Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can't Stop the Rain

Can't talk about the rain. Can't talk about the rain. Can't talk about the rain.

I've promised myself that I will not devote any more blog-space to the rain. You've heard enough about the freaking rain already to last a lifetime. I know that if I mention that it is still raining, you might just click away and never come back. So I won't talk about how it is making everyone in the whole state cranky. About the ground that is so saturated that it's turning into quicksand. About the dog yard that has black and green stuff growing in it that I can only assume is mold (?) and that must not be good for dogs to be walking on all day. About towels that won't dry and carpets that feel damp to walk on.

Instead, I will talk about all the great stuff that's going on here.

Hmmm. Wait. Gimme a minute. I'll think of something.

I applied for several jobs this week. All of which I'm completely qualified for. A couple of them should be beating down my door, begging me to work for them. I've decided that I don't really like the whole 'apply online' trend. Often, there are online applications to fill out, and space to attach your resume, but it's not the same. They almost never list the name of the person you're actually applying to, which makes it difficult to call and follow up. My auto-filled work history doesn't look as nice as it does on a crisp, clean sheet of high-quality paper. An emailed cover letter just isn't as impressive as the one you can hold in your hand. It just seems to be taking the personality out of the whole job-hunting thing, and I happen to think that is where I shine.

That might be all I got...

Oh, except that yesterday I didn't have to clean up any cat puke. None. And none yet today. It might be a new record. Who says nothing good ever happens around here?

Are you scared about what Friday Fragments might look like tomorrow????


Evansmom said...

The forecast down here says "partly sunny" tomorrow. I will take what I can get.

Hang in there, sunny days will come.

Under the Influence said...

It's cold here in Ohio. Yesterday, the high was 69!

As a former Human Resources Manager, I would have LOVED having thing submitted online with some anonymoty as to who it went to. I got so tired of people calling "did you get my resume?" or following up on interviews. I know they say you should do that, but honestly, it never changed the outcome of my hiring decision just because someone followed up!

Andrew Scott Turner said...

I hated online apps too. In fact, I drove to Portland a year ago for an interview during which the interviewer made smart-ass comments about how ugly the online app looked like (in general) and I said "Well, it said that's all you guys would accept, so..."

I didn't get the job.

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

No cat puke is a good thing. Might not be enough to put me in a good mood but it's something.



Laura ~Peach~ said...

i dont like on line apps either... I will try to refrain from whining abotu the dry and heat here... cause i know it gets old .... next post that is LOL
Hugs Laura

Reddirt Woman said...

I'll remind you about the rain when you all go through a dry spell. No cat puke (or any kind of puke) is always a good thing.

I look forward to Friday Frags.


Elenka said...

What did we do to deserve this?
Musta been pretty bad.
Pretty darn bad.
Oh oh, thunder.

If I hear one thing about a drought this summer, someone is going to have to pay.

AirmanMom said...

I'm looking forward to reading your FF...should prove most interesting :)


jojo said...

No puke??? A good day indeed! It seems that there has been some sort of shit in the Universe since we have had summer weather for about a month...soooo not like Seattle you know...wish I could send some your way. ;p

Vegas Princess said...

I have a feeling that it is going to rain until I come to visit in August and then it will be so hot and muggy and humid I won't want to do anything on my vacation.

Mrs4444 said...

Hey, good luck on the job front. I love that you know your personality shines; I hope you get a chance to demonstrate it in an interview :)