Saturday, August 27, 2005

Ouch! Rejection!

So I got an email from the second interview place letting me know they'd gone with another candidate. That sucks! It would have been a hellacious commute & I wasn't all that sure I really jibed with the person who I would have reported to, but I still feel sad and rejected.

But, "I got to have faith" (George Michael, where are you now??)and realize that the right job will come along. I just hope it is soon!

On the brighter side of things, I do have three days of work next week to get me out of the house, and another 3 days in September. So, at least a little income will be arriving soon -- but more importantly, it will provide me with a few days of distraction.

Perhaps the person at the other company who is "scouting" for me will find something wonderful -- or at least a foot in the door there. But, I must also plug along with purusing other opportunities.

I keep thinking about one of the final "Sex and the City" episodes where Charlotte tells her husband that God will send them a baby -- they just need to do their part by filing all the necessary paperwork.

My sweet husband reminded me that he is making enough to support our little family of two & not to worry. Even before I heard from this job, he said "Don't be hasty & take the first thing that comes along. We have enough money to survive while you find the right thing." I need to not let fears of never being able to find a job/buy a house/afford to start a family get in the way of staying positive.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Sick Kitty Gets Mail

So, my poor kitty Frances has been struggling with bladder issues since we got back from Southeast Asia. She's been on two rounds of antibiotics, but a week after finishing the course, she's back to rushing back and forth to the litter box and piddling on the bathroom floor.

So I took her back to the vet again where they drew a sample of urine -- involving sticking her with a big needle -- she was NOT happy about this. The yowls were heard round the world.

Turns out the sample showed no infection, so she is on a drug which reduces inflammation of the urinary tract for 20 days. If she has problems after that, it may be that she has a bladder stone, so I am holding my breath that that isn't the case.

Anyway, on Saturday, a get well card arrives from the vet's office. So totally sweet. We happened to run into the vet on Sunday at Jupiter & I thanked him for the card (though I suspect that one of the vet techs initiated the gesture).

I made a photo card with a bubble coming out of her mouth that says "Thank you for the card" & need to take it by the office today. I keep meaning to make cookies too, but suppose that store-bought will have to do.

Tomorrow we are having friends for dinner, so I am going to spend the day cooking & attempting not to stress out about the job hunt.

Had a good second interview on Monday, but don't know what's going on with that time frame. I think I am going to call & ask the guy to call me back -- maybe if I don't leave specifics on his machine, he'll actually get back to me. Also had a good conversation with a senior-level person at another company. She is going to do some internal scouting for me -- hurrah! It would be really nice if something happened at that company.

Also got a rejection postcard from another interview -- I had suspected that I was going nowhere with this job, but had checked in with the woman this week. She gave me these really vague answers & I just question why she just didn't tell me over the phone that I wasn't what they were looking for. Kind of lame.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Friday Night....and its alright!

So last Friday, Mr. CTK and I went to our friend's club in San Francisco. It was "Guilty Pleasures" night, and I thought I'd post the set list so you could see what I rocked out to (though we missed the last hour since we got sleepy). Every new song that came on was an opportunity to shout "Oh, I LOVED this song! (in 8th grade or high school or whenever)

In honor of Crazy Aunt Purl since she so bravely admitted that she still owns Milli Vanilli and Whitesnake on cassette tape!

"Guily Pleasures" Night
Catalyst Cocktail
August 19, 2005

1970's Neil Diamond vs. KISS
DJ Skip (New Wave City, Transmission)

Neil- Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
KISS- Detroit Rock City
Neil- Kentucky Woman
KISS- Calling Dr. Love
Neil- Sweet Caroline
KISS- Beth
Neil- Shilo
KISS- Strutter
Neil- Red, Red Wine (he wrote it)
KISS- Shout It Out Loud
Neil- I'm a Believer (he wrote it too)
KISS- Christine
Neil- Cracklin' Rosie
KISS- I Was Made For Lovin' You
Neil- Cherry, Cherry
KISS- Rock and Roll All Nite
Neil- Forever In Blue Jeans

