New Job & Stuff

Tuesday, 20 July 2010 16:44
rockfotze: (Farin - teeth)
Thought it was about time for a real life update!

I have a new job! I resigned at MBF on Wednesday 30th June as I'd been offered a job at Videopro. Basically my friend Sarah got me the job as she was taking a job at another company and pushed for me to take her position as it was totally the job for me. So I quit on the Wednesday and my last day was that Friday! Thank god because they were launching a brand new system at MBF the following Monday and I really couldn't have been arsed dealing with that on top of dealing with whiney customers.

So I am now an Account Co-ordinator for Product Sales at Videopro! As I was lucky enough to not have to give notice, I got to train with Sarah for a week before she went off to her new job which was awesome because I was basically by myself the following week. I just look after peoples orders once they've placed them with the sales guys, making sure they get there, get invoiced and all that sort of thing. It's also locatd in the Valley so I only have a 10 minute walk to get to work each day! Sarah left because she got her ideal job as an Account Manager and because this job just wasn't her thing. When he started it used to be super busy but they've got three of us doing that job now so I am confident I will love it here! Yay!

I'm also on a much better pay here so I'll finally be able to get myself back on track financially, I hope! It's amazing how a little more money in your pay makes such a huge difference to your life.

In other news, I am flat out organising the Brisbane Zombie Walk for 2010. We're so close to relaunching the website where people can register and make donations, on top of being a lot more comprehensive in general (the fewer emails asking me dumb questions the better). We've already been sponsored by a company for a massive amount of money so we're really going well so far. Shame it takes up so much of my life. We need to find peope to volunteer to give us a hand but most people just would rather turn up on the day and have fun. It's so much damn responsibility!

Aaaand that's all I can be bothered writing about now. here's hoping my next post won't be in another months time. Sorry about that :/
rockfotze: (Pink Poodle!)
OK so I have been totally slack with LJ again, though this seems to be normal these days. I think I will use my ever-loved dot-points to organise this entry:

  • I am oncall this week which has meant extra money but I still hate doing it. Especially this time round as I have had the WORST week at work. I was feeling sick on Monday and wasn't able to leave work til almost 4pm because of all my work. I then had a bit of a breakdown on Wednesday when everyone was pissing me off, my manager told me I was the only one using Twitter and yet they still banned it and everything just hit me at once... There's a lot behind my stressing out which I won't go into now, but it took a few days to get over it and I have Monday off to recover. I did get a pay rise though, even though it was so small it won't really increase what I get each fortnight. But given this whole Global Economic Crisis thing going on, I guess it's a good thing that I got anything at all.
  • I've taken Michael Jackson's death kind of badly. Not like one of those nutty, hardcore MJ fans but it's still been a really big deal for me. I've gone nuts with reading everything I can find about him, and even bought three tribute magazines this afternoon. I've been a fan of his since I was a little kid (I worshiped him back then) and I've always loved the guy. I never, ever thought he hurt a single soul and only ever did good, both in music and helping the disadvantaged. I lost a few online friends because of this but whatever, I know in my heart he was a good man (even if he was really quite strange) and bugger those who refuse to accept my opinion (or dare I say it, the truth!). I just wish I got to see him live :(
  • I didn't win the $90 million jackpot like I had expected last week but I did manage to win $46 which was OK. I had so many wonderful plans for that money, such as buying this house, owning 20 poodles which I would dye various shades of pink and throwing PINK champagne bottles at City Cats. Aww yeah it would have been amazing (this will only make sense to people from Brisbane). I also had plans to buy Michael Jackson's NEVERLAND but I guess I was out of luck this time.
  • Anthony and I just booked accommodation for our week in Japan. We'll be staying in Shibuya. I would LOVE suggestions of what to see in Tokyo. Any fun or interesting sights, shopping districts, tourist attractions etc. I am mad with excitement about this trip, let me tell you!
  • Seen a few movies lately which I just thought I should mention. Got free tickets to Land of the Lost which I read really bad reviews for but LOVED. Seriously, it was hilarious and not at all what I was expecting (I thought it was going to be a kids film, but it certainly wasn't). Went and saw Transformers 2 which I enjoyed but wasn't overwhelmed by. It was over the top and didn't make a lot of sense. And in my opinion needed to cut down on the human-time and needed more robots-kicking-arse-time. But it was harmless fun and looked awesome on the IMAX screen. We watched The Hangover the other night, downloaded it as none of us were worried about seeing it in the cinemas. It was really funny but probably not as amazing as people have conveyed to me. It followed a fun, brainless formula and was silly fun, but not the epic comedy masterpiece I had been told it was. The best film I've seen in the last couple of months was Star Trek by far.
  • I have purple hair at the moment! My pink regrowth was so, so bad that I had to hide it somehow and so disguised it with dark purple. It's pretty cool but just not me, so mum is doing my hair tomorrow and making it lovely and pink again. I considered adding more pink but realised it was just going to be more work and I just couldn't be stuffed.
  • My work finally out up a new-look site. That's not so exciting in itself, but check out the SERVICE and the CONTACT pages. Aww yeah looking good there Nightlife ;)

