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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Another one???????

Well, I didn't get short-listed for the first job that I was interviewed for. Oh, well. I'm disappointed but I'm getting over it. However, the second interview for the second job went quite well. Well enough that I was called in today to do a third interview! I met with the CFO of the company (who was quite nice) and we chatted for a few minutes and that was that. I should find out if I got the job tomorrow. They are supposed to the let the agency know around noon and I should find out when I get back from my lunch break.

I'm having lunch with a couple of my forum buddies... I forgot to mention before that on Friday we all met eachother for the first time. We had dinner at Steamworks... an awesome pub in Gastown. I had met one of them before for coffee so at least we knew we'd be comfortable with eachother. It ended up being an awesome evening and we all enjoyed eachother's company. Ryan came too and he enjoyed meeting them as well.

Anyway, I should go for the evening. Have to do a couple of things and then head to bed...afterall I am a working girl once again! ;)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Where have the days gone?

I can't believe that it's Canada Day this coming weekend! The days have just flown by... I'll have been in Vancouver 9 weeks officially on Wednesday. Weird. I think I'm really starting to settle in.

Last week I was temping at a great place downtown. Great company and great people. Very friendly and helpful. Made the week go very smoothly. Tomorrow I start temping at another place downtown until Tursday. Good to work again this week, especially the making money part.

Went on 2 interviews today. The one in the morning was proabaly the most amazing interview I've ever been on... the guy who interviewed me was super friendly, charismatic and very engaging. he put everything out on the table and was honest about everything. The best part was that he didn't ask the typicla questions everyone gets... we just talked about ourselves and the company. Very cool place to work. I really hope I get that one.

The second interview went well enough to get me a second interview(wow, does that make sense... I think so...) tomorrow during my lunch break. So we'll see.

I should hear about the first place tomorrow and the second wants to fill the position very quickly. I'm hoping I get to hear from the first place before the second... makes my life easier...

So besides the job stuff, things are okay...Claire was over this weekend. We had a great time. I enjoyed showing her around Vancouver. Had wonderful sushi at my favourite all you can eat place in the West End and then ventured out to Casa Gelato which has 208 flavours... sooooo yummy... we all had at least one flavour with alcohol in it... hmmmm.

I'm a little more hopeful today. which is better than I have been. My depression has been hitting really hard lately. I'm pretty sure it's realted to the pills I'm on. So I think it;s time to go to the doctor and try another brand. I really can't do this much longer and it's hard on the other people around me... I'm holding on and it helps that I've got the support of everyone who cares about me. (thanks)

Anyway, I suppose I should go start dinner. Till next time...(hopefully with great news on the job front).

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Quick update...

Well, I'm excited... I get to work all next week. I'm temping at a place downtown for the entire week! Yes!!!! Pay is okay but so much better than nothing. I go in for a quick training session on Friday.

Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to the end of next week. Not only is Claire coming over for a visit but I've organized a get-together for the core group of people I'm friends with on the DV (discover vancouver) forum. Should be an exciting weekend all around!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Making money...

is the nicest feeling! I got to work today... went in as a temp and covered reception for an accounting firm. It was quiet and i only answered phones but they were really nice and I made myself some money! Wahoo!!!!!! I knew my consultant would come through for me.

So with any luck she might find more stuff for me. and maybe she'll hear back about the interview I did on Friday.

But for now I am just happy to have done something. and speaking of that... It's time for dinner... I am meeting Ryan and his colleagues at a an Irish pub in Kits for dinner. I'm sooooo hungry and very much in the mood for pub food.

Yay food! Yay money!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Out with the old and in with the new...

Well, it's Friday and what a week! Actually it's been a really hard week. I've been going through a slight depression lately, and it's been fine but it's hit me a little harder this week.

Wednesday, I officially withdrew from co-op as I didn't get the job. It took them 2 feaking bloody weeks to tell me I didn't get it! Boy was my advisor pissed off when she found out they still hadn't called me.

