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The Wanlorn ([personal profile] the_wanlorn) wrote2011-05-19 03:40 pm
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In Which Our Heroine Kinda Needs Help

Hey, the internet. Man, the end of May sure is close, isn't it? I thought it was a whole hell of a lot further away than this.

I don't talk about my work here very often, if at all. There are a myriad of reasons for this, but most of them boil down to how my boss puts the H in "hostile work environment" and the C in "crying in the car before work every morning".

I make just enough to pay my rent, bills, and essentials every month for four months out of the year. The rest of the time, I make enough to pay my rent and bills, so long as I either forgo things like "groceries" or get my parents to give me money for them and the other essentials that, when push comes to shove, are not actually essential. I'm trying my damndest to find another job and pick up freelance work, but given that it took me nearly a year to find this job, and the lack of responses I've gotten for every job application, I am not too hopeful. And apparently I am wicked bad at convincing people that they want me to freelance for them.

The point is that I got a delightful two weeks' unpaid vacation this month, due to the bossman closing the office so he could go on vacation and cutting my hours for the rest of the month. So, when June rolls around, I'm going to be something like $400 short on rent alone. I thought I could make it up through selling my things on ebay and at a street-wide yard sale in Cowtown. Since the yard sale got moved to the middle of June, it doesn't look like that is happening.

So, I have come to you, the internet, to ask for help. I have a spreadsheet of DVDs that I'm selling up here. The NES games are here. And the CDs are here. Other things that aren't easy to put on a nice spreadsheet, plus a few more DVDs, are on ebay. All of these are being updated almost constantly, since I don't have work again until Tuesday, and I have a lot of things to go through and get up there.

If anything catches your fancy, I am more than willing to negotiate (especially on the DVDs, since I just rounded up to the nearest multiple of five). If you're the sort of person who wants knitted things but does not knit or does not have time to knit or just wants something that isn't knit by yourself, I'm sure we could work out some kind of deal. Shit, if you have any other ideas for things you would pay someone to do, I am open to those, too.

Regardless, if you want to buy anything, email me at Link this around if you can. For real, I love you internet. If you don't want to or can't buy anything from me, or don't care, or think this is tacky, that is okay, I still love you.

ON AN UPBEAT NOTE: tomorrow I will be posting pictures of my succulents! HOW EXCITING IS THAT. #allplantbloggingallthetime
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[personal profile] ishie 2011-05-19 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)

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[personal profile] ishie 2011-05-19 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)

But seriously bb <333333333333333333 Money's tight for me until the end of the month but if I can help at all in other ways before then, let me know.
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[personal profile] ishie 2011-05-19 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
ILU22222222 <3 <3 <3

I forgot to put it in the email but if you want to take something of equal value out of your for-sale list so you can keep it, please do!
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[personal profile] james 2011-05-19 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Question! If I sent you a bag of kitchen cotton, could I pay you to make some market-style bags? I have tons of other stuff I need to be knitting and my mother visited my last month and very Not Subtlely dropped hints about how she'd tried to knit herself some and they fell apart and the only one she has left is the one I made her.

I can email you the pattern I used, or you can dig up whatever kind you like; neither I nor my mother is picky. Just the open-weave market/grocery bag with sturdy bottom and handles. I can totally send the money in time for June rent, but the bags don't have to be finished by then.
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[personal profile] james 2011-05-19 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome! Email me your mailing address at gilafied at gmail and I can paypal you the funds.

How much per bag? I have enough yarn for half a dozen bags; I'd like three for my mom and you can knit up the others and offer them for sale if you want.

ETA: Actually, for complicated accounting reasons I won't use my paypal account if it's OK I can send a money order with the yarn.
Edited 2011-05-19 22:29 (UTC)
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[personal profile] deathgetsusall 2011-05-19 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
You should have an email to read. <3

I'm also interested in possible knitting services, if you can give me examples of the kinds of things you make? :D
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[personal profile] deathgetsusall 2011-05-20 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
No problem, bb. <3

As far as the knitting goes, I'm interested in a matching hat and fingerless mitten set. :D I can paypal you the money in a few days, but you can finish them and send them whenever, because even WISCONSIN doesn't require mittens in June, thankfully. :D
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[personal profile] deathgetsusall 2011-05-27 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
SORRY. SORRY. I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. D: I emailed you now, and hopefully we can get this sorted today or tomorrow.

[identity profile] 2011-05-20 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
Here via [profile] undeny.

I'm interested in a couple of the DVDs, especially Black Books, but I am concerned about the region thing - I live in Australia. Are they universal?

Either way, I'd be interested in some knitting, if you're able to. I'm happy to pay upfront by BPAY, and I don't mind waiting a while if you've got a backlog. I'd love a pair of fingerless mittens, or a beanie in the lacy-ish style you posted a picture of, or a scarf. (Or maybe all three, depending on the price and your availability to do so. I love knits, and it's nearly winter.)

[identity profile] 2011-05-20 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
...and by BPAY, I meant PayPal. Sorry!
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[personal profile] why_am_i 2011-07-11 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hiya, I'm just wondering whether you got my most recent email? I accidentally sent it from the wrong account, so it may have ended up in your spam box - I sent it on June 23rd. If you can confirm the details with me, I am happy to pay asap.
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[personal profile] livii 2011-05-20 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
Dude, I just wanna help you out, don't need anything though. Well, the fingerless gloves are awesome but I don't really have a climate for them.

Wishing you all the best.
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[personal profile] ailelie 2011-05-20 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
here via network. I just bought off of your ebay list. Thanks!

I am also interested in The 10th Kingdom-- I just need to make sure that is one of my VHS-only films.
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[personal profile] panda 2011-05-21 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
Here via network. I would like Constantine, Fight Club and Labyrinth if they are still available? I shall email you.