Jan 29, 2016
4:16am CDT

Hello every one, I know it’s been a bit since I’ve posted a blog. But I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather. I’ve been mostly bed ridden when I am not working my job. I have been in and out of doctors offices for the past four months. I am hoping to find out what’s wrong with me and get it fixed. So bare with me y’all I will try to update as often as I can when I feel good enough to get online. I know a lot of my images on my posts do not work at the moment. Most of the images are saved on my other computer and I haven’t felt like turning it on and transferring them over. I will get on that soon as I can. I will hopefully be able to get my gallery up soon. For a portfolio on what I have done please check out my facebook.  Just go to the photos section to view what I’ve done so far.

~Peace
Kat

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Jan 17, 2016
7:44am CDT

Hello,
Welcome to Wandering Star Resource, your source for HQ fan site designs and all your fan site needs. I have been doing graphic and web designs for a few years now. I had my tumblr page all set up with my designs. Had it all finished and every thing, and in the process of trying to delete old stuff I ended up deleting the blog so here I am having to start from scratch, Perhaps this will give me a chance to start fresh. I haven’t had much time to really work on my site in about a year. The hosting website that I was on decided to close down.

I’ve also been busy with my real life job as well. At the end of December 2014 I finally got hired at a grocery store. After a year of going on interviews I finally landed a job. I’ve been working there for over a year now, I started out as a courtesy clerk. Basically I bagged groceries and helped people out to their cars and rounded up carts in the lot. And one of the things that annoyed me the most was people who just randomly leave their carts where ever they feel like it. That makes it harder on the rest of us.

Anyways, that’s a story for another time. I am going to try and keep my blog updated with new blogs once a week if I can help I. And I will try to release some new themes pretty soon. If y’all would like to order some thing from me, please feel free to email me. Keep in mind I do work Monday-Fridays nearly 40 hours a week. So I do not have as much time as I use to. But I promise to try and get them done as soon as possible.

~Kat

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Mar 9, 2015
5:24pm CDT

Hello Peoples! To all of my lovely fans out there where ever you may be. Okay I am a bit excited I just added another piece to my Tomb Raider Collection. I’ve been wanting to get a Lara Croft backpack for the longest time. Well several months ago I spotted one at Target for around $30. Well at the time I was unemployed so I wasn’t able to get it. But I am now the proud owner of a Lara Croft backpack! Yes! My cos-play accessory collection is almost completed! Now just to obtain the outfits…

I’ll keep y’all updated on my collections … That is if any one gives a s*** haha

Take a look!
Click the image to be taken to my instragram for a larger view!

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Mar 7, 2015
8:00pm CDT

Hello every one, its been awhile since I have written any blogs or made videos… In fact its been awhile since I have even come on to my own website. I have been busy in real life. At the end of December I got a real life job offer, sadly not from any graphic or web designers like I hoped. But I am now a proud employee of a grocery store. It pays well enough and I get enough hours that I am happy with it. I love my job!

I got the offer at the end of December after job searching for like a year and a half or so. I was getting a bit bummed out that I wasn’t getting any call backs after any of my interviews. And it was really starting to stress me out. Anyways, I just hate the job interview process, the questions that they ask are so freaking stupid it’s not even funny. Like “Name a time when you were part of a team, what were your goals and how did you accomplish those goals?”

Let me explain some thing here: A lot of you may not know that I was home schooled for pretty much most of my school year. I grew up with a disorder called Selective Mutisim. It is a disorder in which the subject can not speak in selective environments. Such as schools or any other public place. My parents had gotten fed up with hearing complaints from my teachers that I was not talking. They kept saying “Well can you not make her talk?” After my therapist… (YES! I had a therapist, but not like that.) Had even told my teachers that it is not that simple. My teachers didn’t listen, so my parents put me into home school.

I have always been self employed as a graphic, web designer, author and blogger. This is all that I know how to do. There for I have never been in a team type situation at school or at work. So how the heck am I suppose to answer this question? Well I talked about the time that I was on a basketball team… Well it wasn’t so much as a team as lessons with a bunch of other kids at the rec center.

Our goal were to make a certain amount of baskets in order to win the game… Not that we were playing against any other teams, because it’s not really a team and… You see the problem here? I had a hard time explaining this answer. And there is a long list of other dumb questions I had a hard time answering.

Now there was one that should have been an obvious one but I fucked it up on my first interview. I was applying to work at Target and one of the interview questions was something along the lines of this:

“If a customer is buying a pair of shoes that ring up as $19.99, but they say that the sign says $17.99. What would you do?”

