Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jones Soda

Yesterday amidst my career-(or lack thereof) related freak out, I was drinking a Jones Soda--Diet Vanilla Bean (delicious!) flavored. I haven't had a Jones Soda in a while, but they do this new thing where they have fortune cookie sayings under each cap. I thought it was so appropriate that my fortune, as I was writing cover letters, read:
Financial security is just around the corner.
Fitting, right? It made me smile, and I couldn't help but believe it. The circumstances were more than coincidental and it's not like it was telling me I was going to win the lottery or anything. It was merely saying that my financial woes will soon go away. I'm not superstitious, but I believe it. And seriously, what's the chance that I would get that bottle cap anyway? I hadn't drank soda in forever when I saw the Joneses on sale for $1 a bottle (steep, I know, but SO good). And I grabbed a few--I drank one the day prior, but it was yesterday that I got that exact bottle cap...

Anyway, that leads me to this exceptional news--I have a phone interview tomorrow! At my friend Liz's company. Quick turn-around, right?! I just sent off my resume and cover letters yesterday! So that means tonight I have some homework to do--aka brushing off my phone interview skills since I've never done one before. Anyone have any phone interview advice??? Bonus points if you do!!

The real test will be seeing if this munchkin can actually lift things!
I should have known the day was going to be a good one when I finished my kick-ass leg workout today. It was one of those mornings where I was just in a good mood, feeling motivated, and apparently so was Kevin. I even knowingly did the StairMaster even though I knew it was leg day--gasp!! And I think I have another set of hands helping me move after graduation--my sister is staying with me for a few extra days and she said she'd love to help. LOVE HER!

All my meals went according to plan today, and I especially loved the batch of ground lean chicken breast I made with pie spices. Result: tasted like breakfast food, yum! So of course I had to put a couple of tablespoons of sugar-free syrup on it. Breakfast for dinner during prep? I think YES! My check-in with Pleasants this week is going to be on Saturday instead of Sunday due to graduation, and I'm anxious (good anxious) to see my numbers. I haven't eaten anything off plan this week, so I'm expecting some results. Not to mention I'm now 6 for 6 with workouts and tomorrow is back day. Oh and to continue with my good news--this semester (in which I feel like I slacked off the most) was actually the best semester of my 4 years here at UVa! My two 10 page papers I had to do? Got an A on one and a B on the other! Told ya I'm a good procrastinator ;)

I would love it if you would send some good thoughts my way for my phone interview tomorrow! I'm really nervous and sometimes I think it's hard to judge how well you interview via phone. As a wise person once told me 15 minutes ago, "If it's meant to be, it'll happen." Here goes nothing!!
Dear Jones Soda, I hope you are right!


  1. Good luck tomorrow! You will do great!

  2. Thanks Stacy! You're so sweet!

  3. Phone interviews...don't be afraid to take a breathe before you answer. Don't feel rushed just because you can't see the other person and read their reactions. Think before you speak! You'll do awesome. Good luck!

  4. You all are amazing--thanks for the advice & the luck! I will update as soon as possible :)

  5. Good luck on your interview! You're going to rock it!!