Alright, enough about boning moths for a second, cuz I’m unemployed now and I have a situation. I need a particular software package which costs an amount of money which is generally unwise for newly unemployed people to be spending on … anything. But it’s gotta happen for a presentation in about a week, and it’s gotta happen if I want to keep posting here as I have in the past–if you like essentially any post I’ve made that has photos in it, chances are you have enjoyed my having access to this particular software as much as I have.
I have a ko-fi account. I have not “advertised” it much because that’s just not my style and I generally assume that y’all are just as broke as I am. And I’m not desperate yet, but I have been Unemployed in bold with a capital U before and I know with certainty that I cannot survive 9 months without a job this time around. Because I’ve mapped out my budget for the next 9 months and it’s grim. There is nothing I can do that I haven’t already done in terms of job hunting.
So what I ask:
- If you have enjoyed caterpillar butts and moth indecency and rants about bizarre things that you wouldn’t think humans would have opinions about, and if you have $3 to spare, please considering contributing to the cause of ensuring I can continue to raise caterpillars to take pictures of/post their butts and then perv on them doing it while taking very strong stances on what species of bird the bird seed companies put on their packaging (HOUSE SPARROWS?!?!?!!?!!?!?).
- If you have enjoyed all these things but do not have the $3 to spare, then please tell the next bug you see that they are beautiful/they are so fat/”What a handsome man!”
- If you think I’m stupid and my blog sucks (*gasp!*), then this is me mooning you:
March 1, 2019
I love you
As a token of my appreciation, please accept my full-grown adult Giant Leopard Moth 😀
I raised the caterpillars inside for a couple molts, but I just could’t take care of them over the winter (their food dried out too fast and the trees were dropping leaves), so I did the mature thing and let them go. They did their winter diapause, I saw caterpillars again early February or so, and this moth must have JUST emerged a couple nights ago when I found him because he peed all over me (visible in photo).
Thank you so much!!!
Also some good news: got some job search tips from a guy I connected with on LinkedIn (the trick when you get into higher level positions: just start emailing people at companies you want to work at directly), and a recruiter trying to fill a project position with the power company contacted me directly (also via LinkedIn) and asked me to apply for it. Thanks to some resume feedback I got (also from a new connection on LinkedIn—I gotta say, writing a snarky comment to a trending news post at 4 am was a good move!), the resume I submit for that opening will kick some serious 9th abdominal segments. Here’s to hoping!
March 1, 2019