Thursday, May 19, 2011

Absentee Update

Gosh and golly time flies when you're having fun ... and even when you're not. What have I been up to?

Well, I made it to a second round of interviews for a reading specialist position (YAY!). But ... they chose someone else (Not so YAY.) Yes, I'm supposed to feel good about myself because I was one of three finalists and competition is fierce. But the bottom line is, I didn't get the job. In Mari speak, that translates into, "I wasn't good enough." In reality speak, that translates into, "You were great, but it just wasn't the right fit." I'm trying to go with that. Landing the job would have meant a two hour, round trip commute. Everything happens for a reason.

In the meantime, I've been working on a freelance project for the American Society of Baking. It involves reading and editing almost 200 pages of oral presentation transcriptions. From bakery engineers. Very technical. Very dry. Ingredient formulation. Safety regulations. Sodium reduction. My eyes are so dry from staring at a computer screen that I'm pretty sure they are going to plop out of my head at any moment. But, it keeps me busy, and the paycheck will fund my ceramic tile project. 

Said home improvement project was supposed to start today. But, bummer. My tile is on a truck at a warehouse in Alabama. Said warehouse is surrounded by flood waters. We rescheduled for May 31 Not a big deal; just a little disappointed.

Onward and upward!

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