I swear, I'll try to be fannish maybe sometime eventually soon, but here's the quick update on Life Stuff:
The USITT Conference was an awesome experience, and I saw a few people I hadn't seen since graduating (or longer ago) while there. Unfortunately, it hasn't turned into any career opportunities yet (partly due to the ongoing vehicle woe), and the couple new connections I made there I was unable to follow up on because I lost their business cards as soon as I got home (I just found them again last week - it's probably been to long to email them a "thank you for the talk" message, yes?). So there was a bit of a lull where I ran out of career-hunting momentum, looked around, went "Well, now what?" and didn't find an answer. But I've recovered somewhat, and am spooling back up to start again.
I paid the money to make a for reals domain-name-having website happen with Portfoliobox!: http://www.mcerysjenks.com/home I still haven't finished all the tweaks I was advised to do during my review session at the conference, but its full of pretty pictures. You should look at them. Also, Portfliobox introduced a blog function about a month or so ago, so I'm planning on maintaining a sewing progress/process journal over there... it should solve both the problem of finding a good way to document the stuff I've done since graduating, and fulfill one of the suggestions I got during my review (which was to find a way to convey what I learned working on each project, which I haven't really figured out how to do in pictures).
I am officially unemployed and have been since March... Well, technically I haven't worked for reals since December, but late March (actually the day before the conference started) was when I officially declined to return to my old seasonal job at the lab. But I'm now making some LARP garb on commission, which is nice - it at least means my sewing-skill maintenance will pay for itself a bit, as well as being able to maybe soon pay some student loans without pestering El for money.
Basically, I keep on doing my thing and prepping for games and trying my best to stay sane, all with varying levels of success.
Oh! And I started computer gaming more. Finished Portal 2 in about 13 hours playtime, and keep going back to both games to achievement-scrounge. Also, my latest addiction is a free MMO called Atlantica - I'm playing on a Mycenae server as the character athPasiphae (and yes, I feel like kind of a douche for not realizing that the reason I couldn't just straight up name myself "Pasiphae" was because she appears as an NPC), guild Telemachides.