Tuesday, July 31, 2007


It's been raining a lot here around these parts. This is good because it has been very hot and dry. This is bad because it makes it more humid, and because everyone (including me) is in the process of, or will soon be, moving.

Another job interview that felt really good today. I don't think I've ever bombed an interview. In this one, I felt like I got to talk a lot about myself and I don't know if that was good or bad. Also, upon hearing the job description, I realized that it would actually be a job that I was interested in, perish the thought.

It's an entry-level position that generates content for museum exhibits and assistants the president of the company, who, though she did not at the time of interviewing, reminded me of Judi Dench.

So me and Judi were talking about my school projects, my inability to pick a major and my desire to keep learning. In the job, I would just get random assignments with a few references and have to research "anything from prehistoric man to modern baseball." I said I could find interest in anything and that I researched things that interested me in my spare time. She appreciated my varied background and only seemed miffed by my "only" previous employment at the newspaper.

I was in 15 of more than 70 applicants chosen to interview, and if I make it to round two, I get to go in, interview with a "business" associate and perform a sample project in 3-4 hours. Sounds kind of cruel, but I'm sure I could smoke it.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Today's award-winning...

Today's award-winning job title is...

"Parking Ambassador".

Employees will take part in many facets of promoting the new bus routes including acting as an ambassador by providing tours, information, and assist in making student's ride more pleasant.