rockfotze: (Lil Pink Donut)
New blog post about RnB music. I love RnB music. I also love hip hop and rap. Always have and always will. It shits me when people say they hate the music when they really don't. The RnB and hp hop scene is pretty shit the world over, but the music itself is great. There's the popular stuff (which is what I assume everyone hates so much) which is good, but then there's the more "underground" and unusual stuff which is simply amazing. I got introduced to the Elekrons recently and saw them live...they were amazing and are mostly RnB (with a few other genres thrown in for good measure). All I say is, don't disregard Urban music just because you hate Rihanna or Beyonce, because there's a lot more to it and you're just falling into the trap of hating RnB because everyone else seems to.

So anyway, this week has been SHIT TO THE POWER OF FUCKED! I don't know why it's been so busy, but all I know is, I've thrown more tantrums at work the last few days than what I've thrown all year. This was how I was feeling this afternoon which gives you a very clear understanding of how crap it's been. I can't even get into it without starting another rant, so just understand it's been rubbish and I can't wait for the long weekend (we may have missed out on a day off for ANZAC day but there's always Labour day, baby).

I bought a gorgeous new dress and a hot pair of shoes today. Both for $50 a pop and both FREE! I got a $250 voucher from work for Myer as an incentive for getting my friend Erin a job there. Nothing in the world beats spending without actually spending. Buyers remorse? Forget about it! The only hard part is narrowing down what you want so you don't go over the spend limit! I will post pics after I wear them both on the weekend!
rockfotze: (Default)
So the rest of my weekend, which I was too lazy to post about the other evening.

Read more... )

Today at work was hard. I slept badly, having bad dreams about Pepe (our dear poodle who died nearly two years ago) so this morning I felt like shit. Having three days off work meant everything blew up and I spent the whole day trying to fix the big stuff up. Ugh, what a miserable day :( I was so mentally and physically exhausted I couldn't go to gym, which sucks because I'm putting on a heap of weight as I have lost ALL motivation once again. What a waste of effort, I'm half way back to what I was a few months ago, before the big diet :(

In unrelated news I am finding myself getting quite addicted to the Twilight books which is incredibly lame. Harry Potter is one thing, this is a whole other ballgame (mostly because it's not nearly as well written or amazing as HP). All I'm going to say, since I refuse to get too obsessed with the series, is that Jacob Black sounds like the hottest guy ever. Tall, fun-loving, Native American??? Hello nurse!

And lastly, since my back is aching and I still need to tidy my filthy room, I am getting tattooed tomorrow! I am pretty fucking excited and will post a million photos tomorrow, naturally!

