Heathered

Heathered

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1 day ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Setting aside the PTSD (I worked for an independent chain that had a Barnes & Noble open across the street from our biggest store) the tour of Lawrence has been really cool. I've imagined you walking by in many of the scenes described.

1 day ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 3 replies · +2 points

Fingers crossed for a good response to your application!

1 day ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +2 points

Not watching anything, but always looking for funnier things to listen to. Currently reading How to Resist Amazon and Why by Danny Caine, it's very good but also a gigantic bummer. Glad I paid full price at my local indie for it at least.

2 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 1 reply · +2 points

This is useful framing, thank you! In terms of trying to find a job I can physically show up to, I am SOL in the networking department. Not only do I know very few people, the two jobs that laid me off were dishonest about it with the public so it looked like I quit and now I seem like a dilettante asshole. And I recently tried an experiment on social media to see if I could get 10 responses to something and only got 2 (a personal and specific call to action, not just looking for "likes"), so it feels a little rough virtually as well. But 85% is not 100, so maybe I am meant to work that remaining 15 for all it's worth.

2 days ago @ Clever Manka - Thursday Link Dump · 1 reply · +7 points

Positive local news update: Came back from a short walk and block captain Bruce the Cat walked right up to me and demanded a quick pat and long rub to leave maximal hair on my pants leg, did a nice performative rolling sequence in a carefully chosen spot on the blacktop, then seemed to remember who she was and ran under a car. I'm so glad to see she's still doing well.

3 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 6 replies · +2 points

No worries. And it's good for me to take a break since none of this is leading anywhere. I watched a TED talk yesterday about finding work in any number of fields, but of course after all the stupid anecdotes the truth bomb was 85% of jobs are about who you know. And launching a solo career is also about who you know. So, wah, as usual.

3 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 0 replies · +1 points

Will work with the short humans help get you out of your head? Maybe you can secretly enlist them for inspiration. I hope your head lightens up in the meantime.

3 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh wow, a lot of that went over my head but I do love daikon/carrot pickles. And it's PRETTY.

3 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 2 replies · +2 points

What makes it a K-pop burger? I'm picturing a lot of highly coordinated dancing on that bun.

3 days ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 1 reply · +3 points

Family history can be so fraught. Sending virtual tea.