So as I implied in my comments to Lance’s blog regarding how he blew his Valentine’s Day opportunity, the BF and I made our plans together. Last year we went to his favorite sushi restaurant near our house, so this year it was up to me to pick the place. I chose Canal because I had gone there for a networking event for my sorority alum club. I remember getting really excited about the menu but all the ladies only ordered one glass of wine apiece and there were enough of them that I thought it would be awkward to order food. I’d been thinking of the place ever since, so I went ahead and made our reservations. The BF and I set a price limit on Valentine’s Day gifts ($30 apiece) and we were set. Continued
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Having good game saved me $112 this weekend. Here’s what happened:
I flew into a city in the Northeast for a conference. I was traveling with two co-workers (female). Seated across the aisle from me, on the plane, was a guy wearing a New York Jets hat. We started chatting about NY football teams and the NFL in general, and our conversation meandered to across different topics. Eventually, my two co-workers jumped into the convo.
All right, so it wasn’t quite that bad, but this is a pretty embarrassing tale nonetheless.
I try to live my life by the idea that happiness is a decision you make, not something you wait to happen to you. With that in mind, I’ve made all sorts of decisions that, apparently, are difficult for many people. Moving across the country to get a PhD in something I’d basically never heard of. Starting a relationship/sex blog. Most recently, quitting my job as a teaching assistant at the U and moving to another city to live with my boyfriend–without even having a job.
My best friend often says that my ability to pursue the path I think is right for me regardless of whether it’s easy or not is one of the qualities she admires the most about me. However, I have to admit that this move has been fucking tough. I could really relate when I read Holly Hoffman’s post on Introducing a New Person Into Your Life, but I couldn’t help but think–what about when you’re the new person? Because although we’ve been together over two years, I haven’t been trying to incorporate my man into an existing routine. I’ve completely changed everything about my life and have been trying to build a new routine–in some ways an easier thing, but in other ways much harder. Continued