Speaking of which, I've got my oliebollen and appelbeignets at the ready...shop-bought as I couldn't be bothered to make my own. No Oudejaarsavond (interestingly, we Dutch call it Old Year or Old Year's Evening rather than New Year's Eve) would be complete without them...so that even I, not particularly fond of oliebollen at all, will jolly well have them every Dec 31st.
Today's interview went smoothly, but I'd be surprised if I got invited back for a second round, as there was a sharp intake of breath when I disclosed my salary range. It's negotiable, of course, but I think they were hoping to get somebody for a lot less. No matter -- the job on offer held little or no appeal to me, anyway. I'll just keep looking.
And of course I've got my PB interview coming up on Tuesday! Now this is a job I can really sink my teeth into, so I'm leaving nothing to chance. I checked out and timed my route there and back (nice offices!), have decided on my outfit and have bought a new skirt especially, and will devote the next four days to the most intensive prep I have ever done.
I couldn't very well let everyone else do this and not participate myself! Besides, it's all true.
Copy and Paste if you have enjoyed the blessing of meeting people online that you never would have met any other way. This is my end of the year shout out to the many "friends" I have never been in the same room with but who have inspired, amused, comforted, encouraged, and touched me in so many ways. I love you people! Here's to another year together!!