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satrina* 8:25pm, 3 January 2007
scares me

It's the third day of this year and I'm just showing up here, well, they say better late than never.

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I took it from Didier and he took it from Atryu so thanks both of you :)
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satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
11 january Tonight's Music

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A few months ago -I believe it was in september- my iPod crashed and lost every single song I had in it -although the good thing allowed me to copy a list of the music I used to have. Most of the songs I had there were on the computer of the job I left in April, but no problem since I thought I had ALL the songs backed up in cds, sadly I found out I hadn't. Of nearly 2400 songs I recovered some 1800, mostly from my music cds, that's not bad but still missed some of those songs, specially the past days I missed some of them.

After my lazy day I decided to search for a back up cd with images for a work I have to do -and I've been procrastinating- so I went back and forth through my cds without much success, I found a cd with an important amount of songs but still the ones I missed more weren't there.

Suddenly I remembered a box of cds I saw in one of the drawers of my bookcase last week and went for it. Oh, I can't describe the joy I felt when I found out lots and lots of my lost songs, now I only have to recover 341 songs but the dearest ones are there :D

Oh, yeah, and I also got the cd with the images I need so no more excuses for that one :P
sarahwoo 11 years ago
It is so great to find something that you thought was lost forever....and especially music. I hope you enjoy listening to your long lost songs... :)

Sarah
overge PRO 11 years ago
we tend to find things when not looking for them anymore (wo.. cheap philosophy to start the afternoon :P).. great to see it was just lack of sleep : ) btw.. nice kiss.. it's evident u love those tracks..

365 moments.. o quasi
sunshinecity 11 years ago
put it so well....
I'm so happy for you, for having found your cherished music!

that's a cute pic!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Three cheers for the back-up CD!!!


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satrina* 11 years ago
Sarah: I lost a very dear necklace a month ago and I'm still missing it. And I've been listening to the songs since the day I found them.

Oscar: Very true, I was completely sad for losing those songs and bam! they appeared and I do felt lots of love for the cd :P and the headache is gone

sunshinecity: thank you very much! I'm glad you like the pic

Frère Jacques: Hurray for the beloved CD!!
Android9 PRO 11 years ago
That's awesome. Lost music recovered is the best. When I was changing from windows to mac I was terrified to hook my i-pod up to my Mac for fear of loosing my music in a forced format. It was great not to have to go through that, though I had to learn to do some minor programming in bash *very minor* to pull the hidden music file off the iPod.

I really like this picture by the way. Looks like it should be an album cover.
satrina* 11 years ago
I know that fear, I didn't lose anything at that time but some months ago all of sudden everything disappeared, I had to restore it to its default presets luckily almost everything is back there.

I'll look for a band in need of an album cover :)
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
12 * january * Crazy Babies

Twelve days of this project and so far I like it very much. I've met some babies of other members of this group, that's why I can't believe I haven't introduced you to mine, what kind of a mother I am when the light of my eyes hasn't appeared here? Well, I was a mother feeling sad but fortunately I have them by my side because no matter how I feel they always manage to put a smile on my face.


And speaking of faces, I love hers when she pouts and goes to the corner to show she's mad or when he opens his big eyes and hides whenever he thinks he's done something wrong... She's a little bit crazy and loves to be the center of attention, he's shy but when he thinks nobody's watching imitates his sister, she hates peas and he loves grapes as long as I peel them, she's got my mouth and he's got my eyes -although you can't actually see it in this pic- but enough of the words, here they are in all their blurry glory because they just couldn't stand still:


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The one in the bottom is the girl, once was named Lloyd but now her name is Loquita (Crazy). The other one is my boy, some years ago his name was Herbert but now is Nene (Baby). They are the survivors of the four I had, the last one died last september leaving us -specially my girl- very sad as you can see here.

And why is this the photo of the day you ask? It's because today I cleaned their house, I thought with a clean house they would look better in the photo but as I said they refused to stay still for the pic so this is the best I could do.

I have another boy and another girl but I'll present them to you later.
msspider66 11 years ago
typical kids, cant stay still for a picture.

[Ms Spider66]
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Cool shot!


