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I wrote an extremely complex To-Do List (which was, in actuality, not all that complex, but I am lazy and have become frightfully sedentary and so it was daunting) for myself yesterday. I did... one thing, on the list. Today, I made myself dress up nice, print out resumes, and go out and do things with them, with course books, with yarn, and with groceries.

Result: twelve resumes and six actual job applications submitted, including the public library, two Starbuckses, the Blends down the street, the four big-name book stores within forty minutes' walk/transit, and the comic book store on 12th (A long shot, but hell - it is the only comic book store within walking-distance of my apartment whose regulars and existing employees do not react with OMG GIRL FLEE THE BUILDING when I go in, and therefore the only one in which I have bought anything, as it also lacks the dark-and-creepy ambiance that tells you massive colonies of cockroaches and the denuded skeletons of cheerleaders are hidden behind the peeling walls. I am geek, but I am geek with fear of rotting corpses and silverfish.). I hold out little hope for most of them. Is it wrong to hope that somebody at the library contracts a temporary and painless but debilitating illness for the next four months? 'Cause that's really all I need...

Had to go back to Metrotown twice, before and after school, because I forgot half the things I went there to do. On the way home afterward, I stopped at the Starbucks because I needed a Chantico, and the nice barista who looks like one of the Ashmore twins (mik100 asked me if maybe it was actually an Ashmore twin - they do live in Vancouver - and I said probably not, but maybe it's the less successful one; I guess it's not completely out of the question, and since he always smiles at me I am willing to accord him less-successful-twin-brother-of-movie-star status) told me they were taking Chantico off the menu, soon. This makes me sad. First Tazoberry, and now the chocolate crack. Starbucks refuses to keep anything on the menu that I actually like. Although apparently, they're now saying that coffee prevents breast cancer, so maybe I should renew my attempts to acquire a taste for the stuff. Previous attempts are discouraging, as are attempts to start liking beer.

Got my coursebooks, about half new, half used. Sold back a couple from last semester, got about twenty dollars. Sigh. I almost wish I could get less attached to my school books, especially the ones I end up loathing as if they were people. I would end up with a little more money. Trouble is that I only get attached to the obscure and expensive ones. Argh. Um, got yarn. The Metrotown Zellers yarn section is horrifically disorganized. I spent twenty minutes rifling through every shelf, and found two balls of silver, and *one* ball of green (the yarn was for mik100's Slytherin scarf) - and I am now one yarnball short. Grr. I found them, also, in three completely different places. (And that Zellers? Is *not* hiring. Despite their obvious need for people to organize their yarn shelves. mik100 would have had an aneurism. My organizational compulsiveness was making me twitchy, but her compulsiveness is yarn-specific. It would not have been pretty.)

At the end of this scarf, I will have made scarves for all four houses. I don't know any local Hufflepuffs, or I'd round that out. On which subject, dragonfly13, I cannot remember when you're coming back. There's a Thing for you, with a bow on it, that you have to come and claim. Same goes for calantha42, presuming she is still talking to me when she returns. *cringes* And wixon, who I'll see... I guess, when I see. o.O

By the way, the nice comfy black shoes that I bought last year for potential workiness? Not quite so comfy as they look, with prolonged use. I suspect that they just need to be broken in, and walking the equivalent of a hundred racetracks through malls, campuses, and transit platforms was not the best way to do this. They've got one of those raised, rounded-point things on the back of the shoe, up the back of the ankle (this image does not translate well), and the backs of my ankles are all swollen. Gods, did my feet hurt when I got home. Swelling's going down, but this is why I prefer shoes you can barely tell you're wearing. I spent way too much time at my most active, during my formative years, engaged in activities that were performed either in slippers or barefoot, and my feet are... whatever is the opposite of spoiled. They don't like shoes. They don't like being exerted over extended periods *wearing* shoes. This proves problematic. Like now. Poor feet. :(



01. DO YOU HAVE ON A LOT OF MAKE-UP?
Nope. I find it too much a pain in the ass to use regularly.

02. HOW MUCH DO YOU PUT ON?
In the extremely rare event that I use it at all, ie: for a formal event, face powder, eyeshadow, lip gloss. That's about it.

03. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO GET READY?
In a rush? About fifteen minutes. In a big one? Three, counting putting my hair up.

04. DO YOU PUT ON A LOT OF LIPGLOSS?
Not lipgloss. Lip balm, sometimes.

05. DOES YOUR LIPGLOSS SMELL GOOD?
I sort of hate fake fruit smells. Frake strawberry makes me nauseous. I do have Burt's that I use regularly, and it smells like mint and comfrey. Also a cocoa Lip Care Stick or whatever it's called, from Body Shop, but mostly I don't bother.

