Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wow, THAT Just Happened ... AND, Winner of the Giveaway

 First of all, let's go with the winner of the giveaway from CSN stores! 

I don't know how to make the Result appear, but it was #29 and you guys are just gonna have to take my word for it mmmk?

Congrats to mamipdx!!  You WON!  And, you said you would spend the $65 on a safety booster seat, so of course this brand new Mommy is THRILLED to hear you'll be spending it for your own baby's safety and it'll be used for something you'll use ALL the time!  Expect an email from me soon and an email from CSN soon as well!  CONGRATS GIRL!

As for the OTHER part of this title...

um...I have a job.

Yeah, that just happened!  Before you think I'll be teaching, that's actually not what happened.  Believe it or not, it's with a law firm!  I got a call from a law firm at 4 o'clock today.  The attorney said that my ex-boss highly recommended me and that he needed someone to do work for him.  I NEVER applied for this.  I had no idea what was going on for the first 30 seconds of our conversation.  Once I gathered that he wanted to interview me, I calmly thanked him for the opportunity for an interview, but told him I had just had a baby and had not taken the bar.

He was TOTALLY cool with that.  And, said "can you come in NOW to see the office?"

Me: jaw drops, while I'm huffing and puffing..."well sir, I just finished working out, so you would not want to see me or smell me right now.  Can I shower first?"

After my shower I realized "shit shit shit...I haven't even attempted to fit in to my suit!  What if I don't fit in to my pre-pregnancy suit?"  Well suckas...let me tell ya something.  That stuff zipped and I looked FAAABULOUS, all lawyerly and stuff. 

Forty five minutes later, I was at the law firm getting a tour and within 30 minutes of being home, he called me, offered me a full time position and VOILA!

I'm BEYOND psyched about having a job.  You guys don't understand.  We've been thoroughly broke FOREVER.  Those loans were only going up and up and up.  And while the pay is surely not going to make us rich any time soon, and no this isn't a teaching position, this is AMAZING.  It will pay for our living expenses and a bit more, and it'll be using my degree, which of course is great too.  The boss also seemed positive on giving me more job opportunities if I ever do decide to take the bar.  Really, this is a win/ win situation.

ONLY downside.  I start Thursday.  On my birthday. 

"Happy Birthday Cristina!  Now get your cute little booty to work."


  1. A job is a job. Congrats! Sometimes miracles come out of nowhere and they are amazing. It's a nice little birthday present too... money :)

  2. Nice! Wow. Sometimes things just work out! Congratulations!

  3. Wow, that is very cool! Congrats!

  4. thanks for the win- i'll definitely take your word for it. :-) i've reconsidered my purchase though- i think i'll be getting a little colorado step stool instead (that's a great brand- nice, high-quality wood). congrats on the job. and happy early birthday- mine is friday. autumn birthdays are nice- sandwiched in between summer and holidays.
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  5. Congratulations on the new job!!!

  6. wow, congratulations!!!

  7. That is amazing hun! Way to go on the new job!! Maybe it's fate that brough it to you like this! And even though it's on your birthday, you can still celebrate afterwards with a glass of wine because you have a job and it's your birthday! Have a brownie too!

  8. Congratulations! You are the bomb.com momma!

  9. Congratulations!! Best feeling ever :)

  10. Hey congrats! Think of it as a birthday present! :D Hope you love it!

  11. Wow, that's totally amazing!! Congrats!! Buy yourself something nice with your first paycheck:)