I love sense of motion in it.

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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Dreamlike...motion and color - what language do they sign?

CollardGreens: Oops
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
love that you caught them going in opposite directions...gives the pic a great energy.


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Loca.... 11 years ago
This picture is so nice and colourful, love it.
:))

Loca
eelend PRO 11 years ago
:)
pleased to meet them
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
ooh chinese goldfish
hm pet time is it ?
my all your times be good ans great and golden

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
sarahwoo 11 years ago
Wow...i love the movement in this shot...that with the color....I agree, very dreamlike. I have trouble getting shots of my son because he moves so much but his movements don't turn out like these ones...not quite as fluid for some reason... :)

Sarah
dda1605 11 years ago
Flying fish......great colours

(Didier 2007 )
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lol @ "typical kids" hahaha

crazy movement going on, love it!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
hervcha Posted 11 years ago. Edited by hervcha (member) 11 years ago
There is nothing worse than not to find something more. Especially if it is invaluable for you and you believe that it is lost forever.
The photograph of fish is superb. The blur gives the direction of the movement and especially the colors are impressionists.

hervcha - It's a long way to … 31st dicembre 2007
satrina* 11 years ago
msspider: exactly, no matter how many times I said: Still! they just kept on moving

Allan: thanks! there was a lot of motion going on

CollardGreens: they are dreamy aren't they? and their language I call it "blo" since that's the only word they seem to know

blow/up: thanks! unfortunately that credit's not for me, it's for the models ;)

Loca: thanks! I'm glad you like it

eelend: they say: please to meet you too

Ladybadtiming: thanks! same for you and all the nice people of this group

Sarah: I wonder why this movements are fluid :D

Didier: oh yes, they fly and twist and dance and sink and turn upside down and stand on their tails

Sunshinecity: thanks! I already told them their shot was a success

hercha: yes, good thing I found that cd and thanks for your comments on my kids photograph
bright trend [deleted] 11 years ago
what wonderful visions you offer, satrina! love your babies.
satrina* 11 years ago
thank you viewfinder!
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
13 * january * Weak and Powerless

Weak and Powerless

I seem to go by an "I'm so strong" policy -not here tho ;)- so is really a problem for me to show I'm feeling down. Right now I only have 3 close persons, my parents and my boyfriend and really don't give myself the chance to share my worries with them but that's just because I'm used to keep bad things to myself maybe for fear of getting hurt but mostly for pride.

Saturday started slow, in the afternoon I went to the movies -where I dropped my popcorn all over the floor- and then for dinner -where things picked up a little. After this it seemed like I was getting home real early since my boyfriend had some work to do before his trip.

As we were waiting for my cab I decided to open up completely and expose my mind, heart and soul. I spoke about the things I fear and put myself in a very vulnerable position, what happened next? He listened and let me get it all out and I felt relieved, I don't know, things worked out better than I expected, maybe it was because we were completely honest with each other...

This day left me thinking: Maybe it's not so bad to share your concerns after all...
overge PRO 11 years ago
although we tend to think speaking out our thoughts makes us look weaker you need to be truly strong to open your heart completely.. congrats for your 'cab-waiting-moment' : )) btw.. weak, powerless photo???
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
There is an interesting contrast between your text & your photo -- you write of vulnerability, but the photo gives the sense strength, almost agressiveness, especially in the set of the hands. I think maybe you are tougher than you realize :)
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
ooh ! gorgeous picture !
(facing one's fears, being honest and sincere ... you're doing it all
aren't you ?)

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
Heidulius 11 years ago
Love your photos Satrina :)

I can relate to not sharing bad stuff - don't know wether it's pride or fear of vulnerability :P So good to read you let it out and "exposed your underbelly" so to speak. It's so liberating!!

Heiða D.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
I neglected to add that this is a fantastic photo!


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AllanThinks 11 years ago
Great photo to accompany a wonderful tale of personal liberation.

It is scary to let those feelings out, but it is best to do so.

