Thursday, May 26, 2011


I had my first job interview today. It wasn't really that bad! I kind of enjoyed it. Sorry I don't have a good embarrassing story for you there (but I'm really not sorry). I drove up to Knoxville at the crack of dawn this morning, had my interview for about 30 minutes and have been foot loose and fancy free the rest of the day. I'm making the foot loose and fancy free sound really good, but really, I pretty much did nothing because there wasn't anyone in Knoxville yet (flashback to last summer). Anyways, now I'm about to nap! Hard life.

I have been very busy lately planning my trip to Italy and Barcelona to visit Meredith while she is studying abroad. My sweet parents gave me this trip as my graduation present and I am so excited! If anyone has suggestions for things to do, places to eat, and things to see in Rome, Florence, or Barcelona, please let me know. I want to know what to do!

I have to say that it is odd being a college graduate without a job. I've never been in a place where I am not doing anything and don't have any plans for what's next. I could do anything, or nothing. I would like to do something! But for now, I'm just waiting and babysitting and trying to ask around for opportunities. If you know of any marketing, sales, human resources, or just any kind of business positions open, you could pass that along to me and I would greatly appreciate that. I'm up for anything that pays!

By the way, I am so sad that Oprah is over. I will miss watching her at 4:00 every day. It was always exciting if I was home at 4 and actually remembered to turn the tv on. She always kept me entertained. I loved her last show and it made me miss her more than I would have! Am I weird?

Anyways, for now, I will say, "Until we meet again," (like Oprah) and I'm going to take a nap during this storm. Hope to update more frequently through the rest of the summer!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Simple Life

Life without a car is rather simple. 

I am content with staying at home a lot and walking places if I need something. Mary took the car home this weekend, so I am truly without a car, and surprisingly, it's rather freeing. I have a good excuse not to get things done. I can walk to CVS, the dry cleaners, Panera, Tuesday Mornings, and the bank, and that's exactly what I've done lately. I live in a good location for not having a car (unless I need to  get to campus). Mary actually ran down the greenway that is close, and if I used that, it wouldn't be too far to campus if I really needed to walk--only about 2.5 miles! Mom also mentioned I could ride the public bus. I think I'd rather walk.

Picture this without all the people or the water. 
Every time I walk somewhere, I imagine that I am living in the old times before cars when people would walk to town to get things. It's all good in theory, but if you have a lot of things, it's a little bit harder. I had the bright idea to walk to the liquor store last night to get some boxes for moving, so I had to carry three big boxes all the way back. By the end, I didn't think it was such a bright idea. So, moral of the story is: when you walk to do errands, take a little red wagon along with you.