Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm 94% better now, but it was "one of those days" including lady blahs.

But also, I was feeling trapped in my bubble of silence with the remaining congestion in my head.

I went grocery shopping and caught up with all the things on my list.  I do like watching the total plummet as soon as they scan the store card at Safeway.  It's like a game:  "How far will it drop today?"

I bought Drano for my bathtub, but afterwards shone a light down the drain and was shocked as I extracted a bundle of long blond hair about the size of a small cat.  *gak*

It's going to rain on Thursday, so I guess I will stay in and do my NY State and Federal tax returns.  Wooooooooo.

Mostly, though, I am just waiting for the interview on Friday.  Monday to Friday is a long wait.

I've been studying the company website, which is ridiculously informative and as a result I don't have enough questions.  What's really cool is that I must be able to obtain security clearance.  That's a valuable commodity in this town.

The interview is at 11am.  I may wear my brown pinstripe trousers from London.  Possibly not a jacket, as it's a casual environment.  The QA director sounded very amiable on the phone and his emails are the politest I've ever received from a potential employer.  I hope this is an indicator.  I have to say, the company values are very much like my own, so that's good.

Come on Friday morning...*sigh*


Anonymous said...

Oh, Liv, I hope hope hope that this job is what you'd hoped and that you'll get it! I was just reading about how some unprofessional many of the HR staff are when dealing with candidates. Don't they know they're often the first impression a candidate makes? I realize in this market, it's the employer who gets their pick, but still.... Anyway, glad you're feeling mostly better.

steve on the slow train said...

Maybe I should say "Break a Leg!" as they do in the theater. 94 percent better is good. Just hope the cold is on its way out.

In Tom Lehrer's introduction to his song, "The Wild West is Where I Want to Be," he remarks that a security clearance is more valuable than a shootin' iron. I guess the same can be said for the not-so-wild East.

So, break a leg out there in the interview.

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Do you speak with an English accent? I read your blog and hear one in my head. It's probably because Rick, the palm Springs Savant introduced us through meeting you over there, but I can't shake it now!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

They will love you in the job interview, BTW.

Flighty said...

I've had the sniffles and a sore throat this week, which I rarely ever get!
Anyway I'm glad to hear that you're feeling much better.
Fingers crossed for the job interview tomorrow! xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

Tomorrow, just one more day to go!

I'm hoping, praying this will be IT for you, that you'll get it and it will be the right job...and it won't be just a 'job', it will be something that you enjoy, can throw yourself in and it doesn't feel like work.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your interview tomorrow!
I am back after a short break from blogging, and hope that you will relink me, so we can keep up with each other.


Olivia said...

Nikki - yes yes yes, sure you will say a prayer for me! xoxo

Rather cool that it wasn't HR, it was the department director! I have little respect for HR ppl.


Steve - thanks! I'd say I'm at 97% today!
Will let y'all know how it went, I guess.


Tea - you are right about my English accent. I never could lose it so keep it in your head :) I will post an old video on my next entry, just for you. Two, in fact.

You'll see.

Thank you for your vote of confidence!


Flighty - oh you poor fellow, do get better! *hugs*
Drink lots of tea and orange juice :)


GG - yes yes, thank you! I want to throw myself in, my exact words! Woohoo!


Jessica - I missed you! I am so glad you're back! I've relinked you. Thank you for coming back. xx

Carol said...

glad to know I'm not the only one who loves watching the total rattle down after scanning my "loyalty" card.

good luck tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

How was the interview (if it was on this Friday)? I hope it's yours. You sound very excited writing about it.