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♣ In an ~epic moment~ of impulsive 30th-birthday genius, I decided to attempt the free Windows 10 upgrade. I didn't particularly like the new interface and was distinctly unenthused by the built-in OS activity tracking thing (are we not sufficiently tracked already??), so I decided to revert to Windows 7. HAHAHA. Hello, endless startup loop with total repair failure! Hello, 3 days of aggravation and off-and-on troubleshooting attempts! Hello, unsubtle reminder from the universe that I really need to improve my system backup habits! (I'm super paranoid about schoolwork, current/recent research, and resume-type things, but my equally necessary mood-equilibrating/happy memories stuff? Not so much.) I have still not managed to block out time to actually fix things because I need to finish my endless lit review first. /o\

♣ Officemate didn't believe me when, in our mutual exchange of birthday-almost-twin wishes, I told him I'm 30. Buddy, I realize that you're trying to compliment me but... have you never met any other Asians our age??

♣ Last night must have been the first time I've managed a full REM cycle in a while. Most of the time I don't dream even when I do get decent sleep, but I woke up this morning with very perplexing half-images of a NYC dance friend, what seemed to be a toy koala bear (?!), and pretty but nondescript cityscapes with parks and buildings in my head. What even. 0.o

♣ My family is coming to visit this weekend, and I don't think I have enough time to actually hang out with them because WORK WORK WORK SO MUCH WORK (and also a previously-organized trip to a cabane for dinner). Non-overlapping spring "break" schedules are the devil.

♣ A friend of mine in NYC really wants to become a copyeditor, and is generally seeking information on careers in the publishing industry. Does anyone have ideas or recs for info sources, or maybe some general advice that I could pass on to her?

Date: 2016-03-10 05:25 pm (UTC)
whymzycal: a plate of cupcakes (cupcakes)
From: [personal profile] whymzycal
Happy birthday!

For your friend, tell her to check out university presses. She's lucky to be in NY because that's the hotbed of publishing, and university presses often have jobs and internships that lead to jobs, from what I understand. A friend of mine moved out to Albany from SF to get a job in publishing because there's virtually nothing out here on the left coast.

Also, if your friend has any working knowledge of InDesign, that's usually a good selling point, too.

Date: 2016-03-10 08:34 pm (UTC)
bridgetmkennitt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
My computer is still prompting me to upgrade to Windows 10, but I don't want to. Maybe when I get a new computer or something, but not now.

Buddy, I realize that you're trying to compliment me but... have you never met any other Asians our age??

LOL! I just turned 31, but as I finish up my undergrad this year, I have way too many much younger clsssmates who don't even realize how old I am compared to them. They're flabbergasted and I'm just, "...Asian? It happens."

Date: 2016-03-11 10:53 am (UTC)
qian: Tiny pink head of a Katamari character (Default)
From: [personal profile] qian
My boss came in the other day and was like, Zen, I can't believe you're turning 30! That's so YOUNG. And I was like, I can't believe it either. It's like, 10 years ago I was already an adult! I've been a real grown-up, like it or not, for 10 YEARS.

/random also-turning-30 story

Re friend who wants to be a copyeditor, I could probably put her in touch with people who either were copyeditors or know some she could talk to. Would you like me to? PM me her email address or something if she's keen!

Date: 2016-03-12 10:39 pm (UTC)
qian: Tiny pink head of a Katamari character (Default)
From: [personal profile] qian
I'll PM you.

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