New Year, New Career, Yada Yada Yada

As I’m currently between jobs/resting/unemployed (take your pick), I’m spending a lot of time going through various job sites. And, quite frankly, I’m sick of the sight of ads like this:

Sales People £135K  Work From Home Based, Entrepreneurial Mindset Job in Uk

“Gullible people required for really dodgy marketing jobs”.

Curiosity got the better of me, I had to take a look at the “recruiter”‘s website. Here’s a screencap:

Sales Opportunity £55,000-£155,000 OTE

Not only do I think that “jobs” like these shouldn’t be allowed to be advertised on job sites, but I also think the people responsible for making them happen should be taken out and shot.

Now, does anyone have any real jobs going?

Reverb 10 – December 7th

Prompt: Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

This has to be the easiest prompt yet. Allow me to introduce you, once again, to the LuLas:


This is just a few of the people who, thanks to a little show about coppers and their strange-limbo-afterlife-world, have become some of my closest and dearest friends with whom I have shared some fantastic times during 2010.

Let’s zoom in a little:


This little gang had a blast together in 2010. We made movies, cosplayed, toured the BBC and got hyped up on sour candy. Good, good times.

My wish for 2011? Simple. For it to continue.

For more LuLa (short for “Luigi’s Ladies (or Lads)” by the way) fun and silliness, take a look at this video from the LuigisA2A YouTube Channel:

Reverb 10 – December 6th

Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

I love making things, and I have the utmost respect for makers of all kinds. I know excellent dressmakers, jewellery makers and furniture makers. I’m not as talented a maker myself, but enjoy playing with whatever materials I can get my hands on.

Just lately all my makes have been edible ones… since coming out of work I’m doing a lot of cooking which I’m finding immensely rewarding in a very old fashioned housewifey sort of way. As unfeminist as it sounds, I really do get a buzz out of having a nice meal ready and waiting for Michael when he comes home from work. And I think he appreciates it too.

Talking of which… best get started.

Reverb 10 – Prompt for 3rd December

Prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

I’ll go for the most recent one as it’s easiest to recall. Last Saturday.

Photo by Becky Walker

I do love dressing up and playing the fool. And I quite like an audience too. This was the Cosplay Skit Contest at Collectormania London. I was joined my adopted sister Kez, and we performed a largely improvised sketch as DCI Gene Hunt and DCI Jim Keats from Ashes to Ashes. A large space in a very large room – the first floor of Olympia 2. The convention was buzzing; lots to see and do, but a large crowd of friends appeared to show their support. I felt a buzz of adrenaline as the MC for the contest called out our names, and we snapped into character and did our thing. We had microphones. Good, weighty radio microphones. This was the real deal. I had a costume, a character, a partner in crime, a ruddybloody good act and a microphone. The two of us rocked the house.

I need to do this more often.