June 11th, 2014

a few fave things

Going to Europe.

I live in USA, this will be my first time over seas. Going all over Europe.

So my questions are...

Is there anything I should pack but might not think about?

Any advice?

*edit* I have an iphone. Does anyone know a setting so I WON'T get texts or calls BUT will get wifi?
Tribbelino

Job application help

Would you please critique my cover letter for a job I’m considering applying to?

Back story: I have an 18-year-old Master’s of Library Science degree but have never used it. The job is a part-time position at my local library. They don’t require an MLS for this: the job ad states “Some library or public service experience is a minimum requirement for this position, and familiarity with computers and database applications as well as previous library training is preferred.” I’ve been self-employed in a different field, my client base is highly confidential and I can’t list any of them as references. My business is tanking due to the economy, not due to ineptitude on my part.

The lady in charge of the daily operations of the library has known me for 20+ years and I believe she would put in a good word for me. I will be giving my application to the library CEO in person - should I mention that the librarian knows me?

How can I express this situation without sounding like an idiot? My resume will be almost empty except for my academic background and my 18 years of self-employment. This is my draft for the cover letter to go with it. Please, ANY suggestions for changes, additions, rewordings would be appreciated!

ETA: should I even mention my MLS at all, since it "overqualifies" me? But I can't just leave it off my resume, can I?

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Stitch: guiar

Kickstarter

Do you have a Kickstarter project you'd like to shill?
What project were you most happy with?
What were you most disappointed with?

I'd really like this one to take off: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/542106477/seally-cap-saving-time-and-money-one-cap-at-a-time) It looks like something I'd get a LOT of use from.

I'm also unreasonably excited about this one: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timtwo/sketchynotebook



I didn't need/want the reward buy I was really glad to see that the Bilateral Cleft Doll Kickstarter succeeded



This: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1171695627/polar-pen-both-tool-and-toy-pen-stylus-made-from-m) has been a huge disappointment from the get-go. From the creator's lack of research to lack of communication, and now, apparently, quality control is hugely suspect. I wouldn't know though. I'm one of a handful who've not received their pens yet.


dkdc- Read anything good lately?
ballerina

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I have a 33 year old friend who, out of nowhere, removed me and blocked me from Facebook because she thought that just because a mutual friend of ours was ignoring her, I somehow deserved to be given the kiss off, too. this was someone I considered a friend, but also it became very apparent to me over the past few months that she is a user.

I've contemplated writing her a letter with my feelings. I've also contemplated saying nothing at all. if she can't even talk to me about her feelings and let me know she's upset, and instead she just silently removes me from her life, why should I even put forth the effort?

what would you do in this situation? I feel that it would be cathartic in a way, to write her a letter. but she seems to always have some sort of drama and I also don't want to feed into that.