06. DO YOU CARRY A PURSE?
I carry a little messenger-sized bag with the Cheshire Cat on it. Does that count?

07. WHAT COLOR IS IT?
Black, purple, blue, and sparkly.

09. DO YOU HAVE A COACH BAG?
...?

10. DO YOU HAVE A LOUIS VUTTiON?
I think they're hideous and tacky-looking.

11. HOW MANY PURSES/HANDBAGS DO YOU HAVE?
Um... five? I think.

12. DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR NAILPOLISH?
No. I suck at applying it and then it flakes off and... pain. In. The. Ass.

13. HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET YOUR NAILS DONE?
Uh, never.

14. DO YOU LIKE MANICURES?
I don't like the French-tipped look, or the shiny pointy look, or any of the others. I think they make you look helpless and useless, and also then you can't type. I've buffed my nails before, but that's really just about the ooooshiny.

15. WHAT ABOUT PEDICURES?
In the shaping-and-buffing area, sure. But I don't think I'd trust anyone else to do it for me.

16. DO YOU HAVE A USUAL NAIL SALON YOU GO TO?
Hah! No.

17. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR HAIR CUT?
I don't, really. It's long and doesn't really require shaping.

18. DO YOU DYE YOUR HAIR?
I've dyed in purple streaks, before... but otherwise, hell no. I love my hair colour.

19. DO YOU STRAIGHTEN YOUR HAIR?
Only when it's being incredibly evil, and I don't actually own a flat-iron. Sometimes bored visiting my parents I borrow my sister's. She does.

20.DO YOU HAVE LOTS OF PAIRS OF SHOES? BOOTS?
Yes, but the majority of them are thrifting finds, so.

21.WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SHOES?
My butter-leather knee-high flatsoled boots with the strappies. They are my dearest bootie loves.

23. DO YOU WEAR HEELS EVERYWHERE?
I hate heels. I'm short, but I don't really like the way they make your feet look.

24. CAN YOU WALK IN HEELS AND NOT FALL OVER?
...usually.

25. WHERE DO YOU BUY YOUR CLOTHES?
Mostly thrift stores. Otherwise, it varies, wildly.

26. DO YOU GO SHOPPING EVERY WEEK?
...guh? Hah!

27. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE STORE?
Don't really have one.

28. HOW MUCH DO YOU USUALLY SPEND?
Not a lot. I think the most I've ever spent on one item of clothing was forty dollars, and it was a prettypretty linen shirt with detailing.

29. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN DIOR?
They make... perfume... right? o.O

30. DO YOU FOLLOW FASHION TRENDS?
Not as a rule.

31. DO YOU HAVE A PAIR OF HUGE SUNGLASSES?
Ick. No.

35. HOW MANY PAIRS OF EARRINGS DO YOU HAVE?
I think about... ten?

36. DO YOU WEAR HOOP EARRINGS?
No.

37. DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF SKIRTS?
Seven or eight, I think.

39. DO YOU GET YOUR EYE BROWS DONE?
"Done?"

40. CAN YOU APPLY MASCARA WITHOUT OPENING YOUR MOUTH?
I don't wear mascara. Aside from the nasty spider-leg thing which happens no matter how fancy your mascara claims to be, I already have long, dark eyelashes, so I really don't see the point.

41. DO YOU WEAR A LOT OF EYELINER?
Ew. No. Pencil-tips on my eyelids. *shudder*

44. DO YOU DO PILATES OR YOGA?
I've done Yoga before, but I prefer more martial martial arts, like tai chi, and judo, etc.

45. DO YOU HAVE A LOT OF MAGAZINES?
Almost none, unless we're counting comic books.

Now. I will not *ask* anyone to hope for a work-prohibitive incident to befall a staff member of the New Westminster Public Library, but let's just say it would be really great for me if it did, so I'll just leave you to your own consciences. ;)

EDIT: Bought two books today which I did not technically need. Only feel a little guilty about one of them. The first was the second volume of the Chrestomanci Chronicles, which I got at the discount Black Bond to curry favour with the staff before I handed in my resume (it was four dollars, which might explain the slightly un-curried Look the manager gave me). The second was Smoke and Mirrors, which I've been meaning to get for a while and really bought because the Coles was busy and I didn't want to stand in the long line and hold up the counter just to ask if they were hiring. I have a good month's worth of Just-For-Me reading material, now, which will probably not get read for a while. Sigh. But! Books!

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