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03 June 2009 @ 05:12 pm
Job search: failure. Volunteer job search: success  
Since my search for a summer job was not going well, I decided to look for volunteer jobs at the same time, so that 1) My parents don't kill me for sitting around the house all summer, and 2) I can at least have something to put on my resume.

And I found something that seems pretty good! The Food Bank needed "summer volunteer assistants," basically volunteers who come in every day and can help with supervising other volunteers and...basically doing lots of random tasks, from what I can gather. I went over there today to meet them (and to learn that the google maps directions don't work at all) and everyone seemed really nice. I'll be working Monday-Friday from 9 to 3-ish, I think, starting on June 12, so it's a lot of time commitment, but at least I'll still have weekends free. And I know there won't be a problem taking off for Otakon or other long weekends.

Also, suddenly I have one or possibly two tutoring jobs lined up? So I'll have a little bit of pocket money...

In other news, I had a near-death experience today. O__O When I was driving home, it suddenly started raining really hard. It was like last summer after Otakon, I couldn't see anything at all--and I was in the middle of I-95. I turned on the radio so I could hear if there was an accident up ahead or anything, and they were like, "Severe thunderstorm warning!" I started laughing hysterically (which was kind of disturbing), intermittently with saying "holyfuckholyfuckholyfuckholyfuck." It was so scary, I was sure I was going to skid across the highway or someone was going to rear-end me or something. I know I'm exaggerating when I say near-death experience, but. Scary.
 
 
 
ursabeeursabee on June 4th, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
AAAAAAAUUGHH. You had me scared for a minute there @_@ *seriously what gives*

I guess severe weather is pretty scary though... Personally, I find driving to be pretty scary, so I commend your bravery for being on the road in the first place.

(Tutoring jobs totally count, IMHO, so good for you- acquiring both a pocket-money job, and a make-the-world-a-better-place sort of job in the same summer)
S: confused/surprised hieiyomimashou on June 4th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Well, it's a route I can practically do with my eyes closed (the same stretch of highway I take to go to my dance studio) but...emphasis on the practically. @__@;;
calligraphecalligraphe on June 4th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Eee, creepy! (Your near-death experience, that is. Not your shiny new volunteer job. Although I could think of ways to make that creepy...yeah no.) Cars scare me under normal circumstances, so that sounded to me like something from a horror movie.

[cut to: highway, torrential downpour]

[the plucky but distressed heroine skids off the highway. cut off from civilization, she decides her best bet for survival is to trudge up the hill to a decrepit old farmhouse]

[pan to: decrepit old farmhouse, sinister trees, lone porchlight creaking in the wind]

[cut to: car. the heroine is pulling a crossbow and a blowtorch from the trunk. NOT GOIN' DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT, SUCKAS! NANANANA!]

...just like that. Anyway, I'm glad you're okay! Congratulations on finding an employment-like gig; I hope it turns out to be enjoyable.
Syomimashou on June 4th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Haha...I don't think I'm intrepid enough to survive that horror movie.

P.S. Did you get my email?