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So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons


status report: still alive (just cookin')
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It's hot as hell here right now, and I mean hell quite literally. The air is sizzling, the pavement started to melt in some places, and the best part? The management is so f#cking frugal, that we still doesn't have any air conditioning. Even though they practically swore a blood oath last year to do it after someone fainted in our workplace because the heat/lack of air. Well, the poor soul got a lot of apologies (and iced water, that we made her, and also who called the ambulance? Hint: not the management), and we got a lot of empty promises. Well, guess what: the heat wave is here to stay, and we're sweatin' for minimal pay...

Abundance of saturdays
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Work this week sure gonna get interesting-because this week we'll have not one, or two, but three sqturdays. The week from work perspective looks like this: monday, tuesday, saturday, thursday (1st of january so no work) saturday, saturday and sunday. One could certanly get used to this;-) so have a happy saturday everyone!!!!

Katie Melua is the queen of my heart
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Just came home from a Katie Melua concert, and i'm still euphoric. I seriously couldnt belive that she even agreed to do a gig in my country, and even less that i was able to see it! And it was unbeliavably good- only her, and her band()which consists of 3 musicians) and her guitars()she has 5 different kind) and lo and behold: music!!!! I dare anyone to do better- and i mean it, i never heard any performer whom seriously sounds better playing live, than on cd. But she does! And shes so tiny, but her voice is incredible, and there wasn't a false accord in anything! Im really lucky that i was there- thank you for this unforgatteble night, miss Melua:-)

A week from hell
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So, my week started normally - mondays being waht they are, and into the second week of my uni exams. But tuesday, well... at work, we just held our weekly meeting, as usual, when i got an email (yes! an email!) from my boss, saying that they're unable to keep me after may, so i should start searching for another job, have a nice day. My eyes boggled: I mean, i still doesen't know where to start with this: 1- i have been working here for more than a year now (close to a year and a quarter) and i'd like to think i'm not bad at my job (after a few bumps at the beginning, i didn't have any serious problems), and it's not like they're short on money, because they're searching for two other workers right now - so WTF????
2- i literally met my boss the day before she dropped the bomb in that mail. Couldn't she at leat pick the phone up, and give me a call, like a normal human being?????
3- so now i'm looking for a new job quiet frnctically, because frankly, 9 days is nothing, and i'll stand here jobless at the end of the month - couldn't she at leat told me sooner???
4- non of my coworkers knew about it (and i'm really sure about tis, since they were just as surpiresed&appalled at her callousness as me) non even those, who should have, since they're the senior staff, and should have a say in decisions like this.

I doesn't even now what to think - i really did like my job, and although it didn't pay very well, it was convienetly placed, and i could keep my own hours. What will happen from now on i have no idea - i just know one thing for sure: i'm so going to give bitch-boss a piece of my mind on friday...

My faith in humanity is restored
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Conchita Wurst just won the Eurovision Contest. Times like this, I feel like humanity isnn't headed to definite destruction. Way to go, Conchita!!! And kudos to The Nederlands as well, I loved their song - I'm inclined to buy their album (well, if they have one, but seeming as they gained second place, if they dont't have one yet, it will happen soon). Go, go humainty!

Still alive...mostly
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I'm not dead yet! Well, sometimes I really feel like I'm a walkin' dead (zombified:), but I try to muddle trough those days... On the other hand, I seriously can't wait for the elections to be finally over - politicians, OMG people - I really can't even tell when was the last time I had to report about so much bullshit... But at least it will be over soon... and pick up again at the fall, when the elections to the city council starts...

windy tales
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The weather suddenly took a 180 degree turn: one day it was raining so much I thought we have to invest in boats, and today is so windy I almost got blown away on my way to work. It got cold as well: they say there'll be snow in a few days. On another note I'll have my state exam (the written part, the oral will be sometime in january) next week, thursday, to be precise. I'm scared shitless.

