Love & Loathe — 03/04/10

Loathe:

* Websites who make you change your password because they changed their security protocol. I was fine with my password, it was long enough with enough weird characters in it, and now I have to remember yet another version of my weird characterized password.

Love:

* Brach’s Sugar Free Cinnamon Hard Candy. Now, I just have to figure out where I bought them in the first place. Because they’re gone.

* This tag on my hair dryer. The irony of where I keep it makes me smirk every time I see it. That’s me, living on the edge of danger!

* Dark Sipping Chocolate. The Steve/Marigold/Huck/Milo Show gave it to me as part of my multi-part birthday present last year. I just finished it and it was delicious. I might just lick the inside of the canister (which I also love — it’s SQUARE!) Who knew I would like something from Trader Joe’s?

* When my husband finds the Arrowhead water bottles that have the bigger cap. Often times it’s the smaller things in life that makes me happy, but in this instance, it’s definitely the bigger thing (small though it may be).

* I busted out of my voluntary introverted isolation today and spent a couple hours (maybe longer?) with my friend, Grace. It did me a wealth of good and I just *heart* her so much.

* When the sun breaks through the clouds.

One Last Thing:

I had two phone interviews (last Thursday and Tuesday this week) and in-person interviews with five people (yesterday and today), for a contract-to-hire position.

The recruiter I’m working with has been working with this company for 14 years and she is confident that they’re an honorable company. I hope she’s right.

In an “It’s a Small World” scenario, this recruiter has ties to the Rose Parade and I saw her in the Rose Parade (this year, and probably other years, too) and didn’t even know it. Her story is absolutely incredible and when I met with her today for the first time, and then learned of her connection, I found myself shaking my head inside over the incredible strength this woman possesses.

Anyway, I landed the job** and at a wage that’s just a smidge lower than I wanted, but at least I’m not placed in the dark corner of the clearance aisle anymore with a neon pink “50% OFF” price tag on my forehead. I start on Monday. There’s a lot of work to be done there and they really, really need someone like me. I’m terrified, but in a good way.

Can I get a “WOO HOO!” from My People?

**… just when I was prepared to spend another 12 months sitting on my duff eating chocolate!

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28 responses to “Love & Loathe — 03/04/10

  1. grrrace

    I’m glad that there’s only one loathe today πŸ™‚

    I keep my hair dryer right by the sink, too. We are just playing Russian Roulette over here! It’s just a matter of time! hehe.

    Dark Sipping Chocolate? I’m going to need to find that. I’ve not seen that before!

    I don’t like those little bottle caps either.

    I was so glad to see you today! πŸ™‚ *muwah*

    Congrats on the new job, honeybunny!

    xoxox

    • Only one loathe is always a good thing. πŸ™‚

      Wow, I had no idea we were both such dare devils with our hair dryers! We’re so alike in the ways that *really* matter. πŸ˜›

      I have no idea where in Trader Joe’s they keep the dark sipping chocolate, but it was deliciously decadent.

      Re: the bottle caps, I know we need to take care of our planet, but do they really need to remove so much of that darn bottle cap? They also made the plastic on the bottle thinner, which was kind of cool. But then they implemented the smaller bottle cap, which means you squeeze the bottle to open it, and then the water squeezes out when it’s open. So annoying. It’s really a pet peeve of mine. Obviously. *shakes fist at Arrowhead*

      *muwah* back atcha. xo

  2. Caryl

    So, the sun has broken through the clouds. πŸ™‚
    Lots better than the 50% neon lighting, for sure.
    Tug will need to go to work with you.
    Love you,

  3. tony

    Good job sweetie on getting a job, YES!!!!
    love you sooooo much.
    XXOXOXOXOX
    “WOO HOO”
    :mrgreen:

  4. WOO HOO! And you have lots of “loves” and only one “loathe”! This is a good sign!

    That’s so funny about the hair dryer. I keep mine next to the sink, too. (Who doesn’t?) I never thought of making a nifty hanger for it, though. Do you realize, you’ve probably decreased your danger and prolonged your life considerably with that? πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the new job! That is wonderful news!

    • A nifty hanger? Who knew that a hair rubber band would be a life-prolonging measure? πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the congrats, let’s see if I can hang onto this job now. πŸ™‚

  5. You get a Woo Hoo, an Amen, and a Hallelujah! Congrats! I’m so happy for you. So does this mean you won’t be able to help me out per my email?

    BTW, I tell all my pals to use a base password and just change one character for websites that require it. Choose on 8 characters long with a number in it and go from there. Much easier to remember.

    Good luck with the new job! I know you’ll knock their socks off!

    • I just need to find the energy to take a look at your “email”. πŸ™‚ When do you need it by?

      Yeah, I have a basic password, but this particular website required not only a number, but some sort of punctuation mark, AND a capital letter. SOOO annoying.

      I surely hope I knock their socks off, that would mean a long term position. πŸ™‚

  6. stacey

    congratulations!

  7. Redfred

    Wooo hoo for you πŸ™‚ if nothing else you wont need to do the looking for a job thing any more πŸ™‚

  8. Trust me in the UK you don’t keep a hairdryer anywhere near the bathroom…. at 240V that’s just a death wish….

    WOOHOO on job…. looking forward to the next adventures of the ants….

    • Do you even have plugs in the bathroom then? Where do you dry your hair?

      Yes, those critters are looking forward to having a new Day Home. πŸ™‚

  9. β€œWOO HOO!”!!!

    If I’d known you were down to 50% off I’d of bought you myself. (not sure if I can afford even that though)

    • HA! You’re funny.

      Now, it appears as if I’m 23% off what I was making and 12% off my bottom number. So not too bad in the percentage department. πŸ™‚

  10. Yay! I hope you like it and that every thing will be great, warm and wonderful.

  11. Jackie

    Congratulations! you’re back in the work force!!

  12. py

    WOO HOO!

    I love this post, since there seems so many things you love! πŸ™‚
    Yes, more to love!

  13. daydreambetty

    I am so happy for you!!! How’d it go? On your Facebook post, you said you were watching planes take off and land during lunch? I used to do that with my Dad when I was little! I loved it, mostly because I was spending time with my Dad, but also because I love thinking about the people that are in the planes and wondering where they’re going.

    Back to you…..whoohoo! I am so thrilled for you! And I’m sorry I’ve been away for a while, it looks like I have some catching up to do. If I could hug you, I’d never let go. πŸ˜€

    • So far, it’s all good. I wonder about who’s coming and going, but I also just like hearing/watching the amazing power harnessed within a machine that defies gravity. It’s just awesome. πŸ™‚

      If you could hug me, I wouldn’t let you let me go! πŸ™‚