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17 sep 2010

It appears that it's been over a month since I last updated... Not that much has been going on, to be completely honest. I'm *still* at Cousins, and still sending off resumes to various places. I suppose finding a job would be easier if I knew what I wanted to be as a grown up. I'm playing with the idea of taking the LSATs and trying to get into international law, and I need to get off my bum and buy the study book for the Foreign Service Officer exam and/or the State Department exam. I still have that feeling like I've been so fortunate in life that I need some sort of career where I can pay it back in some way.

In other, not "OMG I'm a grown up now!" news, I've been doing weight watchers with my mom now for a couple of months. Combined with a brief stint on the Slim Fast diet, I've gone from weighing 166 lbs at graduation down to 144 lbs as of this week. I've dropped two pants sizes, I'm considerably more active, and I don't feel ashamed anymore when I look at myself in the mirror. I'd still like to go down another pants size (well, two really, but I'm not certain I'd look healthy if I drop much below 130 lbs based on my body type), so I'll keep on trying to make more proactive changes.

I'm also looking into changing up my hairstyle again. I'm thinking I want to do a pixi-cut, and have been looking for hairstyles that seem fairly low key. The part of me that is a hipster wannabe is dying to try the hairstyle the character Ramona has from Scott Pilgrim vs The World... But then I'm so horribly lazy when it comes to doing my hair.

As far as fandoms and artsy-fartsy stuffs go, I'm rereading Ender's Game, and trying desperately to force myself through Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. I'm gonna give JSaMN another month or so, and if I can't finish it, then it's going back to its original owner. I've a whole stack of books I'm borrowing from others that I need to try and get through. Last weekend, I went and saw "The Kite Runner" at Actor's Theatre, and it was phenomenal. I haven't seen a live show that intense in....ever, I don't think. I started crying approximately half way through the second act and didn't stop until the curtain call. During some scenes, I could feel my shoulders knotting up in reaction to what was happening to the main characters. The actors were wonderful, and the set and lighting designs were *gorgeous*. I also *finally* finished watching Slayers TRY with Alex over this weekend. It only took us eight years! While Slayers NEXT will always hold a special place in my heart, TRY had some excellent plots, with very few truly WTF filler episodes. I'm also picking away at two or three different FSTs (one is just about finished, I need to make an "album cover" and put everything into a .zip file) and kind of half-writing some stories based on very bizarre dreams and a couple of fanfic ideas that just won't go away.

And that's pretty much it. My aunt and uncle are coming in town tomorrow to stay for a bit, so I probably won't be out carousing much this weekend, and next week I actually have decent hours, so woo hoo. I suppose I'll update again sometime, maybe I'll actually have something to talk about??