Friday, October 06, 2006

Woo Hoo (Hoo*)!



So I'm back safely, and none too molested by the airport Nazi's. I'm told to expect an offer letter in the next week! Many thanks to all who have sent positive thoughts and support. Seattle was beautiful and it felt great to be there. The downtown area is really pretty and it rained on me a little as I walked around this morning investigating the area near the business. Turns out, it's maybe 5 blicks from the public market sign that seems to be one of the landmarks.

As far as the job goes, it will require that I build up my skill set more and will present a serious challenge- both of which are positive and welcome developments. One of the things that I'm seeing overall is the level of ability and discipline within the IT arena being noticeably more advanced there. That is to say that the baseline for IT skills is higher and the aptitute and drive of the people I'm meeting there puts Denver folks to shame. The people and experiences here in Colorado seem all the more half-assed to me now, and I'm looking forward to this change more than ever. I think my buddy Timmy was trying to explain this to me previously, but for whatever reason wasn't getting the idea across to me.

So at any rate, it sort of figures that on the plane ride back I get another request for an interview, and (I'm ashamed to admit this) I can't remember which of the maybe 10 other jobs for which I've applied in recent weeks, this is regarding. It's like when you run into someone and can't recall thier name (and should), so you hem and haw until you can sort it out (if you ever can). Yikes.

So, would I be exploiting your collective good graces if I now asked for positive thoughts in selling the house :)

* Additional "Hoo" is provided by special arrangement with and grateful guidance from Scott from Oregon

17 Comments:

Blogger Cheesy said...

Try wearing a baby shit yellow blazer and chant and meditate around the yard?? The real estate fairies will smile down on you! WTG on the interview kiddo! Maybe soon you too will be a pacific northwester!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Schmoopie said...

Can you believe it?! I don't know any other woman as lucky as I am! My husband ran-off and found a job, to not only further his career, but to appease his coffee-loving wife! He is taking me to where the coffee gods smiled down long ago and where the coffee houses flourish. What a wonderful guy! Thank you my Hunny!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Bury a statue of St. Joseph in the yard. He must be upside-down and facing the house, or he can be facing the general direction of Seattle. Bury him with the promise that you will dig him back up when the house sells, and then place him in a spot of honor in your new home. Now you know why we have two statues of St. Joseph on our mantle.

Hey...why am I helping you!?!?! ;-)

9:06 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

Until you learn to properly Woohoohoo, you get no good thoughts from me.

I'm holding all good thoughts back until you learn your Woohoohoo's.

There is a line we all gotta draw...

11:00 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Congratulations! That's great!

Did the airline security people confiscate your "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific"?? Haven't flown since the new rules were put in place.....

2:39 PM  
Blogger Stucco said...

Pants- Does it matter that I'nso very non-Catholic, that I may be an honorary Protestant? And I thought St. Joseph was the patron saint of aspirin or hospitals or something? And what other saints do you routinely bury? St. Kim Chee?

Scott- I'm willing to learn. Do I need to find a yodeling Sen Sei? And should I dance at the same time? How expressive should this be?

Jill- No they didn't take that, the insulin, or the "I can't believe it's not napalm". I am going to take my electronics to the airport from now on when they are dirty- the swabbing for explosives people seem to really go to town, and deliver a nice buffed shine.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

Just one more hoo, stucco. Nothing too extravagant. Just a wee little hoo...

7:57 PM  
Blogger drama-addict said...

Your advice made me laugh. Not a bad idea, Stucco! At least I'll always have that!

8:44 PM  
Anonymous brent reid said...

If I can help you out by anwering any of your questions regarding Seattle and the Puget Sound area please let me know. Also I would like to help you with your real estate needs. Please check out my web site at http://www.brentreidhomes.com Feel free to call me at 206-941-2300 or e-mail me at brent@brentreidhomes.com

10:26 PM  
Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Catholic voodoo works, not because you believe in it, but because it believes in you. ;-)

Off to find painkillers now so's I can sleep.

10:38 PM  
Blogger slaghammer said...

I love grey days, low hanging clouds and sprinkly rain for nine months out of the year, really, I'm not kidding. I lived in Portland a while back. Stunningly beautiful part of the world. I hope you get the job.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Scott from Oregon said...

see... A little hoo and now you've got Brent looking for homes for you.

PDL man... And a little extra hoo...

1:44 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

I don't have a statue of St. Joseph for you... all I have is a bottle of St. Brenden's. Hate to bury it, but if it would help...

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for the santarian slant stucco, St Jude is a good one too Ive always been advised to use that one since hes the helper of hopeless cases (Im not saying you are) but he seems to be an ace card to the catholics something I know nothing about these days (being a lapsed one) but Ill put out some good vibes for you

5:50 AM  
Blogger Stucco said...

Cheesy, the phrase "baby shit yellow" is so damned funny and approppriate that I think the Crayola people need to make a Crayon labeled as such. Brilliant.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

:o) I'll send you the new crayon colors!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

ha you have no contact me email link.. ill post them on my site... been meaning too anyhow.. btw

wooo hooo congratz!!!! welcome to my timezone!!!

1:37 PM  

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