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Wikipedia + Job + College + DA
Now to talk about the extra stuff that I didn't talk about before. I'll be going in order with the title bar.

Lately, i've gotten back onto a Wikipedia kick, having become really involved with the processes. This generally happens to me every few months, though I think I might be here to stay this time. I've had the same account on Wikipedia since 2006 and edited as an anonymous IP address for a little bit before that. But, really, from then up until a few weeks ago, I didn't really do much. Sure, i'd had about 1600 edits from that time frame and had made a few nice articles and helped out here and there, but I don't feel like I really accomplished much.

But the last few weeks have been different. I've made over 300 edits in just two weeks and i've completed a number of new articles of rather good length. I've also submitted a number to DYK (the Did You Know section on the front page of Wikipedia) and also participated a lot more in Articles for Deletion. I feel like i'm actually making some sort of difference this time around and that's interesting.

Of course, i'm glad about the fact that i'm much more mature now than I used to be. I don't get into useless fights anymore, I generally concentrate only on things I actually have a chance of winning. I also no longer just blow up on people that annoy me and argue against me. Instead, I focus on policy and logic in order to get my way. It's really a lot of fun.

And it's nice to feel like i'm contributing to something.

Second topic.

It looks like I might just be getting a job...maybe. I got an interview, at least. It was last Thursday and I feel like it went well. I just have to wait for them to call me back. It would be nice to have a job so I actually have money for stuff. That would help a large amount.

That's really all I have to say about that. Fingers crossed and all for getting it. I really need it.

Third topic.

Later today, i've got an interview with a therapeutic counselor. Hopefully, with his or her help, i'll be able to get a letter to finish off the professional section of the dependency override form and then i'll be able to submit the form, which will then allow me to talk to a college counselor, which will then allow the counselor to finish inputing the FAFSA, which will then allow me to apply for housing, the waiver therein, and be done with pretty much everything I need to do for college.

Except for that math test. But i'm going to do that after I finish everything else, so I can really focus on it. There's no rush to do it anyways.

So...yeah...i've got my row of dominoes. Once i'm able to knock the first down, all the rest will fall over and everything will work out. Just got to knock that first one over though.

Fourth and last topic.

I haven't really used my DA in a while and I check it sparingly. I'm just no longer really interested in DA or the going on's there. So I think I might be closing my account within the next week. It might not be forever, but it'll be for a few months, at least.

I've got a few loose ends to tie up on there and i'll be making a final journal to explain everything, but yeah...I really don't need that account anymore. I have much more interesting accounts in other places that allows me to connect with people more and to get better critique.

Just wanted to let whoever's reading this know about that.

And that's all I got for news for right now. I'll make another journal before Sunday if something else comes up that I want to talk about. It'll probably be about what happen later today, most likely. Until then, ciao.

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I don't think I've ever considered that a site where people just add information about topics would be so... active... -able. Or have some sense of community like reading your post seems to imply to me. 0_o Then again, I hardly ever look at wikipedia unless I'm curious to see what it says about something.

There's a considerable amount of community behind the scenes. Most people that only use Wikipedia for info never see it, but a lot happens underneath there. And there's it's own share of drama and fighting. It's a lot like any other site, like DA, just in terms of editing Wikipedia.

Here you go dropping little tidbits about a job that you might be getting but you won't actually say anything about what it is? :F Faaaaa. Where did you apply?

Hmm? Oh. Amigo's.

Man, college seems so complicated. :F I went to a community college, and started with the Running Start program that our high school offered. Reading your adventures of getting college things sorted out and listening to one of my other friends working to get herself into a college just kind of has me going "Yeah... the community college was a lot easier for starting in." But then it's not like there was housing to worry about, and signing up for classes and things was always a quarter by quarter bases.

Yeah, community college isn't an option. I need a place that does have housing and, besides, community college isn't going to help all that much in the degree I want.

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