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What I'll Be Watching This Fall (2012 Edition)

Doctor Who isn’t on here because it’s not a NETWORK show.  But I’ll be watching that.  (I wouldn’t miss it for the world.)

Sunday

8PM

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

10PM

666 Park Avenue* (ABC)

Monday

8PM

How I Met Your Mother/Partners* (CBS)

BONES (FOX)

9PM

2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly (CBS)

The Mob Doctor* (FOX)

10PM

Castle (ABC)

Tuesday

8PM

Raising Hope/Ben and Kate* (FOX)

NCIS (CBS)

9PM

Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (9:30 PM) (ABC)

New Girl/The Mindy Project* (FOX)

10PM

Private Practice (ABC)

Vegas* (CBS)

Wednesday

9PM

Modern Family (ABC)

10PM

Nashville* (ABC)

Thursday

8PM

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

9PM

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Glee (FOX)

Beauty & The Beast* (CW)*

10PM

Elementary* (CBS)*

Friday

9PM

Fringe (FOX)

Anything with an asterisk after the name is new.  IF the asterisk is behind the network, then I’m giving the show a chance as I’m not sure about it.

I’ll be honest, this doesn’t seem like a lot of shows to me.

Suggestions?

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Life Update and The Bet

So, some stuff has been going on and I need to vent.  Ready?

Too bad.

On July 20th, I went with Poppet and jeepaholicto a nearby University with a Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts Program.  It's not too far, but classes start at 8AM so if I go, I'd either want to stay in a dorm or get one of the many rentals in town.  (I think it would ultimately be less expensive to live in a dorm, but I'm not very happy about not having a kitchen or having to share a bathroom.  Granted, I'd only be sharing a bathroom with one other person, but still.)

I drug my feet for a little over a week.  I was alternatively really excited and dreading the whole idea.  My stomach was not happy with me.  One second I was like, no problem, I can do this and the next I was like, what the Hell am I thinking?

Last Friday, I sent a fax to my old High School, to send a copy of my transcripts to the University.  I filled out my application yesterday and sent a fax for my transcripts to the University I previously attended (for 3 semesters.  I didn't do very well.  I'm nervous that will work against me.  I did really well in my business classes in high school, so hopefully that will help). 

I sent everything out yesterday afternoon. 

I am terrified. 

I love baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes.  I like making cookies and breads (pumpkin and zucchini mostly). 

Another problem with the program, is that they're grooming you to work in 4 and 5 star restaurants.  And that sounds nice, on the surface, but it's not something I'm terribly excited about.  We were allowed to ask annonymous questions - we wrote them on an index card- and I asked if any of the Alumni had opened their own bakery.  The answer had been no and that a student would have to do really well on their non-kitchen classes.  But I went to their site to see what some of the alumni are doing now, and there's a girl who works for cake shop 90 miles south of where I work.  So the way I see it, if she can work for the kind of shop I want to open, shouldn't I be able to take the education and open a shop?  Maybe not right away, you know travel a bit and get some experience.  But then I could do what i want.  Open a place (jeepaholicand I have been calling it a dessert bar) that has cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc.  I probably would do rye bread or stuff like that.  Or maybe I would. 

We'll see. 

Like I said, I sent everything in yesterday afternoon.  Decisions take two weeks after they've received everything, so I figure I should know by August 20th.  That gives one week to receive everything and two weeks to make a decisions.

I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be accepted.  I'm so sure that jeepaholicand I have a bet going on as she is looking for a different job (she's also my Manager at the hotel, and while I'd be sad to see her go, I know that she deserves better).  The bet?  I claim she will have a new job before I get into school.  She bets me that I will be in school before she gets a new job.

The bet is $10.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to win.  Especially because she has a promising interview tomorrow morning.

Game on.
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Family Research

I've spent the last several hours (say 5 or 6) on Ancestery.com.  I've started a 14 day free trial.  I've found a lot of information about my Mother's Father's Family and some about my Mother's Mother's family but NOTHING on my Dad's side of the family.  We'll be doing more research when I get home.  It's really interesting (I can officially say that I'm part French - oh la la) but tedious, oh goodness.
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Working on a short story for an anthology that's due October 1st.

Right now it's a lot darker then I originally anticipated.  Might try that part again. 

It's nice to be writing with a purpose again.
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My friend and I are going on a trip to New Jersey this week - just an overnight thing.  We're going to a book signing on Tuesday in Moorestown, NJ.  Janet Evanovich is signing copies of her new book WICKED BUSINESS.  Then on Wednesday, we're driving up to Hoboken and going to Carlo's Bakery (Cake Boss) again and we found out there's a Crumbs (cupcake bakery) down the street - literally like four blocks.  Then we're driving back. 

Question - Would it be weird to wear a "PA HEARTS ME" Shirt?  I'm sure no one would say anything, but I always think it's weird when someone wears a football jersey or something from another part of the country at the hotel.  I probably won't pack it.  I hate packing anyway!

Everyone have a good week - with the trip and the writing, I doubt I'll be on much.
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I'm writing today.

I've been so sidetracked with financial stuff and family stuff.  And finding a part-time job stuff.  I've been neglecting my writing.

Update on the banking thing - I'm kind of over the job.  They marked me as "not hired" before I sent in the additional application they asked for.  My dad said that sometimes companies will do that because Careerlink (the job site) will bug them about it.  So, while it's still a possibility, I'm kind of over it.  There's a couple part-time jobs that look promising (and they have benefits - which I don't have now.  So there'll be more money overall and medical insurance.)

Poppet just texted me, so I'll probably be going out tonight, but I'm taking my notebook with me since people look at me weird when I take my laptop places.

Have a great day, everyone!
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Bank - Poppet - House

I got a call after I got home this afternoon from the HR department at the bank I applied for.  (Yay!)  She asked me a few pre-interview questions. . . .

Can someone honestly tell me why people ask this question: "Why did you decide to apply with us?"

Because I want a job!  I'm not sure I want to work at the same place for the rest of my life.  I'm only 27.  At this point, I don't want a career, I want a job.  Why do I not want a career?  Because I really want to be a writer.  But I've been slacking so I need to get my but in gear.

Anyway, when I go to work tomorrow, I have to tell my friend/boss what's going on.  There's a background check and at some point I have to be certified in something.  She mentioned what it was, I think, but I was shaking so I don't really remember.  I have to fill out an application and fax it in.  It's almost done.  I'm not worried about the majority of the background check except for the part where they're going to check my credit.  It's not great but it isn't rock bottom either.  I'm working on getting my credit score up - so I can do things like get a car and a house and stuff.

After I get this application filled out and sent back in, I'm going to start on the second draft of my NANO 2011 project.  It's about time I get cracking on that.  August is Camp Nano, so I'd like to get the draft done before that.  Then I have to find someone to read it before I can do anything else.

On a different subject, I may have upset Poppet.  (Nickname for best friend.)

She's in a bit of a predicament and I told her to basically walk away from the situation before she get's her heart broken and I don't think she liked that answer.  In fact, I'm sure she didn't it.  I honestly feel she needed someone to tell her that though, and if it were reversed, she'd tell me.  I'm just starting to feel like every time she asks me about stuff, I just keep telling her no.  Have I been wrong?  No, but that doesn't make it better.  Sigh. 

On the housing front, it looks like I stuck where I'm at for the moment.  Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place.  But I'll be living with my brother beside my parents.  It's just weird.  I'll need time to save money anyway, so whatever.  I'm tired, so I'm going to get going.

Everyone have a great night!  Smooches.