EDIT: Forgot to mention how I sliced my finger open badly tonight while chopping onions. This is a big deal since I'm usually only clumsy in the wacking-my-leg-on-the-edge-of-tables-and-getting-massive-bruises kind of way. It hurt but I think I must be a bit of a masochist because I kind of enjoyed the pain. Maybe because it was sharp and new, unlike the dull, achey pain my falling over and getting bruises everywhere pain I'm used to.
rockfotze: (Harry Potter - Ron is sad)
I've just been reflecting on what I'm doing with my life, in comparison to what I want to really be doing with my life right now.

It looks like my bout of graphic design work has amounted to little/nothing. [livejournal.com profile] _snitchbitch and I were meant to be the graphic designers for Planet Nightclub but after some ridiculous drama there (not involving either one of us, it's mostly to do with the fact the owners really don't know how to run nightclubs, nor do they have any business sense at all) it looks like our work with them is over, though they've not bothered to actually tell us this which is really frustrating. It's a shame because I was really getting into it and despite the stress it sometimes caused me, I really enjoyed it. I'm thinking of taking a Graphic Design course at Tafe so I could possibly take it more seriously.

Tonight I met up with a girl who advertised in a local street press magazine for people interested in starting a "riot grrl" style band, females preferred of course. I'm quite optimistic, as this girl really seems to want to go down the same sort of path as I do in terms of style of music. Plus she straight-up said being a "good" singer is far from a pre-requisite since the riot grrl genre was never really defined by amazing singers. While I think my voice is OK, I have always been worried people expect a really good female lead vocalist for their band, since that seems to be the thing these days. I reckon I have the ideal voice for a riot grrl band so I'm really optimistic about forming a band with this girl. Man there's something so relieving to be finally getting into forming a rock band, after all these years of putting it off and feeling miserable about it.

As far as my day job goes...it's going pretty well actually. We had what we call "band Camp" on the weekend which is weekend away for work to do team-building activities and then have a massive piss up. I was dreading it, early rises and dumb activities and then a potentially humiliating experience of getting too drunk and rowdy with workmates. But as it turns out, it was really good and I actually enjoyed myself thoroughly (despite the early rises). I slept in on Saturday morning and very nearly missed the bus to the Sunshine Coast but from there on it was hanging out with my workmates and doing things like canoing, fencing and making giant catapults (a lot of fun). After dinner we went to the local pub, the definition of a local, bogan pub on the Coast. There was a massive bar tab and I drank all their Strongbow's. I danced far too much and am aching (and a tad bit embarrassed) as a result. But I really properly spoke to some workmates I rarely speak to at work, let alone outside of it, which was both nice and the whole point of the trip I guess.

Anyway, have a few photos from the night out and then a couple I found from when I went out after Dallas' rockstar party:

You came to see a rock shoooooow... )

Anthony is ignoring me and I don't know why. It's frustrating, disconcerting and kind of upsetting :(
rockfotze: (Bela  - broody)
Damn I've been neglecting my LJ lately. AND NOW I SPAM YOU ALL! Well nothing terribly exciting has been happening in my life lately, so no one's missing out on anything much. My main issue lately has been money. For some reason I've been fucking terrible with money and am always down to my last $100 within the first few days of being paid, and as I get paid fortnightly this ain't good. And since it's mum's and my sister's birthdays soon, not to mention Christmas soon too, things won't be improving anytime soon. I've even stopped going out so much, which doesn't seem to have helped AT ALL. Bloody ridiculous!

Last night my tonsillitis was terrible. I ached and hurt all over, couldn't swallow for the pain and swelling etc. This morning I attempted to go to work, felt like death warmed up, so left after two hours to sleep, go to the doctor and then sleep a whole lot more. I got a penicillin shot in my butt which has always worked in the past, lots of antibiotics (more penicillin if I'm not mistaken) and hardcore pain killers. I'm out of sick pay at work, as you get more the longer you've worked there annoyingly enough, so I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow because I can't afford not too.

