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Things I am considering

Taking the Foreign Service Officer Test in October, thereby applying to the Foreign Services branch of the State Department.

Applying to the CIA.

Having ice cream for dinner.

Buying "Written in Red" for my Kindle, because I've now checked it out of the library 4 times (and renewed it each time so that I could have it for 2 weeks instead of just one), so it's maybe time to own it.

Going to Redondo Beach on June 4, because Nalini Singh will be signing her new book and she lives in New Zealand and hasn't toured through LA in a while so it might be my last chance for a bit. I'm 99% sure I'm going, it just depends on how Mysterious Galaxy structures the signing. With big authors they sometimes have a system where you have to pre-order the book and then you get a number and so on and so forth. I don't see anything like that on the web site though, and they've been VERY clear about restrictions like that in the past. Maybe because she's a paranormal romance author? Eh. Whatever. I WANT TO GO.

Going to Redondo Beach on Friday, June 21 because Leigh Bardugo is signing. Her first book, Shadow and Bone, was one of the best I read last year. The sequel comes out June 4. My hesitation? Obviously I will own both books for Kindle, but if I go to the signing I'll end up with both of them in hardback too, because it's a signing and I have no self-control. Also I always want to buy something from the store, and it might as well be the books I'm there to have signed. I have a sickness. I admit it. But having personalized copies from authors I enjoy is SO COOL. My set of personalized Jacqueline Carey books is now among my most prized possessions. Seriously.


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May. 27th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)
True story: I once looked into applying for a graphics job at the FBI, but everything was sadly stationed in DC.
May. 28th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
Yes, that is one...well, downside isn't really the word I want, since I liked DC the few times I visited, but something to consider for sure. :)
May. 28th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Josh's friend and former roommate went to apply for the CIA but he claims the application form was basically: Give us your SS#. We'll be in touch.
SO pls tell me if that is true.

(he ended up being a little creeped out and applying for the FBI instead lol)
May. 28th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC)
The CIA website would seem to indicate that it's a long application plus a Personal Evaluation Form. But I will keep you posted when I actually apply, since that would totally creep me out too.
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