Finally sunday
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I usually doesn't like sundays much - nothing against them, just the simple knowledge that tomorrow there will be monday again... But I was so relieved, that this week is finally over, I doesn't even know, where to start. So my biggest grievances this week included:
- uni started again (my final year, thank every deity) and why the hell did I ever think that working fulltime, while going to classes, studying for my State Examination, and working on my master thesis was something I could do easily, really, what's wrong with me? I think I have to cut down on my sleeping hours to be able to do everything- thouhg how will I stay sane, that's another question.
- one of my new professors (I only had one seminar with him till now, and that was ages ago, and there was at least a hundred students besides me, so) is so paranoid, I had a really hard time sitting trough the lecture with a straight face. But seriously, all 90 minutes long he wanted to convince us that the government is slowly killing the bees (for what purpose he didn't say) and that medicine only makes people sicker, so they will buy more, and that the ads in the TV use EKG to read your brain, so you will have to buy what they advertise... all the while he was supposed to teach aesthetics&21st century motion picture 102. Seriously, I hope I find some alternative credit, I don't think I could take more of this.
- the train I use to come home from uni (it is an almost five hour long ride) was late - so late, that the train station was almost closed, the last bus left, and there was no taxi either. It was eery, like I was the last person left in the city, not to mention I got to bed so late, it was almost time to get up and to get to work.
- the weather took a turn to miserable this week- last week I could dry my hair on the sun, and this week I had to wear jackets to work, not to mention alwyas carrying an umbrella, because suddenly we became London.
- because the school I had to take some work on saturday- it wasn't that bad, but still: saturday. Urgh.
- and an interesting tidbit: I accompanied my Mom to a home decor store at monday ( I love stores like these, I could spend literal hours just browsing) and guess what they started to sell already? Christmas decorations. It's the second week of september. Santa must be antsy.

All in all: sunday yay! Let's hope next week will be better - and we're going to the annual family grape harvest, so it looks like it really will be (here's hoping)!

Are you for real?!?!?! vol. 2
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So hey, it was exactly a month ago, that my so beloved uni hadn't deemed it important enough to inform me about my own exam, and now we are on take two: namely exam fees. A few years ago a new system was installed for exams: you can only take one by subject, and if you fail, you need to pay an exam fee for the 2nd, and the 3rd. If you can't make the subject on three tries, then you need to take it again next year. If you apply for an exam, you must show up: if you don't, guess what, you need to pay. So basically, if you aren't a robot, who can always succeed in everything at first try, then you're going to pay. And guess what: i took an exam, i showed up, i did the test (not even badly), but the teacher decided that my work during a year was not satisfactory (even when we talked about it, that because i'm working fulltime, i won't always be able to finish my assignments on time), she failed me. But in the electronic admin system she wrote that i didn't show up for the exam, so now, even though i did the freakin' test, i need to pay the fees. Oh joy. I'm really seriously thinking about switching unis if this continues.

Are you for real?!?!?
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I just got an email from one of my professors asking me if i know about the exam which will happen sometimes next week- and no, I most seriously did not know. I mean really, would that be too much of ask from the uni personnel that they at least tell me when i'm supposed to have an exam? Really, is it too much? I not asking for their hearts on a silver platter, or the solution for world hunger, just that they inform me about my own exams! Because it most emphatically did not come up at my conversations (not even two days prior) with the aforemetnioned prof., and it wasn't in the uni's electrical admin system (where all exams should be present and accounted for), so what, should i just take a day off work on a whim, and travel the five hours it takes me to get to the uni, and appear randomly on the blind chance that someone forgot to tell me i'm supposed to have an exam??? I'm seething right now, and not just because what happened (or more like really what did not happen), but because of the sheer incompetency of these people. The hell they are calling themselves one of the most prestigious uni in the country, when they can't even inform their students about the most basic things? And it's not just that i'm someone new here, really, i just need to more semesters for my ma. Although right now i'm really contemplating about switching it to at least to a different department- the only problem is, that usually i really like what i'm studying. Grah.

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