Rebecca Quinn











I’ve recently moved from New Brunswick to Ottawa, and I’ve spent the last two weeks “Job Hunting”.
You can’t imagine how frustrating the process is, until you’ve been through it. Now this isn’t my first job, far from it. But it’s the first time I’ve been looking for a job in the city.

There are two things I don’t understand about things people say to me when I ask if their hiring.
1) “Oh, we’re not hiring until September”
2) “We only accept resumes online”

This is beyond frustrating to me. The first one I understand to an extent. I get it, you’ve hired students for the summer. You’re waiting for them to go back to school before hiring anyone else. But how do you know someone won’t quit? How do you know someone won’t get sick? How do you know someone won’t die? You don’t, so take my resume.

Which leads to “We only accept resumes online”. This I sort of get as well. Okay, Your company is “Going Green”, they don’t want to sort through a bunch of papers, they don’t want their employees being bothered by people who are looking to apply. So what’s my problem here?
I took the time to write up a transcript of my qualifications, assets, ablities, etc. I got off my lazy ass, and I came to you. I presented you with this report, meeting you, making an impression, and you say “I don’t want your application. Do it online.” I’m doing this to prove to you that I’m half assed enough to present myself to you, and you’ve pretty much spit in my face.

Now, Not only that, but when I go onto your website, there’s nothing there. If you’re not hiring at that store, it won’t come up on the website. So, there is no where for me to put my Resume for you to pick up later when someone quite or is fired or whatever.

I’m going to use Old Navy for an example right now, because I went in there today; So, I asked the girl

Me: “Are you guys hiring?”
Girl: “No, not until after the summer. But we don’t take resumes anyway. You have to go onto the website.”
Me: “Oh, So, I just go to OldNavy.com?”
Girl: “Yeah” *Looks around* “You have to go onto the website, and apply there.”
Me: “Okay.”
Girl: “It’s like… GapInc.com” *Looks around* “You have to go there to apply”
Me: *WTF are you looking for?!* “Okay, Thanks.”

So, the girl I was talking to was sort of spacey, but whatever. So I go home, and go to GapInc.com>Careers. I put in my info, Canada>Ontario>Ottawa>Old Navy Search. Yes, I did get two spots for the Rideau Center, the Old Navy I was looking for, though they were both manager positions, and nothing I’m qualified for. But I also go positions in……………. *Drum roll* ……………. CANADA. Wait, Wut? This job is available in Canada…. Um…. Where in Canada, Old Navy? Just, Canada. Hey! We’re hiring in the country! Or, I got this as well: NORTH ONTARIO. ………………Wut? There are lots of towns and cities in North Ontario, guyz.

I guess my point is, this online stuff is just silly, and freaking annoying. You can’t get any impression of me from the internet. When I come and meet with you, you get to know me. You can see right then if I’m a cheerful person. Am I depressing? Did I strike up a conversation with you? Was I interesting? This all leads to; Will I be good with customers?

Kudos to the girl at Claire’s for both taking my resume AND not knowing why people only take resumes online.

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{January 16, 2012}   Money. *Sigh*

I wish I had more of it. Who doesn’t? Anyone who doesn’t want more money, is super lucky. Or super Rich. Or a Monk.

In any cause; In an attempt to make a bit of money, I’ve started to make these device sleeves for Tablets and cell phones. I made a batman one for myself and thought “Dude, this is pretty easy. And they’re cute, I can sell it.” So here we go:

http://myworld.ebay.ca/rebeccapamelaquinn

That will bring you to my profile on eBay, where you can check out my store and see my One sleeve on there. Ha ha. Yes, only one right now, but I plan to have others once I start to sell.

Small sleeves, ones 0 – 8 inches high (or long) will be 15$

Medium sleeves, ones 8-13 inches high (or long) will be 20$

Large sleeves, 13-20 inches high (or long) will be 30$

Anything bigger then the above will be extra, depending on the size.

Other then a little extra cash, not much has been going on here. Work, home, work, home, work. It turns out I’m just too lazy to work on my New Years goals. Although once I’m living with my mom only, the healthy foods will come out faster then a stampede of fat kids to a chocolate shop. That, and once I get my work out clothes from Old Navy, I plan on setting up the elliptical machine set up in the Garage and start using it. I also plan on getting up earlier to use it, before work, and get the shower in the basement working. (Good luck to me!!) Possible even cutting back Facebook time for this.
As it turns out, And thank you Wii Fit, I’m 

(No, that’s not my video, I just grabbed it from Youtube. Mainly because Wii is so cheery when it says “Obese!!”)

