screen time

I have been spending so much time applying for jobs online…and watching 2 new shows.

New to me!

I was intrigued by the idea of ‘Fargo’ the programme (loved the film back in the day) and was not particularly interested in ‘Orange is the New Black’ due to reverberating nightmares from my mammy watching years of ‘Women of Cellblock H.’ -wasn’t that what it was called? I hated that. I wanted to watch ‘Fantasy Island.’

Fargo isn’t as fun (early into the series) as the film BUT Freeman and Thornton are pleasures to watch perform!

OITNB started off a bit slowly -I was warned of this  but then I started getting into the characters. For me, it’s always about characters. I watched six hours between the two this week. That’s me watching SIX HOURS OF ANYTHING ACROSS 4 NIGHTS.

I don’t do that!

working class dogeBack to the online applications thing. Let me tell you something, it’s not easy. You think it sounds like an advance but ATS and the like mean you have to consider different things, not just the different things per placement, which of course needs tweaking.

I’m eclectic:

•Lockheed Martin

•Director of Levi Strauss’ Youth Branding

•County Library HQ

•St. John’s Mercy

and many more! The thing is, it’s not just your résumé you’re uploading. Even if they allow it, there are pages and pages to fill out and I don’t mean your common application that they’ve put online. I’m sure those exist if you’re looking for a part-time job at McDonalds but that’s not what I’m doing.

In some cases, it’s the equivalent of say 50 pages of info — which btw, you’ve already included via cover letter, résumé and PREVIOUS pages on their online tour de farce.

Sheeit. Lockheed Martin had less security questions and psych profiles than the county!

Mostly, I spend a lot of time finding positions that have already been filled, which you learn after wasting another half hour on that one position. I’m sure the ones they’ve allowed you to fill out are already filled, as well. I prefer the times when I can roll up and hand my résumé to a person.

I know a lot of retired people, who no longer have connections. Bleurg. I also know a lot of out of work people, who don’t want to hear about your job search since you already have one. Heh. Awwww.

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Fini: Les Revenants, zombies élégants

Wow! I’m so happy that I decided to watch this mini-series when I’d never heard of it. It came recommended by Netflix or Amazon.com — whoever ‘knows’ my taste. I often like those recommendations (can’t say that about all services who hit for your general demographic but don’t bother ‘botting you to see what you’re actually about), so I grabbed E01 and let it sit forever.

Finally watched it and was like, this is intriguing, right?! As I watched more, I liked it even better. I gave myself a teensy spoiler when I googled (after E03) to see if a second series was out. I came across a main character descriptions list and slight spoilers were in there but it didn’t ruin it, rather helped my understanding — like X is Y’s brother. Oh, didn’t know that and it will be made clear later (spoiler) but it didn’t detract from watching it, having seen that.

It is in French, so unless you’re a francophone or don’t mind subtitles, this may be not worth your time. If you don’t mind subtitles, it’s great because it’s the type of show you really have to WATCH (don’t distractedly). I saw in the same place with the character description that Stephen King had tweeted he loved it. This makes perfect sense. It’s like King on a good day.

And let me say, it’s considered horror genre but I’m the biggest wuss in the world and loved it. It’s not really scary, more mysterious.

 

‘Shameless’ in Colorado

I got here and immediately Foster-Sis’ left the state. I have been house-bound (really, you can’t safely hike the area as I’d normally have done due to the fact that I’m alone, bears and mountain lions are active – there have been a couple of mountain lion attacks in the past month, which is more than I need).

I don’t care what anybody says: I’m a hillbilly. I’m pretty idiotic-fearless and I know how to deal with bobcats. Mountain lions? I’ve been trained since I was a baby because we have them, too. We haven’t had attacks in decades, though. Our population in the Ozarks is very low (lions and hillbillies). One thing I also know: humans do not win a fight with a mountain lion. Knowing ‘what to do’ in hopes of spooking them off is your only hope. Good luck with that. Not this hillbilly! You have to figure, the girl who picks up snakes, kills animals by ripping off their heads, can shoot well…she says eff mountain lions? There’s something there.