Failing to let them out can be quite destructive.
leroyer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by leroyer (member) 11 years ago
Great photo and really nice words.
I've always been part of the people thinking that if you can't open up to your love ones, at least your boyfriend/girlfriend... then they aren't worth your love.
Strongness doesn't suffer from feelings.
:)

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MarySesami 11 years ago
Wow! Great photos!
I love your self portrait.
MarySesami's 2007
Wespionage PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Wespionage (member) 11 years ago
Just peeking in on you for the first time here... Hi! Great photos.

I'm definitely of the mindset that, for those close to me, they get the full brunt of what I'm thinking. It makes the ride much more exciting.

There are some, though, who feel that there is a certain utility to keeping things to yourself. I think it was Oscar Wilde who said that unleashing a thought or idea, particularly before it was mature, basically killed it, stopped its growth.

Even if I'm improperly attributing that to Wilde, I often think about that thought. Right before I completely open up to somebody anyway.

Wespionage :: A year of spying on myself
AliThinks 11 years ago
That is such a beautiful photo, and it accompanies your story perfectly.

It really is good to talk about how we feel to our loved ones, isn't it?

Alison
Tom Hall (tommune) Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Tom Hall (tommune) (member) 11 years ago
That's an awesome story. We have to get out our feelings or they eat us alive.

Congrats on you taxicab confession!

Keep talking... unburden yourself, and you will be happier...


Oh, and stellar photos....

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
Loca.... 11 years ago
Great photo.
Agree with what you said. At least with the ones we love we must share our feelings, no need for pride our to pretend we are strong, they'll have to be able to understand us and be honest with their feelings too. I'm glad it turned out ok.
:))

Loca
eelend PRO 11 years ago
no, of course it isn't
we need to be realeased of ourselves, after all, or we'll end up exploding

oh, great, great shot
bright trend [deleted] 11 years ago
... but you share so much here, it's hard to credit that it's a stretch for you to open up.

glad you dared it, though... such openness is always rewarding.

Jim

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humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
a waiting for a cab moment can also have disastrous results, i'm happy that you took the chance and that it worked out. always take the chance.


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humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
oh and may i add, really cool photo. the contrast is terrific.


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satrina* 11 years ago
overge: Yep, I found it was hard at the beginning but once I got started things were much easier. And the title is Weak and Powerless because I let out my weakness

Frère Jacques: Maybe it was because I took the photo after all this happened and it kinda helped me get control of those feelings again and you know sometimes the camera pics up more than one can imagine and thanks!

LadyBadTiming: thanks! and for my own sake I'm trying do it all and of course my loved ones will benefit from that.

Heida: Thank you! It's good to know I'm not alone :) and it was terribly liberating indeed

Allan: Thanks! and you're so true, I already tasted a little bit of the destructiveness.

Philippe: Thanks! It's just that as I said, I'm used to be considered strong and I really hate to show my weak side but my boyfriend definitely helps me with that and I like so much that last line about strenght and feelings

MarySesami: Thank you! Nice to see you over here

Wespionage: Welcome! And you're so right that if you release a thought or idea too early it stops its growth, that happened to me some time ago, and maybe the idea didn't die but it's been in a coma since then.

Alison: Thanks! it really felt soooo good.

Tom: I think that talk affected completely my mood, I feel "lighter", like I got this heavy thing of my shoulders, still have lots of work to do but the first step is there

Loca: Thank you! I'm working really hard on the pride thing because in the end is hurtful for me and my loved ones

eelend: thank you very much, that was the thing, before that talk I was feeling really sad, like I could burst into tears at every moment, I'm doing so much better now

Jim: maybe because it's easier for me to open up here because no one's expecting nothing from me and with my family and boyfriend I feel the need to be "perfect" and not a disappointment

blow/up: oh yes, tell me about it, I had one of those disastrous moments a couple of weeks ago and I'm glad you liked the photo

And a big big THANK YOU to all of you for your kind words and support!
msspider66 11 years ago
I don't understand why we seem to think that opening up is a sign of weakness when it comes to ourselves, Opening up takes an fair amount of bravery. Of course this is coming from someone who tends to close up when it really matters.

