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Had a nice break between filling out applications, going on job interviews, and attempting to (still!) put the kitchen back together...only to have the kitchen sink go kerflooey.

The great thing about FB memories:  apparently, I spend one week this time of year waiting for maintenance to fix my sink about every three years.  Yippee.  I want to cook all the things, and I'm washing dishes in the bathroom sink..:(

At least it went tits up AFTER I went all gonzo and spent a day making turkey pot pie, a weird mash up between Danish apple pie and a crumble, devilled eggs for the spousebeast, and spicy Sriacha coleslaw (I know it seems random, but I am cleaning out the fridge and HATE waste.  With Kent bringing home produce from the dump cart nearly every day, I am processing veggies nigh constantly).  Thank the gods I was able to get THAT round of dishes done!

Monday's non-interview was a total wash.  An hour round trip on the bus, only to be told the manager (whom I did not meet)  was on a conference call and he would reschedule?  Not if I would wait, no apology for my time, zip.  I emailed to let him know I would be out of town, but available Thursday and Friday and looking forward to the interview.

I have not heard a peep back.  Call me paranoid, but I suspect this might have something to do with the fact that, despite my *years* of experience in front and back of the house, Mr. I'm So Hip Dude took one look, snuck in the back, and said "Pssst!  She's old!"  Given the location of the restaurant, Kent agreed with me, and speculated that that might have actually BEEN the manager and he was pre-screening.

Maybe he's humoring me, but it IS NOT easy getting a front of house job in towns like this unless you look like a UNC student.  I wouldn't be surprised if I was pre-screened that way.  Ah, well...fuck 'em.  I don't want to work in an environment like that.  I probably wouldn't make it through the first week without punching someone.

Tuesday and Wednesday were a much needed break from reality.  We did a speed run to and from Charlotte to see Kent's BFF, Chirp and go to see Alice Cooper.  We took the train to and from, and those hours were pure gold.  I love travelling by train.  I'm still goofy enough that it seems romantic.

The Alice concert was AMAZING.  Almost 2 hours, no intermission...and he still has the voice AND the moves.  I *did* have to explain to Chirp that I was actually enjoying myself;  I just don't headbang all that much.  Kent explained on the way home:  Alicia *absorbs* experiences like this.  If she is sitting very still and you're worried that she's stopped breathing, she's having the time of her life."

He's not wrong.  It used to freak him out, too.

It was a wonderful night.  I also got to see Chirp's HS scrapbooks, which had many a picture that Kent wishes I had never seen (he used to be blonde.  I knew he was as a kid, but apparently that lasted well into his 20s.  It's...weird).

Went on two interviews today and got soaked.  The other two asked if phone was okay, thank the gods.  Two more tomorrow, and two walk-ins, weather permitting.  And a grocery run.

Needless to say, I am not doing SQUAT over the weekend.


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Oct. 11th, 2018 11:50 pm (UTC)
i'd be so peeved at the interview where they waited until you walked in to tell you no thanks and couch it in a lie. hope the next interviews lead to something good!
Oct. 12th, 2018 12:54 am (UTC)
You deserve a restful weekend.
Oct. 12th, 2018 09:23 am (UTC)
Enjoy not doing squat! I miss those days, but at least I like the jobs I am doing this weekend...
Oct. 12th, 2018 01:52 pm (UTC)
That's interesting the way you take in concerts. I am a big lyrics person so I tend to be singing along, even to myself if it's not that kind of show, but I have a hard time being still when I'm enjoying music.
Oct. 12th, 2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
I love travelling by train too. It's so relaxing.
Oct. 12th, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
Good luck on the other interviews and YAY, Alice Cooper! I'd love to see him in concert someday. (I met him at a golf tournament once. Really kind, quiet-spoken dude.)
Oct. 14th, 2018 12:09 pm (UTC)
It sounds like the concert was awesome. I'm glad the visit was too.

Ugh! That interviewer! I hope you get a much better job. Good luck!
Oct. 18th, 2018 01:49 pm (UTC)
I saw Alice Cooper last year and LOVED it. I first saw him aged 16 in 2000, so it was nice/appropriate to see him 16.5 years later. His femal guitarist is AMAZING. Plus the original AC band came to play a few songs at the end!!
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