I encountered absolutely no giraffes today.

Geez, it’s already March. Wow. So, what did I do today? Well, I had the day off work (gotta do something with those vacation days, since I can’t get any of the holidays I wanted off, and yes, I am bitter about that, thank you). I visited Vince at Adobe, and although he doesn’t have anything for me right now, we still had a nice chat and then I had coffee in Freemont and walked around a little. Sigh. Also stopped at U of Washington and dropped off my application materials for staff positions there. Just gotta get the resume finished to accompany them and send it over by Monday. It was great just spending an hour or so walking around the U district – I really miss the energy of a college campus. I would totally love to find a job at UW, it’s a great area, seems really fun. If … only … they … would … just … hire … me! Sigh.

In international news, my friend John McAllister posted an update on his news site, detailing his latest adventures in Tanzania with the Peace Corps. He’s got some cool pictures of African stuff and is journaling his adventures teaching in Tanga. Wow, my life is so boring.

My dentist is really nice, at least.

Went rollerblading today on Alki w/ Carrie and Steph – the weather was awesome! We had a great time, and – hey, got some exercise, too. Talked to Sara on the phone today; she’s doing great in New Hampshire, and doing an awesome job as an RD (um, duh). She’ll be here in a couple more weeks on a layover which means we’ll (you guessed it) have coffee. Have some follow-up calls to make tomorrow on a couple resumes, and a few more contacts I haven’t totally driven crazy yet. Oh, and I’m getting three fillings at 8am tomorrow morning. Argh. Must be a Monday.

At what point does “applicant” become “stalker”?

Yeah, well, maybe it is okay for the MusicNet building to fall into the sound after all. Yup, you guessed it, Real Networks doesn’t think I have enough experience. Gee, never heard that one before. Maybe next time they’ll be considerate enough to look at my resume and reject me before they schedule the interview. Just a thought.

So, since I didn’t have an interview this morning, I visited Peggy (my fav recruiter) in her downtown office and we talked shop about what other angles I can work on this whole job search thing. Also had lunch with Carrie and got to check out the awesome view from her corner office in Rainier tower! Okay, so it’s a conference room she’s camped out in – but the view is still incredible! Also tried to visit Adobe, but the recruiter was out of the office. So I just drove around Freemont a little, whimpering, and then came home. As always, I’ll keep ya posted.

A good use for 2 days off

I know, I know! It’s been forever since I’ve updated anything. It’s been a busy month, alright?

Sent Danielle home on a plane last weekend, and Christian’s first week in Seattle is treating him well. He has a part-time job at a schmancy athletic club, and has already changed his hairstyle once. I think he’s even adjusting to our driveway… Sasha came up from Corvallis (OR) for the weekend, and brought Rachael, Annie and Jackie with her, for a fun-filled weekend of shopping and cheesy tourist things. It was great to see Sasha, and to meet her friends! Come back anytime! Pictures are forthcoming, as soon as I get some time this week. Why am I so busy this week, you ask? Well, could be cause I have an interview with Real Networks on Thursday morning (thanks Jason!). Totally excited. It’s a great position for me, and a year contract (longer than most) at an awesome downtown location – actually, the other end of the building MusicNet is in. So maybe I don’t want that building to fall into the sound after all… 😉 Anyway, wish me luck! It’s totally a fortuitous happening – I had asked for Thursday and Friday off several weeks ago in the hope that I might be able to use the days for an interview, or at least to walk into some offices. Then out of the blue Monica emails me yesterday (Monica works for SnowDogs, a consulting firm in Belltown that I’ve been on with since May) and wonders if I’m available Thursday morning. So of course I told her, “no way, I’m on vacation that day, I was going to sleep in.” … NOT. Anyway, definitely a visible hand of fate stirring the pot here, or something. I’m trying not to get so freakishly excited about this one – I seem to get burned that way. I’ve got some studying to do this week to make sure I’m ready, so the pictures of this weekend might not be up for a few days. I’m sure you all understand. 😉 I’ll keep ya posted.