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My long wait is over. They have arrived.

The celtic knot bead pendants.

What's the big news? you may ask. Well, it isn't really big news. Except I've been waiting for MONTHS for my bead supplier to get some.

I don't know if it's the sluggish economy or something else, but the manufacturer or the wholesale seller, or whoever my store orders these celtic knot bails from, just wouldn't send out any.

But now they have. Yey! This means I can finally make pendants with them once more. They were very popular with people before I ran out.

That's basically it.

I'm still sending out resumes for various jobs, and none of them are being responded to. These days, employers can probably get the person with the exact qualifications they want and more, so no one's settling for my inexperienced ass.

So I'm left with a lot of time for jewelry-making. Which is why this makes me all giddy. I've become rather invested in the whole enterprise.

Who knows, maybe in a few years I'll start a line of designer jewelry of my own. And it'll be unique, and wild, and utterly covetable.

Or maybe I will finally get a job and start earning some actual money. :-/

Originally posted to AxmxZ on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:14 PM PST.


On a scale from one to a whole lot, how much does it suck to be a writer these days?

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Comment Preferences

    •  My wife is knitting our holiday gifts... (2+ / 0-)
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      One Pissed Off Liberal, AxmxZ

      to our family, and I pulled out my old rug hook -- it was a hobby in high school, made a HUGE map of the US with about 10 pounds of yarn cut into 2"-long pieces -- to put everyone's initials as fringe on the ends of the scarves she is knitting.

      NFTT Progressively supporting the troops

      by Timroff on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:27:53 PM PST

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    •  So Edit The Diary With Details Of... (1+ / 0-)
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      How we can buy some.


      The Bushiter's Iraq 2004 - 1268 Dead, about 25K Medivacs and 9000 Maimed... It's the Bushiter Way, wasting other people's money and lives. And it's worse now.

      by RedMeatDem on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:35:44 PM PST

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      •  Eh... (0+ / 0-)

        Frankly, I'd rather keep it out of the main text of the diary. I've had people come over and start up huge bitch-fests about how OMG U R BEING COMMERCIAL11!!

        Email me at - I have LOTS of stuff. Seriously, just the Obama logo has something like two hundred possible permutations by now. :)

        Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

        by AxmxZ on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:38:28 PM PST

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  •  It sucks to be anything these days. (2+ / 0-)
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    Timroff, AxmxZ

    No one has job security -- blue collar, white collar, clergyman's collar or no collar. We've all either lost a job or are at risk of losing one.

    "It does not require many words to speak the truth." -- Chief Joseph, native American leader (1840-1904)

    by highfive on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:24:04 PM PST

  •  I'm still wearing my set (2+ / 0-)
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    Timroff, AxmxZ

    all the way through to inauguration day!

    In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.

    by jancw on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:25:50 PM PST

  •  Good luck with the job search. (2+ / 0-)
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    peace voter, AxmxZ

    It's grim out there (to say the least).

    "The truth shall set you free - but first it'll piss you off." Gloria Steinem

    Iraq Moratorium

    by One Pissed Off Liberal on Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 01:38:01 PM PST

  •  I'm a writer, can I sleep with your couch? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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  •  couch protection (1+ / 0-)
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    I hope that couch is wearing a protection! Now I know why people used to put plastic slipcovers on the couch.

  •  Sucking to be a writer (1+ / 0-)
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    is better than sucking as a writer.

    Maybe I should rewrite that.

    And polish up on my one liner
    infobytes where every word is
    a link to what apparently seems
    totally unrelated but is actually
    a vignet or mosaic of empirical
    depth and importune clarity.

    Or you could play with the beads,
    make up worlds or even words
    and document it all with some
    video and then the fun begins,

    You could forego the actual beads
    and just use a digital simulcrum,
    identical in every appearance,
    to dance, to change shape and form,
    by simple formulas, or even random
    geometric chance, and don't you know,
    you might get so many hits that you
    have to 'hire out' the actual beadwork.

    Therein lies the dilemma.
    The eternal struggle.
    Between what you simply create,
    craft, design, by and for yourself,
    and how and why it is perceived,
    and hence valued, by all others.

    Sounds like a wonderful story to me.

    Thinking it through, you can view
    this time as divinely inspired
    trial by ordeal or accept all that comes
    as random and meaningless occurances.
    Or some heartfelt combination of the two.

    There are both liturgical and literary
    phrases for these instances, but their
    actual names escape me just now.
    Their common recurrance seems no
    mystery or mistake to me.

    I say if you are prophetically apocalyptic,
    or gloomingly prescient about the near or far
    futures of yourself or any others, so be it.

    It is very hard to deny the horrible truths
    and only slightly repressed human memories and
    tribal fears, and myths and superstitions,
    of so much ancient and or so very recent history.

    Remember too, that even armageddon has a happy
    ending for some. And the defeated forces of evil
    incarnate aren't going to be writing greeting cards
    for all eternity.
    Unless that is to be their well
    deserved terrible fate at judgement.

    As the creator of this story,
    don't forget to write the ending
    you would most hope to see for yourself.
    If it all doesn't work out,
    in the narrative sense,
    It will still all work out, eventually.

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