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Daily NP Sales (08/01/2011) [Aug. 1st, 2011|04:00 pm]
Hey guys, haven't seen one of these in a little while, so I figured I would get one rolling.
I got tired of trying to sell some painted petpets on the TP and put them in my shop instead, so if anyone is interested:

Anyone else can feel free to post their wares as well :D
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Wow...a year [Jun. 25th, 2011|04:48 pm]
It's been almost a complete year since I posted here. That's kinda amazing, in a sad way.

I'm posting this entry mostly to get the rest of my frustrations out.
During May, when school districts tell non tenure teachers whether they are getting rehired or not, my school told me that I was getting another year to improve and try and do better.

Fantastic, excellent, that's what I was hoping for.
Three days before school ends, my principal calls me to his office to tell me they changed their minds and they are letting me go.


So now I am jobless. And relationship less.
So to put it in perspective, I'm in the same goddam spot I was in roughly a year ago.

After fourth of july weekend I need to re-register for subbing in Palisades Park and try to find a new job for September, but the pickings are probably going to be slim now.

At least I have Vin's two day fourth of july party to look forward to.
And a chance to get fucked up on alcohol.
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The Rat Race continues.... [Jul. 19th, 2010|07:48 pm]
I have an interview tomorrow for Hasbrouck Heights Jr./Sr. High School, and I have a good feeling about it.

This marks my third teacher application interview, out of about eight sendouts. Not too bad in the grand scheme of things I suppose.

It would be really nice to land this one. Close by, and an easy commute, on top of HH being a small town with a small school, which is exactly like where I grew up, and what I like.

I don't like the feeling of a huge school, with thousands of kids in it.
Smaller schools are better, getting to know kids in and outside of the building, and just developing long term bonds and relationships with fellow teachers, and the students.

It's a tough time for teachers, and one can only hope it gets better sooner than later.
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Scope of Life [Jun. 11th, 2010|11:34 pm]
[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

It's been a bit more than a year since I finished college, and was told that I am now part of the "real world"

And what do I have to show for myself for the last year?
Basically nothing.

No career full time job.
No girlfriend or steady relationship.
No group of friends/coworkers which to go out after work with on a nightly basis.

It almost feels like I wasted two of those college years doing work for a major that I can't get a job in.

I wish I wasn't failing so hard right now.
Sure, we are in a depression. Sure the economy is down.

But if I was a good candidate, I would be getting offers regardless of that fact.

I don't know if it's sad, or obsessive that the best thing I have to show for in regards to the last year is my blossoming comic book collection, thanks to my retail store paychecks.
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Mr. Aladdin Sir, have a wish or two or three..... [Apr. 16th, 2010|06:27 pm]
[Current Location |home]
[mood |blankblank]
[music |Telephone- Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce]

I haven't posted in a mad long time....just nothing to write about. you know?

Work, school, occasional gym trip. Life cane be pretty boring. I saw the wishes thing going on, an I'd figure I'd join in.

Everyone has wishes and ambitions:

I wish: Governor Christie wasn't raping my profession. His budget cuts are really messing with schools, which is only going to get worse down the road.

I wish: I didn't live in New Jersey right now. A particular state comes to mind where I'd rather be.

I wish: I had been able to graduate college a year or two earlier. It would have given me more time in this economy to find a solid full time job.

I wish: that I could could sign up for a dating site and be able to filter out New York City for matches. It's really getting annoying now.

I wish: that I had friends a bit closer to home. It would make seeing people around my work schedule a bit easier.

I wish: that I had more real problems, so that I don't sound like a whiny bitch.
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Virtu Dating? [Feb. 24th, 2010|08:45 pm]
[music |Warrior- Nelly]

A few different people have suggested to me to start using a dating site/sites in order to maybe help jump start something of a social life.

I have some reservations about doing something like this though, and they feel important factors.
The first one being that all of the sites that are meant for meeting people and dating, make you pay to contact the members on the site.
Sure you can make a free profile, but what good is that if you can't communicate with other people on the site? It's so stupid. And the cost is like 10-15 a month for the service.

I don't know about other people, but that's a little much to meet people. Plus, I don't have THAT much money coming in, and I'd rather not add another monthly charge to my bill.

Secondly, thanks to my zip code, about 70% of the matches I get are in like Brooklyn and other parts of NYC.
I hate the city. Venomiously. So why would I date people from there?
Simple, I wouldn't.

I keep telling myself that I'll meet someone when I start working fulltime as a teacher, but at times I can't help but to stop and think, am I just fooling myself with that.

The last point is that I'm worried that many of those people are just looking to hook up with attractive other members.
And that's not really what I want.

It's a really confusing situation. And it doesn't have a clear answer, which makes it more depressing.
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He works hard for his money.... [Feb. 16th, 2010|12:21 am]
It took me half a year, but I have finally gotten into the complete flow of working two jobs, while still doing the things I love to do around the hours I'm working.

My hours bounce between 15-20 from week to week, based on what's going on in the week.
I'm usually a cashier, but when I work during the day on weekends, sometimes I get to push freight, which I love the most.

