Life and Times of Sasha Fierce

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so i just accepted a new job (yay!) and am pretty excited about it. so excited that i’ve decided that saturday night i’m going to go shake my ass at park to celebrate. i sent an email to the usual suspects and also shot off a text to the bartender. the usual suspects included the man i’m giving up. he was very ambiguous, not committing either way. WHAT A SHOCK. sigh. bartender texted back “oh, congrats! i’m supposed to work, but i’ll rearrange stuff. i’ll be there.” and there, ladies and gentlemen, is a textbook example of how you keep a woman happy. you don’t play bullshit games. you simply are normal. it’s sad that this is not the norm.


well, since i’m not working, i can stay up all night and play with my blog, chat online, etc etc. and i’m doing that. but i really hate sleeping in, so i’ll still wake up at 9am. which would be fine if i wasn’t staying up til 3am or later. ugh. then i want to take a nap, but i won’t let myself. i have got to get a job. seriously. just so i can get back to keeping normal hours. 

in other news, the Banker called me again! i didn’t pick up and i didn’t return his call. he is so transparent. i mean, clearly i don’t want to speak to him. but he keeps trying and i’m sure he will until we speak. i just can’t imagine what i would say to him. i’m so freaking angry with him. and i don’t want to have an angry conversation with him. i have no desire to let him know just how much he’s upset me. so until i feel like i can speak to him without telling him EXACTLY what i think, i will just not speak to him at all. 

so – how do we like the new setup? i like it, think i might keep it for awhile 🙂

today i had an interview with a legal recruiting agency. i have been thinking about legal recruiting as a possible career change for awhile now. i thought it sounded like the perfect choice for me. this particular agency does no cold calling, our clients apply to join by submitting their resume and then they can browse available jobs through the website and it proceeds from there. it’s a very social job that involves working intensely with both law firms and attorneys and the social aspect is a big plus. i have learned that what i’m good at is being social. it sounds silly, but its true. i’m a people person and getting to help people, being around people is where i excel. my ideal job involves a LOT of talking. and being a consultant for this particular company matches that perfectly. not to mention, there is a lot of income potential. 

however, the Parents were quick to remind me that while that may be a good option for me now, am i going to want to actually practice law in the future? and that’s a question i don’t know the answer to. i mean, i like the law. but i’m really only interested in practicing if it involves employment law. and to be honest, even when i did that during my clerking days, it wasn’t that exciting. i just don’t know. not that i need to have an answer now because i don’t have a job offer or anything close yet, but it’s something to think about. would i feel somehow less than if i wasn’t practicing law? i don’t think so. i think i could be happy teaching or writing or traveling. and being a consultant for this agency would involve helping people, which is appealing but i could set my own schedule and work from home. which means more time with the Dog! 

but, i don’t  know, what if i decide i want to practice law again? would i be unable to do that later? of course, i could always start my own practice. i just don’t know.

i think the main thing is, i want to feel good about the work i am doing.

i also want someone to come in and arrange my life for me! any takers?

there’s this john mayer song called “something’s missing” and that’s how i felt at my old job. the thing i’m most looking forward to is not feeling like that again. 

so we all know that i recently lost my job. we also know that bham is a teeny, tiny city in terms of “young professionals”… so i pretty much expected that the news would travel fast. but what i did NOT expect was the ridiculous, overtly tacky behavior that some people would employ.

a little background. about two months ago, i was hanging out with a couple of friends and one of them (AKA the Attorney) and i started discussing how one of my friends and a couple of his friends think that we should date. so of course then we start discussing the possibility. the Attorney says, “i’m going to take you out on a date. but i’m really busy with work and such and so it won’t be until after thanksgiving probably”. i’m like, okay, whatever. the Attorney is cool, so i’m open to the idea. well, the Attorney and i hang out a few times in groups with other people and i enjoy his company. but time passes, thanksgiving passes and no date. so i write him off in my head. a couple of weeks later, at a bar, i inform him that i’ve written him off. he protests and says things like “i’ve been busy, blah blah blah”. i just don’t ever buy that crap. if you are interested in someone, you do something about it. so the conversation continues and the Attorney says something akin to: “so if i asked you out two weeks from now, you’d say no?” when he says this, i can’t describe how my blood boiled. um, hell yeah i’d say no, you pompous jerk. ugh. the thing is, outside of this whole “dating” exchange, i really like the Attorney, so we still email now and again.

flash forward to this week. i’m certain the news of my good fortune has traveled to the Attorney. last night he called me and i missed his call (whoops! was playing Guitar Hero World Tour with my best friend from college [aka BFF]). today he called three times. now, keep in mind that prior to yesterday, he’s called me maybe ONCE. i have no doubt that he was calling to discuss what had happened. and that’s what pisses me off. 

could the Attorney really think that i would want to discuss it with him? um, newsflash, buddy: we aren’t friends like that. seriously? i swear, people. so i’ve consulted with a couple of folks and Agnes (very close college friend) said i should send a polite email about how i’m home w/my family and pretty busy. AHS (high school friend who i recently reconnected with) said i should just call him and point out that i think his behavior is tacky. sorry AHS, i took Agnes’s advice and sent a polite email. we’ll see.

oh and speaking of tacky people, the Banker sent me a text today seeing if i wanted to meet up for a drink. the Banker and i haven’t actually spoken in a couple of weeks, so i was surprised to get that text. of course, i politely declined. his response was that we need to catch up. meaning, he, too has probably heard and wants to know what’s going on. i swear, people are so freaking transparent.  

in other news, i am hanging out with AHS tomorrow afternoon and not quite sure what to expect. we weren’t really tight in high school, but i’ve enjoyed chatting with him as of late.  i’ve convinced him to drive out to the sticks (Bowie, where the Parents live) so we can take the metro together. i think the only reason he agreed is that he wants to meet the Dog, since i talk about her so freaking much. i sincerely hope that by convincing him to come to the Parents crib, i have not sentenced him to a half hour of awkward conversation with Dad.  here’s hoping! i believe AHS and i are headed to the chinatown area of dc. not very familiar with it, so i’m looking forward to it. have i been a total typical girl about it and gone over my outfit 40x? surprisingly, no. not sure what that means. i always thought AHS was cool back in the day, and that doesn’t appear to have changed, so i’m really looking forward to seeing him. 

yep. i am now officially unemployed. when i first got the news i was a little bummed out. then i realized – i didn’t like my job, spent half the day complaining about my job via gchat to my law school best friend  (aka LS BFF), and felt miserable every sunday evening as a new work week was approaching. what the heck was wrong with me? this was the best news ever! now, instead of sitting behind a desk wondering how i got there, i am forced to find something new, something that i am actually passionate about. the added bonus is that i now have time to do stuff i couldn’t before. you know, things like finally get the Dog completely housetrained, wash clothes, work out. 

probably the best thing about losing the j-o-b is that is has pushed me to make a big move. i’m leaving my life down south behind and moving back to DC. temporarily the Dog and i will stay with the Parents, but that’s just until i figure out what i’m going to do next. LS BFF lives in DC (along with about half of the LS people i graduated with) and is super excited about the move.  so we (the Dog and i) are making some lemonade out of this situation…

i must say, i’m also excited about all the new dating possibilities DC is going to bring.  after dealing with the Banker and all his bullshit, i’m ready for something new. not necessarily something new the movie, but definitely a change. 


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