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Jan. 26th, 2015 12:25 am
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I planned to be so good and go to bed super-early, but instead I lay awake thinking how my new sheets needed to be washed with baking soda and feeling terrified of the future.

I have a practicum placement at the school where I worked a couple years ago--I'm running a group that's part therapy, part psycho-ed. I also have a supervisor in the form of a psychologist who used to work at the school and now does supervision to some of the school's intern counsellors. I didn't get a job there; they decided to hire somebody who was likely to stay in the position for several years, since stability is important in that kind of environment.

My supervisor and I chatted a bit about my career in general. Once my degree is conferred, I can register in Alberta as a Provisional Psychologist; I then have to work 1600 hours under the supervision of a more senior psychologist (takes about a year working full-time) before I take the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (pronounced "E-triple-P") and become a Registered Psychologist.

So what I'm freaking out about is what to do right now. I think I could be finished my degree totally by June, so... getting any kind of job with the intention of quitting in six months doesn't feel good. It's bad enough when it's just punching a cash register, but anything human-services and high turnover can be a downright hazard. So do I just live on my EI pittance, or...?

The perfect thing would be to find a psychologist who will hire me right now as a psychologist's assistant, then bump me up to provisional status in June (with attendant rise in pay and independence of work) and then, after a year of supervision, keep me on as an associate. That's kind of the scary option--the thought, "I could, right now, just start my career." It's like stepping off a cliff.

Anyway, questions of Now Right Now aside, my supervisor's told me that there is "some difficulty" getting placements as a Provisional, so it takes a bit of extra effort. In Alberta, that difficulty means "more than two weeks", so the 1-2 months she cited sounds totally normal to my BC-acclimated brain, so I don't need to start looking right away, but I feel uneasy just sitting around. She also said that one of the best ways to meet and network with people was to go to local training events (which I have found too). So I'll see if I can get in to a DSM-V seminar a week from now, which is being run by a clinic that looks like it might be a good fit for me. Most of the jobs I've really liked have come because I got some kind of recommendation or referral from somebody, instead of sending my resume to a person sight unseen.

But I'm not sure it'll be worth it, especially since that kind of training is expensive. (I'm doing that one in particular because I promised myself I'd get up to speed on the new DSM this spring.)

I am excited to move house next weekend. I have grand plans for what to do once I can put up shelves and bookcases and unpack all my stuff, and it'll be nice to move out of this apartment, with its grody leaking faucets and upstairs neighbours who have loud sex every night. Then I can change my mailing address everywhere and let my mail catch up with me.

My eyelids are getting heavy. Sleep, I hope.


Jan. 26th, 2015 12:46 am
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Posted by Bones (thepiesandthebees)


Dean attends high school with his bisexual brother, Sam. Lately, Dean has noticed that a broody, punk guy has taken an interest in Sam. He thinks it could be fun to set the two of them up. Plans go astray, however--like they tend to do.

Words: 1104, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

"Foursquare" is now complete!

Jan. 26th, 2015 12:16 am
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 Thanks to a donation from LJ user Ng_moonmoth, "Foursquare" is now complete.  See how the game is played with superpowers.

The Big Day

Jan. 25th, 2015 11:56 pm
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Posted by Invictusimpala


Castiel wakes slowly, and he’s warmer than usual. He rolls over and finds another body laying next to him, and he smiles sleepily when he remembers who it is.
“G’mornin’,” Sam slurs, with the same dopey grin in place. Castiel slings his leg up around Sam’s waist and kisses him sweetly. The morning breath is gross, but it doesn’t matter with Sam moving under him, kissing back just as passionately.
“Good morning to you, too. Today’s the big day.”
“Mhm,” Sam breathes, and Cas can see the worry lines start to dig into Sam’s features. Cas reaches up and smooths them out, cups Sam’s cheek.
“There’s no need to worry, Sam,” Cas kisses him on the forehead. “Dean will be happy about it, or at least he’ll act happy about us. You know he’d do anything to make you happy.”

Words: 885, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

[Young Wizards] In the Event of Fire

Jan. 26th, 2015 04:16 am
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Title: In the Event of Fire
Author: mutuisanimis
Reader & Cover: [archiveofourown.org profile] fulldaysdrive
Fandom: Young Wizards
Characters: Roshaun ke Nelaid, Filif, Carmela Rodriguez, Dairine Callahan, Nita Callahan, Sker'ret, Kit Rodriguez
Rating: General Audiences
Length: 00:41:43
Summary: Roshaun and Filif, with Carmela's help, attempt to make a birthday cake for Dairine.

Available Formats: streaming, mp3 & podbook @ AO3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting!

Crossposted to amplificathon@LJ, as well as my personal journals at LJ and DW.

Not at All to My Surprise

Jan. 25th, 2015 11:00 pm
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I'm John Adams.

Which of the Sons of Liberty are you?

"Abigail Adams" isn't an alternative. Possibly because if they'd put her in, she would have swept all before her with the power of her awesomeness.

Gratitudes, Sunday evening edition

Jan. 25th, 2015 09:17 pm
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1. Kid is in bed.

2. I have a snifter of Jefferson's bourbon.

3. Tomorrow morning I intend to pick up some staples (including coconut milk and some proteins I can freeze) so that if we get snowed-in, I can cook tasty foods.

4. I'm pretty sure there will be preschool tomorrow, until the nor'easter hits. Huzzah for preschool.

5. I have two of my three [community profile] purimgifts stories drafted and I am happy with them! \o/

How are y'all?

Big Hero Six

Jan. 25th, 2015 09:40 pm
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So last night I went to see Big Hero Six at the new cheap movie theater! I approve of the new movie theater. It's nice to be able to just go to a theater and see a movie without first having to walk through a quarter-mile of mall and endure an "entertainment experience" or whatever. Plus, 1/3 the price, and showtimes that work with what I want to see!

Also Big Hero Six was lots of fun. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen if you can. Very very pretty with some great design work and I love how much the whole thing was a love song to the tech we're just on the verge of having. Fun characters. Other than the one giant gaping plothole, nice story. why is all the fanfic incestshipping

Then I came home last night and this happened:

"They couldn't even manage ten years without destroying it?" Newton Geizsler exclaimed, surveying the still all-too-familiar devastation that had flattened several blocks of the center of San Fransokyo. ficlet, mildly spoilery )
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 [personal profile] helgatwb made an icon for [personal profile] chanter_greenie based on the mentally stressed medieval beasts I posted recently.  So [personal profile] chanter_greenie wrote this piece about spring, which I would class as creative nonfiction.  It is primarily about smells, so my vision-impaired readers should definitely check it out.


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