Well, I decided to apply to some LTS positions today. Even though I probably wouldn't receive any benefits, I'd be be getting steady hours and steady pay nonetheless. So why not? What do I have to loose? I can still look for a TA position on the side if I managed to take a LTS. And who knows, I may even like LTS enough to keep doing it for awhile. Don't mind me. I'm just trying to cheer myself up and look at a brighter side to all of this job hunting (which I terribly loathe).