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Monday, February 28, 2005

The Job Hunt Goes On

I have an interview tomorrow with a publishing company. Yay! And a second interview on Friday with an arhitecture firm. Whoopee! I'm gettin' outta technology if at all possible, people! Just a wee bit too volatile for me nowadays. So all in all, it's going well. Just been busy. I'm working part time in my friend's knitting shop while I job hunt for full time work.

I wish I had more exciting news to share, but that's about it. I job hunt, work in the shop, job hunt some more. I am uber-boring. ;)

|| Stephanie 7:18 PM

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

How Is It...?

I am now unemployed, and yet have LESS time to view blogs, goof around on the Internet and keep in touch with people??

It's like I spend a zillion hours on the Internet doing the job hunt thing, go to sleep and start over. Also, my friend opened her knitting store and I'm going to work there a few hours a week till I get something full time. I'm looking forward to that!

Anyway, just a note to say that I still exist.

|| Stephanie 5:14 PM

Thursday, February 17, 2005


We have become a culture of Pharisees. Instead of practicing an authentic spirituality of compassion, nonviolence, love and peace, we as a collective people have become self-righteous, arrogant, powerful, murderous hypocrites who dominate and kill others in the name of God. The Pharisees supported the brutal Roman rulers and soldiers, and lived off the comforts of the empire by running an elaborate banking system which charged an exorbitant fee for ordinary people just to worship God in the Temple. Since they taught that God was present only in the Temple, they were able to control the entire population. If anyone opposed their power or violated their law, the Pharisees could kill them on the spot, even in the holy sanctuary.

Most North American Christians are now becoming more and more like these hypocritical Pharisees. We side with the rulers, the bankers, and the corporate millionaires and billionaires. We run the Pentagon, bless the bombing raids, support executions, make nuclear weapons and seek global domination for America as if that was what the nonviolent Jesus wants. And we dismiss anyone who disagrees with us.

We have become a mean, vicious people, what the bible calls "stiff-necked people." And we do it all with the mistaken belief that we have the blessing of God.

~ From Pharisee Nation, by John Dear, Jesuit priest.

|| Stephanie 12:53 PM

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

So Far So Good

Days unemployed: 4

# of resumes submitted: 24

# of phone interviews: 2

# of in-person interviews: 1*

Not too shabby, eh?

*on the second phone interview I was told that it was highly likely I would be getting an in-person interview, probably tomorrow or Friday. Yippee!

|| Stephanie 10:04 AM

Thursday, February 10, 2005

It's Official

Hey gang, thanks for all the kind wishes. Unfortunately I just had my one-on-one with the president and they have let me go. I will say it was handled with the utmost kindness. I've been given as long as I would like today and tomorrow to clear out my stuff. I've been given references and many hugs. In many ways, this is the best lay off I've ever had. And with three under my belt now, that's saying something. :)

Of course I'm worried about a lot of things, but I'm glad to actually be leaving on something of a high note. I was given so many wonderful compliments that I just know the right thing is out there for me. Keep me in your thoughts, 'kay?

Onward & Upward....

|| Stephanie 10:45 AM

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dear Friends,

My company has just been acquired by another company (news hit the wires late yesterday). We don't currently know what will be happening with all of the employees (such as me). So, if you could please pray for/send good thoughts out to the universe for me, I would really appreciate it.

I am supremely scared to be in this place again. I understand and respect the business reasons for the acquisition, of course, but we are in a sort of situational limbo until reorganization and staffing decisions are made.

I realize that this is a mercenary request, and we have approximately 200 employees who are undoubtedly feeling as I am, but right now it's hard to see past my own fears.


|| Stephanie 2:41 PM

Monday, February 07, 2005

The Return of The Queen [of this blog, anyway]

Well, hello there, all! It is indeed I, fresh from my vacational adventures.

Truth is, I didn't really do much, but that was the point, so I can safely say that my vacation was everything I hoped it would be.

But you wanna see what I did on Friday? I went to get a haircut. 5 hours later I had a trim and this.


In case you can't tell (it's supremely difficult to take your own picture in the mirror, you know), my hair is quite red now. I had the idea of getting some copper highlights. But they were very...intense, which just isn't me. So she did some kind of overall dye thing that made all my hair more red (which I really like) and the only parts that are still REALLY copper are at the front and top of my head. I'm liking it much more now, but it's still weird to get used to.

Anyway, a question for all my girl friends who read this blog: as a young girl, did you always dream of being in Playboy? According to some sound bite from a 'news' feature that will air tonight, all little girls dream of this. Hmm. Maybe I was just a strange little girl--you know, concerned with toys and friends and books--but I wasn't one of these little Playboy wannabe girls. Were you? Weird.

|| Stephanie 3:20 PM