So I never told y’all about how my job interview went. To summarize, it went great. They decided to give me an offer and now I’m just waiting to hear from HR. Assuming the money is decent, and they assured me that it would be, I will be moving to Chicago!
Remind me sometime to tell you about the weird gazelle/mountain goat incident.
So Mike D’s mom and step dad are realtors and they gave us a call tonight. Moving closer to family, getting a new job and owning our first home…now that’s excitement! I’m just glad all of this is starting to move now since we’ve been secretly planning it for so long. I still haven’t told my family anything yet, but Sara broke the news to hers. I’m waiting until I actually have the offer in my hand.
I think I also failed to mention that my little bro is coming to visit this weekend on spring break with his girlfriend. They’ll only actually be here a few days though because they’re going to spend some time in NYC. Good times.
Here’s a good puzzle game. Blow up the bubbles until they pop. Cause long chain reactions to get more drops. The good thing about it is that the levels are randomly generated, so you don’t have to play through the same levels all the time. The bad thing about it is that the levels are randomly generated, so sometimes you totally can’t get as far. My highest is level 13 but I think Sara got to like 16.
Did you see Salma Hayek at the academy awards? Yowza. I thought Keira Knightley looked even better though. Those fake political-style ads where people were lobbying for awards were hilarious.
I wasn’t sure what to get Sara for VD but eventually I thought of a few things. First off, she used to get In Style and she really liked it, but she has this thing she does where she rips out pages of magazines and saves them for some reason. Now I admit, this has come in handy before, particularly when we want to have a party or something. There’s good ideas in there. So I bought her a nice hardcover edition of In Style Parties (The Complete Guide to Easy, Elegant Entertaining). I thought that would be nicer than having all the ripped out magazine pages laying around.
The second thing I got was a subscription to Elle Decor. Sara loves getting magazines and also she’s obsessed with buying a house, so I thought it might be nice to get something that had to do with decorating, etc. I did some research and Elle Decor seemed to be the right mix of cheap and elegant.
So anyway, I didn’t spend a ton of time or money (around 2 hours and $60 respectively) but I felt pretty good about things. On the other hand, Sara bought me a bookmark. Granted, I needed a bookmark, but still. She said she had another idea, but she just didn’t get around to buying it. They say it’s the thought that counts, but I think that only applies if the thought isn’t, “Yeah…I just couldn’t be bothered.”
So I bought a ring tone for my phone. That’s right, I’m that guy. See, Sara and I have similar phones and they only come with one ringtone that is remotely useable. So, of course, we both use that one. The problem is, every time either phone rings we’re always saying, “Is that mine? Is that mine?” So I finally spent the $2 and bought Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. I have to say, every time I get a phone call I’m tempted to let it ring for awhile, so I can listen.
Sara was kind of mad because she deemed $2 for a ringtone to be a waste of money, but I told her to take it out of my Valentine’s Day present and she didn’t mention it again. The way I figure it, I can still milk that baby for about another $56.
I hadn’t talked to Schafer for a couple of months, which is one of the longer times we’ve gone without talking. I called and left messages a few times but I hadn’t heard back. I was starting to think that ship had kind of sailed, but he called me over the weekend. It was really nice to talk to him. I hate losing friends, and I’d especially hate to lose a friend I’ve had since pre-school. Still it does get increasingly hard to have conversations the longer we aren’t really part of each other’s lives anymore. Anyway…