Obvious answer right? …..

*makes a buzzer sound* WRONG! I said I don’t know on my first try. And it caused me the interview. The guy looked at me and smirked like “Who does this girl think shes kidding? She is so not qualified for this job”

Yeah the correct answer to this question is:

“Well it depends on the store policy. If the policy is to honor what the customer says the price is, then I would change it. However if no such policy exist, then I would simply apologize to the customer and reply with ‘I am sorry miss/mr the sign or the shoes must have been stocked wrong. The correct price is $19.99′”

Yeah I didn’t know that and I was kicking myself as I walked out of the interview. When I applied at target again in a different location I felt like I got this question right. But apparently I still was not good enough. Well they lucked out in having me as an awesome employee.

One place I applied at was a pet store. When I went in I was a bit nervous, as I am on just about every interview I went on. And the guy picked up on it very quickly. And told me that I was required to talk to a customer as a sells person. And that I needed to overcome that shyness.

He gave me an item, told me to read the labels and then try to give him a sells pitch for it…Uuuhhhh! What the fuck! I have no idea, I am not a sales woman. Hell I suck at selling my graphic designs to my visitors! What makes you think I can sell a bottle of flee and tick killer…

I don’t think I aced that test. I was horrible! I am sorry but there are no salesmen any more in stores like this. Most people would just rather go in, find what they need, pay and then leave. And if they need help they will ask. We live (or I feel that we do) in a time where every one pretty much goes into a store knowing exactly what they are after and know exactly where it is in the store. They don’t need salesmen any more.

Basically the guy wanted me to say this to every customer that walked it.

“Hello how are you? What are you shopping for? What can I help you find? … Oh you’re shopping for a dog? What kind of dog? Big, little?”

… Like what the fuck! Can I not just be like:

“Hello, how are you? Can I help you find some thing?” and leave it at that. If they need help they will ask me.

He even asked me to try and sell a fucking Frisbee… Why do I need to come up with a sells pitch for a fucking Frisbee? What is there really to say?

“Oh yeah you can throw it and your dog can run after it and catch it” ……

What!

I can’t think of the other dumb questions I’ve been asked. I’ve lost count! Anyways, my point is, on this final interview it wasn’t like any other interview I had been on. It was actually nice, for the first time I wasn’t nervous at all. The interviewer didn’t ask me all those dumb questions that every one asked me before. She didn’t make me do some dumb sells pitch. It was a nice conversation. That’s what it was, a conversation! Not an interview, a conversation!

It was a group interview and it was just,

“Hello my name is …. And I used to work at …. I graduated from ….”

My line was

“My name is …. (not telling y’all my real name) I am self employed as a graphic/web designer, and I do a bit of baby sitting part time. I started my graphic web design business back in May of 2011. I started baby sitting back in August of  2012. The kids are now at the age where they are going off to school and I want a job outside of the home.”

That was it! And I was in from that point on. I got hired on that day. I’ve been employed at this store since December 20, 2014. And I couldn’t be happier. I love it, I work as a Courtesy Clerk which means I bag peoples groceries, I some times do carry outs for the elderly and those who need it. I even go out in the freezing rain, sleet and snow to get carts.

(A quick word of advice, Please for the love of god, when you go to a store put the carts in the cart stales! I hate having to chase down carts because you people are too lazy to put them where they go! lol kidding!)

Yeah it’s fun!

I know some people might not think its fun. I was talking to one of my floor supervisors one day, (he’s no longer there he went to a store closer to where he lives) He asked me one day “If they ever asked you to move to cashier, what would you say?” I simply told him that, I love being a courtesy clerk it’s fun. He gave me a serious look and goes “Why?” I was just like because I love it! He started laughing and told me he had never heard any one say that before.

So apparently I am the only one that actually likes what I do. It’s not that I don’t want to be cashier it’s just I like what I do right now. I get paid $7.45 an hour and weekly. I work any where from 20 hours to 38 at most. Heck I got 38 and a half hours this past week. I am excited for this weeks check. It’s not a lot bit it’s enough, you know? I get life, health, dental (I think) vision insurance, and a pension after 5 years, 401k plan, paid holidays, and I am only working part time!

