I’ve been reduced to taking the government’s advice.

You all missed a great dinner last nite – Christian made lasagna, we opened a couple bottles of wine, and had a small mob over for a pleasant evening of fine dining, specifically Carrie, Robin, Jason, Julia, Annie, Christian, Josh and myself. It had been awhile since we were all in the same place, and it was nice to catch up a bit. Of course at some point it all degrades to trading stories about MT and playing the do-you-know? game, but at least for a while we had some dinner conversation…

Meeting with a career counselor f/ the state employment agency tomorrow, will let you know how that goes. Also found a few more things on the web this week, job-wise, that i’m applying for. Cause i just don’t get enough rejection already, so i’ve got to seek out more.

Brevity in bitterness

Happy tax day, all! Personally, mine have been done for like 4 months, but for those of you (slackers!) who are just thinking about it today (Shane, Irina), good luck! Had a lovely weekend with Erin, Katie and Lauren in town – hope it washes off, Erin! ;D Come back any time, you three.

So, i’m kind of considering moving to California. It seems like the job market is much better there. I’m considering getting my own apartment, among other reasons so that if i decide to relocate to SoCal it will be easier to move. Don’t get me wrong, i love Seattle, but in three more weeks it will have been a year since i graduated, and a year since i was working in my field. My student loan payments start this month (today, actually) and it really sucks to pay every month for a useless degree. That’s it for my news today.

Also, it rained today.

Is it so much to ask just to have a good day? I mean really, just one? Anyway, i lost a chance at another job today. The Quellos Group called me back today, after scheduling me yesterday for a second interview, to say, “oh, nevermind. we hired somebody today.” So much for that. Oh, well, who really wanted to work on the top floor of the nicest building downtown, for a good salary in a fast-growing company, doing database management? I mean, how lame would that have been? (sniff) On the upside, Christian found a job in the paper for me as a secretary downtown that pays more than i’m making now. Wait, are we sure that’s good news? Oh, and our landlord’s expressing his objections to Christian staying with us this long. Neat. And i get to carry the allstate pager next week and be their pawn 24-7. Fun. And i still don’t have a real job. Fantastic. I’d say, “what else could suck about this week?” but I don’t want the fates to hear me…

Weihnachten in München!

Christian is moving to Germany!
He accepted a position today with the department of defense (!) to work on their hospitality staff in Germany for a year. He’ll leave Seattle the second week in may, and be in Europe before june. Is that totally crazy or what? How does he find these things? Did i mention that travel and board are paid? Really! It’s going to be difficult to decide whether to congratuate him for leaping at a great opportunity, or hating him in a bitter, jealous rage. Hopefully somewhere in the middle 😉 So, i guess we all know where we’re going for Christmas!

Long night on Alki

Since today was the first “long” day, thanks to daylight savings time’s annual respite, we chose to spend the evening around a firepit on Alki beach, enjoying the sunset, the ocean, and the gang violence (kidding, Mom!). It was a lovely way to spend a monday night; i’ll get the pictures up eventually.