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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

From One Driver to Another:

From "Adultette" to full-fledged adult, well, I'm working on it. Today I took a giant leap into the big kids pool, I didn't just dip my toe in and swish it around, I didn't slowly ease my body into the water and cling to the edge. I started from 50 feet back and took off running, sliding over cool decking and all, to plunge head first into the deep end. The life guard was yelling and I didn't care. As of today I am the owner of a brand new, 2010 loaded Honda Civic LXS.

In the sticky summer sun I handed over my old keys to a young girl about to start college. She was so sweet and eager to have a car of her own, I knew instantly that the little SUV that got me through high school and college, through make-outs and make-ups, was being driven away in perfectly naive hands. I hope that she smokes pot or gets it on or sings incessantly at the top of her lungs in that car with all of the wanton abandon that it was meant for.

While she's getting her freak on in the back seat of that old SUV I'm going to be freaking out about every spill and dent and bump that my new car accumulates. From adultette to adult, I think my new powerful engine will help me make a smooth transition ;)

Friday, July 16, 2010

The University of Phoenix:

So, I got offered a job from The University of Phoenix. I will be working as an academic advisor and this is great because I will get free tuition so that I can get my masters. I kicked the unemployment crisis and it feels good!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Been Thinking About You:

I had three interviews today:

1. The University of Phoenix (my second time seeing them for a different position).
*Pros--Free tuition, health care, benefits, nice starting salary, opportunity for growth
*Cons--Very far from my house :(

2. Fortune5 Marketing
*Pros--They called me back for second round already
*Cons--Hiring manager was totally creepy and douchy :(

3. Yelp.Com
*Pros--Great work environment, great company culture, ok starting salary, benefits, great company
*Cons--SALES, SALES, SALES....not exactly my forte.

I really would like to work for the University of Phoenix, I think at this point it could be an ideal job because it would get my foot in the door with a big company with great benefits and I could get my masters for free!!! Also, they have offices all over the country so the chances to move around are endless :)

After coming home from all these interviews I felt so stressed and un-happy with my performance. I really bombed the Yelp.Com interview, the men were so young and intimidating and I don't think they liked my "mock sales presentation." Ugh. I ate an apple and climbed into bed to listen to Radiohead. Nothing makes me feel better. Even though the lyrics are so sad this song makes me feel so good, it's one of my favorites. Enjoy!

Been thinking about you
Your record's a hit
Your eyes are on my wall
Your teeth are over there
But I'm still no one
And you're my star
What do you care?

Been thinking about you
And there's no rest
Should I still love you
Still see you in bed
But I'm playing with myself
What do you care?
When the other men are far far better

All the things you've got
All the things you need
Who bought you cigarettes
Who bribed the company to come and see you honey?

I've been thinking about you
So how can you sleep
These people aren't your friends
They're paid to kiss your feet
They don't know what I know
And why should you care
When I'm not there

Been thinking about you
And there's no rest
Should I still love you
Still see you in bed
But I'm playing with myself
What do you care?
When I'm not there.

All the things you've got
That you'll never need
All the things you've got
I've bled and I'd bleed to please you
... honey

Been thinking about you..

Saturday, July 3, 2010

And Tell Me Miss Driver, Have You Ever Worked In A Results Driven Workplace?:

I have had 6 interviews in 2 days. I'm exhausted mentally and, well,...mentally. Because let's face it, it's easy to drive yourself to an office, it's easy to throw on a pair of heels, it's easy to print your resume 50 times. It is not easy, however, to "sell yourself" over and over and over again. I am tired of tip-toeing my way around every answer and smiling until my face hurts and pulling compelling stories out of nowhere at the drop of a hat. I'd like to write more but I just really don't feel up to it. I hope my responses will get me through the door somewhere, or if not the door maybe just the hallway leading up to it, or maybe the parking lot outside.