Serima

Female
from Cortland, NY

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    • Please help!

      3 years ago

      Serima

      I've partnered up with a program called Sponsor A Volunteer Endeavor and I'm looking for people to sponsor for me! If I can get $500 worth of sponsors or 250 $10/mo subscriptions I'll be cutting and donating my hair.

      Yes, my hair! My long, beautiful, down-to-the-small-of-my-back hair! I'll be donating it to Wigs for Kids. Please help me reach my goal! Thanks! <3

    • King Hipster

      4 years ago

      Serima

      I've started a new job where I do dispatching for a place that delivers food for restaurants that don't normally deliver. It's pretty bad ass. You can get Tim Horton's, Moe's and Cold Stone all delivered to you. Anyway, it's pretty awesome, and I love it, except for one thing.

      One of the other dispatchers is a guy named Sean, but I will hitherto refer to him as KH for King Hipster. Why? Because he NEVER SHUTS UP and he's constantly talking about how cool he is, especially compared to everyone else. But not just him being cool, him being cool before everyone else.

      Today, while I smile, nodded and tried to do my job, he regaled me with tales about how he does acupuncture on his dog, he can't find a good infant massage table, the struggles of being a freelance artist, how he was the artist basis for the Vladimir the Impaler MtG card, how his cousin is the quickest rising woman in Air Force history, and many other things that I kind of stopped listening to.

      Thankfully he's going on paternity leave in the next month or so- maybe permanently.

    • Marvel Encyclopedia

      4 years ago

      Serima

      Last night I was going to read a story to my 2yo before bed, and she grabbed her sister's Marvel Encyclopedia and wanted me to read it... alright.

      I start with Captain America (or "Cap-tin Mer-ca!" as she calls him) because he's her favorite. I don't know why. She's obsessed with him and especially his helmet. I also don't know why. Anyway, she just keeps turning the pages and saying "Who that? Who that?" as I read the names of all these mostly obscure heroes and villains.

      I make it through C, D & E. I've been "reading" for about 10 minutes now. She's also made a point to yell "Cap-tin Mer-ca!! HELMET!" whenever she sees him in a picture with another character. Then she says "Who that?" and I say "That's Flat Man, sweetie." and she stops. ... looks at him for a few seconds... says "Oh," and shuts the book.

      I guess that's that then. You don't need to know any more about the Marvel Universe once you know about Flat Man. Lesson learned.

    • 4 years ago

      Serima
    • UPDATE 2: Cancer and 3D Printers

      4 years ago

      Serima

      My stepdad has begun the first week of a 10-week stretch of chemo before his operation. He's tired and feels like crap for obvious reasons. His mortality rate for the chemo and operation is fairly high. The operation itself has a 40% chance of killing a healthy individual, so it's much higher for someone like him.

      On a more positive note: We reached our funding goal to put a 3D printer in my local library! :D Funds are being sent out soon, and as soon as I get back home (late next week) I'll start working on 3D printing the perks people have selected. Please bear with me as it might take a few weeks to get them done and shipped out.

    • UPDATE: Cancer and 3D Printing

      4 years ago

      Serima

      My stepdad and mom just got back from the cancer center yesterday and had some mixed news. The size and location of the pancreatic cancer is such that they'll have to do ten weeks of intense chemo/radiation to hopefully shrink it enough to be able to do surgery on it. If he survives that, then the surgery will be in May and as such it has a 30-40% mortality rate for a healthy individual- which he is not. If he survives that, then they still have to worry about the cancer in his thyroid, colon and prostate if it wasn't killed off by the chemo and radiation earlier. The alternative is to not do the surgery; that gives him about six months to live.

      On a slightly more upbeat note, we were finally able to get my sister's new room set up with her bed so now I can sleep in her old room (which used to be my old room) and be sleeping in a bed again instead of a couch. Huzzah!

      Lastly, we're so very close to reaching our goal to put a 3D printer in my local library, but still need just a little bit more! If you could please donate even a dollar or two it'd help out a lot. Thank you all so much for reading all this and being so supportive. I <3 you all!

    • Sleeping

      4 years ago

      Serima

      So, the worst part so far of visiting my family is that I'm sleeping on the couch in the living room. The couch is perfectly comfortable, but my stepdad stays up until all hours of the night and early morning watching TV in the living room. Loudly. Action movies and shows. Any request to turn it down is either flat out ignored or he turns it down one or two notches at most. Needless to say, I don't get much sleep when they're home from the cancer center.

      Any suggestions? I'm tempted to take my pillows and blanket and sleep on the floor of the unfinished bedroom next to the piles of lumber and insulation.

    • Cancer and 3D Printing

      4 years ago

      Serima

      Hey all,
      Sorry it's been so long since last I wrote a journal entry. My life's been kind of hectic. So here's what's been going on in my life:

      I'm currently down in Florida with my family helping out around the house and tutoring my sister. My stepdad was diagnosed with cancer last year, but this year it's been bad news on top of bad news. They were able to do surgery for the thyroid cancer, but recently they've discovered that he also has pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer again, colon, and prostate cancer as well. The pancreatic cancer is too close to major arteries to be able to do surgery on it as such, so they're going to try and do chemo and radiation therapy first to try and shrink it. Even if the treatments don't kill him (which they very well may), he still only has a 1% chance to live more than a year.

      That being said, he was abusive to me when I lived here, he's an asshole in general, and we're civil-y passive-aggressive with each other at best. So why am I here? My mom and sister. My sis is 15 years old and does her classes online, and she's been falling behind recently. My mom works full time and has been struggling to keep up with things since my stepdad used to be the homemaker of the two of them. Since I don't have a day job and only my nonprofit to take care of I took a month and decided to come down and help.

      That being said, I want to thank @Terrets4ever for being such a supportive SO and coworker (yes, he gets to date his boss) in helping with the makerspace while I'm away. He's been helping keep things going and that means so much to me I can't even begin to thank him enough. One of the things he's been helping with is our crowdfunding campaign to get a 3D printer for the space. (My 3D printing campaign) If any of you would like to help out, we'd much appreciate it.

      We're going to get a 3D printer and put it in the local library so everyone from kids and teens to adults and businesses have access to a 3D printer and 3D modeling tools. My hope is to help encourage interest in the STEM fields, especially with kids and teens. Right now we can afford a basic, used printer, but every little bit helps us get a better, newer machine that will last a good long time. I also have perks set up so if you'd like me to 3D print you something on my own personal printer you can donate a specific amount to get it! Thank you all so much for your support in all the craziness that is my life. I couldn't do it without you.

      <3's

    • 4 years ago

      Serima
    • Negotiation

      4 years ago

      Serima

      So I got the job offer (yay!), but then they tried to offer me $2 less per hour than they previous said would be "no problem". And thus the great dance of salary negotiations has begun. Thankfully I have the lack of benefits on my side so I think I'll be able to get it, but in the meantime I'm still looking for other work just in case.

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