According to some Google research, I need to lose 90 pounds to be in my healthy weight zone for my height. Isn’t that awful?? 90 pounds! The worst part is, I don’t /feel/ that fat! I mean, I know I have a gut, and the clothes I /like/ don’t fit me, but I don’t feel /that/ big. Don’t confuse feeling with confidence, I have none of that. But now I’m thinking I look bigger then I feel, and that makes me sad.

Oh well, I’ll just have to start working on that. There’s a guy at work who joined a gym and lost 60lb in 4 or 5 months. I can’t afford that, but I plan on doing the same once I get started. I just have to get started…. 90lbs isn’t that much. I’m going to invest in one of these as well

I was looking at the Up by Jawbone, but after like 3 reviews I found out that was a piece of crap. I’ve done a lot of research on this one, Called the Fitbit Ultra, and it hardly has any bad reviews. It’s kind of an all in one device, it counts steps taken, floors climbed, calories burned and your sleeping patterns. Everything syncs to their website, and you can share your results on Facebook and compete with friends. The only major downside is that it’s 99.95. (Free shipping though!) That’s a ton of dough, but I totally did just get a raise. So, next payday we’ll see how things go.

One thing I’ll be taking to heart in this little adventure is Marilyn Monroe. She’s my weight goal, even though no one really knows how much she weighed.
This is my inspirational Photo:

 

Sexy, but not a stick figure.

You know, it irks me so much how people say Marilyn was fat. LOOK AT HER! I’ve talked to a ton of people who were like “Marilyn wore a size 16” Yeah, maybe she did. But I wear a size 16 and I do NOT look that good. Clothes were sized differently back then, so a size 16 then, was like a size 8 now. But anyway, She’s my goal.

WISH ME LUCK!!! ❤



{December 18, 2011}   The iPad I never had.

I made a cover/sleeve for the iPad I don’t have yet! Ha ha! But I’m willing to teach you how to make one too. I probably spend about 20$ total on fabric, which isn’t bad, considering the cover they offer on the apple website is about 40 or 75 depending on the one you get. Plus, mine is themed, Batman of course. It’s nice to be able to personalize it.

So, first of all, you want to get your fabric and cut it a bit bigger then the device. I don’t have my iPad yet, but I do have a case bought for it, so I used that. (I know, I have a case, and I made a sleeve. I want extra protection.) So, I got the fabric I wanted. I used a fleece on the inside, and cotton on the out. So once you’ve got your fabric cut, you’ll need to sew.

Cutting the Fabric
Be sure you leave room around the device. I cut quiet a bit on each side, too much infact. You’re going to want about an inch for the seam. My sleeve came out just a bit too big, but better too big then too small. Right?

You’re going to want to place the “Right” sides together. So, the pattern is going to be on the inside.

Right sides together

See how the fabric isn’t so colourful? Because the wrong side it out, then right side is in. Because we have the fleece on the inside and the cotton on the outside, you have to make the sides first, before putting them together to make the sleeve. So, you’re going to sew one end only. The end you choose to sew will end up being the top of your sleeve.

Now, I decided to sew a pocket onto mine. If you want to, all you need to do is measure the size. I made my pocket just like the sleeve, with the fleece on the inside, cotton on the outside. Sew 3 sides, leaving one open to turn, then sew it to one of your sides. You’re going to need to fold the end that you left open under, so it seals up the pocket.


Put the outsides of the sleeve together, the end you sewed earlier will be the top. MAKE SURE YOUR POCKET IS THE RIGHT WAY AROUND if you’re going to put one on. My pattern ended up upside down, but the pocket itself was the right way. Ha ha. So, you have the outsides of each of your sides together. The fleece should be looking at you. Now you’re going to sew around 3 edges, leaving the top open.

 

Once you’ve got the sides sewn up, turn your sleeve right side out. You may need a stick or pen to poke out the corners, but once everything is right way around, it’ll look great. I took an Iron and smoothed out the little wrinkles and creases.

 

TA-DAH!

Finished. Looks good!

I’m thinking about making them to sell. We’ll see how this one holds out first. I might make one big enough for my computer too.



