Monday, December 18, 2006


I've been waiting to hear back from this local university about a position. I had made the top 5 and thought I had a pretty good chance to get the position. I hadn't heard anything--and I know that in Recruiting--silence is deafening. Anyway, since I am also an alum of the school, I receive monthly newsletters from the College. I check my email today and lo and behold, another newsletter. I start reading it and see there is a story about the position I interviewed for. No surprise that there was an interview with the person who would be running ths center, aka the person who got the job over me. I'm pretty bummed. I mean, luckily I have my current job still and I have other employment options. HOwever I'm disappointed that I didn't even get a call saying thanks, but no thanks. Or a letter. I mean--SOMETHING.

The person who got the position is very qualified and actually already works for the university. So c'est la vie I suppose.

I'm gonna pout a little more then just let it go...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

An almost two years in review

I lived in Chicago for almost 2 years. Here are some pics I took while I lived there...

My office building is in this pic. Guess which one!

I loved living in Wrigleyville!

Oh, eL, how I loved and hated you.

I'm working on getting many more uploaded here!

Back in 'Hood

I'm back in Florida and it has just been wonderful. I'm keeping pretty busy with work as my employer has requested that I work remotely a little longer in order to transition my responsibilities. This works out great for me since I'm still making money! I've been interviewing for jobs and am anxiously awaiting the feedback on one of them. The place I interviewed with (a local University) is notoriously slow when it comes to making decisions, but I hope I will hear back soon!

Being near my boyfriend and my family has been wonderful!! I'm also reconnecting with old friends, which is always a blast. The weather has been awesome--it didn't take long to defrost!

I miss my friends in Chicago but honestly I can say I'm not missing Chicago itself very much ;-)

Friday, December 08, 2006

Leaving on a jet plane

So at 7ish tomorrow morning, I'll be on a one-way flight back to Florida. My last few weeks in
Chicago have been a whirlwind. Lots of going away dinners, a kick butt going away party, a 2nd places finish for my last night of pub quiz, one last night for quarter beers. While I will miss the fun times that I have had in Chicago, I'm really looking forward to being home. It's been too long away from my family, my boyfriend and the sun.

Since this blog is primarily my experience being a southern chick in Chicago, I'm at a lost of what to write about now that I'm moving home. But I'm sure I'll think of something!

Talk soon my friends :)