Monday, January 18, 2010

How bizarre...

Yes, yes, first day at the new job for me. It generally felt good, lots of friendly people, but don't want to say too much. Just wanted to write about one moment that just caught me completely off-guard.

It was about two o'clock, I finally went to warm up my lunch. As I was plating it up to a paper plate, a man came into the kitchen. He was wearing jeans, a cotton button-down and sneakers. As he went to wash his hands, I oddly made the first move to say hello and introduce myself. "Hi, I'm Emily. It's my first day here." We shook hands and his response? "Hi, I'm **** and I own the company."

I know that whole don't judge a book by its cover, but really? I was so taken aback, not only was he dressed incredibly casually, but he was extremely friendly and warm. For a larger company, I never expected that. He knew there was someone new coming into the office and we had a great abbreviated conversation. Who knows what the future holds, but that moment today felt pretty darn good.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pop the Cork!

Oh wait, I already did...


Not just any job, a full-time, bill-paying job. Excitement is a complete understatement. Can't spill too many details over teh interwebs, but let's just say it's in my "industry" (and that would be pattern and print design), it's full time and it feels like a good company to be at. I have until Monday to relax, bask in the employment glow and get myself together. (Cook, clean, prep some clothes, etc.)

But you know what is first? A day at MOMA. I haven't been since the summer of 2008, so I think today is a MOMA day. If you're around the city and have some free time, give me a ring and stop by and peruse with me.

And I have to say, the timing is sort of perfect... There is a College of Textiles alumni dinner at Brother Jimmy's tonight, as Kent is in town for about 72 hours. It feels so damn good to know I have a job when friends and others ask what I'm doing.

Friday, January 8, 2010

I am a ball of nerves

I had a job interview on Tuesday. And a follow-up skills test project thing on Wednesday. For my abilities and stuff, they both went pretty well. There was chemistry, and interest in my portfolio, all that. It's such a new feeling!

But now, I'm waiting. And growing more and more attached to the idea of this job. I do not know when I'll hear back... I know getting attached is bad, bad, bad, because they have other applicants and not everything about me is perfect for their needs. But it's just such a new, delightful feeling to being even close to employment.

Whatever you do to help the stars align (pray, cross fingers, meditate, eat cupcakes, whatever odd tick you revert to), will you do that for me? I'm having trouble sleeping tonight and going to try to calm myself and think positive.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Drum Roll Pleeeease!

A new project for 2010 has begun, and I couldn't be more excited!

Melissa, a sweetheart and new friend, have begun a new blog together, Babes Who Brunch. I hope my dear readers will follow the link and check out our site, ideas, etc. If you're in the NYC area, are a babe and want to brunch with us, please please please let us know! I don't know what this will turn into, but it's an exciting little side project for the new year. (And yes, I am trying to keep with the Ten in 10 goals while brunching.)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ten in 10: Ten Weeks to Healthy in 2010!

It's a new year and while I'm not trying to make any definite resolutions, I'm trying to get myself and my life in order. Part of that is my eating habits. They've fallen off, hard, and it's got to change. That was already set in my head, and then I saw my friend Lara post about Ten in 10 earlier today. In these horrid winter months of January, February and March, a jumpstart like this seems like a great idea. It's also a great way to garner support, since there's a whole group of people doing this.

My official "goals" for Ten in 10 are very much about getting back to basics. Limit processed carbs, get back to healthy proteins, vegetables and whole grains, and try to do "some sort of" exercise daily. Recipe Girl, the creator of Ten in 10, is posting about it every Saturday, and I hope to do the same. Anyone else that wants to join (you can do so if you're on Twitter or you blog) still has time to enter - tomorrow is the deadline. Whether or not you participate in this event, I wish for all of you dear readers to have a healthy new year!

Woah... It's 2010!

To my readers, I wish you a Happy New Year!

While I look like a hot mess in this picture, I'm happy as a clam. This was my evening last night, with so, so, SO many of my new friends. 2009 rightly sucked for many reasons, but when it comes to the connections I've made in my life, well damn, this is one lucky lady right here. So thank you, to all of you. You know who you are, you know you're greatly loved and you know that you've made my year about as great as it could be.