@Mike Dang Ahh yay thanks! It's a pre-Thanksgiving miracle!
Sorry but the image for this post really should've been Ned Ryerson because BING
No, oh my God, your first purchase, pure terror /clutches for EpiPen
@Shan Palus@facebook I would buy us a couch the put the rest in the couch, like between the cushions, for safekeeping
@hopelessshade Right? As soon as I got to that line I was like THE VIDEO CONNECTION. Y'all do know that THE VIDEO CONNECTION is a front for selling lottery tix, right? It's illegal in IL to have a store that ONLY sells scratch-offs, so their ostensible day-job business is "renting movies." I wouldn't really call it an indie rental store for that reason (though I did once buy a Twilight poster there while waiting for my laundry to be done, so.)
I majored in MEDIEVAL STUDIES. (Let that sink in for a minute.) I'm employed at a job I love because I write well. While I love and will defend my B.A. FEROCIOUSLY, I honestly don't know if these two facts are related. I think I was lucky, and that I worked hard, and that I was lucky. Then again, even if the did-you-know factoids about 12th century France are basically a quarter-million-dollar party trick, I don't know who I'd be without them. So...anecdotal proof of holistic methods? YMMV, everyone.
@andnowlights Wow. Mazel tov. Hope better things are ahead!
My GP told me that one of my legs is almost an inch longer (!!!!) than its twin and that I should see a chiropractor. That was in February. I fully intend to call one today except I'm also a little wigged about chiros in general because THEY ARE NOT DOCTORS even though they wear scrubs and WHAT IF I HAVE A STROKE FROM ARTERIAL DISSECTION. But I have this bad bad shoulder pain that won't go away and I think it's a result of my screwed-up, whacked-out body and at this point I'm okay with being treated like a human Bop-It if it means I can sit comfortably at my keyboard for countless hours
@Lily Rowan Oh yeah, totally. I just had a rockstar jouno advisor, but the career equivalent of ER nurses that I saw for last-minute help were not at all helpful re: writing/publishing jobs. Keywords are really Not A Thing there.
@3jane JK, just read it and that all seems really common-sensey to me. Like, duh, you're applying for a writing job, OF COURSE the cover letter is more important than your resume! Though to be fair I didn't appreciate this until my college career counselor told me SO