8.26.2008

My last blind date ... out with a bang

Date Lab is the Washington Post's version of "Blind Date." They take and review applications, match people up supposedly based on those answers, have you go out for a paid dinner and interview you after. It appears in the Post's Sunday magazine and online. They RARELY do a good job setting people up.

Web-troller Jen reads them religiously even though she has never lived in D.C. She begged me to sign up, and I laughed at her for actually finding them to read since she didn't live there. Eons later, I was bored enough to fill out the application, and I told her it was her birthday present. (Thank god I was bored because it was NOT a short freakin' application.)

That was in April.

Months passed, and I forgot about it … except for when my friend, Melina, asked me if they had responded. (She was slightly obsessed hehe.)

In June, I decided I was going to move back to Indy, and the next week, Date Lab e-mails that they had found me a match. Surprise, surprise … nice timing.

I was not going to do it since I was moving, but both Jen and Melina said I HAD to do it anyway. I finally agreed even though I felt a little guilty.

The dinner was nine days prior to my leaving town. The set up finally showed up in this weekend's Post. You can read it
here.

According to the comments, fellow D.C.ers didn't agree with Melina and Jen's assessment. Thanks, guys. :)

8.05.2008

Moving, lack of blogs, other random

I've had nothing to blog lately. Even though I've wanted to blog, nothing was happening. Last night I sat thinking, "I should have blogged about the crazy knitter at the baseball game in May after all. And I left Date Lab behind last month without a word. WHAT was I thinking? Is this what moving back to Indiana has done to me? There will be nothing funny to blog about anymore?? Drat."

Yeah, I over thought it just a little ... but then this opportunity dropped into my lap today.

For those of you that don't know, I moved back to Indiana last month. What that has amounted to so far is finding fun things to do in Indy on the weekends and sitting in front of the computer in New Richmond trying to find jobs to apply to all week. The weekday part kind of sucks.

Until today when it was kind of funny. I never expected career sites to provide me anything blog related, but thanks to SimplyHired for this:

Graphic Designer Needed
Indianapolis, IN
Adult Internet company seeks experienced Mac artist to design print ads, catalogs, marketing and promo materials for SpreadYourPorn.com. We are looking for self-motivated and smart individuals (must be at least 18 years of age to apply) that can develop specific sections for http://SpreadYourPorn.com. You'll be responsible for coming up with new designs on a continual basis (please visit site for feedback).

Hmmm ... well, I have been applying to everything ... :)