||[Oct. 2nd, 2010|06:19 pm]
ok, so i have applied to various legally type secretary things -- some of which i think may be scams. i have retooled my resume three times in the past three days. i have created various cover letters and cover letter templates. i applied the at collection agency for crying out loud. things are getting bad...
monday i am completing the "testing" at a temp service -- i guess proving i know how to turn on a computer and type a word document. it's not that it's demeaning or humiliating at all. i really don't mind jumping through those hoops because i know the agency only wants to place people that it can assure have the skills needed... they have a reputation, too. but, the thing is, i spent SEVEN years in school after high school. if "office team" doesn't believe i know how to create a word document or search using google then HOW am i going to convince a law firm or a potential client i have the skills to manage their money/freedom?
seems so odd that for a job as simple as answer a phone and typing a letter i need to spend two hours of "testing" before they even CONSIDER me for a position and yet, i almost had a job with a nationally-known defense firm that would have involved protecting clients and their millions of dollars or starting up an entire new practice group and changing the dynamics of a whole firm. and they never even saw if i was capable of making coffee or answering a phone!
so, yeah... the job search is tiring. but, i guess, what else would i do all day?
oh, a little sad... i think gallagher is getting his ride down to his permanent retirement home in the next two or three weeks. i think he will be pretty damn happy, but it's still a little sad for me. he will be far away. of course, i will have an excuse for a long weekend in north carolina at some point! i should totally look for a cute little bed and breakfast around there or something... that could be a cute once or twice a year trip -- a quaint countryside B&B and a visit with my horsey. Awwww.... :)
hmmm... other news?? maybe a big exciting announcement in the next 9 or 10 days. :) watch my internet updates -- probably facebook will be the first to know. ha, how silly! mostly i'm being coy and silly about it because i have the time right now.
OH! we have a fourth roommate at the Manor now. This house has been one of the best things about this year. it's older and has some issues (the land lord is fixing up the radiators on monday and we have had a few squirrels playing around in the walls that he's working on). but, it's so nicely located, so cheap, has lots of spirit... and the people! oh, wow... my roommates are absolutely the best people in the world. they are funny, laid back, and make me forget all my worries. we laugh and get silly about the dumbest things... doing the dishes, cleaning out the bathrooms, signing the fedex slips, etc. etc. etc. i am spending a lot of time at home because i don't have a job, and i seem to spend less money if i just don't leave the house! but, it's nice to be around great people. we aren't ever in each other's way really (the house is big and even though the bedrooms are close, we tend to stay in our own spaces most of the time). but, you better believe when someone comes across a funny you-tube video we are sharing it immediately.
and, of course, the BEST thing about my life right now is the new man! :) Matthew has been absolutely the greatest thing to happen to me... well, ever. he immediately broke down my defenses, he comforts me, he makes me laugh all the time, he knows what i am thinking before i say it. i know it seems silly and cliche, but we really just know each other inside and out. probably the only thing that is odd/wrong is that two totally random people (acquaintances of mine, but not close friends) have asked if we are related. ok, he has long blondish hair and light eyes (like mine), we are of similar build and we have german-like skin... so yeah, we look like we are both of german/irish decent... but, we ARE NOT SIBLINGS! though it creeped us both out when people said so! it might also be because we are of similar mannerisms and attitudes... kind of cynical with a sharp wit and what not.
totally found a great new sandwich! for you highland square dwellers/visitors -- if you head into zubs, give a try to the new falafel (the "borat"). it's a little pricey (6 bucks) but it's a huge serving on pita with hummus, pickles, and other yummies. and, unlike the usual falafel i've had (mostly from aladdin's around here) it is spicey! be prepared with some water or extra pita or a side of tater tots. but, it's quite delicious. it's a big serving, i usually only eat half and save the rest for a little snack later. try it!
hmm... this turned out to be a longer post than i intended... and stream of conscious, too. i should have timed myself so i could tell the office team people how fast i can type when i don't use correct punctuation or capitalization. :)
also, perhaps i will move when this lease is up (June) if i don't have any other job prospects. (and don't even get me STARTED on the stuff with the bar.. somehow that is still up in the air despite filing all my paperwork, so who knows!). where should i go? needs to be an area with fun and creativity and young professionals/artisty types but still have opportunities for someone with a JD and maybe someone with a license to practice in OH and/or willing to take another bar ....
Love you all!
9 days til that announcement...