Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Job situation

Well being unemployed sucks, and I am in this situation because I moved cities, and while I tried my best to secure interviews before I moved I was not successful. Since being here in Melbourne, so I have money coming in while I try and get work I had to sign up with Centrelink.

So far that is all fine, I'm doing the right thing and doing what is required of me. Which includes going to a Job Network place and doing things through them. It looks like Centrelink gave me the jackpot with my Job Network provider, they are actually quite fantastic, very nice and actually helpful. The sessions I've had to go to through them are actually pretty good and I go away with knowledge that I can actually use and apply for looking for work, getting the interview ect...

The man that runs it, is a good guy, he tells it like it is and he is very honest about everything. The advice he gives, is actually stuff that I can use and put to good use at that. Unlike the Job Network people I dealt with in Adelaide, he actually gives it to you straight and in a helpful way. If you need to ask something, he will take the time and answer it for you, he wont blow you off, like they did back in Adelaide. The ladies in the office there, saw what I had written on my forms, and they saw the type of work I was interested in, and told me about some opportunities that had come in that morning and said they would grab my resume and apply me for the position. It had been two weeks but yesterday I finally heard back and I had an interview. I asked the man who runs the session, how I managed to secure an interview without a covering letter, and he said they would have been extremely impressed with my resume. He said obviously what I am doing is working, to keep it up and I should secure employment.

I had a few interviews last week, one actually turned out to be very fraudulent. False advertising, and all of that, I was very disappointed that I had to set back my school enrollment to attend that interview. The interview I had on Wednesday went extremely well and I phoned back today and indeed she had put me forward for a 2nd interview with the employer and that they were just waiting for the employer to confirm interview times and as soon as they knew I would get the call. The other interview I had on Friday went really well as well, and I think they were seriously considering me for the role, it was with two people I would be working with and not a recruiter. I hope I do hear back from them as well, I will call them to see what is happening. With these coming on, hopefully I will have work soon. I just better not mess up in the interview, but so far I think so good. I've had more experience with interviews and with the help and advice I've gotten my confidence has risen so much, and I feel much more comfortable with it. I will keep on applying, but I really would love to secure one of these roles as they are really good and I know I would really enjoy doing them.

Wish me luck, hopefully within the next few weeks I will be employed again! Not only that, hopefully nothing comes up next Tuesday and I can actually enroll for to complete High School too!


Sharing the lyrics to one of my favourite Tori Amos songs...enjoy


She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6:58 are you sure where my spark is

She's convinced she could hold back a glacier
But she couldn't keep Baby alive
Doubting if there's a woman in there somewhere

You say you don't want it again
And again but you don't really mean it
You say you don't want it
This circus we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it
You don't really mean it
if the Divine master plan is perfection
Maybe next I'll give Judas a try
Trusting my soul to the ice cream assassin

You say you don't want it again
And again but you don't really mean it
You say you don't want it
This cirucs we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it
You don't really mean it
How may fates turn around in the overtime
Ballerinas that have fins that you'll never find
You thought that you were the bomb yeah
Well so did I
Say you don't want it
Say you don't want it
Say you don't want it again
And again but you don't really mean it
Say you don't want it
This circus we're in
But you don't you don't really mean it
You don't really mean it

She's addicted to nicotine patches
She's afraid of the light in the dark
6:58 are you sure where my spark is
Currently listening:
From the Choirgirl Hotel
By Tori Amos
Release date: 1998-05-05

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yeah its high

Well before I left Adelaide, I had a check up from the doctor and she said I had high blood pressure, not overly high but high enough to keep an eye on. Last few days I checked it again after around 5 weeks and it is still high. Granted one day I had a stressful BS day and that could have been why it was high, but it wasn't much different after that. Not sure what it could be though? I've lost weight, I try and get in some exercise every day and I try to eat the right thing (Junk does sneak in but I have cut it down a lot though), so I'm not really sure what it could be. Maybe stress still in trying to find work? I may have to see a doctor here soon, have to try and find the right place to go. I am worried, I don't want it to go any higher. But there is also the fact that both my parents are on medication for high blood pressure. I haven't had this problem since the early days of being on the pill due to female issues I had. Not sure what else I can really do, keep an eye on it and hope it doesn't get any worse, see a doctor, get advice?

My lastest Telstra bill is going to send me broke!!!!!!!

