Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Temp Job

I have spent the last 20 minutes trying to open my e-mail. Yahoo is pissing me off as I can see the mail and who it is from but I cannot open and read it. IT IS TANTALIZING. (E-mail finally just opened).

The said e-mail is a job offer...a part time job offer...a lowest of the lows offer...but I am so desperate I'll take it at this point.

The county here usually recieves about 150 applicants for the annual fair. This year they recieved over 500. That shows you how desperate the unemployed people of this city are. I am one of them.

I will be putting my BA in English to good use working a concession stand at college football games from AUG-NOV. Woe is me. Does my situation remind you of Adventureland? It reminds me of it. I'm the poor loser in the movie who forgoes a trip to Europe because of the recession and ends up working at a carny booth.

I was up till 2am last night reseraching once more the most lovely location for this fantasy series I'm working on. It's an island off the coast of Ireland. I'm so excited about it. It has a great history which I'm trying to find out if I can legally incorporate and tweak a bit. I have no idea where to start looking for that information though.

I've been doing a lot of research for this book series but not a lot of actual writing. I need to start writing some interactions. Even if it's not used, just so I can get to know my characters better. Right now they're just fuzzy outlines in my head waiting to become 3D.


I'm going to down the rest of this coffee, get dressed, then try to find a nice writing spot to get to work! Since I have no job for a bit...this is my work...I'm just not getting paid...yet!

-Holly

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jumping Off Bridges

Cassie: Want to go swimming?
Holly: Wherez?
Cassie: The bridge.
Holly: Is it safe?
Cassie: Yeah I jumped off it yesterday.
Holly: Eep...k.
Cassie: Haha I'm coming to pick you up.

She picked me up in her space ship car. I call her car "the space ship car" simply because she bought it because she thought it looked like a space ship, and it does.

As we were pulling out of my driveway I realized someone was behind me in the seat. It was Mikey, Cassie's new boyfriend. I had never hung out with both of them at once before so I knew it'd be an awkward/interesting time.

After a fifteen minute drive south through the wheat fields of the palouse we entered a forest region which opened up into a decent sized river. The road went over a bridge, but we parked before we crossed it.

The three of us got out and there were some other college aged kids there already jumping...really it wasn't that high. But the idea of jumping into the murky unknown was slightly frightening me.

Mikey jumped right away, and Cassie and I decided to take a lower route down to the water to jump off the tiny rocks.

The water had that icky warm feeling on top but when you stuck your feet down there was a chilling cold.

I had been to this place once before and watched my older cousins jump off.

We swam around the water...sat on the mossy rocks half way in the water and watched the minnows eat the algae off our legs.

"The Minnows keeps trying to swim in between my boobs."
"Name it, it will feel more personal."
"Herman. Herman keeps trying to swim in between my boobs."

Cassie and I both attempted to jump off the bridge but we chickened out. Tomorrow I'm gonna try and go back there with my cousin and take pictures jumping off. Maybe I will do it, and I'll post them tomorrow or something.

We headed back to Cassie's parents house after. We sat in the basement and Mikey painted a rocket that they wanted to launch off later. I painted a flower pot which read "Hallows Not Horcruxes".

I played extreme speed with Cassie and then we opened a lame board game which dealt with trying to race 5 different colored pigs across a track. It was really weird.

Cassie's dad made us spicy chicken bocca burgers. They were so good!

Then we watched ghost shows on TV. We laughed at how unbelievable the whole thing was.

Mikey ended up being a fairly cool guy and the three of us seemed to hang out well together.

It was a good day.

-Holly

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer

Oh my graduated life. Still no job. Still no car. STILL trying to convince myself this is okay for now, and that I can indeed survive a little longer. It's not like I haven't looked. No one is hiring in this stupid town.

But last blog was all about this whiny Holly. Let's bring out a happier side shall we?

Last week I was in Denver to help out my Aunt and her family. Her husband was in the hospital with a flesh eating bacteria thing and that was crappy, so I was down there to babysit the kids and such. The kids...well let's just say they make me lose all desire to EVER have children. But Denver was a cool city. I don't think I could live there but it was way cool to walk around and I loved their history museum. I am a museum freak.

Since I've been back I haven't done much. Cleaned a bunch, the house is mess and about a trillion things are broken including: my light in my room, my dryer (have been hanging all washed clothes till they dry luckily it's 90 degrees here constantly), the garbage disposal, the TV, and plenty others. All things above I have survived without and it's been fine. I guess as long as the Internet doesn't stop working things will be okay.

I've been writing some more too. Researching Ireland, in particular Mayo county on the upper west coast. I want to set a fantasy novel there. I have good small details plotted out but I really need to get to know and develop my main character more. I feel like I hardly know her. Like if she went outside for a day what would she wear? I have no idea. All things to figure out. After all if people don't like your main character...well...chances are they won't like your book.

Oh! I saw harry potter at midnight. It was a great movie...but a downer as far as plot holes go. I'm really curious to see how they fix THOSE huge gaping holes for the 7th movie. Tom Felton's acting was incredible though. He blew me away I didn't know he was that good. And who knew Dan was a such a comedian with the Felix Felicies potion?

Tomorrow going to the lake.

Still want to travel...more than just to the lake...

And I'm back to the Holly from last blog post...Forgive me, I'll stop here...

-Holly