And I have met some great people, I love my co-workers. I love my bosses, only time they pissed me off is when they messed up on a check of mine. But hey, I can’t complain they got it fixed and all is right in the world. I have two of my floor managers telling me all the time they love me and they owe me some thing. One of them was like “I’m going to take you out” haha I’m like okay! I love that! She says this because I never say no when she asks me to come in on a day off, come in early or stay later. And I’m not doing any of this to get free stuff from any one. I am doing it because that’s my job. That is what I get paid for.

Hey my mentality is, more hours means more money. So I am happy, plus more hours means more time I get to spend at the job that I love, with my friends at work. I don’t do it knowing or hoping I get a free drink from one of my managers. (Though this is a plus) I do it because I want to and because it’s my job. I don’t mind at all doing it. The only time I would say no is if I was so sick that I couldn’t come in to work and had a fever. Or if I had plans that I just could not get out of.

Like one day one of the floor supervisors asked me if I wanted to come in on a Saturday. (I was scheduled to be off that day) But I told her that I couldn’t, because that was the Saturday that my family was celebrating Christmas. Since we couldn’t do it on the actual day. And one day I got called in but I was so sick, I was in so much pain and was running a high fever. I didn’t want to run the risk of making my coworkers sick. Even if it was just allergies.

Anyways, to make a long story short. I got a Real life job, I love it and that is the reason I have not been updating or even logging on to my website at all. But I promise that I will keep you guys updated on my life, job and any thing else that comes up. I will also get to working on some more video and blogs. I have a long list of stuff that I want to do for the website but I haven’t had the time to sit down and do any of it.

We’ve had bad weather last week and I got called in more last week because there where other clerks that couldn’t come in because of the bad weather. So I had four 8 hour shifts this week, so I’ve been a bit worn out.

Anyways, keep an eye on my website and youtube page. More blogs and vblogs coming soon I promise!

Peace!
Katarina

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Nov 4, 2014
11:33pm CDT

Mae Govonnen Mellon!

I was feeling in horor of my obsession with Tolkien and Middle-Earth I would create a elvish based theme. The banner is Tolkien’s initials with in the scripture from the ring. Because my sites name was based off of my Elf character “Rainel” meaning exactly “Wandering Star” I decided to create this theme. I’ve used my blog as a platform to post my elvish translations, so it felt right. I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any thing but Real life has taken me. I have even had to drop out of my Sindarin classes. But I’ve been practicing again and hope to join next years classes. In the mean time, I’ve been reading the lord of the rings books, writing my LOTR fan fiction, learning my elvish and making new themes. I shall get back to creating more traslations and working on redoing my Let’s play series as well as my Let’s talk series and a series of video blogs and hair tutorials. So keep an eye out on those.

Novaer!

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Sep 15, 2014
12:14pm CDT

I know it has been about a month since I posted any thing or updated. I have been a bit preoccupied with real life recently and haven’t been able to sit down and blog or make any vblogs. I have a few vblogs I got to edit together so bare with me in the mean time. Hopefully I shall have some more theme designs up soon as well so keep an eye out for those.

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Feb 9, 2014
7:04pm CDT

Suilad Mellon,
(Greetings Friend,)

After the devastating issues I had with my previous hoster, I lost my site and my domain, I lost 2 years worth of my website. I feel it is now time to star new and fresh from the ground up again. Needed a name that was not yet taken, I got the idea from my elvish name “Rainel” meaning exactly “Wandering Star”

On WSR I will be blogging about things that interest me, I will continue my graphic/web designing as well as posting up my stories and Fanfictions. I will even use WSR as my main source for teaching you guys elvish and updating you on my progress with it. Please follow me her and on facebook you can even follow my personal twitter, (I probably won’t be getting a separate one for the site)

If you would like to view my blog section please do so by going to the main page of Wandering Star Designs. If you are interested in a theme please feel free to contact me.

Novaer
(Farewell)

Posted by Kat No comment
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Feb 8, 2014
6:34pm CDT

Suilad Mellon nin,

After the devastating issues I had with my previous hoster, I lost my site and my domain, I lost 2 years worth of my website. I feel it is now time to star new and fresh from the ground up again. Needed a name that was not yet taken, I got the idea from my elvish name “Rainel” meaning exactly “Wandering Star”

On WSR I will be blogging about things that interest me, I will continue my graphic/web designing as well as posting up my stories and Fanfictions. I will even use WSR as my main source for teaching you guys elvish and updating you on my progress with it. Please follow me her and on facebook you can even follow my personal twitter, (I probably won’t be getting a separate one for the site)

Novaer

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