Hello devoted fan(s)!
I realize it has been since '08 (what the WHAT?!) since I have written.
Wow. Have I really been that disconnected? You'll have to forgive me, I have missed you too.
Let's see....where to begin? The holidays were good, the fam came out here to celebrate and all in all we had a great time. Since then I have finished school (whoop!) and am working on finding a career. Who would have thought a year ago when I decided to go back to school from my real-world job that now would be the worst time to be searching for a job? That is a hard pill to swallow let me tell you. And being in Cali isn't helping much either. If I had the capacity to move, I probably would. To the city....my assessment is that subways and bad weather > traffic in LA. It will happen, someday.
I went to an interview about a month ago for a pretty big, national company (whose identity I will keep secret to protect the guilty!) and was told two things: 1) it was a good thing I didn't have a "Texas" accent and 2) my portfolio from school was "irrelevant" to the position I was applying for. I was offended for two reasons: 1) Excuse me, East Coast transplant snob, what's so wrong with a little southern twang? and 2) I applied for a MARKETING position, with portfolio of the work I did while studying MERCHANDISE MARKETING, with a background in MARKETING. Oh, now I see.....completely different. Needless to say, I didn't get the position. But would I have really wanted to work for her? Probably not. C'est la vie! (and que sera, sera)
My birthday is in exactly one week. I think it's funny that the older you get, the less you want to celebrate it. It will be the first birthday I haven't been with my family, which is weird. We will, however, be visiting an institution of epic proportions, Cha Cha Chicken. It should be real fun.
I have also been looking forward to seeing my school friends soon. (hint hint!)
I promise to post more insights more frequently, and will possibly issue another installment of everyone's favorite "Trash or Trend" in the near future.