Ahhhhhhhh! Bloody hell!

*breath Lindsay, breath*

But there is good news out of all this. I went to an employment agency yesterday and was booked for an appointment with an employment consultant this morning. Went in and had the meeting which consisted of an interview and an assessment of my KSA's (knowledge, skills and abilities... learned that in school). So I did the tests and did quite well.

Things of all things, she ended up getting me an interview for this afternoon!!!!! So at 2pm, iIhad an interview for an admin assistant position. The are wanting to do second interviews so we'll see whether or not I get through to the next stage. If not, Barb will try and get me some temp work.

Crossing my fingers that something, anything will happen.

Monday, June 06, 2005

A survey...

This came from Dave's blog which came from Spencer's blog which I believe came from someone named Laura's blog. So here goes...

Have you ever: (check all that apply)

( ) smoked a cigarette?
( ) smoked a cigar?
( ) smoked anything else?
( ) made out with a member of the same sex?
( ) crashed a friend's car?
(x) been in love?
(x) been dumped?
( ) shoplifted?
( ) been fired?
( ) been in a fist fight?
(X) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back?
( ) been arrested?
( ) made out with a stranger?
(X) gone on a blind date? (Only once... best thing I ever did... found love)
(X) lied to a friend?
( ) had a crush on a teacher?
(X) skipped school?
( ) slept with a co-worker?
( ) saw someone die (not on TV)?
( ) drank till you puked?
( ) been in an abusive relationship?
( ) been attracted to someone that your friends thought was unattractive? (who knows?)
(X) cheated while playing a game? (I used to change the stickers on rubik's cube- could never figure it out)
(X) been lonely? (coincided with depression... not good)
( ) used a fake ID?
(X) had deja vu? (like all the time...)
(X) felt an earthquake? (2 larger ones... I sleep through the smaller ones)
( ) been robbed?
( ) robbed someone?
( ) been suspended from school?
( ) been in a car accident?
( ) witnessed a crime?
(X) had deja vu? (ha ha...very funny)
(X) questioned your heart?
(X) been lost? (first time was in Target in Bellingham when I was like 8)
(X) been to the opposite side of the country? (only as far as Ottawa... but close enough)
(X) swam in the ocean? (ahhhh... Parksville in the summer... warm sand and sun)
(X) cried yourself to sleep? (many times)
(X) sung karaoke? (Club Grad and my 2nd staff Xmas party
( )not had enough money for food? (not yet and hopefully it won't get to that point)
( ) paid for a meal with only coins?
( ) made prank phone calls?
( ) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?
(X) kissed in the rain?
( ) crashed a party?
(X) have traveled more than 5 days with a car full of people? (moved across Canada with my family)
(X) had a wish come true?
( ) told a complete stranger you loved them?
( ) had sex in a park?
(X) had a dream that you married someone? (kind of a given)
( ) worn the opposite sex's clothes? (Halloween can be a crazy, crazy time...)
( ) ever felt the presence of a ghost? (I think ghosts hate me)
(X) worn a really ugly outfit to school? (went along with my glasses and braces)
( ) been pushed into a pool/lake with all of your clothes on?
( ) pushed someone into a pool/lake with all of their clothes on?
(X) been told you were hot by a complete stranger? (some guy on a bus... he was creepy)
( ) broken a bone?
(X) caught a fish then ate it? (mmmm... rainbow trout)
( ) made porn?
(X) laughed so hard you cried?
(X) cried so hard you laughed? (scary day)
( ) mooned/flashed someone?
(X) cheated on a test? (grade 4, scary teacher I was very afraid of... math test ... enough said)
( ) gone skinny dipping?
( ) been kicked out of your house?
( ) cheated on a girlfriend?
( ) had casual sex with a close friend?
( ) had sex with someone and later were ashamed to admit it?
(X) felt crushing defeat? (in terms of life... OH YES!)
(X) felt thrilling victory? (only a handful of times but felt amazing)

So you might learn more about me or else you know all this stuff...