{August 22, 2011}   Justice League Movie……?

 

I’m sure if you know anything about what’s been going on in movies for the last while, you understand what I’m getting at by now. If not, let me continue….

 

Getting it yet? Well, here we go…. DC! WHERE THE HELL IS OUR JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE!?!? This Avengers thing, is an amazing idea! I’m not a huge Marvel fan, I don’t read their comics, I don’t buy their stuff (Except the movies) and I have to say, I can’t wait to be able to watch all these movies in order then watch the Avengers.
So why isn’t DC jumping on this idea too. I know NOW it’ll be like “Oh, they’re just following Marvel” and yeah, at this point, they would be. But if we could get some decent directors, and actors that’ll stick for all the films, a Justice League Movie would BE THE SHIT! It would be awesome!!!

And on that idea, WHERE IN THE HELL IS MY NO MAN’S LAND ANIMATED MOVIE?!?!

I neeeeeeeeed this to happen! Please!! PLEASE!!!!

 

 



So, yesterday I got a new computer. A Samsung laptop. I don’t even know what it’s called, if anything. I bought it to replace my old Toshiba satellite. I guess this is the first computer I actually bought for what I need it for. Photo editing, really. All other computers I had before, (All two of them) were bought by my parents. And of course they were bought because they were the cheapest one’s they could get. 

The one I had before the Toshiba was pretty good. It was a HP and worked pretty well, but with age it started to slow down. It would still work just fine if my mother hadn’t spilt wine all over the key board. It’s sort of sad, because I remember spilling spaghetti on it and it still worked. But she spills wine and the keyboard stops working.

I think they got me the Toshiba because I was going to school. And the story behind that one was that someone my dad knew at work ordered a computer, and it never came, so he contacted the company and they sent him another one, then the first one showed up. So he sold it to my dad really cheap.

So with the store bought computer, I’ve never really had before, I’m finding out some things that I don’t really like. Like, how freaking long it takes it to start up the first time. Everything needs to be installed and then all the JUNK on it needs to be deleted. And they don’t  give you anything but the computer. You know, I paid over $700 on this thing, you think the least they could do would be include a GOOD virus protection, or Microsoft Office. But no, they charge you extra. And yes, I am aware I can get both a virus protection and office for free, if I find the right torrents. Right now, I’m on a 30 day trial of AVG and Microsoft Essentials or whatever it’s called.

I think I’m going to wait until my visa recovers from this purchase and then go in and get them to clean up the crap. You know, it costs $100 just for them to take all the trial stuff off the computer. What the fuck!!? $100!?!! Really!? Talk about over charging. But alas, I’m not a computer geek in the right ways, so I need to depend on these guys to clean up my cruddy computer.

I wonder if I asked, if they’d find me a good verson of MSN? That would be wicked. Seeing as this computer only comes with Windows Live Essentials. If you use WLE, you know, it’s shit. They moved things around and now the main MSN screen is just a big fuckin ad screen with “News” on the left and a tiny little spot on the top right for your contacts. I seriously need a magnifying glass just to see who’s online.  If anyone knows how to change this, please let me know! I’ve tried to download an older version, and I can’t find one that works and doesn’t give me spywear.

On a lighter note, I’m looking for something, and any info would be great. So, Yes, I’m a frequent visitor of Cracked.com. I love the site, and read the articles everyday at work. So yesterday was an article called 8 Creepy Video Game Urban Legends (That Happen To Be True)

The number one spot goes to a game called Polybius.


Now, according to… well… Whoever…. This game appeared in Portland around 1981. They say there were only a few of these arcade games, maybe two or three. Not many and they showed up and then disappeared. Why? Well, according to…again… whoever… the games had some pretty weird side effects, including selective amnesia,  nightmares, nausea, vertigo, suicidal tendencies, etc.

There are also claims from an unknown arcade owner that men in black coats came to collect data from the game. Now, believe what you will about THAT, I still want to know what the hell happened to the game. There are photos of the start screen, and an old black and white photo of the game itself. And the one seen above. There was a spoof of it on The Simpsons in one screen shot. And we know it was made by the company Sinneslöschen which translates to sensory-extinguishing or sense-deletion.