I have a friend. One night we got to talking and I was amazed and impressed by what he said. I asked him why I never knew a man who would come out and say what he said. He said it is looked at as a sign of weakness. It bothered me. I think of him as one of the strongest men I know. The fact that he not only thinks about certain things but can express them to me is a sign of strength.

His only weakness is his lack of taste in women. We are just platonic friends. His loss :-)

[Ms Spider66]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Lots of contrasts here...too many to mention but it is true: photos don't lie - they tell the truth in subtle ways and it is up to the viewer to listen.

I don't hear weakness.

CollardGreens: Oops
satrina* 11 years ago
Ms Spider66: you're so right, it certainly took some bravery to get all that out and lots of men had this idea about keeping all to themselves or they might be taken for weak people. And maybe his taste in women will improve ;) you never know...

Collard: Maybe I'm getting stronger... and thanks for listening to my photos
bright trend [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bright trend (member) 11 years ago
satrina, i think collard and the rest would agree: hearing you is an unqualified pleasure.

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satrina* 11 years ago
Thanks viewfinder! :D
Sandra.Pi Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Sandra.Pi (member) 11 years ago
Satrina i'm not going on a trip again, your pictures are to much to catch up with!! loved the tatoo, your babies are beautifull, the candle and your last picture are so cool...

you are very brave for opening up your feelings like you said you did, i'm totally locked up and been trying to change but i find it really hard, even now doing this diary i find it hard to tell strangers about my life, so i'm looking up to you right now!!!

Sandrapi
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
14 * january * Travel

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Really crappy pic...

I mentioned my boyfriend was going away for who knows how many days and much to my dismay he had to work almost all sunday so we wouldn't be able to spend any time together untill his return. I found out his bus was leaving at 6:45 so I relaxed and spent some time going from journal to journal in this group untill I went to surprise him at the bus station. Suddenly I realized it was already 6 o' clock, luckily at 6:30 I was arriving at the bus station. I knew he haven't had any food since noon so I did the best I could -please don't laugh... too loud-: I went to one of the mini-mini-markets there and bought an orange Fanta and a bag of Doritos for the road.

Sadly my presence was no surprise, he called me at home and my dad said: she'll be there any minute now but still he was glad I showed up. Since there was not much time he kissed me -wow!- and left.

And now the story of this pic: I was getting my camera out of my purse and getting it ready to take pics because I wanted to take lots of pics of people arriving, people going away and I was going to shoot the empty space his bus left :P This was the test shot. A minute before this pic was taken my cell rang, it was my boyfriend saying bye, thanks for your present for the road, don't stay here too long and take care going home. I said bye and shot the pic were you can barely see his bus backing away.

Then I felt something strange, it was this kinda creepy man looking over my shoulder into my purse where I had my cell phone, my camera, my iPod and my wallet o_O I gave him my most fierce look and walked away while putting my jacket on. I remembered he was talking to another man earlier so I thought he might make a sign or something to let him know what was in my purse so I stuffed my pockets with all my belongings. Sure, if they took my purse I'd regret the loss of that lipgloss that smells and tastes like a lollypop but I thought I could do without it. I bet I looked like a big fat bear with my cell in one pocket, my camera in the other one, my iPod strapped to my belt and my wallet inside my trousers. :D

I walked and walked dodging people 'till I reached the street and jumped in the first bus that passed by with this lousy pic in my cam.
satrina* 11 years ago
Thank you Sandra! I missed your pics, I'm really glad you're back!
Jissy 11 years ago
Satrina- my first visit to your diary, and girl I am loving your pics and the entires that go with it- sigh at yr pic SLEEP was it 3 jan? it's liek the story of my life, daily resolutions to go to bed early and it never happens so each morning is a struggle ;-) ooh and as for 14 jan- i can so relate, I find myself guarding my handbag giving out fierce looks at weird ppl all the time, to protect my precious wallet, camera, ipod, mobile, house keys....etc ;-)

Everyday with Jissy
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
hm 14th right ?
that was a LONG time ago !
:-)
are you keeping secrets from us, the loving crowd ?

