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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pssh... like I ever had any doubts.

So.... if you follow me on the Twit (and I don't blame you if you don't. I decided long ago that I'm not nearly cool enough nor a dedicated enough tweeter [twatter?] to sit at that lunch table), or if you're related to me, or if you live in the same house as me, then you've already heard the good news. For the rest of you, here it is...
For reals, y'all.
For all you lolcat lovers out there. (Source)
But seriously, I landed the job that I interviewed for on Tuesday, despite my mixed feelings about it. And if I got the job because they were super impressed by me, or because they were working on a major time crunch, or because I was the only one interviewed (which I wasn't, but thanks for that suggestion, Twin) is irrelevant because, well, I got the job. It's only a .40 position, which I'm no stranger to, but I couldn't have been any more excited when I got the call, as was evident by my super-happy-crazy-cheering-and-grunting victory dance. Thankfully no one was present to witness that debacle.
I'll be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays as an Elementary Art Teacher. And I get my own classroom too, which, if you know anything about teaching art, especially teaching art part-time, is a rare treat indeed.
Now you're probably wondering to yourselves, "Well, that's great and all, OBG, but what are you going to do on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?" I'm glad you asked. Not one hour after I accepted the position, I was called by another school who is looking for a .40 Elementary Art teacher, oh, and can I come in tomorrow and interview? (as in today. In fact, since the interview is at 9:00am EST, I'm probably at it as you're reading this. Or maybe I already had it, in which case, you can probably scroll down and find an update.)
Now you're probably wondering, "But OBG, won't these two jobs conflict with each other?" Au contraire, my dear friends. As it turns out, the second school is looking for a teacher for Mondays and Fridays. Could it be anymore perfect?
Now if only that other elementary school that I contacted yesterday is looking for their .20 Elementary Art teacher to work Wednesdays, well, then I might be able to pull off this full-time teaching thing after all.
UPDATE: So... I had my interview at 9:00am, and it lasted nearly an hour, which indicated two things to me... 1. it went really well, and 2. they weren't interviewing anyone else. And, of course, I rocked that interview! 
And then, on my way home after wards (about 15-20 minutes after I left the interview), the assistant principal I interviewed with called and offered me the position.
So I am now a .80 Elementary Art Teacher, working Mondays and Fridays in one school and Tuesdays and Thursdays in another school. And one of the coolest things? They're minutes away from each other. As in a few roads away. Oh, and they're also minutes away from the G-Man's new job as well. 
And did I mention that I get benefits? Yeah, I do. But you know, whatever, no biggie.
And you know what else? I kind of like the idea of having Wednesdays off. 
Gotta go now because I start work TOMORROW and there's tons of stuff I need to take care of. 


DateMeDC said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's great to hear!!!

I think you should come out to the drunken spelling bee with us at the Rock N' Roll Hotel on Friday to celebrate. Just sayin'...

MeredithDuck said...

Congrats to you!! Your other interview starts in four minutes. Don't do anything stupid. Basically just repeat everything you said in the last interview that you nailed. Even if the answers don't pertain to their questions. I'm sure it will work. :)

Shelley Weber said...

Im sending out some vibes again, though I probably missed this one, seeing as its 9:45... but I'll shoot 'em at the brains of those that interviewed you in hopes that they catch on that you're the one for the job!
woot woot!! Im doing a victory dance for you, complete with cheering and singing (in my head of course, though I did cheer out loud earlier when I got your message)

cbs111 said...

Congrats! I'm sure that is a weight lifted off your shoulders.

Salt said...

HOORAY!!!! Congrat, OBG! This is fantastical news.

I always thought being an art teacher would be so much fun. :)

One Blonde Girl said...

@ DateMeDC- Thanks, and that sounds like tons of fun, but I'm going to be roughing it in the woods this weekend camping.

@ Meredith- Thanks! I even wore the same exact outfit I wore for the first interview, you know... for luck, not because it's the only one I have... I did wash it first though.

@ Shelley- Thanks again! Your vibes are magic.

@ cbsOneOneOne- It sure is. You have NO idea. Thanks!

Shelley Weber said...

I have no idea what this .40, .20, .80 business is, but I'm catching the drift.
AND benefits!! Score! So glad things are looking up! Maybe you need to send me some vibes now.

One Blonde Girl said...

@ Salt- Thanks! It is a lot of fun, but way more work than anyone would believe.

@ Shelley- Think decimals and percentages... 40%, 20%, 80%. Part-time isn't always 50% in education. Get it now? What kind of vibes do you need and I'll be sure to send them?

The Fab Miss B said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is wonderful news- thank you universe. And teaching art too. So great.

In other exciting news, you won my little 84 Charing Cross Contest, so email me your snail mail so I can send you some lovely reading material to add to your happiness!


jules said...

Congrats!!! That is so exciting! You deserve it!

McGriddle Pants said...

You so deserve it!

And yay to no waitressing!!

Have fun! :)

Sara Louise said...

Fantastic news! And you get to shape young minds too!

Cathy said...

ahhhhhh!!! Congrats!! So exciting, but I'm sure very stressful right now, as you prepare for the school year. Way to go!

Didactic Pirate said...

Who's a rock star?
I'm sorry, who again?
That's right:


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