Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Job Interview, Produce, and a Fancy Dress

I had a job interview today at 2pm, if you hadn't already read that yesterday. I think the whole thing went pretty well. The company is a family-owned place with a casual dress code, so I could wear jeans every day. Every aspect of my job that I discussed with my interviewers sounded exciting, honestly, and I think that's the most you can hope for at an interview. Sure, some of it might be tedious in nature, but it sounded like the kind of tedious work that I kind of like doing. Some of it sounded like an immense challenge, but one that I really wanted to try.

I sent them a nice thank-you email and a list of references. Now it's time for that crappy part of the job interview process--the waiting. Ugh.

On the way home, I stopped at the DeKalb Produce Market and picked up some fruit, some banana chips, and some trail mix-y stuff. Yummy. I will be heading back there ASAP, because all of the produce there was at LEAST $.20 cheaper per pound than at the grocery store, and everything looked really nice. If you have a local produce market near you, I'd suggest checking it out. Someday I will stop at the Kitty Cottage, right next to the produce market, because the kitties there need adopting. And, well, I won't adopt any because Sadako would not take kindly to competition, but maybe they need help writing brochures or newsletters, and that would be awesome. All the cat-petting benefits, none of the other-cat-freaking-out hassles. Meow.

We got a postcard in the mail today inviting us to Matt's company's Holiday Gala. Dinner and dancing! Most importantly, I get to buy a fancy new dress. Matt tells me he learned at work that it was only a few years ago that the event STOPPED being black tie formal! Now it's just semi-formal, something that will require a nice party dress. The party is December 8th, so it's time to start looking for dresses now. Any online recommendations as to where I can find a fabulous dress (in a size 22 or 24, most likely) would be welcomed. I'm already eyeing up a couple places like Lane Bryant and Macys. And of course, I'll need shoes. Can I just say how thrilled I am that flats are still all the rage? My swollen ankles are thanking me already. I'll be searching for the sparkliest thing possible.

Maybe tomorrow I'll have something more interesting to talk about. Maybe not. This is the fun of blogging every day in November!


  1. I hope you get the job!

    So, when are you and Matt coming to visit me in NYC?

  2. Ugh..the waiting game. Good luck!
    just a tidbit: the job i have now i interviewed for in November and didnt get the Job until April...blech.
    Now im waiting with you on the result.

  3. Good luck with the waiting game. Petting kitties helps. :)

    Sounds like you're headed in the right direction! :)

  4. Good luck with the job; waiting sucks!

    Have you looked at torrid.com for the dress? A lot of them are probably too teeny-boppper for you, but they ocassionally have stuff that looks cute. If you're looking for "sparkliest" that might be a place.

  5. I HATE looking for my size in dresses - try http://www.jessicalondon.com/plus-size-Dresses.aspx?DeptId=10307

    This is also where I buy my suits...


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