Using Bees To Effect Vengeance
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Wow, two weeks passes quickly when you're busy.
It was fun watching my brother graduate last week. That's it -- my parents' children have all entered the real world, as it's amusingly known in some quarters.
I lined up some interviews while I was Austin and they all went very well, which was encouraging. Now it's just waiting for some word of the decision. Will there be an unprecedented bidding war for my services, or will they all independently opt for "thanks but no thanks"? With any luck, I'll have some idea in the next week.
If none of them come through, we'll be OK for a while, but it would sure be nice to land a paying gig so we can find our own place to live rather than relying on the kindness of our parents, my brother, and his roommate (incidentally, hearty congrats to Matt, who recently strode into the arena of the affianced). In the meantime, it's cleaning and packing and canceling utilities and paying bills and writing thankyou emails and opening bank accounts and informing one's "network" and spending time with friends.
Speaking of networks, I apparently grew one when I wasn't looking. Quite a few people have graciously hooked me up with job leads, and I didn't have to schmooze them or bullshit them or cold call them. I just asked them what was going on with them when I saw them (out of genuine interest, imagine that), told them what was going on with me, and they said, "Oh I know so and so". It was painless, I'm enormously grateful to them, and I look forward to returning the favors.
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