Thursday, August 27, 2009


So there is a reason that I haven't posted or mentioned my new job (pending). I am waiting until I have the offer in my hand, signed and ready, before I start spouting joy and sunshine.

Details to come soon....very soon...hopefully sometime before the Sept. 8th (my tenative start date).

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Deja Vu

I just had the strongest feeling of deja vu during a meeting at SPCO. It was a marketing meeting, and they were discussing an issue with their telemarketing company. I almost had a complete freak out because I had done that before.

So in a past life I worked for a nonprofit orchestra whose telemarketing firm decides to quit on them...weird.

Completely weirded me out, and now I don't feel like working :)

Monday, August 17, 2009


- Krupa was in town this weekend, and it was AMAZING to see her
- My lovely friend Becky will be visiting the weekend before Labor Day...I'm too blessed to have all these lovely ladies visiting me. She'll be here when the state fair is in town. Note Becky - stretchy pants are a must
- I didn't get the office manager job at Theater Latte Da...found out a little over an hour ago. I'm pretty devastated and have cried a lot since then. Dale is a doll and took off work to hang out with me while I cope. Oh, the job search, the bane of my existence.
- I do have an internship with the Ordway Performing Arts Center which I'm now going to take since I do not have a full time job...which is unpaid
- I'm still meeting with Liem on Friday
- I got a random call from Padilla Speer Beardsley to schedule a writing test...although they are NOT hiring; because I'm unemployed I don't mind wasting the 90 minutes and am taking it on Wed.
- I received another out of the blue phone call with the woman I interviewed with at that law firm back in May. There is a temp position at another law firm, and she has recommended me to the manager for it so I just sent her my updated resume...we'll see what happens
- I'm feeling down again about the job hunt but I think it's just because I don't like rejection
- Please keep me in your prayers

Thanks for all your support!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Theatre Latte Da

Happy Thursday! I am taking a short break at SPCO from some data entry work, and I feel like my eyes my start bleeding - but I'm not complaining. It's great to be in an office again. So on Monday I had an informational interview with the managing director of a small musical theatre here in Minneapolis called Theatre Latte Da. I met her accidently the week before at a Starbucks where I was meeting one of her old colleagues at Artspace. She came by our table and said hello, and then the person I was meeting with insisted I meet with her as well because of her connections and career. So we met on Monday and really hit off, and she's currently looking for an office manager. At first, I wasn't that interested to being an admin, but then when she began describing everything involved with the role, I realized that I would be more her assistant than admin. Also, the role has the opportunity to really take on the marketing/ pr/ development part of the business. Well I interviewed with her more formally yesterday for the position, and I think it went well, but I just never know anymore. So to cut to the chase - I am waiting on a phone call. She told me she would make a decision by Friday and would call me either way (which I have heard before but I think I really believe her).

So we'll see. Krupa is coming in to town on Friday for a wedding. Exciting! We're planning to grab some drinks on Friday and maybe hang by the lake on Sat. I tried on my wedding dress on Wed and love it more and more each time I see it. I'm hoping I'll be a little more toned by the time the wedding rolls around (I say this as I munch on a muffin...irony). So that's what's going on here. It finally feels like summer here. It is 90 degrees today and humid. I have to say while it's nice I'm really looking forward to fall.

Happy Thursday !

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Danny DeVito

I just followed a man 3 blocks because he looked JUST like Danny DeVito. This would be a much cooler story if it had been him, but unfortunately it was just a short stocky old man... who had a strange young woman following him for no reason :)

Chair Obsession

Dale and I love chairs. Not big fluffy armchair for reading in but office chairs. It's mostly Dale, but somehow he has taken me a long this ridiculous ride. I've been interning SPCO for a total of two days and am taking a chair home with me. They're doing a "beautification" of the office and an awesome 60's chair isn't beautiful it's coming home with me. Where it's going to go?...I have no idea.

Also, Dale and I own 12 chairs...I mean 13...only 2 are dining room chairs and 2 are stools. Here is a picture of what the chair kinda looks like. Nice, right? It's not as shabby as this one and has more detailing but this is the design.