1980's Hair Metal
DJ The Melting Girl (Death Guild, 1984)

Skid Row- 18 & Life
Guns n' Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
Quiet Riot- Bang Your Head
Van Halen- Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Scorpions- Rock You Like a Hurricane
Def Leppard- Photograph
Night Ranger- Don't Tell Me You Love Me
Ratt- Round & Round
Motley Crue- Looks That Kill
Poison- Talk Dirty To Me
Bon Jovi- Runaway
Judas Priest- Another Thing Coming
AC/DC- Touch Too Much
Ozzy- Crazy Train
Guns n' Roses- Sweet Child of Mine

1990's Dance Cheez
DJ Tomas Diablo (Strangelove)

Jump Around - House of Pain
Jump - Kris Kross
Back to Life (Club Mix) - Soul II Soul
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) - En Vogue
O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature
Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli
Tom's Diner - DNA feat. Suzanne Vega
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic
Show Me Love - Robin S
Bust a Move - Young MC
Everybody Everybody - Black Box
Poison - Bell Biv Devoe
The Power - Snap
Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

1970's Disco
DJ Andy T (CW Saloon)

Abba- Dancing Queen
Bee Gees- Stayin' Alive
Frankie Valli- December '63
Barry Manilow- Copacabana
Rod Stewart- Do You Think I'm Sexy
ELO- Don't Bring Me Down
Shaun Cassidy- Da Doo Ron Ron
Captain & Tennille- Love Will Keep Us Together (I think this song gets the award for "Most Cheesy")
Rose Royce- Car Wash
Earth, Wind and Fire- September
KC & the Sunshine Band- Get Down Tonight
Trammps- Disco Inferno
Village People- YMCA
Donna Summer- Last Dance
Charlie Daniels- Devil Went Down to Georgia

1980's New Wave / Top 40
DJ Skip (New Wave City, Transmission)

Night Ranger- Sister Christian
Rick Springfield- Jesse's Girl
Wham- Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Secession- The Magician
Men Without Hats- Safety Dance
Book of Love- Boy
Madonna- Get Into the Groove
Corey Hart- Sunglasses At Night
Hall & Oates- Kiss On My List
Rod Stewart- Young Turks
Baltimora- Tarzan Boy

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Kids in Cambodia -- they were so cute!

Pig Sty at Tonle Sap, the floating village. These piggies live on a little floating raft sty. hee hee hee

Angkor Wat relfecting pool by sunrise

Monkey tying my friend's shoe in Angkor Wat

Me & Mr. CTK at the Royal Palace in Bangkok

View from Mt. Phousi in Luang Prabang, Lao

Mekong River in Laos

after loooong flight to Bangkok

Yay-- my first official, non stolen tag!

List 5 things you enjoy, even when no one is around and you want to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Make a list, post it to your journal… and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.

1. Reading, especially chick lit. Fun and fluffy without being brain taxing

2. Knitting, sometimes -- that all depends on the project. :)

3. Snuggling with my cats -- I think I could look at them endlessly.

4. Painting my toes, preferably though, having someone else do it (when the pocketbook is full)

5. Yoga -- even on a bad day, I know if I just get to class, I will be glad I went.

I got a second interview for the job I interviewed last week, have an appt. to apply for another job tomorrow and a contract position possibility. Plus, I met with a professor today & she has all sorts of ideas for people she can contact for me. Hopefully something will work out soon. I am trying to keep my chin up & back away from the computer when I get in a tizz. Still, a job would greatly increase my chances of a good night's sleep.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Anybody Home?

My poor neglected blog. I was home for a week, and then went to Iowa for a cousin's wedding, then have been doing the job search thing. Plus, my keyboard space bar is screwed up,so I have to hit it twice, which greatly reduces my desire to type anything long and detailed. Hopefully one will be on sale this week at CompUSA or someplace like so my fingers can fly freely again.