Those bastards! They sent me the last and final bill for my house back in Adelaide, and I think it is going to send me broke! I have no idea how I am ever going to afford....

wait for it....

wait for it.....

its coming........

its coming.....

a total of.....


Yes I owe them $3.22, it probably cost them that much to print and send the bill, how ridiculous! HAHAHAHAHAHA stupid idiots!

Anyone wanna donate to help me pay bahahah!


Wow the latest episode of Heroes was lacking big time, I know what they wanted to do, but the writers have NO idea. The timeline was completely wrong and some things did not make sense. Very sloppy! This show used to be freakin awesome, but the latest episode was such a let down. Step up please, actually know what the hell you are doing, it is almost like somethings are getting made up as they go along. I mean for goodness sake, it isn't that hard to keep up with a time line, although try telling that to George Lucas. I almost feel like re-watching Season 1 when the show was fantastic and the best thing on TV, to remind me why I fell in love with the show in the first place.

Saturday, November 8, 2008



I really did not know much at all going into this, I had seen the trailer a while back, but couldn't really remember much, just that it had Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer and it took place on a train. Here is yet another film I think benefited from not knowing much about it. In keeping with that I will not give much away, just the basics is we have a married couple Roy and Jessie who decide to go on the Transsiberian train from Beijing to Moscow. Of course that sounds simple enough, but things soon change when they have to share their cabin with another couple Carlos (Eduardo Noriega) and Abby (Kate Mara). Of course through in some Ben Kingsley in there, we see him at the start and I wont say any more about his character, you will just have to watch. The actual script is pretty strong, for the most part it holds interesting, for something mostly taking place on a train that is quite the task. The script actually tries to flesh out our main characters which definitely helps the film and some what helps us identify with them. The acting is pretty good too, for the most part everyone is quite strong, Emily Mortimer stuck out the most for me. Woody was his usual self, for parts when he wasn't in it he wasn't overly missed and I felt he probably should have been. Kate Mara and Eduardo Noriega were good as well, they played all the right notes. The cinematography is certainly one of the films huge strength, it looks fantastic and the locations as well fantastic. You felt like you were actually there, scenes in the snow were especially well done. I would recommend this for fans of the genre (intense, slow burn thriller, character driven), and fans of the actors.


Last couple of nights I felt like picking up a pencil and paper and just drawing, I didn't have anything in mind but I just felt like getting it out. For what ever reason, I seem to have a thing for drawing Hawkgirl, I've drawn my 3rd picture of her. I'm not sure what the attraction is, she isn't the typical comic book female type. I know I pretty much suck at it right now, but I'm not trying to be perfect, I just feel creative. When I have the confidence I know I'll be able to draw without copying the picture exactly how it is. I actually just drew something which was in my mind, it looks bad right now but I need to work on it. I just took a picture of Christy Hemme as a reference and I drew that, turned out better then expected actually. It needs work, a lot of work but for a first draft I am happy with it.

Next with my creative juices flowing, I will probably start up with poetry again. I have them all locked up inside and they need to come out.

Of course if I get around to catching a few films, I'll certainly get my thoughts down and share them with everyone as I usually do. I have a few I want to catch up on.

I managed to scan one drawing.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It has been that long already

So, it is like November 6th already, I've been in Melbourne since the evening of October 21st. Hard to believe it has been that long already! It seems just like yesterday I made the decision to move and was looking for houses and work.

Everything is great really, the Unit is fine, it is smaller then what we had in Adelaide, but it is rather cosy and everything is set up really well. My room is almost perfect, if only my PC was working and I wasn't stuck on this lap top lol.

As usual I spent the day looking for work, as I do every day. It'd be awesome if someone would get back to me. I had 2 interviews last week, one said no and the other said I'd hear from them by today and of course, they have no rang! I have to go through this Job Network place, but I think going through them (Centrelink requirement) I should actually have a much better chance of securing work. They already sent me resume off to a really good sounding job that isn't far away and they seemed confident I should I get an interview, so fingers crossed.

I got my information for correspondence school for next year, I can start to enroll and check out what I want to do. It is very exciting, I am really looking forward to completing my High School next year. An enrollment counselor is going to call me next week on Tuesday, looking forward to that!

I think most things are pretty much sorted, settled in pretty well, Toby seems to like it here, I think he really likes seeing his cousin Carlos as well, we visited Rachel on Monday and they were running a muck in the house, it was hilarious. I'm hoping we can get some things rolling for Rachel's wedding, try and get started on the invitations, it is so exciting!

