Friday, November 21, 2008

"Epic"

That's how Silver described her job interview, and she assures me that that's good...:)

After the question and answer part, she was required to sort and alphabetize a cart full of mixed media library materials. One side was fiction, the other non-fiction. Once she was finished, the interviewer stated that Silver was done in record time!

She has been doing that stuff every Sunday for three years, for free! It's about time the library started paying her for it...

Well, she'll find out sometime next week if she was hired. I'm trying to think positively, but I remember my most recent job interview, where I thought everything had gone splendidly and they didn't even have the courtesy to send me a rejection letter or give me a call saying, "Thanks, but no thanks." Hmph.

We did experience something very, very cool right after we got home. The ISS with the docked space shuttle zoomed right over Las Vegas! For some reason, probably an article I read a while back, I thought it wouldn't be visible to the naked eye until all the construction was complete. Thankfully my neighbor disabused me of that notion and dragged Silver and me out to the parking lot. It was truly an amazing sight. If I were Brigid or Buck, I'd be able to put my wonder and the fact that I teared up a little into such moving words, you'd get choked up yourselves. But I'll just have to stick to "cool" and "amazing", and let you guys use your imaginations.

11 comments:

DBA Dude said...

Saw it one night in the Highlands around 9/10 years ago, a real clear night in winter and it was a real WTF moment.

We were sat outside a house in the middle of nowhere trying to figure out what the shiny thing moving fast across the sky could be. One of us guessed correctly and we sat there speechless - truly inspirational.

Christina LMT said...

That's incredible, DBA Dude!

I joked to my neighbor last night that I wondered how many people in Las Vegas were reporting UFO sightings at that very moment...:D

Putz said...

our silver is really smart isn't she????i claim some ownershiop in her, don't i???

Buck said...

GOOD on Silver! I'm a big believer in "going with one's gut" in this space, your recent experience aside, Christina. I've got my fingers crossed!

Thanks for the shout-out. That was enough to make me blush, yanno? ;-)

Blondefabulous said...

I tear up every time I see a shuttle launch. Mostly with pride, but also because I watched the shuttle blow up that fateful day in 1986. Every time I watch one go up now, a part of me does a silent fist pump in the air and says "Atta boy!"

Christina LMT said...

Putz, she IS a good egg, that girl!

Thanks, Buck. And don't be embarrassed, it's only the truth!

Christina LMT said...

Blondie, me too! I was devastated when that happened. Crushed.
I always have a little anxiety now during a launch.

Blondefabulous said...

Me too! Having lived in Florida almost all my life, my schoolmates and I were outside on the grass of the football field, watching for the shuttle that day when it went up. I was especially proud of the Challenger because my Father worked on the shuttles engines for that flight. When it blew, our whole school watched it live. I don't think we actually did any school work for the rest of that day. We just sat around in class and listened for updates from the principal on the intercom. I am so proud and awed when thew space station goes by, or a shuttle goes up.... there are no words.

Christina LMT said...

I lived in Satellite Beach from '74 to '79, when my Dad was stationed at Patrick AFB; the Space Shuttle was a BIG DEAL to me. Now it's very gratifying that one of my daughters wants to be an astronaut.

phlegmfatale said...

Kick ASS! I'll bet she's a shoo-in for the job. Well done to Silver on her epic interview!

Christina LMT said...

Well, we'll see...:)