Speaking of work, I got my own Nightlife system to keep at home! For those not in the know, which is most of you, it looks like this. It's a computer system that hold music videos for venues like pubs and nightclubs. Because I'm a Nightlife employee I get one for free AND with demo drives which means 16,000 clips at my disposal! I get to watch them all day at work anyway, but holy crap now I can do so at home too. I need to organise some parties just so I can show this baby off! So much music *drools*

I've started doing graphic design randomly. A poster for Anthony's new club night and another one for a club night a mate is promoting. It's kind of exciting, especially since I don't have any experience yet I'm starting to get paid for it! Well I haven't been paid yet but I soon will be. Now I just need to learn how to use Photoshop properly and I'll be livin' the dream! I'd show examples, but I can't be arsed right now!

Good at work?

Wednesday, 3 October 2007 22:51
rockfotze: (Johnny Depp - Ed wood is my hero)
Damn, I got some really good news at work yesterday. Apparently I've proven myself an amazing worker and so they've moved me into another team as they're losing a team member. The new girl in that team is taking my place so while this new team I'm moving to will still be down one person, apparently I've proven myself so good that they know I'll do brilliantly.

I'm amazed. Shocked even. I worry too much, and am always thinking I suck at everything and will surely be "let go" at the end of the three-month probation period next month. Not that I had any reason to thisnk this, that's just how my mind seems to work. Shit I've only been there nine weeks and they have this much confidence in me!

The best thing is I know I'll do well, I'm not getting stressed about ruining everything and disappointing everyone who placed their faith in me. I'm pretty darn proud of myself! Wow!
rockfotze: (Rod - thumbs up baby)
I GOT THE JOB!

As of Monday I will be a Client Relationship Manager for Nightlife. I only had the interview yesterday and they called me to say I had the job by lunch today! I am just so stoked, the environment was amazing, I know I will be so happy there! They even have linear editing suites to edit video! Oh man, I hope I can dabble in some of that in the future.

Farewell Telstra! I shan't miss you!
rockfotze: (Bride of Frankenstein)
I took a bunch of photos for Anthony's group Boomstar Loco and was pretty impressed with the results. I like photography but I've never thought myself that great so I don't do it that often. Maybe I should do take it more seriously, because if a quick shoot around the Powerhouse on a Sunday afternoon can produce good results, maybe I have some potential...

You can be he judge )

I had a four hour job interview today for a company that would be excellent to work for. It would nurture my creative side and I'd get my foot in the door of an industry I'm desperate to get into. I won't post details as I don't want to jinx it, but I have never wanted a job so badly in my life. Keep your fingers crossed for me, folks!
rockfotze: (Bela - 80s)
My new job is pretty good so far. I feel so much more grown up and like I'm actually doing something kind of important now I'm not in a shitty call center. I'm already done with "training" and am actually doing proper work, which is cool. I was so bored watching people show me the systems I very nearly fell asleep about 10 times each day, and now my day goes super quick. The only negative thing so far is the act they have a much more strict dress code, which means I need new tattoo-covering tops and nice non-sneaker shoes D:

I went shopping today and crap I spent so much. At lunch I wandered into Dotti thinking "Man I'd love a bright pink woolen vest to wear over black shirts" and holy crap they had one. I've been thinking of looking for one for ages, and today was the first time I'd ever actually looked for one, and within 10 minutes of my search I had one! This afternoon I went to Indro to get makeup for the Brisbane Zombie Walk on Sunday (I HOPE ALL YOU BRISBANITES WILL BE THERE!!!), then I went looking for some work clothes. Bought a black cardigan and a black long sleeved business shirt for the pink vest. And then I discovered a sale on underwear and ended up spending more than $50 on bra's and underpants. Needless to say I sheepishly returned later on to return some of them.

Seeing Reel Big Fish tomorrow night, which is very exciting as I actually know who they are, as opposed to when I first saw them about 4 years ago. Gonna do some serious skaning! On Saturday I'm meant to go to a BBQ my old team is having which I seriously couldn't be arsed with. I love some of those guys, but for the most part I'm not missing most of them at all. I'm seeing the Potbellez Saturday night I think, despite not knowing them at all. Story of my (music) life. And as I said earlier I'm going to zombie it up on Sunday with a few thousand other people in the city. I actually chose the Walk over going to the V Festival, because I was so jealous about missing out last year. I haven't told Daz yet that I'm not going with him, god I hope he's not mad.

