I have a few blind-spots when it comes to predicting what people will do, and one of them is that I regularly believe my family members even when I have good reasons not to.
Good reasons like precedent.
So when my mother told me she'd get the professionally done version of my resume sent to me in short-order, I believed her, and when she kept assuring me that I should just let her do it, and she'd have it up to me in no time, I believed that too. This was a bad idea. I did my own resume again from scratch days ago and submitted it already and I still have yet to see a resume in my box and my calls go unanswered. I think this has less to do with any kind of purposeful decision and more to do with her general anxiety levels and inability to meet deadlines. It takes me practically forever to do a resume from scratch, so I didn't want to, and I knew she had my copies on file. I'm not taking it personally, but I've decided I really can't trust her for any sensitive work, so. There's a good chance I won't get so much as an interview at my first attempt because I didn't get the resume in on time. This is basically my fault, but I wish things had gone better.
Um. So. I haven't been online as much. Some, a little daily, and stuff has been happening, but not a massive amount of anything life changing. It's 90+ degrees here now, and nobody really seems to have A/C, so either all the windows end up open or portable units get plugged in. Portable units are only moderately effective and they're expensive, so it's not good to have those on all the time.
I met up with the area Camarilla group, and joined them with brantai
for the Requiem game with NPCs. We wanted to sight-see a bit, and we'd come for the Mage venue, so we were caught with our pants down just a bit and didn't get to play Cornelius and Covington. Instead, we literally ended up playing Dante and Randall, so now a pair of gas-station clerks are on the record as living in scenic Goldbarr, WA in the middle of nowhere. Easily the most animated of all the players there, we had multiple checks to make sure we were actually vampires (mostly people asking "Are you a vampire?" IC , which struck me as hilarious both IC and out). Since we were supposed to be representing at a party, we tried to make smalltalk by discussing music and movies (two things that seem to work pretty well IRL, you know?) which really kind of fell flat.
I guess most vampires have never seen Indiana Jones or Star Wars? No. Man. If I were a vampire, I would spend most of my downtime reading and watching movies. You've got forever to kill! Eventually clubbing is going to get old, and you'll want to spend some time indoors catching flicks, right? I think my opinion of what vampires do is dramatically skewed, so I'm taking it in for consideration. Same with Mage, I guess, though the opposite things seem to go on. Everyone wants to make Lost references, so I spend my time trying to figure out when they got Gnosis 5. I need to work on my perspective.
Anyway! I recalibrated my job-search engines for the Seattle area, and hopefully that'll go well. At least all the grocery stores and stuff seem to be hiring. They don't seem to be able to find enough help from the local population, so if things don't go great, I might get a part-time job there and consider the Korea option.
EDIT: Crap. I want to talk about Sidereals, and I've already posted. Tomorrow, then. Better watch out, suckers!