According to Wikipedia people found hidden messages in the game: :” No imagination”,”Obey”,”Stay asleep”,” Work 8 hours, Play 8 hours, Sleep 8 hours”, “Surrender”, “Be normal”, “Game corrupt”,”No thought”, “Conform”,”Do not question the authority”

And again, according to Wikipedia, a few people who worked on the game have come out to say that the new graphics of the game prone people to epileptic fits, and they had to disband it.

So, Why am I interested in this? Well, it isn’t like I want to crack the conspiracy or something. I just want to know what happened to it. It just seems odd to me, and I’m the kind of person who’s intrigued by odd things. Now sure, Video games come and go. I’m sure there are games that have come out in arcades and have lasted less time on the market then this one. But why is there so much hype around this game. And if the game only caused epileptic seizures, where did the stories of nightmares, amnesia and suicidal tendencies come from. Those things just seem to be a far cry from epilipicy.

I’ve done a google search, and there are videos and things out there of what the game “Might” have been like. I believe you can even go on the company’s website and download a *Verson* of the game, but it isn’t the original.

Now, for my own personal creepy video game story. When I lived out in Alberta, me and my friend use to go down to the Canex and play a racing game there. There were four of the arcade seats together, player one, two, three, and four. And sometimes the machines would go down. Now, they wouldn’t just go off, a company screen would come up and you just couldn’t play until someone came to fix them. So, the first player, or seat, was called “Master” and on the other seats, the screens would say “You are a slave to this machine”. Yeah, probably the creepiest shit thinking back on it. Or I guess, reading into it. But at the time, we were like wtf, and just ignored it. Now I’m sure it was something like, Player one was the “Master Machine” and the others were just hooked up to it or something, I really don’t know. But still… Creepy. Although, it didn’t stop us from playing. Maybe we really were slaves to the machine.

Well, yeah. That was my lighter note. Ha ha.



{April 26, 2011}   Cartoons

So I’m still campaigning for Gotham High to get on the air. Specially after I learn that they’re coming out with a new Loony Tunes in May.

The thing looks like SHIT! They’re drawing the characters funny, they don’t sound right, Bugs and Daffy are roommates! It just doesn’t work. I use to say, the only wrong Warner Bros. ever did was Howard the Duck. But I think this will be added to the list.

But they think it’s going to be a great success. And if you say anything to the fans on their Facebook page, they flip out. I think, what they should really do it bring back new episodes of Animaniacs. Of course, with today’s shitty parents, they’ll probably have it banned in two seconds. I don’t know what’s wrong with people today. I don’t think they actually sit down and watch the shit their kids are watching. I turn on cartoons today and I just want to bash the TV in. They’re so stupid.

So, here’s the link to sign for Gotham High to be put on the air: Gotham High

Other then that. There really isn’t much else going on. Still expanding my Batman collection. I thought today, I should try and set a record! Most Batman stuff! But then I thought, where would I put it all? Maybe when I have more money.

Speaking of money, I’m well on my way to going to Toronto for Fan Expo! I have enough saved for a plane ticket! xD

I have no idea how much I’m going to need. I know it’s going to be a lot. I need a ticket, and a hotel room for 5 nights. Then food! And spending money. I wonder if I can scrape up 3,000 before I go. That would be wonderful. I don’t think I’d ever need that much, but it would be great!  And what’s left over would go towards an apartment! 

I’m also trying to get a computer next pay. I’ll have to put it on my visa, after I pay my visa off. Everything is such a money racket. I just bought a new video camera too, for Fan Expo. That’s what’s sitting on my visa right now. But next pay, that will be gone. I”m going to try to up my visa limit so I can get that computer.

It would be nice to be rich. I wish I could win the lottery or something. At least I don’t have any debt. I mean, besides what’s on my visa, and that’s only 200. Not that much. I’d have more money if I didn’t buy Quinn. She cost me 400 + dollars. She’s super cute though, so I guess that makes up for it.

When it gets closer to August, I’ll start putting my whole pay check into my savings. Besides my bills. And the vacation time I have is paid. So that’s good.

Oh! My birthday’s coming up! Not really looking forward to it. I know nothing special will happen. And I keep working myself up, thinking maybe my mom’ll surprise me. But I know she won’t. I told her the other day that I wanted a batman balloon for my birthday. She just kind of laughed. I know she won’t get it. It’s too childish. What a load of crap. Maybe if I nag at her, she might help me get the computer I want. MAYBE. Probably not. She wants me to get one, so she can have my old one. But she won’t help me pay for it at all. 