Monday, August 10, 2009


- I am interning at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in marketing/ pr
- I am volunteering at my church's Dignity Center which provides resources for the homeless; I'm a receptionist (and I'm about to head that way this morning)
- I'm helping with VBS; building Rome in fact
- The wedding is less than 3 months away...aaaahhhhhhhhh! That is so hard to believe.
- Summer weather has been so bizarre. One day it will be 80 and humid and then the next day will be 50. It has been nice to be able to be outside without dying of heat stroke...but still bizarre.
- The girls are coming up in a few weeks, and I'm thinking about it daily. It's going to be great.
- I'm turning 24 soon...weird.
- Dale's shirt for Threadless was finally printed and is awesome. You should check it out.
- I interviewed with the Ordway Performing Arts Center last Friday about a 2nd internship, and I'll find out about that this week. I'm not sure if I got it, but we'll see.
- Liem from Compellent called me out of the blue two weeks ago about that job I had interviewed for back in December. I'm meeting with him next Friday.
- With the wedding getting closer and closer, I'm starting to stress a little more and more about all the details. I'll be glad once that day is here and done, and Dale and I are on our way to Hawaii
- My computer has officially died (I'm using Dale's computer right now). It started smoking and everything. So now I'm dependent on Dale's computer in the evening and the public library during the Susie is an angel and is letting me use her old computer which she is sending to me - man, how did I get such great friends?
- I've been doing a lot of informational interviews in the performing arts industry and have even made some friends. I'm going to work out with a girl on Friday, and tomorrow I'm going to see Harry Potter again with Kate from Target. Yay, for friends!

Those are the updates. Have a lovely Monday!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Channeling Lucille Ball 1

On my first day at Target, I had a guest ask me where the "pop" was. This is how it played out.

"Excuse me, where's the pop?"

"I'm sorry the what?"

"The pop?"

I shook my head. "I'm sorry the what?"


"Oh the pop!" I quickly took her to aisle G12, and she looked at me like I was crazy.

"Miss, I asked for the pop. Why the hell are we in the cereal aisle? Where's your Mountain Dew?"

Oh. She wanted soda not Pops the cereal. Yay, Midwest!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cuisine a la Posey 2

4th of July Meal
Belated pic of 4th of July celebration food. We had fried chicken, deviled eggs, potato salad, and s'mores. Delicious. It is the best fried chicken recipe I've found. It is also a Barefoot Contessa recipe, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants extra crispy chicken without a deep fryer.

Mmmm...kinda makes me want chicken tonight, but we're having some steak and gnocchi instead. We're off to see Julie&Julia this afternoon. Cooking is awesome!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Waiting to start my internship on a bench outside

There are moments when you can really hear life. Not the loud sounds of a city which are all man made or the boisterous echoes of a National Geographic episode but in the moments when your lungs fill with fresh air and an excitement builds in the pit of your stomach for no reason. Your mouth waters with anticipation and every sequential breath feels like cool clear water on a dry thirsty afternoon. You may be stiiting on a man made bench in the middle of a man made street but you can feel the life squeezed into each stone. The rustle of leaves against an awning sounds like music and the clicking of heels against pavement like applause. That stone beneath your feet once resided in a mountainside or a dried up riverbed. And in that fleeting moment it reminds you of its roots. Its light earthy smell that is just barely perceivable calls you back to nature, back to before street cars, highways, and drink koozies. Drink it in while it lasts. Hold on to the excitement. Let your stomach revel in the feeling of standing on the stone of a riverbed, a mountainside. Oh but wait life is calling. Files must be made. Emails to be sent. Goodbye man made stone. Maybe we'll meet again on a different morning when I'm craving something wilder that the man made.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cuisine a la Posey 1

I recently bought Barefoot Contessa Home Cooking which is AWESOME. I sat down and read it (not skimmed it) cover to cover. It made me want to stay home and cook every night so Dale is SOOOOO lucky right now because I'm on a cooking frenzy. Anywho, I baked this fabulous cake, and Dale and I are slowly consuming it...despite the wedding being less than 3 months away and there is entirely too much flab on this body for that special day.

I'm going to bed early so I can hopefully inspire myself to get up early and run before heading over to Saint Paul for my internship.