15 September 2012

things are looking up!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

This blog post brought to you by: I GOT A JOB.

Source: mizozo.com via Paige on Pinterest

Starting sometime next week (or whenever Human Resources contacts me about training), my days will be spent selling eco-friendly clothes to hipsters in Lincoln Square. I'm excited to start; my new boss seems like a pretty great person, one of the few that didn't look confused when I said "Yes, and I'm also a stage manager," in the job interview. Plus, the store is about 15 minutes (ten minutes walking, five on the bus) from my apartment, and it is surrounded by: a coffee shop next door, two bookstores across the street, a frozen-yogurt place down the block, and a Payless around the corner. And if you walk down far enough, there is also a movie theater. Across from the Starbucks. Because there's always a Starbucks.

(Sure is a good thing they aren't paying me in cash.)

Not counting the time I spent looking before I moved here, this marks the end of six LONG job-searching weeks. In celebration of that end, here are six of my newest internet hangouts for your perusal and amusement (which I may or may not have used to keep my mind off things while I was supposed to be applying for jobs):

Come for the funny, stay for the great hair tips. Unless, you know, you don't have that kind of hair. *shrug*

The Vanishing Blog is down until further notice. That's okay, Matt. You can run, but you can't hide...

I thought I was reasonably well-informed for my demographic. That may or may not still be true, but my standards have certainly risen since discovering this site.

Having done some time in the Big Apple now, I begin to understand the fascination it holds even for people who don't actually live there. That said: if sneakily spying on people reading books in the subway doesn't sound like fun to you, you probably will not understand this site.

A story that I read two weeks ago and still can't get out of my head.

Shame on me if I have not introduced y'all to Oh Noa before now. Here's a good example of her stuff. Also, she is hilarious.


GUYSGUYSGUYS. Black nerd girls exist. Really, they do! I don't even know what to do with this information. Everything I thought I knew is now a lie.

That is all for now. I hope to get back into a regular posting schedule once the internet is up again in my apartment, but until then - thanks for reading, and enjoy the weekend!


  1. Hey! Congrats about the job. Job searching is pure drudgery. Glad you are done with that for now. And I hope Chicago's treating you well. I've only visited. Living there must be interesting if only because it's so different from what you're used to.

    And thanks for the send-up. Much appreciated. It's nice to know someone's reading.

  2. Thank you! Chicago is fantastic. The longer I'm here, the more I like it. I'm sure this will only continue, especially when I have the income to start going to shows other than my own...

    Oh, we are. We're ALWAYS WATCHING.
    (It's Conspiracy Theory Tuesday at my house, btw. Long story...)


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