.

In better news, I will be hanging with my nephew tomorrow, I have just spent a week with my (apparently) significant other (who lives a thousand miles away), and the last interview went well. No offer yet, though.

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Starmandy

14/31

1) So, so behind.

2) 4th interview is tomorrow. (Well, the sun-up side of today, since I guess it's the 16th now.)

3) I am trying to get a work thing done that is taking forever and I'm not entirely sure I'm doing it right and um, anyone particularly good at responses to interrogatories out there? You could PM me?

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