"Oh I forget, my name is Caesar. I'm the strangest alligator."
1. <3 <3 <3
2. Most perfect cocktail party introduction ever?
@supernintendochalmers @km1312 Awesome, thanks! I had been eyeballing Ditmas Park/Lefferts Garden listings but didn't know much about the area...
Ahhh I got a job! In NYC! A reporting job! I am excited and nervous and moving there in three weeks.
I lived in Brooklyn from 2006-2008, but I feel like the neighborhoods have changed a lot since I lived there. Where should a 30-year-old lady earning a salary that is OK but by no means big look in Brooklyn these days? In my dreams I could get a tiny studio someplace a little further off the map for $1000-ish, but with budget constraints I think it's more likely that I'll wind up with a roommate or two. Ideally I'd like to be a) close to a park and b) able to get to lower Manhattan in under a half hour.
Just wanted to send a big thank you to all the lovely 'Pinners who gave me job interview advice in last week's open thread. You were all so helpful--AND I made it to the next round! I'm 100 percent sure that your advice helped make a difference.
@YoungLeafedJune Thank you all so much!! This is all such good advice, y'all are amazing. I'm going to go practice answering questions in the mirror like a weirdo. A professional, polished weirdo!
@Cat named Virtute Ahh excellent tips! Thanks so much.
Hurray open thread!
'Pinners, what are your top job interview tips? Are there certain questions you prepare to answer? Ways you get yourself pumped up beforehand? I have one coming up that I'm excited about and freaked out by in equal measure.
Yessss roasted chickpeas are a staple of my diet. Also try curried chickpeas (with curry powder and whatever other spicy spices you have on hand). Ooh and paprika!
This thread made me feel much better. Solidarity!
Usually I'm fine with the celeb comparisons I've gotten, which mostly have to do with my hair color and whether or not I have bangs. (They include: Isla Fisher (red hair), Zooey Deschanel (brown hair and bangs), Mary Tyler Moore (brown hair, no bangs.) But one time a random man on campus stopped me to say I looked like Janis Joplin, who is awesome but is also known for being not conventionally attractive and feeling bad about it. I moped around for the rest of the afternoon.