Want a vacation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 09:43 pm
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Ratchet)
Well, I AM planning a small one come summer, BUT considering I'm more technically covering San Diego Comic-Con for the Allspark... Maybe not so much of a vacation. On the other hand, after uploading the pics/reporting, I am free to browse about the halls and DT San Diego. Provided I don't get trampled over.

Well, that, and maybe Anime Expo, as I base my attendance primarily on the guest list. If it's someone who has worked on a series that I'm a big fan of, I'm more than likely to attend it.

Who knew paper-pushing can be so exhaustive.

lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Optimus Prime)
Yeah, to the tune of THIS.

Really, work was CRAZY today at the office. Well, crazy for me, but probably a bit shocking to my senior coworkers, especially with how forceful the doors got slammed multiple times. I'm just glad that it's Friday, so our poor boss could get a bit of R&R.
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Bluestreak)
Wow, almost two months. XD Lessee...

San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Surprisingly, I wasn't as burned out as from last year's marathon driving (despite having to do commute again), but con fatigue was still unavoidable. I'm just glad I didn't crashed into anything or anyone. (Although saying that, I probably jinxed myself for next year's SDCC...) Pretty much worked my keister off covering for the Allspark, live net and video, as well trying to pick up some con exclusives for a couple of pals (sadly, I missed out on the majority of them due to the really, really, really long lines). That was work (well, I AM covering for the Allspark! :3), but I was able to have some of my own fun that wasn't Transformers related, like attending the Marvel vs. Capcom panel. Speaking of net coverage, I was able to work something out with the staff at the Allspark, picking up a wireless adapter that worked quite well so it was much better than last year's coverage. For SDCC 2012, I'm hoping to get lucky on having a place to stay down there, at least split the cost with someone else. If not, so as long I'm able to attend, I'll probably survive the commute. << >>

Work

I am now working as an office assistant at a law office! It's a bit small, there's always a mountain of paperwork, I keep making mistakes, I keep bugging my senior coworkers, and I'm enjoying it. XD Truthfully, it's pretty nice. I'm actually learning a bit on how things work in the legal system when it comes to workers compensation (other than it moves really slow), even though I occasionally build up a tiny backlog of paperwork to sort through. Dealing with clients? Being the new kid, the majority of them on the phone are rather understanding. (I do, however, have to hand over the calls over to the more experienced coworkers that know their cases - I just shuffle the paperwork). Now, I'm just saving up to be able to hopefully pay off a couple things as well FINALLY get a few pieces of equipment that I've been hoping for.

Employed again!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 11:14 pm
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Jazz)
And it's temporary, again. At the American Girl Place in LA, again. Ah well. It'll do in the interim while I poke about. Time to start saving up for that piece of camera equipment I've been wanting! And TF comics, and the Japanese magazines that covers TF (I dislike one of the stores where I have to buy them due to them inflating the price, but they usually get their stuff reasonably on time in the US), and the occasional tchotchke...

Working at AGP now isn't as noisy as it was back during the holidays last year, but that may change, since I just got started again. Who knows, the summer can be almost as crazy as during winter. New stuff, the place is going through some renovations (which surprised me), and a couple things changed locations due to said renovations. Being back in merchandise handling, like riding a bike with new obstacles. (I swear, I'll have to buy those kneepads or foot pads one of these days.) Sore muscles are sore again.

What else have I've been doing? Last weekend, volunteering at IDW's booth during San Diego Comic-Con 2010. EXHAUSTING. Not just from standing for 6 hours each day, but from the commuting. AGAIN. While it could've been five days of driving instead of four from last year, as I was working on Preview Night as well, I was lucky enough to spend a night at a motel with some pals (VERY grateful to them, even if I got the floor). My eyeballs and nerves were all but screaming murder after the con. In fact, I was already getting hit by con fatigue on the second day (or third, if you include Preview Night). Hopefully next year, I'll be able to split a motel room with extra people that's also heading down there. I can cover 5-days of gas (and a bit of food on the side), but no way can I cover 5-days of most motel rates by myself. Arggh... and then there's BOTCON in Pasadena as well. SERIOUS con fatigue...
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Ratchet)
Times like this, I feel rather depressed that I'm not able to support myself BY myself like most of my older cousins and a couple buds. Makes me feel pretty much a disappointment to my parents since I'm not quite living to their expectations. Mom asks me what do I want to do, and I can never answer her properly. Dad, on the flip side, prefers me learning IT but that's never held my interest, even though I know it's a good career choice and is one of the more stable jobs at this time of the economy; it's like, something in my head is wired to reject it fully. *grumble*

