Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On the Road Again

pink travel.jpg{we heart it}

Hello from TEXAS! In all the craziness the past week, I forgot to mention that I was headed to Texas to start my two week interview tour.  (If you're new to the blog or aren't sure what interview process I'm talking about, you can catch up on that here.)  So far, I've had two in person interviews and two phone interviews.  Over the next two weeks, I have four in person interviews across Texas and Oklahoma and five phone interviews.  With some brilliant juggling and scheduling, I managed to book just one flight to Texas, so I can drive to all the interviews and take the phone interviews from my parents house in Houston.  I'm getting a workout just thinking about it!  Yesterday though, before I flew out of Chicago, I had a interview at a university a few hours outside of Chicago, and it went GREAT!  Definitely my best yet, and I really loved the site.  An added bonus?  The director of the site said I was a "powerhouse" applicant and it was clear that I had worked very hard in graduate school.  Umm, hello, can we say ego boost?  It was the best compliment I've gotten in a long time and certainly made me feel more prepared and excited for this crazy application/interview process.  (My friend Miguel has now taken to calling me "powerhouse" through texts and Facebook, and I can't help but laugh every time I read it.)

After I landed in Houston, my mom met me at the airport and we headed straight to my brother's basketball game.  I haven't gotten to see him play at all this year, and when we first walked in, I couldn't find my brother on the court.  He couldn't possibly be that tall kid with the man muscles.  Is he even old enough to have muscles?  Sadly, number 13 is old enough to have man muscles, but his big sister still looks for the little ten year old with a buzz cut and big ears.  Oh how things have changed :)

I'll still be blogging over the next few weeks, in addition to enjoying all my Texas treats.  Mexican food, Chick-fil-a, Diet Dr. Pepper, and real Texas BBQ.  Rereading that list makes me think...I may need to book two seats on my flight home :)

Oh ps: Those are totally my legs in the picture above.  My legs, my pink handbag, and my private jet.  Yep, uh huh, totally mine.  I'm sticking to it :)


Alivia said...

Yay! Congratulations, Powerhouse! :)

Running Off The Reese's said...

Welcome back to Texas! Good luck on your interviews, Powerhouse Allison!

Justine said...

Congrats! I'm pretty sure I know exactly what you're doing and your degree because I'll be going through the same thing soon enough! ;) Good luck with everything and enjoy Texas (I do!).

amy kelinda said...

Congrats, Powerhouse! Hahahaha! That is such as an awesome compliment, though, and certainly is good news! And WELCOME TO HOUSTON! I experienced the same thing when I came back home and saw my brother after being at college, too -- he was so TALL! And still is, geez... It's too bad some of that height can't be transferred to me.

You sound like you're in for a busy few weeks, so good luck!

Anonymous said...

Good luck on your interviews!! Although I'm sure you don't need luck, you powerhouse :)

caknitter said...

Good luck!!

Lindsay said...

Good luck on your interviews, I'm sure you will be absolutely fabulous!

PursuitOfLLT said...

Wow I'm impressed with your traveling skills! Only 1 flight?! Way to go!!

I hope you get the Powerhouse job haha or whichever one you want most! I just got an interview for Monday completely out of the blue, never applied, so I feel like it's intriguing and I'm nervous!

Anyway, if you could email me the Austin stuff that would be awesome!! We're staying at the Intercontinental downtown so I guess it's in the middle of the town. Spa recommendations will be good too! No idea what we're up to because we have 11 people going so it's going to be a little crazy haha

Thanks, Allison!!

Dave and Jenny McIntosh said...

Just saw on my sister-in-laws website that they have opened a Chik-fil-a in Chicago. You live close to her so you might do search and see what you find! Oh and as soon as I saw the picture...I totally knew it was a self-portrait! :)