Happy birthday to me!

March 20, 2013 :: 2:35 PM

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allons-y, alonso!

I got a super sweet video birthday card from my little brother and his family, the way overdue phone call, and then, M posts this to my FB wall…

I’m so happy that I have people like them in my life.

It’s one thing to post on a Facebook timeline, but it’s another to reach out via email, via text, via voice, via handwritten card, and to take the time to fucking google a photo of my favorite Doctor saying one of my favorite Doctor Who catchphrases in the history of FOREVER…

So, a very public thank you to J/L/TL, NJ, WB, MHC, MM, BG, and DM (so far) for going above and beyond in this world of Facebook.

You all rock, and I’m thrilled to call you my friends!


life in a brOTP

March 19, 2013 :: 12:46 PM

New message from [some person I used to know]: xxx-xxx-xxxx

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There’s been too many spaces in our togetherness. Our relationship is defined by separation. By silences. - Megan McCaffery (Fourth Comings)

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The silence has been broken.


Thanks, mom

March 18, 2013 :: 11:37 AM

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accurate

Two big pieces of news today:

1) As I’ve been posting everywhere - I am beyond amused that today marks the 21st anniversary of my mother’s death. I am so amused that, if this anniversary were a person, I’d so take it out and get it shitfaced. I mean, the woman was a drunk. Seems oddly fitting…

2) I GOT A SECOND INTERVIEW WITH THE UCONN GRAD’S COMPANY! (I just realized that I never mentioned that interview in those terms. This is the guy with the 30 different companies.) I was joking with hubby because this guy was SO excited that when he asked me where I did my undergrad, I almost answered “UCONN, BITCH!”. Wisely, I swallowed that last word. Maybe he would have been amused by it… I don’t know. Maybe once I get the job there, he’ll get a full taste of my flavor of crazy.

It was a fun interview, one of the best I’ve ever been on. When they called me this morning - THEY HAVEN’T EVEN GOTTEN MY THANK YOU NOTE YET! - to schedule the second, I don’t know which one of us was more excited.

Keep for fingers crossed for me, kids. If I don’t get a job soon, it’s going to get ugly. The depression is lurking in the background and I’m trying to keep it away, but I am so NOT good with being home alone all day every day.

 

 


Oh, it’s Christmas!

March 14, 2013 :: 4:50 PM

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four interviews and now a phone screen!

So far, I’ve managed to annoy a few people who have been unemployed for too long now. I don’t know what to tell them. Either my resume is ‘right’ or my experience is ‘right’. Who knows. It’s such a crap shoot. I’m just thankful that a lot of people are interested in my blended marketing / accounting background and the fact that I worked for multiple companies at the same time.

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that I need a CPA if I want to get the higher level accounting jobs. I tell them I’ll sit for the exam if it’s that important, but I’ve never really had an interest in public accounting. The refusal to complete the work requirement will keep me from getting licensed in the state of NH, but if I pass the exam that proves I have the knowledge. Six of one…

I found out today by my super secret stealth recruiter that the person I lost the other job to hasn’t accepted the offer yet. I might still have a chance…

I’ve also got an interview tomorrow with a guy who was very curious as to how I managed working for five different companies simultaneously and then told me I’d be managing THIRTY.

BRING. THAT. SHIT. ON.

Or since I’m already quoting Sherlock, “The game, Mr. Possible Employer, is ON!”

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Guinness is going to boot camp next week. We’re continuing to have issues with the cat and the crate, so we’re going to turn him over to someone who knows what they’re doing—the breeder we got him from. I’ll miss him, but we need it. HE needs it. Now, I just need to figure out who his parents are. (The breeder was obsessed with knowing.)


Martin Freeman’s tongue: an appreciation post

March 13, 2013 :: 4:58 PM

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i swear to dog, there needs to be a tumblr blog dedicated to nothing but freeman’s tongue…

Didn’t get the job I wanted, but I have an interview tomorrow and a phone interview on Tuesday.

I don’t know about other states, but filing an unemployment claim in NH is a pain in the ass. Do you know how many places I send my resume to on a daily basis?!?! I had like five screens worth of data. It was that ridiculous.

So much I want to vent about… but I’m pretty proud of myself for submitting this cover letter, so I’ll block out the ick with proof of my insanity. I’ve honestly never seen a job posting online that would merit some sort of response like this, but I’m glad the creative part of my brain came out to play. I’m even happier that it worked in my favor. Have a phone screen next Tuesday.

To whom it may concern,

Despite your request for a lengthy cover letter, I promise to keep it short in order to make sure you actually read my letter instead of falling asleep. I’m sure you’ve received thousands of cover letters that all say the same thing, so please indulge me while I endeavor to make my boring cover letter stand out in the massive sea of paperwork you’ve been swallowed by,.

I would LOVE to work in the beautiful city of Haverhill, MA! It’s my favorite place on earth! (That’s pronounced Hay-ver-hill, correct?) I would be unbelievably thrilled to work for a company that is stable and has a great team of people to work with. I would especially love having to attach a coversheet to my TPS report. I really hope that’s part of your culture, because I love TPS reports as much as I love Haverhill, MA!

Let’s see… It’s probably time to be a little serious. I have over 10 years of accounting experience ranging from A/P to A/R, month and year end closes, analysis of balance sheet accounts, blah, blah blah. You have asked for specifics, so by the end of 3 months, I shall have achieved dominance over the general ledger and made it my pet. By the end of 6th months, I will have finished streamlining any systems that may have some drag to them. I hate drag. It slows me down. By the end of 12 months, you will be wondering how you lived without me.

Basically, I am definitely qualified for the job because I will make that general ledger bow to my will. Let me prove to you just how much I rock during the course of an interview. I was laid off from my previous employer, so I can start within the next thirty five minutes if that suits your needs. (It’s about a half hour drive from the glow-in-the-dark town of da ‘brook, so I will need a little bit of a buffer. I get lost. A lot.)

By the way, I have an excellent sense of humor and play well with others.

It definitely was a huge risk, but it paid off. My dad would be so proud…

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