not a whole lot…

we are in a heat wave. it is 102 outside right now. at six o’ friggen clock. tomorrow will be a ‘spare the air’ day where commuters can ride all bay area transit vehicles for free. since it will be hot and icky the bay area thinks it’s doing a good deed. i am glad to hear, though, that the news i am watching has just compared the icky weather here to the bad air in la. i know it’s bad in la, but i just get so tired of people in nor cal always saying how beautiful and pristine it is up here and how grungy it is in the city of angels. that’s my home they’re talking about, damn it.

anywho….i have my little window air conditioner cranking right now so the front room is a nice 70 degrees or so. the kitties are splayed out on the couch, trying hard to get as much air to blown on them as possible.

i’ve had 2 interviews so far this week and they both went pretty well. i have another one on thursday, so i’m keeping my fingers crossed that something good happens soon. speaking of interviews, i had a conversation with a friend the other day and she was shocked that a friend of hers didn’t wear a suit to an interview. i agreed with her at first, then thought more about it. i don’t know the last time i wore a suit for an interview. i think it must have been when i first graduated college. when i worked at the state capitol i wore suits pretty much every day, but ever since then, i have been more business casual and have learned that you don’t have to wear a suit to look nice.

yesterday i wore a black knee length skirt, a light blue button up collared shirt ~ both banana republic ~ and sassy black sling back heals by via spiga. i had small diamond studs in my ear and my silver kenneth cole watch on my wrist. when i got to the interview, the first thing my interviewer said to me was “great shoes!” so i knew i passed the test. today i wore charcoal flat fronted trousers and a blue and white stripped buttoned up collared shirt ~ both banana again ~ and the same shoes as yesterday. both days i had light make up on and curled my hair a bit. i felt very put together both days and don’t think wearing a suit would have been any better.

i think it also depends on where you are interviewing. at both places i went, no one was wearing a suit as it wasn’t a super formal business environment, as most places tend not to be anymore. i did my research beforehand so i felt confident in not wearing a suit and am glad i didn’t. plus, i think i would have felt a bit foolish wearing a suit in this heatwave.

but, the best part of today was having lunch with hubby. since my interview was in the town where he works, he called to see how everything went and invited me to lunch. i met him at his office and we walked to a sushi place a few blocks away. it was so fun to sneak away with him in the middle of the day. we were both in a silly mood which made dining together all the more fun.

i finally made it to the post office to get some packages off to a few girlfriends today. i’ve had them ready to go for a while now but since my ill-fated attempt on saturday, i didn’t want to go. i finally sucked it up and went, which is good, since one package is for a girlfriend whose birthday is in a few days and the package needs to travel to the midwest.

yeah. so really, not much exciting has been going on here.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gypsy on August 30, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Good luck with the job prospects!!

    I’ve never owned a suit let alone worn one to an interview. But I’ve never worked in “suit” environments. 🙂

  2. Posted by Terry on August 30, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Oh, wow… a third interview….YAY!!

  3. Posted by Allie on August 31, 2007 at 4:58 am

    good luck to you! I had an interview on Tuesday (shhhhh!) and didn’t wear a suit – white short sleeved top and black trousers and black croco peeptoes. Felt perfectly comfy in it too!

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