I am actually feeling so much happier now that I am here, the only thing lacking is a job, but hopefully it wont be that way much longer. Time to send out more applications and next week with the Job Network place should be a huge help as well, everyone was so nice there. They offer help with your resume, interview skills, cover letters and stuff, so I'll be taking advantage of that. They said if I do get an interview from where I applied yesterday they'd be happy to run through interview questions and get my confidence up ect... which is great. They seem to actually be more helpful then when I went through the ones in Adelaide.

If you haven't already check out my Armageddon blog and photos, that was great!

I shall be around, and you guys know where to catch me!

CHE International Trailer

I am really looking forward to this one, Benicio looks amazing.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Melbourne Armageddon Expo 2008

Well I planned to write this over the weekend but I didn't get around to it lol

Well Armageddon Expo was pretty awesome, it was such a fantastic experience, I couldn't have imagined how great it turned out to be.

Since the very first WWE Diva Search took place, several years ago I have been a HUGE fan of Christy Hemme, since she was in the contest I thought "Whoa, what a bubbly and fun person, so full of life, so lovely, she is fantastic" and every week I voted for her online so she would win the contest. I found out she had a small website and I emailed her quite often to wish her luck and support and being the great gal that she is wrote back too. Of course she won, and I've been a fan of hers ever since, through her time with the WWE and now with TNA. For the past year and a half I've actually been the Admin at her official messageboard the RHS, which was started after she had won the Diva Search and I've been a member of since day one. The place is great, I've met some awesome people there through the years, and it is a real pleasure to help run with my fellow admins. So yeah basically when Joey told me that Christy was headed to Melbourne and actually so was I since I was moving, I was so excited to go and finally meet her. I think what got me more excited was Christy knowing I was going and leaving me this little message

"RHS ROCKS!!! You guys are seriously the best ever and gave me a ginormous smile!! Your support over the past years makes me feel very blessed to have you all in my life and you definitley made my birthday that much more special... THANK YOU!!

xoxo, Christy

ps. going to Australia tomorrow with Traci Brooks and yaaaa I get to meet....your fellow RHS member Marcey, see you there Marcey!"

So naturally that got me all the more excited hehe! So after a few ticket issues, I got into Armageddon, Daniel had to line up early (5th in line) to meet comic book artist (legend) Jim Lee, so I headed around to the TNA area where Christy, Traci Brooks and Sandman would be. I bought the TNA Knockouts DVD which I could get signed and I chatted to a few people around the place, the guy who was working there was very nice, I told him about being an admin for Christys messageboard and he let me know when they had arrived and yes he told me about poor Traci having her luggage lost! I got in line and finally after so long I got to meet Christy! She was even nicer and more awesome then I could have imagined, I told her who I was and she was just so happy to meet me, and it was sweet to chat to her a bit and it was so lovely for her to offer to take some photos, and pose for one with me and I got a hug hehe! Actually it was great of Christy and Traci to pose for some photos (which you can check out), they were both lovely!

So after that I waited for Michael to show up, and checked out the Expo a bit, at this stage, Daniel was still in line and it hadn't moved really (apparently someone decided to ask Jim Lee to sign a hell of a lot of comics, what a turd!). There were some cool stalls and some cool costumes (as well as some bad ones hehe)! I did get to chat to a friend of my cousins, who I was hoping to run in to and checked in a bit with Dans friends who had a stall there, you know, informing the line hadn't moved and he'd been there for like 2 hrs! Got to catch up with Michael finally! So glad ya came man!

Eventually I got to Daniel when he got to Jim Lee, who signed 5 items for him, including this old VHS tape from the 80's, which I think surprised Jim Lee quite a bit haha! Wheres the damn DVD! Its a cool video by the way, look up Jim Lee and Stan Lee on youtube! Then one of the coolest things happened, Jim drew Dan a sketch, but inside the HUSH hardcover he had. And what a sketch, he did it in like 5 mins and its just amazing! Of Superman, he even used liquid paper on it, it looks so awesome, I just can't describe it hehe! Go see the pics haha! Needless to say Dan was on cloud 9, and he got to chat to Jim who told Dan to come back at around 5 and he'd check out his sketches, no need to line up either! How nice of Jim huh? More about that later!

