Monday, October 4, 2010

Weekend Project

My parents had these chairs sitting around and said that we could have them. As you can see, they were dated and in bad shape (this picture flatters them). After months of procrastinating refinishing them, we finally buckled down last week and worked on them.
Work in progress...


We are super excited with how well they turned out and I already have plans to work on an old cabinet from my grandma's house.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Now I just need a place to commute to...

I've been working part time at the University of Utah for the past few months as I search for a full-time job. Last Earth Day around the student union building where I work there were some activities and booths set up dealing with ways to be a better citizen of Earth and stuff like that. Coca-Cola had a table promoting their "Live Positively" campaign where they were giving out t-shirts. I walked by and they handed me a shirt along with a scratch-off card for a bike giveaway.

Now, I'm a sucker for free stuff and easily-entered contests. So I scratched off the card, entered the code online, and practically forgot about it. Then almost two months ago I received an email telling me that I was "a potential winner" in the Coca-Cola Give It Back College Sweepstakes. After sending back a signed and notarized affidavit I received another email letting me know that my prize was on it's way.

A couple weeks ago I got the call: my prize was waiting for me at the local REI. I won a limited edition, Coca-Cola red, 8-speed Dahon folding bike. Yes, you read that right-- it folds. (See below.)

I've taken it out for a few rides and it's pretty cool. I hadn't heard of the brand before, but Dahon makes high-quality folding road and mountain bikes. It's pretty amazing how they can make a full-functioning bike that can fold down so it's easily carry-able and store-able.

Now I just need a nice place downtown to ride my bike to every day...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Virginia is for Lovers... and a job?

Hi everybody! Yes, our blog was still working--there wasn't anything wrong with your computers. The lack of blog posting-ness was on our end. We haven't felt that we've had anything excitingly newsworthy to post. If you've been following either of us on Facebook, you might have seen some of the random bits of news, but nothing had felt big enough to make it to our blog.

Until now...

Two or three months ago I found out that someone I had worked closely with in NYC last summer (my AE from Y&R) had moved to The Martin Agency in Virginia last fall. She was able to help me get a phone interview there. One morning I talked to someone there and I felt that it went really well. But in the weeks following no position at my level had opened up yet.

Until now...

Two weeks ago I got an email from another contact I had made at The Martin Agency informing me of an open position in his department. He helped get the ball rolling and the next morning I got an email and a couple days later I got a call about when I could fly out to Richmond to meet with some people there. In the next couple days I received an itinerary and last Thursday I found myself on a flight to Atlanta (and then on to Richmond).

I had such a great time! I met with 7 different people and I really enjoyed talking with them. I came expecting more of a classic "interrogation" kind of interview series, but it ended up being a "getting to know you" set of meetings. Everyone was really nice--I'd love to work with them. And the agency building was beautiful!

Richmond was beautiful, too. I'm really excited to find out how this will turn out. They said I'd hear back in a couple weeks, so by the end of next week I should know something.

Thanks for everybody that's been supporting us for the past few months! We're crossing our fingers for Virginia!