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Life in Austin, Tx

Mar. 12th, 2008 | 08:50 pm

I know Austin isn't that big of a city, probably comparable to Chicago in size, but whenever I'm downtown it becomes so obvious to me just how much of a small town girl I am. I feel like everyone can see it too, like I must have sucker painted all over me. But yesterday when I was down there in my sheik business attire I was the one who fit in and all the tourists here for SXSW where the ones who didn't. I noticed people looking at me differently, like maybe I was at little less awkward. Plus some Scottish boys flirted with me a lunch. They were trying to get me to join them, but I didn't have time because I had to get back to SB to sign my contract. So, I can see where I'm going to enjoy living here a lot, but for the time being I'm just awkward-small-town-girl who clearly doesn't know where she's going or what she's doing. And they're laughing at me, THEY'RE ALL LAUGHING AT ME, I know it.

Plus, my building is HUGE. Like 20 stories or something. And everyone in it is sheik and sleek and suave and stuff. They're not helping.

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So, things are looking up.

Mar. 12th, 2008 | 08:28 pm

Got hired at Smith Barney this week, which we all know wasn't where I wanted to end up, but is still great because "YAY EMPLOYMENT!" Plus, now I get to find somewhere to live which is even better than having a job. I already found a place I like a lot, but I'm going to look around a bit more before I make a decision. 

Today we went to the zoo in Waco, TX. It was very much fun and full of all sorts of wonderful animal friends, including: elephants, lions, giraffes, tigers, rhinos, very strange large birds, and really weird monkeys, lemurs, and lots of others, but most importantly OTTERS! There were way too many screaming mimis and it got a little hot, but other than that a very fine day indeed. Tomorrow we're going to the star of texas rodeo, friday we're spending at the pool and this weekend... I can't remember.

I'll probably start work next Wednesday, which means I still hope to be out of here by the first week of April. I'm getting this really great couch from Ikea, (I'll upload pictures once I've actually bought it) and I hope that's pretty much all I'll need to get going. I bought these great wall decals the other day from them too. These for the bedroom. This for the kitchen. And this for the living room. They're a great way of adding color to your walls without painting since most apartments frown on that.

Katy, have you watched Becoming Jane with Carrie yet? Did you cry like a baby again? Because I did.

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sumbich

Mar. 6th, 2008 | 07:32 pm

 A joke forwarded to me by my Momma:

A  filthy rich North Carolina man decided that he wanted to throw a party and invited all of his buddies and neighbors.  He also invited Leroy, the only redneck in the neighborhood.  He held the party around the pool in the backyard of his mansion.

Leroy was having a good time drinking, dancing, eating shrimp, oysters and BBQ and flirting with all the women.  At the height of the party, the host said, "I have a 10 ft man-eating gator in my pool and I'll give a million dollars to anyone who has the nerve to jump in."  The words were barely out of his mouth when there was a loud splash and everyone turned around and saw Leroy in the pool!

Leroy was fighting the gator and winning.!

Leroy was jabbing the gator in the eyes with his thumbs, throwing punches, head butts and choke holds, biting the gator on the tail and flipping the gator through the air like some kind of Judo Instructor.

The water was churning and splashing everywhere. Both Leroy and the gator were screaming and raising cain.

Finally Leroy strangled the gator and let it float to the top like a dime store goldfish.  Leroy then slowly climbed out of the pool.  Everybody was just staring at him in disbelief.

Finally the host says, "Well, Leroy, I reckon I owe you a million dollars,"

"No, that's okay.  I don't want it," said Leroy.

The rich man said, "Man, I have to give you something.  You won the bet.  How about half a million bucks then?"

"No thanks, I don't want it,"  answered Leroy.

The host said, "Come on, I insist on giving you something. That was amazing.  How about a new Porsche and a Rolex and some stock options?"

Again Leroy said no.

Confused, the rich man asked, "Well, Leroy, then what do you want?"

Leroy said, "I want the name of the sumbitch who pushed me in the pool!"

It's not even that funny and yet I laughed my ass off. 

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Another oh so exciting day in Texas...

Mar. 5th, 2008 | 04:19 pm

I went to an interview this morning for a job and it turns out I don't want it. Then I went to lunch with Stacie and our friend Rachel. Katy will remember Rachel, "I KNOW!" After that I went to the gym and sweat my butt off, not literally, unfortunately. Now I'm watching the girls while Stacie watches T.V. Tonight we're going to have dinner at another friends house and let the girls play with her daughters. The END. Oh so exciting. 

Tomorrow morning  I have a phone interview set up for a law firm downtown. But I'm expecting the offer from Smith Barney any day now, and at this point I've decided to take it. This will all be better once I get my own place.  And if I'm working by next week, that means I'll have my own place by the end of March - first week of April. And then I can actually start having a life again, and something interesting to update about.

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for carrie

Mar. 3rd, 2008 | 02:33 pm

arrested development icons: http://community.livejournal.com/grrliz_icons/104924.html#cutid1
the office icons: http://community.livejournal.com/grrliz_icons/tag/tv:the+office

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good news for Glen and Marketa and The Frames

Mar. 3rd, 2008 | 01:15 pm

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/21072978.html

I don't know exactly what this means for them, but I'm assuming it's good. Can either of you explain what this means? 

"....will administer Hansard's and Irglova's catalog of work..."

I don't speak the lingo I guess.

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