For the past many months this sad little meme has rang true in my job hunting excursion. All I have experience in is the library world, so really I could not apply for many jobs that required experience in other fields. Sad times, it was.
But, behold, I have been hired! Finally! In... drum roll please...
Yep, back to that. Nevertheless, I must admit I enjoy the library atmosphere and look forward to getting a steady paycheck again. Today and tomorrow I go in for training, and then I start next week. Huzzah! These are exciting times, my friends.
My greatest fear is neglecting everything I've been working on for the duration of my unemployment, but as my hours are in the evening, I don't think that will be a major problem. En garde! As much as some people may have hoped, I am going nowhere soon! I shall continue running in circles within my tiny little corner of the internet.
While browsing for a documentary on Netflix, I ran across American Grindhouse. As an individual with a fascination in exploitation films, I decided to give it a go. And I must say, although EXTREMELY not safe for work, I highly recommend it, if only to see the sleazy side of films.
This was in front of my door when I went to go get my paper this morning.
Of all the things to expect, this was not one of them. First, it's not my birthday for another seven or so months. Second, I have never cooked anything on an actual grill. Third, I don't know anyone in my apartment building. Someone is either very confused or I just got a free grill. Mostly likely both. On the plus side, it's in pretty good shape, and it appears like it hasn't been used much (as if the layers of dust didn't tell you that).
What's the weirdest thing that has ever appeared on your doorstep?
While I figure out what pieces to put together to make an awesome costume, I begin work on another mask; this time, with a few modifications.
I did the same thing I did as last time: I used a piece of tin foil to make a "mold" of my face, and then started working from there. However, this time I decided to cut out the eye holes after I got on the beginning layers of paper mache.
After the three layers had dried, I used an Exacto knife to smooth out the edges and remove any weird overhangs.
I then made an approximation of where the eyes would be and cut out two holes to begin with.
After that, necessary adjustments were made in widening the eye sockets so I would be able to actually see. Next up is the beak, but I don't think I will have time to get to it until later next week.