I need to go to bed ASAP. Time moves way to quickly these days, I can barely keep up with anything any more :S
rockfotze: (Bettie Page)
Yesterday afternoon I pretty much wanddered around saying goodbye to people, and that was that. My team leader said there was no problem with them paying me for the rest of this week without me actually coming in, as I told him I felt sick/silly being there at all. So today I arsed about home, officially unemployed. I did a tonne of stuff around the house though, I did washing, cleaned my room, put stuff away, washed my car and even washed the poodle! I went to my first hip hop dance lesosn which was good. Too bad I wasn't. Oh well, it'll take some time before I stop looking a complete douchebag trying to bust out some ghetto moves.

God I fucking love this song (and the clip).

Now a meme I got from [livejournal.com profile] milli:

1. Can you cook?
Nope. Except from meat and three vege, and maybe spaghetti bolognaise I cannot cook. I mean, I actually stuffed up a toasted cheese sandwich the other day. WHO DOES THAT!?

2. What was your dream growing up?
To be a famous film actress in the USA.

3. What talent do you wish you had?
To be exceptional at many musical instruments. Even ONE would do! Or be multi-lingual.

4. Favorite place?
London, England.

5. Favorite vegetable?
Broccolli

6. What was the last book you read?
Um, I'm halfway through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm reading the whole series through before the next book is released.

7. What zodiac sign are you?
Capricorn

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
Ten piercings and eight tattoos (the sleeve is one).

9. Worst Habit?
Picking my nose

10. Do we know each other outside of Livejournal?
I'm still bummed we never managed to hang out, you know. If you're still in Lodnon when I go back for a visit, we'll have to do so for sure!

11. What is your favorite sport?
Dancing is now a sport, apparently. So yeah, dancing.

12. Do you have a Negative or Optimistic attitude?
I guess optimistic ffor the most part.

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Breakdance. There's just never enough elevator breakdancing comps these days.

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Probably seeing my mum nearly die in Paris.

15. Tell me one weird fact about you.
I have a thing for asian guys.

16. Do you have any pets?
Only one poodle left, Belle. I miss Pepe so much it's awul. I very nearly bought a silver mini poodle puppy the other day. (un)Luckily I didn't have $800 on me at the time.

17. Do you know how to do the Macarena?
BOTH VERSIONS!

18. What time is it where you are now?
Almost 1am

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
Neither. I don't see the big deal about them. It's so trendy to be scared of them now days >:(

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
Lose about 20kg or at leats drop down to a size 10.

21. Would you be my partner in crime or my conscience?
Partner, though I'd be all Oh god we're going to go to jail" the whole time.

22. What color eyes do you have?
Dark brown

23. Ever been arrested?
Not yet

24. Bottle or Draft?
Depends of the mood. Probably bottle though.

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
HELLO LONDON!

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
Anthing cinnamon please.

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?
O'Malleys in Brisbane. Pretty much any old pub in London would do me.

28. Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes. Which sucks because they terrify me.

29. Favorite things to do in your spare time?
Going to see live gigs, going dancing, surfing the net for pointless crap, listening to music while speeding around in my car, reading, hanging out with old Alfie-pants....and so on.

30. Do you swear a lot?
Way too fucking much.

31. Biggest pet peeve?
Annoying noises. My ultimate pet hate now are MCs at clubs who CAN'T RAP FOR SHIT!

32. Biggest success?
Having the time of my life in London and Europe.

33. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
AWESOME!

34. In one word, how would you describe me?
Sweet :)

35. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
I don't get it :S
rockfotze: (Bela - OMGWTF you freak!)


You know that poll I did last week? Well as it turns out I ended up going to see Junior Senior (after spending an hour at Temple for Cam's sake) while buggering up my knee and being sick. And on Saturday I got my snakebites pierced. So on Sunday and Monday I had a swollen bottom lip and was recovering from my awful cold.

The long version, for my sake mainly )
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