10 – Eureka


 

I am finally emplolyed! My near 8 month sabbatical has come to an end.

Haunted by more than one ex these days.

The email chain:

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 8:27 AM
Nicole,
We noticed your resume on Craigslist and would like to speak to you about coming in for an interview. Please call me at your earliest convenience.
Regards,
*name removed*

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:04 PM
I realize I should probably give you a head’s up since this sort of weirded me out.
This is assuming I even go in for an interview; this is all I know at the moment anyway.
Suffice it to say, I wound up back in NY.
Hope all is well,
Nicole

Sent: Tue 7/25/2006 12:15PM
Hi there,
Mercury is in retrograde, isn't it? Any number of strange goings on are surrounding me at the moment, so this is only natural. ; ) I was actually just talking *name removed*, our recruiter, a few hours ago about positions that we need to fill (both in my group and beyond.) Which position are you applying for?
*boring stuff removed*
I'm happy you're back in New York, assuming it's where you want to be. *company name removed* would be lucky to have you, but be warned that this place is a mess in upper management. If you're seriously looking for a job I'd be happy to put in a good word for you. I do have a little pull in this place. ; )
Hope all's well,
–*name removed*

Sent: Tue 7/25/2006 12:20PM
The email was from *name removed* and sent a few hours ago. How funny! You should tell her you heard from a friend who you’d highly endorse.
*boring stuff removed*
Being back is an odd thing. It was sudden and not under great circumstance, but in then end I can only rely on the idea that it will all work out of the best. I suppose there are worse places to return to and at least I gave it a try and got to know a great city.

Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 12:39 PM
I'll definitely give *name removed* my endorsement, and I gather now that you aren't even aware what the position is. I know we're hiring for several Production Editor and Editor positions across the company, including a job in my group. I'm guessing it would be a little too wonky to be working directly in my group, though, yes? I should tell her you're perfect for the *specific removed* division.

My dog makes her audio debut

Song: “Magic Carpet”, by New Leaf



9 – All Over the Place


I ponder the idea of an intro after trying my hand with Audacity

pulp + heat = a test of my patience

the Asian parallel

I'm not the only one dreaming
Song: "Love Me Leave Me", by Anji Bee

Clerks 2 with Dad

Beezer's Lebanon Live Blog

Song "Leaving Sodom", by Aegis

 



8 – California Lovin’


Thanks so much for the amazing encouraging emails, it is overwhelming and far more than I ever expected!

Interview recap and how I might have botched it

Babies on the brain

Song: "Alone", by Adam Schmitt

Rain

More on how I prepare for job interviews
Great Answers! Great Quetions!

Alex/California/Alex/California

Point Reyes

more dream dot-connecting

Song: "A Girl Alone", by Hungry Lucy

Hungry Lucy - Before We Stand ... We Crawl - EP - A Girl Alone

 



7 – A Better Day


Some minor insight into my job search methodology

Yahoo Groups

Studying the basics of Geography

The Engine Show in PA

Song: "Good Day", by Natives of the new Dawn

Natives of the New Dawn - Need Something - Good Day

 

 

 



6 – Dog Poop


The one month mark

D&D play my comment

Song: "Podcast Star", by Jeff Oestreich

I have an interview today

Emails!!

Technology lag so close to singularity

Song: "Not for Me", by Laura Clapp

Laura Clapp - Leaving Nashvegas - Not for Me



5 – For the Birds


 

Laura Clapp



4 – A Slightly Better Place


A night-terror results in a smashed foot

I tell "A"lex the only way it would ever work between us again would be for him to make the cross-country move back to the East Coast with predictible results

My old room is now my bedroom again.

My first interview yeilds nothing and VH1 plays "Awesomely Bad Break-Up Songs"

I solicit feedback, stories and podsafe music

Grief, and unfair parellels

My domestic dream

Song: "I'd Take You Anyplace", by 100 Year Picnic

100 Year Picnic - As Tall As the Sky - I'd Take You Anyplace

 



3 – The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria


I start with a message that had been in my voicemail since last July.

The backstory (that I never quite finish) being that I hop from tangent to tangent:
…M rescued the keg, and no one was hurt.

Song: Almost Me, by My Best Fiend

My Best Fiend

I don't go into detail about just how fitting the song is.

 

 

Last night's exchange:
A: That was kind of odd. Turns out the lake was the same spot we were supposed to end up originally for rachael's bday
Nicole: I was there
A: Not on the path with the cliff and at the lake. Or were you in the bushes today?
Nicole: Sad not weird
A: That was what I meant. It was weird being there. I wished you were there.
Nicole: Stop
A: I'm sorry.



2 – Another Day


I babble about the context of things linked to a relationship:
Method cleaning products, folding laundry, and how much I miss Whole Foods and Trader Joes. The weather and rain as a theme to much of the major changes in my life over the past year and a half…

 

Robin Tymm - Footprint - A Little Rain

Song: A Little Rain, by Robin Tymm

Robin Tymm on Facebook

 

More vague chatter about where things are now as I continue to speak to Mr. A and the frustration that comes along with it.So this podcasting thing is a lot harder than I thought it would be. After some minor editing to cut some annoying background noise that comes along with sitting outside and recording – I found it had this patchwork effect that is even less pleasing than hearing the sound of my own voice. Rather than scrap it altogether, I’m going to put it out ‘as is’ and consider it.