[LadyBadTiming / snapshooting my life away, day after day, after day, after day]
hervcha 11 years ago
I lost an amazing 13th jan: both photo and discuss were incredibly iinteresting.
14th: crappy pic and creepy people


hervcha - It's a long way to & 31st dicembre 2007
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
though you were disappointed with pic, it still captures the transitory nature of stations. There is a man almost disappearing in the front of the line and, of course, the clock tick, tick, ticking away. nice.


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PutYourFlareOn PRO 11 years ago
RE: jan 13th. I think it healthy to express your feelings whatever they are. I have friends who keep it all in and act like it's alright when you can see right across their faces that it's not ok. That photo is a really great contrast to what you wrote.

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Aimee, PutYourFlareOn's 2007 Daily Photo
bright trend [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bright trend (member) 11 years ago
satrina, i think the photo is cool... the light is almost surreal, and the manner in which the people are standing around is very odd... at first it looked to me like backstage at a large theatrical venue, the guys look like stagehands.

and i caught these creepy guys looking into my wife's wallet in best buy once just the same way... all the way back to the car i was expecting to have to take them on...

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hervcha 11 years ago
Excuse me. Crappy pic was to take again the title of your photo and to make the pun. It wasn't a judgement on the photo itself

hervcha - It's a long way to & 31st dicembre 2007
AllanThinks 11 years ago
I don't think it's a crappy photo. It has a certain abstract quality to it. And it tells a story.
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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
satrina* 11 years ago
Jissy: welcome! yes, Sleep was from the 3rd, now every time I don't manage to go to sleep early I'll think of you :) and that guy was really creepy

LadyBadTiming: the only secret is that I haven't managed to catch up, but I'll do it in no time *blushing and hiding from the loving crowd*

Hervcha: Thanks! and don't worry, I got the pun :D

blow/up: can you believe that the clock was the detail that made me post the photo in the end? thank you!

Aimee: that is so true, the longer you hold on to that the more it starts to show up in your face, I think all this kind of things eventually surf its way out

viewfinder: the two relaxed guys work there, the other ones are waiting to get on the bus, and about the creepy guys, weren't you expecting them to come out from every corner, as I walked away I kept looking behind me

Allan: Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
15 * january * The Wild Hunt

Hunter

This last sunday I finally bought the newspaper to see if I could find something decent in the classified adds. I've been lucky because last times I was looking I got something the first week, I don't know if this will be the case, there were tens of junk adds but I found 6 positions I could apply for.

I sent e-mails with my resume and I went to a couple of places to deliver it personally. The first place is a school (2 year old babies to 17-18 boys and girls). They said they wanted someone with a degree in journalism for their cultural difussion department. My degree is in design but thought it was worth the shot.

As I said, I was suppossed to deliver the resume and that's it but the lady in charge of the interviews found my cv interesting enough to interview me right there. I think everything went ok and as I was saying good bye she said: "wait, let me ask the CEO when it's good for him to interview you", after a few minutes she came out and said: "he'll see you right now", so I had the second interview.

They seem to like me because the CEO said: "I'm trying to impress you so you decide to stay here" :P I have to come back next thursday for the next step but I'm still not sure I'll accept because the pay is way too low.

After that I went to deliver the other resume at an editorial company (I found out in my recent research, they are the publishers of some porn pseudo-comics). I have to give them a call in the next few days to see if they're interested. And there's also an add for English teachers I'll go check on Wednesday.

All in all it was a very tiring day.
James KEZMAN Photo PRO 11 years ago
Good luck with your job search!!
dda1605 11 years ago
Great pictures on the 13th and 14th.
I hope that the fact you disapeared for a few days means that you are busy with job interviews.

(Didier 2007 )
Tom Hall (tommune) Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Tom Hall (tommune) (member) 11 years ago
Previous pic.... man, creepy.... that must have been awful.

This pic -- cool! Something you can only see where you are... I love those kind of shots.... a little peek into life elsewhere.

I love the alternation between artistic self-portraits and life where you are. Keep it up!