On the silver-lining side, I'm hoping to be able to volunteer at IDW's booth during SDCC 2010 next month, and maybe the LA Film Festival as well. Sure, it's killer on gas, but the experience makes up for it.
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Bluestreak)
Work at AGP is over, and I'm not too upset. It was for the holidays but they might call me back for the summer, so back to looking around in the interim.

What else... BotCon 2010 being held in Florida results in a big XP, since I can't drive there (well, I could, but I'd be hallucinating by the time I got to Orlando). But, it's still six months to go and who knows where I'll be by then... Not sure about San Diego Comic-Con or Anime Expo, given how much I've been cutting back con attendance. But if both have certain events that catch my interest, then maybe. I'll probably be still volunteering for the Los Angeles Film Festival, even though there might not be much movies that'll interest me.

RL aside, Net side, not really much. Still working on the Henkei manga scans (mostly chapter summaries), fan projects, keeping up with TF news, yada yada yada. It's kinda quiet. I have fanfiction that I want to write, but darn writer's block is keeping the bunnies away. Which, I suppose is a good thing in a sense... Snippets of scenes, yes, but completed works, not quite. :P

'Nways, here's one of said snippets that's been floating about.


"Just a 'simple large stupid lizard' you say, oh might Megatron! 'Simple' and 'stupid' my turbines!" )
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Prowl)
And I mean it. I knew there was going to be a lot of walking as Merchandise Handler (heh, my "title" at American Girl Place) but I didn't quite expect THAT MUCH. I'm even more sore than I was on my first day as a lister for the Census back in spring! Thank goodness we have Chinese medicine patches that helps quite a bit (best used after a hot bath/shower and overnight).

How's working there? Exhausting and maybe a bit demanding. I'm working the the Historical Characters section where there are rooms set up for each of the Historical dolls - for example, Felicity would have colonial materials in a large display, alongside her dolls and numerous accessories so people can see what comes with her (such as her horse Penny, her sleeping clothes, table and tea set, etc.). Most of the time, it's just making sure the dolls are properly displayed on the floor and there's enough of their peripherals. Yesterday, I more or less finagling the radio and got a few words for not responding to the radio as often as I should, and I won't deny that I certainly deserved it (however, in my defense, I rarely had to use a radio that much in the past, so that's one thing to quickly learn).

The bright side? Hearing the delight and excitement in the girls' voices when they see the various displays and rooms, their eyes practically shining.

Got a job!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 09:12 pm
lonegamer78: (Transformers G1 Elita-1)
And hopefully, this one will last longer than a month! :3

Job fair at the American Girl Place in The Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles (not too far from Hollywood) today and after filling out the obligatory applications (my hand, it cramps!), talked with two of the staff managers there and yay! I was quite nervous when the first one called me in, considering the amount of job-related topics I've read for a long while and what most schools say when being interviewed, but it seems that I did quite well to be accepted after a second interview with a different manager. I suppose one could say about "conflict of interest" with my being a fan of Transformers, but on the same side of things between the two, it's the diversity of characters they carry that draws me in, AG when I was in elementary and middle school. :) As my mother had subscribed to the magazine years ago, I had enjoyed the various books of the Historical Characters line because the main characters were around my age frame, I loved reading, and that some of them lived with more than one culture. For example, Josefina and Kirsten are Americans, yes, but their cultural backgrounds are different than what was "American" of their time periods - Josefina of 1824 lives in New Mexio before it became part of the US and Kirsten is a Swedish immigrant in 1854.

Here's hoping I don't croak too fast. :D Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] newsy891 and [livejournal.com profile] playswithworms for their supporting words.

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