The Week at Resistance is Futile

Don’t forget to sign up for my Suicide and Mental Illness Theme Read, coming up in September and October. πŸ™‚ I know I keep saying this, but soon I will post a some lists of books, shows, and movies for suggestions – but the rule is, if YOU think your review fits the theme, then it does. πŸ™‚ Even if your review is mostly to say “this is a novel completely misrepresents mental illness.”
This week in Futile Resistance world…

Did anyone else watch Guardians of the Galaxy this week? It was HILARIOUS. I loved it!

And when I took the online quiz, it turns out I am Groot. Yeah. That’s awesome.

I reviewed Rin Chupeco’s spooky new YA book The Girl From the Well, (the giveaway is open through the end of the month, you can still sign up!) I also posted the trailer for the book, if you’re interested.

I went to a Frozen-themed birthday party for my friend’s three-year-old. That was a lot of fun. (Happy Birthday Lucy!)

A friend and I watched TWO storyarcs from the Doctor Who (The William Hartnell years).Β 

My friend and I are really struggling with keeping our interest in William Hartnell’s doctor. So far, he’s nosy, tactless, condescending, and self-absorbed. Plus, the overall theme fits the old British imperialism (white man’s burden, and all that jazz). That is in stark contrast to theΒ  deeper philosophical message of the modern doctors where his purpose is to protect others’ cultures. And where even there is even depth in the Dalek’s plan of universal extermination. I can’t wait until we move on to the second doctor! Hopefully he’ll be more tolerable.

Well, I accepted a new job coming up in September, which pays double what I was making at unnamed-bookstore-chain-which-I-am-not-allowed-to-blog-about-because-Big-Nanny (BN for short)-might-be-watching. It’s not QUITE where I want to be, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction and introduces some interesting opportunities for growth within the company. This week I got my background and drug test, both of which I passed. πŸ™‚

This week I volunteered for 8 hours as a crisis counselor for a texting crisis line for teens. I encourage everybody who has a lot of empathy for people in crisis to volunteer at a crisis hotline. The suicide CPR training is superb. You won’t regret the time spent!

I finally caught up on my Grimm! In fact, I think this is the first time in the history of me that I’ve been caught up on a TV show that is still running. I can’t wait until Season 4 premieres in October!

Perused some interesting articles in this week’s Economist. I was mainly interested in learning that the state of Britan’s prisons is pretty similar to the state of those in the US. Which is sad. 😦

I got this free e-comic book from Marvel after buying the giganto fountain drink at Subway. In it, the Guardians fight a war to protect Earth. Ironman joins the fight, but he’s not as cool as the Guardians, based upon his ability to remain conscious. This comic was 20 pages of amusement. I guess that’s really good for the price. πŸ™‚

Other posts on Resistance is Futile this week

Β I added two new stanzas to Facing my Demons

And I posted about My Favorite Childhood Memory

Newly Acquired…

25 thoughts on “The Week at Resistance is Futile

  1. Congrats on the job! Double pay is not a bad thing at all lol πŸ˜‰ I'm still looking for a job, but hopefully I'll hear something soon. I've put resumes out all over the place!

    I had to laugh because I don't think I've ever managed to be current on a show while it aired either. Except Outlander – it's one episode in and I've watched it LOL.

    Have a great week Rachel πŸ™‚


  2. Congratulations of the job!

    It seems you have been really bust lately Rachel.

    I love Dr. Who from various eras but some of those old ones might be a bit difficult to get through πŸ™‚

    Kudos to you for your work on the crises line!


  3. You have a lot going on this week! Congrats on the new job. Also… how wonderful that you volunteer for the crisis line. Thank you for that. I don't think enough people realize that all of us can help someone who is suicidal. I love that cake of Olaf. So fab. I love love love Grimm and am glad to hear that someone else loves that show. Have a great week ahead.



  4. Congrats on the new job! Thanks for stopping by my blog — thought I'd return the favour in order to answer your question! I had my blog professionally redesigned by Lea Christine Designs. She's FANTASTIC to work with and really did an amazing job of coming up with my new layout! Check her out if you're interested … I highly recommend her =)


  5. Busy week! Great news about a new, and better, job.

    I started watching Doctor Who during the Tom Baker years and never could go back and watch the first three doctors – just couldn't get into them. The show seemed to change a lot with Baker. And even now, after watching many of the new doctors, Tom Baker is still my favorite.


  6. I hope you find a job soon! I know how frustrating it is to be looking, but on the flip side, it's quite exhilarating when you finally get an offer. πŸ™‚ I think next time I'll probably get my resume professionally done.

    Hope you enjoyed Outlander. I didn't watch it. Perhaps I should. Ah. Well, I think not. I'll wait until the whole season is out. I get frustrated watching TV as it's aired because of the TBC endings.


  7. Thanks Angie! It does feel really good to have a job. That gives me a feeling of security. I agree about helping people who are suicidal. Even if they don't harshly judge suicidal people, most people shy away from helping those who are in need.


  8. Thanks for replying Melissa. I THINK I would have remembered to go back to your blog and check for your answer. But it's nice that you made sure. There's SO much to think about when doing a blog make-over!


  9. I rarely ever remember to pop back to check on comments, so I always assume others will do the same =) If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail!


  10. πŸ™‚ I'm glad to find others who've volunteered their time in this way. I think everybody who could feasibly do it should try for a while. It's not for everyone, but it's an amazing experience.


  11. Thanks! I think Grimm isn't as popular as some of the other TV shows that have huge followings. But it's big enough that most fantasy TV nerds know about it . πŸ™‚


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