okay so i was at target browsing through magazines and read a quote from kim of the real housewives of atlanta that i just HAD to share.
today i talked to SouthGA about this guy that was interested in her but essentially refuses to call her. he will only text her. and SouthGA hates texting and so usually when he texts her, she calls him back and they talk. usually for quite awhile. and he always ends the conversation by saying something along the lines of "well if you get bored and want to hang out, give me a call". and she's like, why don't you call me when you get bored. so he never calls and just texts her all the time. and its driving her nuts. when we spoke, i realized that it drives me nuts too! for one thing, i have a limited amount of texts and have to pay if i go over that amount. but mainly, it bugs me because it's so frustrating to try to have a conversation via text message. my general rule is that if you are texting back and forth more than 2x, it warrants a phone call.
today i had an interview with a legal recruiting agency. i have been thinking about legal recruiting as a possible career change for awhile now. i thought it sounded like the perfect choice for me. this particular agency does no cold calling, our clients apply to join by submitting their resume and then they can browse available jobs through the website and it proceeds from there. it's a very social job that involves working intensely with both law firms and attorneys and the social aspect is a big plus. i have learned that what i'm good at is being social. it sounds silly, but its true. i'm a people person and getting to help people, being around people is where i excel. my ideal job involves a LOT of talking. and being a consultant for this particular company matches that perfectly. not to mention, there is a lot of income potential.
AHS and i hung out last night. although i must say, i had to practically strong arm him into getting out of ths house. he was griping about $ and such, and i asked if he was frugal or cheap and he said both...and broke. ah, the student life. :) or the life of an unemployed attorney, i suppose. so once i finally convinced AHS to leave the house we had a really nice night. we ate dinner at Pizzeria Unos and then saw Seven Pounds. i must say, i was a little surprised when AHS (mr. broke/cheap/frugal) paid for both the movie tickets and dinner. i did buy the popcorn and soda (coke zero) of course. i think he paid solely so he could make fun of me at dinner. apparently he doesn't watch sex and the city and has no interest in hearing about all my favorite episodes, regardless of how applicable they are to my life and probably to his life, too. whatev. and maybe i talk about the Dog every five minutes. doesn't every puppy (or kitty, Agnes!) parent? anyway, who knew AHS was such a softie? he confessed that if he had been alone in the theater, he would've cried a few times. of course, i did shed a tear or two but nothing like i was expecting.
i must say, i really really like kanye's new album. i'm a lyrics girl and i think this album has some good ones.
i love holidays! really, any excuse for a celebration is good with me. but out of them all, christmas is my absolute favorite and has been for years. give me mariah carey's christmas cd and i'm golden! i may actually enjoy christmas eve moreso than christmas. i always go up to my room around 9ish, shut the door and wrap all my gifts while playing mariah carey christmas, the temptations "silent night", and kenny g christmas (don't judge - the man is talented). probably the best thing about christmas eve is the fact that still, after about 18 years of wrapping my own presents, i am the worse gift wrapper ever. my gifts are identifiable because they'll look cute from the top...but do not flip that bad boy over. it looks like something a toddler has done. it would actually be quite embarrassing if it was anyone but my parents/sister/brother in law/random other family members. what can i say? i can't be good at everything :)
the Dog and i are headed into the city a little later this afternoon to spend some time with LS BFF. i'm pretty excited, as i haven't seen LS BFF in quite awhile. it's also really really close to christmas, which is always exciting.
oh man. last night was a good time. AHS and i met up midafternoon and headed into the city. we walked around chinatown a bit, went to the smithsonian art museum and then grabbed some dinner here (http://harryssaloon.com/about_harrys.html). after dinner (and a few drinks), we met up with my best friend my high school (aka Brown) and her boyfriend (aka Peaches). the four of us headed to adams morgan for some drinks. and that's when the night really got fun. somehow we ended up staying at this bar forever. long enough for me to discover that the menu included absinthe. except i couldn't pronounce it and kept calling it abstinence. Brown and i decided that we definitely needed some absinthe in our lives and both ordered one. and that, my friends, was my downfall.
so we all know that i recently lost my job. we also know that bham is a teeny, tiny city in terms of "young professionals"... so i pretty much expected that the news would travel fast. but what i did NOT expect was the ridiculous, overtly tacky behavior that some people would employ.
yep. i am now officially unemployed. when i first got the news i was a little bummed out. then i realized - i didn't like my job, spent half the day complaining about my job via gchat to my law school best friend (aka LS BFF), and felt miserable every sunday evening as a new work week was approaching. what the heck was wrong with me? this was the best news ever! now, instead of sitting behind a desk wondering how i got there, i am forced to find something new, something that i am actually passionate about. the added bonus is that i now have time to do stuff i couldn't before. you know, things like finally get the Dog completely housetrained, wash clothes, work out.