I don’t know if there’s much else to say. I have to work tomorrow and that sucks ass. But I guess you gotta work to get money. So the government can take it, then tell you, you owe them more. Bastards.




Click Here to Sign the Gotham High Petition

As I said in my last Blog. This Gotham High stuff needs to happen. And I mean it needs to happen by the end of next year. That is more then enough time to get a pilot episode out. If we could get some of the writers on board from the Batman: TAS series, This could be awesome!! I mean, really freakin’ awesome! And much better then the shit kids are forced to watch now-a-days. Honestly! I don’t even know what the shows are called, but when I turn on Tele-Toon and YTV during the day, I cringe. Visibly!! I blame Spongebob. He started all this shitty cartoon mess. Fucker.

On the lighter side, if you’re looking for something to read, and you’re a batman fan like me, I suggest “Batman No Mans Land” the Novel.


I got though all the comics, except the last one. Because… I’m lazy I guess. So I never finished the series, but it’s sitting right there on my shelf. So I can finish any times I want to! Annnnyways… The book is great. It sticks really well to the plot of the comics (What I’ve read of them) and I find it gets just that extra bit deeper where the comics can’t go.  I’m having a hard time putting this book down, and every freakin time someone calls at work and interrupts me, I curse them.

The only thing I hate about the book, (And comics), is the flipping attempt to make a Two-FacexRenee Montoya pairing. in the books and comics he’s got some kind of mad man crush on her, and it irks the hell out of me. Two-Face doesn’t have man crushes! He crushes men! With his guns! And his coin….

So, lame awkward pairing aside, the book is really good. Once I finish that, I have Batman Fear Itself coming.  I’m hoping that book will arrive before I finish this one, so I don’t have to wait inbetween.

I must say, I do adore Amazon.Com when they will send to Canada. I found a few novelizations of the 1989 Batman movie, and Batman Forever and Batman Returns. I’m hoping to get them too, but because they’re older books, they come from sellers, and not Amazon.com itself, so I’m a little  leery on that. Even on eBay I only buy from sellers with 100% Positive feedback. And no one on Amazon with those older books has higher then 98. Maybe that’s just me being paranoid.

Little piece of Incredibles Trivia before I go:

Syndrome’s island where is base thingy is, is called Nomanisan.

If you break it up, “No-Man-Is-An Island” Oooooh See that? Yeah. Freaky.




 

So. I stumbled over this picture like… forever ago. And I just thought it was fan art. But it turns out it was concept art. which means this stuff was actually in production for a bit.


Well, Today, I came across it again, and then again on Facebook when a friend uploaded a photo.

Cracked.Com Gotham High.

This needs to happen. If not as a TV show, then at least as a Comic. I would watch this. I would watch it every day, for hours. This would be amazing!!  There needs to be a petition up somewhere to put this on. We need DC fans, to sign it! We need to GET THIS DONE! NOW! I think this really would be awesome if the right writers were on it! It really could be so much fun!

LETS DO IT!!

 




{March 7, 2011}   Dear Glee….

 

As an amazing TV show that just made everything… Were great, why is it that you insist on making the outcasts feel more like outcasts? Your show is about a load of misfits, trying to find something they could all be a part of. Somewhere they can all fit in. I would think, as a show with two overweight Actresses in your cast, you would make merchandise for your overweight fans. It irks the HELL out of me when I see something I like, and the XL size, fits a 9 year old. What the fuck?! First of all, have you seen the size of the average American? Has no one else but me watched “Supersize Me?”

I do want to say that the Beautiful women,

Amber Riley

And Ashley Fink

 

Are both wonderful actresses.  However, if I were either one of them, I’d be demanding better merchandise.



 

 

 

Flash: Why does your poster keep sliding down my closet door? Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly….

 


 

 

Superman: Why are you such a complete and utter douchebag? Also, did you know you were invented by a Canadian? Yeah, stick that up your American Flag Background!

 

 

 

I know those are only two questions, but that’s really all I can think of right now. I’m sure I have more. And when I think of them, I will write them down.

Also, I don’t think Boston Part 2 will be up, because I’m just too goddamn lazy. And the Silly bandz thing stopped because I only had one and it was rolling around on my wrist and wouldn’t stay in place. I need more then one. So that will be continued later on.



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