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The past month and a half or so has been full of the suck. To recap:

-At the beginning of June, I was let go from a job that I hated and was desperately trying to get out of for close to six months. I am now convinced that the true reason for her wanting to get rid of me was that she's crazy, paranoid, and a little jealous of my intelligence. Despite how much I hated working there, I was still pretty bummed. That wasn't how I wanted it to end.

-My old supervisor from AERCO came over and got me drunk that day, and gave me some good advice.

-I had five interviews during the first week I was unemployed. Positivity abounded.

-We were supposed to close on the house we're buying on June 30th. A few days beforehand, the bank decided to double check our employment statuses. They found out I had been let go, and told us we couldn't close. That's when I started to feel completely awful about myself, and my life. The same day, I received the letter stating that my application for unemployment had been rejected, and if I wanted my money I would have to go to court.

-A few weeks passed. I had some promising interviews, but no job offers. I began to feel more depressed. Finally, I got an interview through a temp agency for a position I was a shoo-in for. Unfortunately, they had *just* hired someone else for the department, and their corporate offices wouldn't give them to budget to hire me just yet. They said that they would be hiring four more people by the end of the year, and they definitely wanted me, so I should hang in there. At this point, I decided that the universe hated me.

-I got a phone call from one of the companies I interviewed with that first week, asking for a second interview. I went in the same day, and thought I completely bombed it because of my nerves.

-More interviews, more rejection, more depression.

-The house sellers decided that they were going to give us until August 25th to close, and if we didn't make the deadline they'd keep our down payment. (Not an insignificant amount of money, mind you.) I was a total fucking mess. We told them that wasn't going to happen, of course, and our lawyer started trying to find us a way out of this mess.

-Monday, I got a phone call from the company I had the second interview with. They wanted to offer me the position, and asked if I could come in today to discuss salary, etc. I said yes!

They're paying me more than I was making at my last job, which is completely awesome. I start on Monday. It's a small property management company in Scarsdale, and all of the people there seem really nice. The commute from the new house is going to be a bit of a drag, but it should be fine. I am so relieved!

My new employers are faxing a letter of employment to our mortgage broker, and we should be able to get the ball rolling on a new closing date very, very soon.

If I haven't responded to your comment, post, message, e-mail, etc. recently, please understand that it's not because I was ignoring you. It's because I was ignoring the whole damn world.

In completely unrelated news, I went to the Maritime Aquarium last week with my parents, and watched a meerkat fall asleep on his face! SO CUTE! Mom and I are going to the New York Aquarium tomorrow, and we might do the SEA LION ENCOUNTER. How cool would that be??

I have a bunch of pics I'm really behind on posting. I suppose I'll get around to them eventually.
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(RE: the situation I discussed in this post...)

Justice Keith Bardwell resigned!

Took him long enough...
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I have internet at home again.

Oh, yes.

It only took four hours, but [livejournal.com profile] jedi007 done fixed it but GOOD.

We still don't know exactly WHY it stopped working, but I don't really care.

::hugs teh internets::

Bike MS

Sep. 15th, 2009 02:12 pm
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My Totally Awesome Little Brother will be participating in Bike MS on October 18th. He's planning on doing the 60 mile route.

He has to raise a minimum of $125.00, but I think it would be neat if he could manage to raise more than that.

If you'd be interested in donating, let me know. I know times are tough for a lot of people, so I'm just putting this out there in case anyone's interested.

UPDATE: Go here to donate directly to Steven.

Thank you!
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RICH GOT THE JOB AT WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE!!!! 


This is the third time he's gone after this position, and he finally got it!   

This is why I've been freaking out for the past couple of weeks... )

 
They received his official transcript yesterday, and everything's set now! 

His last day at B&N is Friday, his "official" start date at the new job is Tuesday, but he's going over there to help his new supervisor get some thing done before the students show up in the mornings before his B&N shifts this week.  

In one fell swoop he not only got a full-time job in the industry he trained for, but he ALSO more than DOUBLED his current salary!  He will never have to suffer through another holiday season in retail again!   

I am so very proud of and happy for him, and you all should be too! 

SQUEE! 

(I am a little annoyed that the HR lady, who made him jump through more hoops than a Sea World dolphin in the past two weeks, never bothered to call him herself and tell him everything looked good.  But that is neither here nor there, and he's got the job ANYWAY, so I'm letting it go.)

Also, did I mention SQUEE!? 

ETA:  I would like to offer my sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported Rich and I during this stressful time.  Whether you lent me a shoulder, an ear, or just a hug and  the reassurance that everything would be fine, I have no words to express how grateful I am.  We are very blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives.  Thank you. 

*ahem*

Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:08 pm
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"We are firmly convinced the exclusion of gay and lesbian people from the institution of civil marriage does not substantially further any important governmental objective."

IOWA! Has declared the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional! So has Vermont!

On the same day! 

This is WONDERFUL! 
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Jared's participating in a fundraiser. From his LJ:

"Crunch is doing this event called Knockout Breast Cancer Saturday. It's a boxing event to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.

I need help two ways...the first is I am raising money so any donations will help. If you decide to donate I need to get your info so I can have Crunch send you a special thank you card that you can use as a tax write off. If I collect a minimum of $250 I will be included in a special sparring class that includes a lot of cool free boxing gear including new sparring gloves. I also get to spar a few rounds against a few people including a pro boxer for one round. So yes people I am willing to get beat up to fight breast cancer.

EDIT : Thanks to a helpful Bubbles I have figured it out. If you go to www.paypal.com and use my email address killercadoogan@gmail.com you can make a donation. For accounting purposes when you do please comment here with your name, address and donation amount so I can add it to the sheet. Comments will be screened.

Please help me literally fight against breast cancer. If you'd like please post this to your journals to help me out.

Thank you in advance for all your help. I love you all."

Rock on!

Jun. 10th, 2008 06:04 pm
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Just spoke with Karen, the district manager of the store I had the incident in on Saturday. She was VERY apologetic, said that is definitely NOT the level of customer service that is standard in that company, promised to reprimand the employee I dealt with, and is sending me a free package of underwear. She said that my mother and I will not have any problems in the future, should we choose to continue shopping there.

When things like this work out how they should, it makes me very happy. :D

Saturday wasn't all bad, of course.

I got some really cute shoes! )

Aerosoles are my absolute favorite shoes. They're cute, ever so comfy, and most of the time they fit me really well. (THAT's saying something. I have small, narrow feet with high arches. It's not easy to find shoes that fit me properly.) There was one pair of high-heeled, open backed mules, (see them here,)
that I absolutely loved, but alas, none of the sizes would have fit me properly.

Mom and I went to Applebees and we both had the California Shrimp Salad. Lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, grilled shrimp, and avocado dressing. Mom had egg on hers, but I opted out of that. It was scrumptious! Pair that with a Pomegranate Margarita, and I was a happy girl.

Sunday was invented for sleeping in, but apparently no one told the firemen that, so they had a loud-drumming parade outside our window at ten thirty in the morning. Since we were up, we went and got bagels.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing in our newly air-conditioned apartment. :D

Found it!

Oct. 22nd, 2007 10:18 am
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We sign the lease tomorrow. :D
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I have verified this with Snopes.com. It's authentic. Here's the link to the Snopes article, for your referrence: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/charity/animalrescue.asp

Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple.. Please tell
ten friends to tell ten today. The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble
getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of
getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.

It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on
"feed an animal in need" for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their
corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate
food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com

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