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
sunshinecity 11 years ago
lmao, for a sec I read "I want your babies".... YEah I'm kinda sick LOL

wow... what can I say.. I sure missed a lot! It's hard to keep up with so many interesting lives!!
You know I can definitely relate to the job hunting.. LOL.. great shot! Gives me a headache to eve begin to thnik about reading classifieds... such a JOB in itself!! lol
Skimming through trying to detect the scum from the actual legitimate ads is tough...

as for your self-portrait, it was a great story and a stunning shot. You captured perfectly the true essence of your emotions!
So glad you opened up some... feels good doesn't it? Even more so when we don't expect the benefits to be so liberating!!
Keep it up!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
Sandra.Pi 11 years ago
Good luck with your job hunt!!! i'm on that as well, no far not good :(

Sandrapi
bright trend [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bright trend (member) 11 years ago
wow, sunshine, your libido is quite something!

satrina, sounds like you're well on the way to a cool job... but you didn't say whether adult-oriented graphic novels (another way of saying "porn pseudo-comics) would be distasteful for you?

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sunshinecity 11 years ago
there ya go on that topic again... always wondering about what we like or find distasteful ...
now WHO'S libido is something??

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
Frère Jacques: I sure need it :)

Didier: Thanks! That's exactly what it means, today's the first day I've been here in my house.

Tom: It was awful although in the end I was laughing. And this pic: that's one of the things I enjoy so much about this project: you get to see a little bit of daily life in other places

sunshinecity: Oh yeah, the classifieds are really a pain in the ass, and I thought the scum adds only existed here. I'm glad you like the self-portrait, and it really felt good to open up. Lol @ your last comment

Sandra: we'll get something good soon. Good luck for you too!

viewfinder: I really need a cool job, oh, and about the adult-oriented graphic novels -;)- wouldn't be distasteful if they had any quality, this ones, I think are the lowest of the low :P
bright trend [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bright trend (member) 11 years ago
oh, bummer! it would be a cool thing if it was one of the good ones.... great visual and cinematic style -- could be a great inspiration for a photographer...

sunshine, wrt libido, naturally that's a given with me... so?


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eelend PRO 11 years ago
you'll get something good soon, you know
you just have to wait
:)
satrina* 11 years ago
viewfinder: yes, but this was mentioned as the lowest of the low :P

eelend: thanks for your words and your support!
satrina* 11 years ago
16 * january * The Way I wanna Go

The Way I wanna Go

Slightly more quiet day than yesterday, I received a couple of phone calls: a girl from the school said I have an appointment tomorrow at 8:30 for the next interview, I've decided I'll pass on that one. The other phone call was from one of the e-mails I sent and it wasn't what I'm looking for either and doesn't sound like it has development opportunities so I'll say no to that one too.

I don't know if this is the right time for me to be picky but I don't wanna end up in a miserable job just to earn a few coins, and at this point I don't know if, as times goes by, I'll stick to this thought but it's just that none of this offers seems right.

Still figuring out the way I wanna go...
dda1605 11 years ago
If you can afford it, take your time and do not compromise (at least at the begining)

Good Luck

(Didier 2007 )
bright trend [deleted] Posted 11 years ago. Edited by bright trend (member) 11 years ago
lovely pic. yes, don't lose heart just yet... something very good waits for you.

viewfinder through the looking glass
Sandra.Pi Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Sandra.Pi (member) 11 years ago
i agree with Didier, if it's possible and you get the chance to chose the job that is going to make you happy and make you feel that when you wake up your going to be doing the things you like, it is worth the waiting...or at least that is what my father says when i get depressed for not finding anything...

follow the shiny trail, it is supossed to lead to great things for you!!!

Sandrapi
AllanThinks 11 years ago
It sounds like you already know the way. You're just waiting for the door to open to you.

Cool photo of the tracks.
--
Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
sunshinecity 11 years ago
how I can relate...
i too am scared of letting an opportunity slip by... I was picky, and now look at me... 2 years on and still trying to find something. Makes you feel like crap really.... but I'm still trying to keep faith...

Good luck hon!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
overge PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by overge (member) 11 years ago
Whenever you feel you need it.. jump the fence, avoid the tracks you're supposed to use and run to the road you see there... It's good to know where it takes and, this way, see what you really want to do..

