Friday, August 14, 2009

The Cute Monster under the Bed, or Pikachu Transformer?

It's always a good day when I go to the Yahoo homepage and there's a little box on the side that showcases some new concept cars from a recent auto show. Now, I've never been a fan of Scions. To me, they're just little sexified vehicles that high schoolers want because they look so darn "hip." That Scion xB isn't as desirable for the young teen, as it looks like it should be the future mail-truck. Anywho, I came across this car on the right while browsing the new concepts. It's a Scion iQ. What possessed them to call it the "iQ" escapes me completely. I can't lie, however, I am a fan of that color. Something about it changes from yellow to green in different environments. But seriously, it just looks adorable, not badass or hip or whatever. It looks adorable. It looks like a monster you'd find under your bed, except that monster happens to be cute as hell even as it attempts to leap around and make "scary" faces that only make you giggle even more. Look at the cute little teeth it has! Actually, just five seconds ago @RobRyoka on Twitter said it looks like a Pikachu transformer, which is brilliant and almost caused me to spurt hazelnut coffee all over my $2500 Mac. I know they're using the whole compact hatchback thing like the "Smart" cars since they're good with fuel economy, but I can't see anyone but an emo kid with his lip pierced in this car, blasting My Chemical Romance, wearing aviators, and wondering why people don't think he's cooler. And then he'll make it worse by putting an exhaust tip on and messing with anything he can to make the car so loud that you can hear him coming from five miles away.

In other news, I'm in a job rut. Last night was the first time in, well, ever, that I actually felt good and confident about this school year and my future in the publishing industry in general. I was on the Tor website last night, which is the publishing company that I can only dream of working for. Right on the front of the site it says "Science fiction. Fantasy. The universe. And related subjects." Basically the motto of my life. So many great books have been published by them. My own favorite, Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon, came from Tor. I discovered last night that they have an internship program. Unfortunately it's in New York, but I think I've found my game plan for when I graduate in the spring. Spend this whole year getting involved as much as possible, submit writing to journals and contests, and go for that internship when I graduate. And maybe, if I really bust my butt and show how serious I am about it, just maybe they'll give me a job. That's the plan. Bust my butt and work for Tor. I'm getting tingly just thinking about it. Unfortunately I'd have to move up there, but we'll cross that bridge later. Now I just have to build a resume and get started. Hopefully I can even get a local internship for this fall. That would certainly help, since I'm in a job rut and don't really know what to do. But Stephen's coming back from work to help me make a resume and get all of this started, so I'm pretty excited. Now I just need more pinot grigio to celebrate. My birthday is in less than a month, you know...

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