Less interaction with people, and I get to stock shelves and such. If I wasn't subbing, I might have had a chance to join the freight team, but I don't want to give up the money and experience from subbing.

Since I average two to three days a week at the school, and I don't know if I'll get called in the morning or at nighttime, it's hard to plan stuff like that.

But it's fun. And the more I work, the more I get to know the kids, which helps when I cover the classes with kids that I've had often.

So far I've sent in one application based on an ad in the paper, and hopefully viable adds will continue to appear as we exit February and move on into March and April. These two months are the prime months for schools to advertise for positions.

Gamestop is getting my copy of Aliens vs. Predator tomorrow, and it's five weeks today until Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver release.

All in all, a very exciting month or so.
I've been going to the gym every once in a while, but with all this goddammed snow, parking is a serious bitch near my house, which limits me.

I just want winter to end, I hate all this snow. But yet, I hate summer cause it's too hot.
I guess Autumn really is the absolute best season.
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Artist, Artist I wanna be an artist [Jan. 18th, 2010|08:45 pm]
[mood |sadsad]
[music |Faces in the Hall - Gym Class Heroes]

I absolutely hate that I can't draw a damn thing without some kind of reference picture to get me through it :/

I really find that it stifles my creativity because of the already established structures of the reference and the positioning of limbs and such.

Then, if I try and change or alter this, it comes out looking like a mess.
It really gets me down sometimes, and is the major source of my frustration with making new pieces and doing the kinds of things I really want to do.

I was hoping that practice would help, but it doesn't seem to be.
Some of the parts on my Trainer application look absolutely horrid, because of this fact.

I know I'm not going to go very far in this contest, but it is fun.
So many potential good pieces though, that I come up with, won't or can't be done because I can't get them down on paper.

Makes me rather sad.
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Pushed to the limit, makes you reach the limit [Oct. 28th, 2009|06:17 pm]
[Tags|, ]
[Current Location |home]
[mood |busybusy]
[music |California Dreamin' - Beach Boys]

"All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray. California Dreamin, on such a winter's day."

Basically switch out winter for rainy, and you've got an idea what it is like in New Jersey at the moment, though the rain pretty much cleared up a while ago, about 4pmish EST time.

Things have been pretty smoothly lately.
I'm still averaging 2-3 work days a week as a substitute teacher in my old high school, which has been really great. My school has a lot of amazing students and teachers, and is just a nice environment to be in. Too bad they don't need a Science teacher. x_x

At the dollar store, I have 20 hours for the next coming week, which is a 5 hour increase from my current schedule.

I don't know if the change is from now on, or just a one week thing, but either way it's pretty sweet. I think they are starting to see how good of a worker I am, and that prompted the increase in the hours. I can't really think of any other reason to give one of the newest employees extra hours.

This weekend, Saturday to be specific, I will be taking the regular content GRE's at a testing center near me. I don't think I'm nervous per se, but I'm not exactly excited about going to take the test. This test just brings back all the annoying and depressing memories of the SAT's, which this test is the just the grown up version of. I only scored like 1080 on the SATS, just low enough to loose scholarship money from the state for a state school, which left my mother relatively unhappy with me.

My main problem is the math. I suck at math, and when you throw together a section of questions that encompasses what I should have learned in four years of math, it gets confusing. And frustrating, especially when your calculated answer doesn't match any of the choices.

Plus, you can't use a calculator! I'm taking the computer version, so that should at least be a little better, hopefully.

I'm planning on turning around and applying back to Montclair for Graduate school, so the fact that I graduated undergraduate from there, and knew much of the science faculty, hopefully pushes me into the accepted category. The science programs do not have any minimum scores, so I just need to try my hardest, and hope for the best. Hopefully my verbal score can pull me through this time.
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I'm not dead, I swear. [Sep. 21st, 2009|07:35 pm]
[mood |contentcontent]

Wow, I can't believe, looking at the date log on my livejournal, how long it has been since I wrote anything.

I read lj a couple of times a day, but just haven't felt the need to post.

I haven't been very chatty with people lately either. Not sure why. Just feeling the antisocial vibe.

The awkward feeling about not going to classes has pretty much gone away, replaced by the content attitude to remain in my pajamas and play video games when I don't have a shift at the dollar store or don't get called for subbing.

I've been reading a lot too, polishing off 5 books in about a month and a half, which is really good for me because I'm a slow novel reader, considering all the other distractions I have in my life.

I got my copy of Wolverine and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 thanks to my sister, as well as the five promo character posters for Wolverine- Deadpool, Wolverine, Sabreooth, Gambit, and Silverfox.

The posters are really sweet, especially the Gambit one.

Overall, I am very happy with life at the present time. Though job and relationship less, it doesn't seem to matter to me.

With steady income thanks to my store, I have an easier time buying my graphic novels, and the fall television lineup kicks in for real this week.

One or two more sub jobs a week would be excellent, but it's not like I have crazy bills to pay for at the moment.
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