Friday, January 30, 2009

I'm baaack

Sigh.

I'm so exhausted. It's Friday night, and I'm so happy to be in my sweats, catching up on my shows and blogging! I just got back from my recruiting trip to Purdue University last night. I had a great time and met some awesome students. What a great school!

A lot happened in four days, but I will spare you the details and give you a short recap.

Highlights:

1). I love traveling. I don't even mind long layovers (I had a 4 hour one in Philly). It gives me a chance to READ!!! I even got to finish Eclipse and of course LOVED it. (PS, I really hope Bella and Edward end up together...)

2). Got to catch up on some zzz's on the plane.

3). Bonded with my fellow recruiter. She's leaving for Hawaii next week and so we went on a venture to find a tanning salon. We found one (that was shared with a laundromat...SKETCHY). And then we settled for another one that was shared with a UHAUL and daycare. Even sketchier than the first. A woman came out from the back, and I swear I caught a glimpse of an axe behind her back.

4). I was STARVING on my flight home and asked the flight attendant if they had some food I could buy. He muffled a firm "no" and I nearly cried. 5 minutes later, he returned with some Sunchips and a granola bar that he had "stolen" from first class. So sweet! :)

Lowlights:

1). One of the worst snowstorms in West Lafayette's history...Oh, and I forgot my Uggs. Therefore, my feet were permanently frost bitten the entire trip.

2). I only brought heels (refer to #1). Thus, when I had to SPRINT across 3 terminals to catch my connecting flight, I not only looked like an idiot in heels, but I tripped and fell about 16 times.

3).  I caved in and ate the greasiest, chocolat-iest, and most delicious food, thus ruining my health kick. Hey, I had to take advantage of meals on the company's expense...right?

4). I had absolutely NO suits clean. So, I had to wear my ugliest, navy pinstripe suit. Seriously, I looked like a mix between a mobster and a gangstah.

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Side note: Exciting end to a week...

Two things happened to me after work today.

1). I ran 3 miles for the first time in my ENTIRE life. Seriously, this is a huge deal for me.

2). Remember that presentation I had to give last week (the one where I almost threw up on some of our executives?) Well, they liked it so much, that they are having us present it to our Executive Vice President and our CEO! I can't believe it. I thought I was nervous last week. Boy oh boy. This is even MORE vomit inducing. Sheesh.

14 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Congrats on getting good job news and finally finishing a crazy week!

Jordan said...

I'm glad that you had a safe trip! You will do great giving that presentation =]

amric1409 said...

Hey, great work on the run! Sounds like an OK trip. I love my Uggs so much, I would die without them!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Wow, busy week! Sounds like all in all it was good though. And congrats on the presentation, that's awesome!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

SOunds like you had a good trip minus the running in the airport and axe woman! Good job on the 3 miles, it's great when you can keep adding another mile each time. Keep it up!

Good Gals Inc said...

Your past four days seem so busy!! Great stories and congrats about the presentation! You must have rocked it!

Casey said...

Good luck with the next presentation! I am sure you are going to rock their socks :)

Your trip story was entertaining. I'm glad you made it back in one piece.

Lindsey said...

Glad you are home safe and way to go on running 3 miles!!

The Cape House said...

Wow, 3 miles! That's awesome! You definitely deserve the chocolate.

Allison said...

Congrats on the three mile run! And I'm glad your trip turned out well :) I can't imagine being without my Uggs in the freezing cold though!

Good luck on your next presentation!

kels said...

WHAT?! You were at Purdue University?!?! That is MY TOWN!!!!! We could have met for coffee!!!! Oh my.

well, I stopped reading after I saw that, so I'm going to get back to your post now.

Being Brazen said...

I loved Eclipse - my second favourite book in the Twilight Saga.

Ps - Well done for running 3 miles!

:)

Sweet Simplicity said...

Congrats on running 3 miles! I think that is a huge accomplishment!! Good luck on your presentation.

lpfulmer said...

GO GIRL on the 3 miles...told you it was possible! And if I-- the girl that couldn't finish a mile in PE class-- can do it, so can my Ang!