Monday, October 23, 2006

Once a procrastinator....

When I moved into my apartment, I was pretty much dead broke. Therefore, I took any furniture that I could get from anyone who would give it to me. My grandparents graciously gave me one of their beds....unfortunately this mattress was older that I was! It was incredibly uncomfortable. So much so that beginning in May, I started sleeping on my couch because it didn't hurt my back as much.

Needless to say, one of my major purchases that I planned for the summer was a new mattress. So in July, I went to Sleep Experts, talked to mattress salesmen who I think were trained on used car lots, and bought a new mattress. Sleep Experts has a 100 day comfort guarantee, but I was certain I wouldn't need it....until about 3 weeks later. It was seriously just as hard as my grandparents mattress!

But of course, I can't ever do anything immediately; I have to wait until the last possible moment. I was convinced that my 100 days had already passed, but on Saturday, I decided to check. Turns out, my 100 days would be up the very next day! So Sunday afternoon after my morning group project meetings (ugh), I went back to Sleep Experts and said I wanted to trade in my mattress. About 20 minutes later, I had a new mattress picked out and scheduled for delivery today! So now I have another new mattress and can't wait to go to sleep tonight to see if it really is more comfortable than my last two! Better late than never! :)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Today I had the...

worst. interview. ever.

Apparently I checked my brain at the door or something. I'm sure the guy was thinking "Why did we agree to interview this girl??" It was a case interview where I had to analyze a company that makes Cognac. I've never had cognac, but after this interview, I'm certain I would hate it. In fact, I'm glad I'm over 21 so I can go buy a bottle of the stuff and smash it against the wall. Sounds like a fun Friday night activity....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Project Runway

Geoffrey did NOT just win! Everything that came down the runway of his collection I thought was just awful....even from a new york, edgy-type style. I guess this just confirms my lack of fashion sense. But if THAT's fashion, then I retract my point number 3 on my last post.

Uli or Michael should've won.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Sometimes I wish...

  • I had kids just so I could post cute pictures on my blog. It gets a little boring over here, I know.
  • I was a person who was always on time rather than always running about 5 minutes late.
  • I had more fashion sense.
  • I was better at keeping up with old friends (enter: blogs and myspace)
  • I had really gotten into Scrubs when it first came out rather than being a casual watcher until last year
  • I had a roommate (and then the moment passes!)
  • I could remember all the really good blog topics that I come up with and then can't remember when it comes time to actually write them.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Interview Weekend

Dell certainly knows how to treat their candidates! They put me up at the Round Rock Marriott on the Concierge Level - the top floor where you have to slide your room key before the elevator will work. The concierge took me on a tour of the hotel when I first got there, my room had a king size bed with down comforters and pillows, (actually, it was probably that synthetic down stuff b/c of people with allergies, but insanely comfortable nonetheless) and every time I needed anything, the front desk knew exactly who I was and why I was there.

The interview day was long, but great. I had to be in the hotel lobby at 6:30am, and the day was full of different presentations, meet and greet receptions, and of course, interviews. And the BEST (read sarcasm here) part of the day was when I ventured into Austin in the evening and had my first experience with the fun traffic in the city. I guess I'm just going to have to accept the fact that Fort Worth has exceptionally good traffic and if I end up moving, I'm going to have to deal with bad traffic.

All in all, it was a good time. Not my last interview of the year, but definitely a good one.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Okay, I do know when I'll be coming back again, but I'm flying down to Austin tomorrow for an interview. Wish me luck!

And while I'm gone, I leave one question to ponder.....Where has Jennifer Meacham's blog gone???

Saturday, October 07, 2006

It's time for another....

Good Idea:
Putting Mentholatum under your nose before bed when you have a sinus infection and can't breathe.

Bad Idea:
Assuming that because Icy/Hot has menthol, it will work the same as Mentholatum and won't burn so badly that it feels like someone is running a lit match up and down your face.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I don't even know what to title this one!

On Wednesdays, I am in class from 12:30 - 2pm and then again from 4pm until 10pm. So today I decided to spend my 2 hour break in Panera close to campus where I could eat my lunch/dinner and use their wireless internet. Its a nice atmosphere, not too busy, comfortable seating, and great food.

So while I am here, I got an email from a company that wants to bring me in for second rounds asking me to call their admin to make the travel arrangements. I call her and she asks if she can put me on hold. As with a lot of holds, it had some nice classical music playing in the background, but I noticed that I was hearing it in both ears.....the music on the hold was the EXACT SAME music that was playing over the speakers in Panera, synchronized and everything! Two completely different companies in two cities playing the same music at the same time. How weird is that??

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Couple of Cakes

I forgot that I had pictures of these until tonight and decided to post a blog about something other than job searching. Those posts will resume this week. :)

This was for a baby shower. I spent several hours making fondant buttons, baking a cake that was 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 white cake, making the top in different colored blocks....and when I picked it up the cake board folded in half and I nearly smashed the whole thing!! Luckily it wasn't too awfully ruined and I was able to fix it for the most part - it just looked a little messier than I hoped.

After the smashing:

All fixed! Well, almost:

The buttons:

I also made this cake for a birthday party. I think she was turning 4 and it was a Purse Party. What purse party would be complete without a purple purse cake?

Thats all for now!