Well.. after this *cheap philosophy* advice.. I can't say much more.. in my case I used an opportunty I had a couple of years ago (even though when I got it I thought it probably wasn't what I expected) and it has worked pretty well... But you gotta be half picky, half realistic.. opportunities come and go, don't worry, be patient, and a good one will come ; )) So, above all, don't fear your decisions, after you've taken them it doesn't help to regret ;-))

*cloudy* : the same to you... never think on what you did or left doing... it doesn't help.. be positive and don't worry.. something great is awaiting : )))

edit: I always forget the signature... 365 moments.. o quasi
satrina* 11 years ago
Didier: It seems like I can hold on a little bit more, so that's what I'll do for now

viewfinder: thank you very much! this kind of messages mean a lot to me

Sandra: Your father sounds like a very nice and wise person, I will follow the shiny trail, we'll see where it takes me

Allan: I've got pretty much the way figured out, I still have to work on the means that will get me to that trail

sunshinecity: scary isn't it? and I bet right now is a little bit hard for you but I think you made the right choices back then

overge: no "cheap philosophy", it's a very good advice and half picky-half realistic sounds like the way to go
msspider66 11 years ago
If it odesn't feel right, don't do it.

When I was "displaced" (my entire department was let go) two years ago I was ready to take anything. I got a call for an interview, and the caller was rude and lacking basic phone manners. I went on the interview. The office was in a great location for me.

It turned out the interviewer was also rude in person. She didn't do She was continously checking her emails during the interview. It seemed like she thought I was wasting her time. The people in the office were nice enough, but there was a sense of gloom around them.

The offer came in, I said no. But beat myself up over it. A few weeks later I was temping with someone who had worked there. Shetold me what it was like working there. My first impressions were correct.

My advice is unless you have absolutely no choice, go with your gut. You spend too much time at work to start knowing it is wrong for you.
[Ms Spider66]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
This will probably not sound right but...I have never applied for any job but the first - all the other jobs have been as a result of having the first.

Every new job was acquired by having the old one close out / change/etc. - so what am I trying to say? It is easier to get a job when you already have one. I do agree with the philosophy that you should not "settle" for something you don't want however - a "not perfect" job will open the door to networking your way into a job that is more to your liking. Find a interim job and keep your eyes open (and cvs in the post). The right one will fall into your lap.

In the past, I interviewed new graduates as a part of my job (we were hiring). I was always more impressed by someone who said "I am working at...but looking to improve my situation" than one who had no job at all. It is sign that the person is willing to do what they have to do to survive(determined).

Just my 0.02 euros...sorry it was a long post.

CollardGreens: Oops
satrina* 11 years ago
Ms Spider66: What a story! I also tend to trust my gut a lot and so far it's working well, let's see what comes next.

CallardGreens: It's like when you're alone no one seems to notice you and when you have a love interest suddenly you're atractive :P
Now, seriously, the thing is that this jobs I'm letting down is because the pay is way too low or the location is not convenient and things like that, I know I have to compromise in some things but so far none of them is convincing enough. And don't worry, I like long comments :D
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Agreed - too far for too low = no go
satrina* Posted 11 years ago. Edited by satrina* (member) 11 years ago
17 * january * The Veil of Golden Spheres

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I gott up really early because I had to be at the school at 8:30, even if I wasn't interested in the position I went just to say: no thanks and explain my reasons. I was out by 9 o' clock. The next interview was at 11 so I had a couple of hours to do whatever I wanted so I went to a restaurant/store, browsed through the books and magazines -bought a Sudoku mag- and had french toast and coffee. I was so comfortable that I almost forgot about the other appointment.

I saw an English school was hiring teachers so I dropped by just to see what they offer/need. There were some 25 persons sitting there listening to the requirements. After that we took a test to see our English level. After the test we were reduced to 10, then we took a second test and a couple of interviews and we were reduced to 4. As the lady from HR told me, I pretty much have the job but still don't know if I'll take it, sadly they don't pay much and you have to be available from 6 in the morning to 10 at night. Luckily I have untill tuesday to answer.