So we hung out for a bit, got some food. We went (Me and Michael) to the TNA stall for the next round of autograph signings, and got to chat to Christy and Traci again while Michael got to meet her and get her autograph (he also got a free one from Traci haha)! I was on cloud 9 when Christy reffered to me as her friend! Yes we're friends hehe! She asked if me and Michael were friends and I said yeah! And she explained to Traci who I was, it was so sweet! Chatted a bit about her tattoos, which was funny actually, because she said everyone thinks they are fake lol! Took more photos, Michael got a really nice one with Christy! She was great!

After that we checked out the sights, got photos, posed with some people in costumes! Daniel went and chatted to some more comic book artists, Colin Wilson and Wayne Nichols, who were simply awesome! Colin did Dan a sketch from the cover of a comic, I was just blown away by the finished product, it was just fantastic! Colin was a very chatty guy too, it was interesting the things he had to say! And watching Wayne do a Wolverine sketch was interesting, nice to see them at work! He was really nice too, Daniel asked him to check out his sketches and offer him feedback, after checking out sketches Daniel had from other artists hehe Wayne checked out Daniels work and gave some amazing feedback and advice, what blew me away was how constructive he was about it and informative. Wayne dude, you should give lessons! It was so nice of him to do that, and I know how much Daniel appreciated it! Top blokes they were! Daniel then asked Wayne for a sketch, which he said he'd have done later in the day.

So we got more food, and walked around, and man this was AMAZING! Ernie Hudson, yes for those in the know Ernie Hudson starred in my favourite TV show of all time OZ as Warden Glynn, or for everyone else he was Winston Zeddmore in Ghost Busters (Hes the recruit hehe). So I went up to him and I told him OZ was my favourite show and I thought he was just the absolute best in the show and just amazing. He was like almost blown away with my comments and gave me this huge hug and was like thank you, and then started chatting to me about the show, he said he was surprised we got it here! I was just like OMG OMG OMG haha! I saw him a bit later on, and I got some cool pictures of him, but not with him because people kept getting in front of me. I know he totally wanted to pose with me lol!

So yeah, after that more walking around, got to watch Christy and Traci have a match with some local wrestlers, and I got to see Christy do as I call them the Christy splits! That was WICKED! I wish I could do that! I'll never forget when she did that on the Diva Search, best part of the contest lol!

So I went back to the TNA stall and I got to chat to Christy a lot more, even a little with Traci. Christy was so nice, she was asking all sorts of questions, about what I was up to, if I was coming back the next day, about Daniel, and how me and Michael knew each other and stuff. It was so great! I got more hugs from her and few more photos as well. I wished her a belated Happy Birthday and her and Traci wished me one as well, that was sooo sweet! It was such an amazing experience, she was so nice, it was like talking to someone I'd known, and the fact that she took the time out to get to know a fan was just awesome. She is a top lady! I'm sorry for some people I know who had a falling out with her, but I had a great time, and I can't say anything wrong about her! She's fantastic!

After that I went to find Daniel, it was after 5, and he was with guess who...JIM LEE! Yup, Jim Lee looked at Daniels sketches, and he then proceeded to give Daniel a 15 min, 1 on 1 tutorial! I believe Jim liked a sketch that Daniel did, based on well one of Jims pieces lol and he went on to talk and show him things, and it all got filmed! I don't think the film will be out for some time, but whoa! Now folks this sort of thing doesn't happen often, Daniel is one lucky guy! He got a lesson from Jim Lee! I think it just goes to show, if you treat someone with respect, you get it back! I managed to snap photos of it, I thought, damn this is a once in a lifetime chance, better get as many photos as possible! I think Daniel is still floating on that cloud! Hopefully Daniel keeps in mind everything Jim taught him and can put that to good use! Daniel, you have talent, and I really hope you keep sketching away, I love your work xox

After that we went back to Wayne, who was working on Daniels sketch, told him what happened and chatted to him. More sketching advice, and well seeing him work was cool. The sketch he did was fantastic, the apprentice from the Force Unleashed. He was a very cool guy as I mentioned, I just left him a comment on his blog to say it was nice to meet him and the sketch he did was fantastic and he already answered back on the blog to say thanks haha!

So that was our day, yeah I am probably leaving out stuff, but that is what I can manage to write! A fantastic experience, everyone was so nice as well from the people we went there to see, to the people in attendance.

Oh yes I did purchase a Sylar action figure, couldn't leave empty handed! And Daniel bought me a signed little print of Jim's, thank you

Over and out and check the photos!

Armageddon Album 1
Armageddon Album 2