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I'm a mom. I'm a civil servant. I have a sense of humor, and I'm not afraid to use it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Worst Interview Ever, Part Deux

You guys remember my worst interview ever? I posted about it approximately a month ago under the heading "Well that sucked". Well, for those of you who told me I'd probably get hired (Limpy, that would be you) . . . you're still wrong, but maybe not for long.

My boss told me on Tuesday that they called her for a reference. When she first told me, I thought she was talking about the other interview I went on (for the manager position at my old job), and wasn't too surprised. They loved me there. Well, sort of. At least they didn't fire me, and that's a step in the right direction.

When she elaborated that it was Marysville, I nearly fell off my chair. I told her that they must have been on drugs. Hell, even I wouldn't hire me after that disastrous interview, and I know how brilliant I am.

They haven't offered the position (I'm still not expecting them to), but it's puzzling. No one at the State does extra work if they can avoid it, and they usually don't call for references unless they're seriously considering appointing that person. The only reasonable explanation is that they may have realized that I truly wasn't at my best that day, and looked at my list of references (which is pretty impressive), and decided to give me the benefit of the doubt.

If they offer me the position, I'll take it. Not because I think I'll enjoy the job (one look at the duty statement assured me I wouldn't), but because it's about 30 miles closer to my house than my current job. Also, there's a chance I may be able to earn actual overtime there. And more money is always good.

Edited to add: I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I totally owe Limpy $10.00. Hopefully, I'll be happy there. If not, it's probably easier to transfer within the agency once I'm there, rather than trying to get in from the outside. I've been trying to get a job in that place for the last three freaking years!

Go me! Go me! Go me! It's almost my birthday! It's almost my birthday!


Monday, April 21, 2008

I love this song!!!!

It's not the whole song, but it has the best parts!

ETA - I have NO idea what's up with the lack of a comments option. I went back into the post and made sure the comments were checked. Blogger's f'd up, as usual.

ETA (again) Hey - they're back now. Woot!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shout Out

Hey guys -

I just wanted to give a shout out to Stephie. I've known her since she was in high school, and she just got accepted into three different teaching colleges! (She's so smart!!)

Anyway, she's bright, and beautiful, and a really fun read. Go visit her, and say HI!!


Or, you can look at my links, and press the one that says "Stephie' NEW Blog".

Have a great day, everyone!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yeah, I'm not that subtle

We agreed sometime last week to allow Kidlet to have a friend stay over this weekend.

Yesterday, Hubby informed me he would be working both days this weekend.

Which means I'm in charge of trying to keep girls happy, AND trying to keep them quiet enough so Hubby doesn't hear them when he's trying to sleep at impossibly early hours because he has to go to work in the morning.

I was NOT happy.

And to let him know it, I sorta, kinda, picked fights with him when he got home from work today. On top of that, I pointedly put all the clothes away, except for his, which I threw into a laundry basket. Then, I glared at him as I was picking up all the other clothes and putting them away.

Hubby informed me while I was cooking dinner that he wasn't going to be working both days of the weekend anymore, unless there was an emergency.

I'm so glad he figured it out . . .

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

How Morbid are We?

With the passing of the late, great Charlton Heston, Hubby and I participated in our favorite pastime after the passing of a celebrity . . . trying to figure out who's next.

Following is a list of celebrities who we think may be the next to kick the bucket:

1. Kirk Douglas
2. Elizabeth Taylor
3. Mickey Rooney
4. Patrick Swayze
5. Maureen O'Hara
6. Julie Newmar
7. Ertha Kitt
8. Jack Klugman
9. Jerry Lewis

We came up with more, but I can't remember them all.

So, are we the only ones who do this? Who do you think should be on the list?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Drive through post

Just letting everyone know I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. Been super busy at work. Plus, I'm trying to stay away from the evil internet, and actually look like I'm working.

I promise I'll update this weekend, or Monday.