Saturday, December 18, 2010

Weekend Miscellaneous

I'm ALMOST done with my Christmas shopping! So far, I've spent $355.84. The last (and most important) gift on my list is my Dad. He likes running, travel, golf and Anthony Bourdain. Last year I got him an awesome Anthony Bourdain shirt (since my Dad already has ALL his books!) that he goes running in so I hit on two of those topics. I'm completely stuck this year on what to get him, and I want it to be great because he's helped me out tremendously in 2010. I have enough left in my Gift Fund to spend around $100. Any last-minute suggestions?

My fender bender is now behind me. The woman got a few estimates and the lowest was $450 which was below my $500 insurance deductible so I just paid her outright. We met up today, I wrote her a check and had her sign a note stating that the matter is hereby settled. Still glad that no one was injured, I know that accidents happen and I'll just be extra careful in the future!

In an unexpected turn of events, I heard back from my dream job! They want to schedule a second phone interview because the hiring manager did not feel like they had enough time to talk to me during the initial one, which was only 30 minutes between two people. The dynamics of hiring have always intrigued me and I know companies will set ideal dates...but that there really are no hard and fast rules at the end of the day. I'm excited and I know I'll be less nervous for this round! (Now if only I could find my dream boy...and have him stay, heh!)

Then I can go on vacation to Jamaica with my family and de-stress for the remainder of 2010 after all this craziness. :)


ashley December 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

What if you took him to one of Anthony Bourdain's restaurants? I don't know if there are any around where you live. Or a pair of new running shoes?

And congrats on the job!!

me in millions December 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

I seriously think we're leading parallel lives. It's kind of freaky actually. I'm going to Jamica with the fam next week too... Montego Bay? Here's hoping that I'll be finding my deam job towards the end of this year...

Bonnie December 20, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

There are DVDs of No Reservations (Anthony's show) that you could get him.

Daisy December 20, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

good luck with the second interview!
I'm an HR student, & have learned that second interviews are a very positive sign!

Stylepint December 23, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

Good luck with your second interview, moving to NY sounds great!

Happy holidays! =)

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