A few minutes before I took this pic the phone rang, it was this woman, she received my CV and it's interested in me so I'll go for the interview tomorrow.

And happily my boyfriend's trip was a short one so he's back in the city.
satrina* 11 years ago
The school I let down was offering way too little money, I don't think I could have manage to survive and save money with that income.


I'm really behind with my posting, so I'll try to catch up tomorrow
overge PRO 11 years ago
to start the day.. short *photo* comment: impressive sky!!! btw.. I fully agree on the income/distance thing... you should find a work that you like but also that lets you live life (and, btw, save a bit) : ))

btw.. you managed to get to the same day as me in photos *shy_face*... so, as you said, don't feel bad ; ))

365 moments.. o quasi
Sandra.Pi 11 years ago
the sky!! is gold!!! yey!!
photo_obscura PRO 11 years ago
i just read about your adventures at the bus station on the 14th. it sucks that people have to be like that. i hate when people prey on women.

michael - the other side of myself
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Android9 PRO 11 years ago
Your picture on the 16th I absolutely loved. The processing was just on point for the shot. And the sunset picture is just too prettty.

Good luck to you on all the interviews. It's good to be picky now because you don't really want to be stuck in a job that makes you miserable just to make some money. Especially if you have a litttle flexibility to choose.
Tom Hall (tommune) Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Tom Hall (tommune) (member) 11 years ago
Interesting story! Glad the BFs back.... that can be sad, lonely, stressful.....

Job: Hope you get something cool! Something you love.

Can't wait to see your new stuff!

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
dda1605 11 years ago
great sky.
It seems that the wheel of luck is moving : interviews, boyfriend back, job offers......
I have the impression that the future is bright and you deserve it.

(Didier 2007 )
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
looks like your photos are brighteningup along with your future (corny, huh) LOL

beautiful sky

BellaGaia (Living with BellaGaia)
bright trend [deleted] 11 years ago
ah, beautiful shot! and hey, good for you, your CV is clearly top shelf... you'll find something good in no time!
humorous cats [deleted] 11 years ago
lovely pic. the colors are just stunning. good luck with whatever decision you make.


blow/up diary
sunshinecity 11 years ago
satrina* what a great sky!!!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
AllanThinks 11 years ago
Excellent photo! Glad you had a good day.
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Allan's 2007 Daily Photo Diary
AliThinks 11 years ago
Your photos these past few days have been great!

I used to teach English. We can talk about it if you want to.

Alison
msspider66 11 years ago
Santrina, you are so right about the love interest.

I understand why you don't want to take a job that doesn't pay you enough to live. After September 11th I was unemployed and there was little hope of finding something soon in the travel agency. My headhunter called about a job that paid what I was getting on unemployment. He didn't understand why I wouldn't interview for it.

Other than the insultingly low salary, there was no way I would be able to afford to live and work. Plus I was accumulating debt that I needed to pay. If I would have given up my apartment and moved back home, the salary wouldn't be worth the long commute.

You will find a job that fits soon. Keep the faith.

a photo a day [Ms Spider66]
satrina* 11 years ago
overge: oh, yes, the sky was beautiful that day! and saving is one of my big goals this year so that's one of the first things I'm taking in consideration. *shy_face* Let's hope we don't get caught :)

Sandra: yes, it was really gold!

Michael: I know, it's really annoying but good thing nothing bad happened

Android: thanks! I'm glad you like the pics! And I still have some flexibility so I'll try to make a good choice

Tom: yes, he's back and I think there are no trips plan in the near future so it's great and about the job I have a couple of ideas that I will put in practice in the next days so stick around :D

Didier: thanks! For a bright year for us all! *raising glass*

BellaGaia: I like it and it's not corny :)

viewfinder: thanks! let's hope this upcoming week brings interesting things.

blow/up: thank you so much! I'm glad you like the pic

sunshinecity: it was really great that day, I took lots of shots but this one was the winner

Allan: thanks, and it was really a great day

Alison: thanks! and it would be great if we could talk about it

Ms Spider66: exactly, you'd have end up losing more, and let's hope the good job is on its way here :)
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
satrina* 11 years ago
Oh, thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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