What have I done? I watched the second series of Homeland-finally. It is still on long wait list at Netflix. You’ll recall I can’t do streaming as I don’t have internet at home (just my iPhone on data and tethering is not an option with my ancient contract). 

I soaked up Homeland and FS got me on Shameless. It’s funny. It’s too familiar! 

The music’s good! I found these lists but there’s no pre-compiled music to buy. Some I don’t care for but all in all, I give big props to the selection. Lists allow preview but you have to purchase them on your own.

S01 from 8-20 songs per episode!

S02 from 10-31 songs per episode!

S03 from 19-30 songs per episode!

That’s a lot of music.

 

My life in Nerd Boredom, part 17

I’m truly the most boring person. It’s not just because I’m old.

1) I don’t like TV. People talk about it all the time. I’ve considered maybe I’d be less of a weirdo if I watched their horrible shows so that we’d have something to talk about but I hate it so much, that it defeats the point if I’m tearing apart ‘their show.’

Most TV is a total fing waste of my 20 minutes of free time at home a day. …Unless it’s Breaking Bad, which is quality writing or True Blood, which is ridiculous but they have the hawt menz and truly, Sister isn’t that choosy.

GOLD!!!

GOLD!!!

 

'Honey, I'm home!'

‘Honey, I’m home!’

I’ve spoken of my love for Once Upon a Time, which is silliness but there’s nothing better for my dark heart than Good Ol’ Bobby Carlyle (he likes it when I call him that) being evil in a fantasy-spangled-and-lizard-eyed way?

It's ME!

It’s ME!

Regina is fanTAStic, as well. I want to grow up to be her–not the actor, Lana Parilla. I want to be an Evil Queen.

(shut up! I heard that!)

I had to share two BobbyC piccies. Yes, he’s in character. Not all Scots look like that.

 

HATE it when barber trims sides this close. It's meant to COVER my ears. Now, I look weird.

‘HATE it when barber crops sides too close. It’s meant to COVER my ears. Now, I look weird.’ Alan Cummings

Where was I? Right. I prefer film. I’m still fing reading Clash of Kings, as well. At this rate, I may die before Martin needs to finish the series.

…And I don’t fit in with those freaks, either! I don’t like Star Wars; I’m a Trekkie. Sure, I grew up reading PKD but I stopped somewhere (he’s still the shite but I just can’t be bothered, more on that later–I’m busy!)

Most sci/fi and/ or fantasy people do RPG or at least video games (do they still call them that?). I don’t. I play, ‘let’s cut down trees, chop them up and haul them from the forest so we don’t freeze to death in winter.’ It’s an Ozarks thing. There’s also ‘feed ripped off chicken heads to the hogs’ and ‘bush-hog the back forty,’ perhaps you’ve heard of them? We have loads of games but no internet. Satellite isn’t even available — really — or I’d have it!

See? Permanently uncool and boring.

 

::whispers:: I have a theory: don’t tell or you’ll send me toGitmo. When I was a kid, the military used to conduct dog fights (and I don’t mean with pit bulls but with jets!) over our heads. There’s an ‘abandoned’ air base right behind our property. Anytime something Big and Bad is happening in the world, I know when to turn on the news cos they start moving things (flying over). The last really cool thing I got to see was last year on 9/11/11 (the anniversary). Five old bombers from WWII flew over. You could hear them miles away and we waited for them, waving when they came over the treeline. They all dropped down in formation for us to get a good look! (or the other way around…creepy)

Anyhoozles! My theory is perhaps we’re in a ‘dead zone’ since we’re OBVIOUSLY a flight path for shite they don’t want normal people to see. And I’m not normal, so it works out! Wish they’d give me internet. I’m sure THEY have it. Jerks.