Friday, August 25, 2006
This journal has been fun, and has served me well. It helped me keep in touch with family and friends in Maryland while I was off at college for four years. Now that I am back in Maryland, and about to start the next step in life - moving out of the house and starting my job - it seems like an appropriate time to discontinue the journal. (Since I haven't updated in almost a month, I'm sure you all could have deduced that on your own anyway.) So, that's that I guess! Bye bye.
Posted at 02:18 pm by angelrunner
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I had a second interview with
Westat today. Like the first one, it went really well. They
said they will probably have a decision within a week, so hopefully I will have a job offer by the middle of next week.
Everything else is pretty much the
same. Busy (good busy). Hot. Desperately in need of
another runner for the Wild West Relay.
It's so wonderful to be home.
Posted at 03:23 pm by angelrunner
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The super busy weekend went
very well! For me, the weekend started on Thursday when Sid's
boss threw him a party since Friday was his last day working at
Micros. So I got to meet all of his co-workers who aren't his
co-workers anymore. Friday was Trey's Homecoming /
Jenni's-late-bday / goodbye-to-the-boat party. Good times.
Saturday, Gabby came to visit, and we ran the Rockville Twilighter
8k. Nothin' can stop the Super Duper Track Stars. And
Sunday was my graduation party. It was lots of fun; I saw some
old Glenelg trackies I haven't seen in a long time, and got the chance
to catch up with lots of people. Then, just like that, the
weekend was over, and suddenly it was Monday (Sid's first day at GWU)
and then today (my interview with Westat that got postponed from last
Thursday). So, it's been a very busy last week, but busy with all
good things. And my interview went very well. So now, I am just
waiting / hoping for a job offer.
Posted at 10:22 pm by angelrunner
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
ready to go get me a job!
I have my first job interview tomorrow, with a research company in Rockville called Westat. :)
Posted at 01:38 pm by angelrunner
Monday, July 10, 2006
I am back at home now, and I
jumped right into being non-stop-busy over the weekend. Got home
on Friday, went back down south of Charlottesville to help Phil and
Tory with painting their new house on Saturday, had nice hard long runs
with Sid on Friday and Sunday, saw my Babay get baptized Sunday
morning, and watched a crazy World Cup on Sunday afternoon.
So today, it has been nice to
relax a little bit. My room is a complete zoo; boxes and
suitcases all over the floor and bed. I don't know where half of
my clothes are. And I am not very motivated to unpack everything
and figure out where everything goes. Who needs a bed
The job situation is definitely
looking up. I have already been in contact with two companies
that I applied to, and should be hearing back from both within the week
So now I get to go buy a nice buisness suit. Ooh la la. ;)
This coming weekend is going to
be crazy too: Trey's Homecoming Party on Friday, Gabby visiting
Saturday and Sunday, Rockville 8k on Saturday, and my graduation party
on Sunday. Fun fun fun. :)
Posted at 12:33 pm by angelrunner
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I think I have
seen or heard fireworks every night for the past three nights.
These South Carolinians love their fireworks!
brownies in the mail yesterday. :) I already ate way too
many. Brownies for breakfast do not make your tummy feel
I only have two more days living in Rock Hill.
ran at the Greenway yesterday, probably for the last time. It was
totally overgrown with kudzu, I had a close encounter with a chubby
raccoon, and I almost stepped on a snake.
I talked to the senior recruiter at ICF International
yesterday. Keep your fingers crossed that they will get back to
me and ask me to come in for an interview sometime next week.
Posted at 09:36 am by angelrunner
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Posted at 07:57 pm by angelrunner
Well I guess I better get another entry in before the whole month is gone.
Life has been going
full-throttle lately. I went home last weekend, and Starr came
with me. Had a good time seeing everyone again, and confirmed
that I am soooo ready to be home for good. :) Friday night,
we went out to dinner with a big fun random group at Arundel Mills and
saw Nacho Libre
(hilarious). I showed her around the quaint little town of
Mount Airy, including the whole 100 yards of "Downtown Mount
Airy." It was fun. We had some good homemade pie and found
some cute little shops. Sunday, I went out with the fam for a
late Father's Day lunch and movie, saw Click
(it was good, I actually almost cried, which is embarrassing since it's
an Adam Sandler movie), and then hit the road for DC to pick up Starr
and head back to Rock Hill. The drive back went by surprisingly
fast, and this week went by super fast as well. And now, I have a
looooong weekend, with only one class between now and Wednesday.
I found lots of new jobs to apply
for, so that's what I will be working on all weekend. I am
excited, because I am actually really intrigued by a lot of these jobs
and feel like I am well qualified. Sooo, hopefully something good
will come out of that. :)
Posted at 07:52 pm by angelrunner
Saturday, June 17, 2006
I watched my first World Cup
game today! It confirmed the fact that I am quite soccer
illiterate. But I learned a lot just from watching, and it was
actually a really exciting game! Would have been more exciting if
we won, but hey, at least we didn't lose!
Day 2 of running: not as good as yesterday! My foot hurt a little
more throughout the day today, but not too much while running.
Biking, however... ouch!!! The hard 2 hours Wednesday, followed
by the superhard hour on Thursday, followed by running and
biking Friday makes for a very sore Saturday! My legs were sooooo
tired when I got on the bike! I was pretty tired running, too,
so I just did a nice, easy three miles. No point in pushing the
first week back.
Posted at 07:50 pm by angelrunner
Friday, June 16, 2006
Yay, I ran today! And it
felt really good! I assumed the first week back would consist of
the usual feeling-out-of-shape and soreness, but I felt surprisingly
good after taking 2.5 weeks off! All that biking must have
helped. :) But I guess the real test is how I feel
I have really enjoyed biking
though, so I think I am going to try to keep up both. Yesterday,
I had a killer bike ride. I was planning on taking it easy,
because the day before, I had gone for two hours, so I was kind of
tired. But after a few laps around the lake, a group of three
"real" bikers passed me, with their fast road bikes and their tight
shirts and all. Well, that's ok, there are usually one or two
real bikers out while I am riding, and of course, they always pass
me. But yesterday, my health teacher was out walking around the
lake, and my rock climbing teacher was also out (I think he was playing
disc golf). I can't let them think I'm some wimp when it comes to
biking. So I start going hard. Every time the real bikers
passed me, I tucked in right behind em for as long as I could.
And going up hills, I could actually stay with them! So I
was only going to go for an easy 30 minutes, but I ended up killing
myself and going really hard for about an hour. It felt so good
though. Got a really good aerobic workout in, which is usually
hard to do while biking. Yay endorphines. :)
I'm gonna be home in a week!
And moving home for good in three weeks!
Posted at 05:59 pm by angelrunner