Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wedding Pictures: Part Two (even though it appears before part one...)

The Wedding Party

Mike and I. Obviously.

The Cake

The Tables
Check out the difference between the next two...

Bouquet Toss

Garter Toss

And I'll leave you with a shot of one of our adorable flowergirls

Past Due

Current random thoughts:
1. My apartment smells gross like old tacos (I made them last night...garbage must go outside tonight)
2. I love that Christmas is coming! I love hearing the songs on the radio, I love shopping for presents. I just love this time of year. :) I was getting all nostalgic on the way to work today because "All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey was on. It just brings back Christmas memories at Whistle Stop. I still think that is one of my favorite places to be around the holidays. If I could, I'd go back and work there every Christmas. If any of the Whistle Stop crew reads this, I miss you guys and am thinking about you!
3. I have the best job in the world! As you all know from my last post, I officially work for the ACLU now. Good stuff. I started last Tuesday. I love the people I work with. Granted it's only my boss and an administrative assistant, but they're both great. Steve, my boss, is awesome. He even let us out at 3 instead of 5 today. Very nice.
4. I got the proofs back for my wedding pictures. Nearly all turned out great. Here's a small sampling: apparently this is all that will fit in one post...

Friday, November 03, 2006

Hooray for me!

Hello, hello! Well, I guess it's safe to talk about that mysterious job now. Sorry I wasn't so forthcoming before, but I wanted this so badly that I was afraid I'd jinx it if I told too many people about it. So here goes. Today at approximately 5:20pm I was offered the job I have been interviewing for!! It's with the ACLU of Rhode Island in Providence. My official title is "Program Coordinator." My main duties will be lobbying and other legislative duties, research, and community education. Also, during the fall/winter I will be helping with fundraising. Tis the season I suppose. Can't say I'm looking forward so much to that part, but hey, you can't expect to love every aspect of a job and I think my other duties will definitely make up for it. I start on Nov. 13, just over a week from now. I can't wait. I can't believe that I've landing the job of my dreams. I know I haven't started yet and there's the possibility of it not being what I expected, but so far so GREAT! I'm really looking forward to it and, of course, the second income will come in quite handy. I just feel very lucky and very fortunate to have landed a job right out of college that is actually a job that I want. I can remember reading the posting for this job almost two months ago. I was practically giddy just reading about it. And now it's mine. Talk about good fortune! And when it comes time to move on, this job will be excellent on my resume. I will be one of three employees in the office meaning that I will have experience in several different aspects of the organization instead of being so specialized in just one area. And, although I know there are varying opinions of the ACLU (some of which are, to say the least, not positive), it is a national organization and a well-known organization. The work I will be doing for them will definitely lead to more opportunities down the road. I definitely can't wait to start. Like I said in the title: hooray for me!

Happy trails...