So. Do you want the GOOD news or the BAD news?

Bad news is always easier if it’s followed by GOOD news, so we’ll start there, yeah?

I’m unemployed.

After 7 years as vibegrrl on HOT 99.5, I have been let go. Ryan Seacrest’s new syndicated show is going to replace me.


It’s wierd. I don’t really know what to say about it.

Which brings us to the happy news, right?

It looks like I’m finally moving back to New York!

Over the next month I’m gonna go through all my stuff and pack it all up and by Sept, I should be up there, looking for my next gig. The best part about that, of course, is that after two+ years of keeping up a long distance relationship, Adam and I are finally going to get to live in the same city :)

No more being apart.

No more 4:40am Monday morning trains from NY to DC.

No more Long Distance.

Everything happens for a reason, right?

Now, you may be wondering why it’s gonna take me until September to get my stuff together. This would be the reason:

the boat.

I am going to be on this boat, cruising around the Greek Islands.

The timing ended up being a little wierd, considering the unemployment factor, but if you’re going to get canned and feel the need to reflect on the meaning of life, you might as well be doing it on a yacht.

I guess everything *does* happen for a reason.

Hey, maybe this will mean I end up blogging more! you know, since I have all this new free time an’ shit. HA!

Anyway, I’ll be back August 4th with tons of pics, a new zen attitude, and a word or two about boobies (I didn’t forget about the contest ;) )

‘Till then, ok?

37 Responses to “So. Do you want the GOOD news or the BAD news?”

  1. Vicki Says:

    I’ve always hated that b@stard! But I’m glad you’ll be closer to your sweetie.

    Have a wonderful trip!

  2. laura Says:

    i’ve always disliked that man and here’s another reason why. boooooooooooooooooo!! but as soon as i read “i’m moving to nyc….” i said “she’s gonna be with her schweetie!!!” so you’re right. you have a great attitude about this! go lara!

  3. the Lady Says:

    Ow wow, empathy on being fired. But how cool that you’ll get to be with your loved one, and go cruising! Have fun!

  4. laura Says:

    Well that’s disappointing to hear for me since I am local and listen to you on the way to work, however…. it sounds like it’s a good thing for you overall. :)

  5. Jenny Says:

    Bummer about the job, but yay about getting to live in NYC with your honey (or near him, no pressure)! Have a great trip!

  6. paula Says:

    what?! nooooo! Two knitpals leaving in one summer? SAD!

    Though it will be great for you to be close to Adam and all. Sigh… And that cruising? Wow!

  7. ann Says:

    wow. big, exciting changes! it’s a bummer about the job, but, ya know, a job is just a job. seems like what you have w/adam is not so easily replaced. so godspeed at getting closer to your love! (without amtrak’s regular assistance!)

    oh, and you will be missed, of course.

  8. Amy Says:

    I’m always amazed at the whims of the DJ world…Glad though there’s a big positive that goes with the bad news though!

    Have a blast on your ship and look forward to your updates in the future!

    Amy in Seattle

  9. mai Says:

    i’m so sorry to hear you’ve been let go, but i suppose it was a blessing in disguise, right? that’s great you’ll be in NY with adam! hooray! have fun in greece. i so want to go. looking forward to your photos!

  10. Sarah Says:

    Yikes! No more vibey on the radio??? (For now…)
    But hooray for you being in the same city as your sweetie! And now we can have a big goodbye party for both of us.
    Have fun in Greece!

  11. Sarah Says:

    Seacrest kills everything good. BOOOOOOO. I’m thrilled to hear your good news though, how exciting for you! Enjoy your trip, and please please please take lots of pictures.

  12. Shaz Says:

    Well, I am really happy (Cause I get my sis back in NY & She gets to be with her honey) and Vibey has a great attitude. :) Love ya.

  13. Amy Says:

    I’m really sorry to hear about the job, but I’m super glad to hear you’ll be moving to NYC! And also very jealous of the trip to Greece. Enjoy the time off. Enjoy the move. And most of all, enjoy being so close to Adam!

  14. Carrie Says:

    YAY CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Vacation and free time and a New York move! I think things happen for a reason, girlie, and you’ve got some awesome things coming your way fer sure.

    but yeah, Ryan Seacrest is the lamest.

  15. Courtney Says:

    Wow, suddenly WKRP’s idea to throw turkeys from a helicopter seems like a wise radio station management decision. Fools!!! I’m glad you will have the joy of a Greek cruise and being closer to your sweetie though. That’s very happy news indeed. So, congratulations!

  16. claudia Says:

    Bummer about the job, but a big cheer for everything else! Good luck and have a fabulous time!

  17. sarah b. Says:

    SO glad a door has opened for you to move to New York, though it might not have been the way you would have chosen! Enjoy your vacay!

  18. Sheri Says:

    Too bad about the unemployment thing, but I’m sure great stuff will happen for you now with the move! Enjoy that trip — can’t wait to see pics. :)

  19. carolyn Says:

    yay for boat vacation! yay for move to NYC! Yay You! :)

  20. Betsy Says:

    Well, aside from the whole unemployed issue, I would have to say you hit the freakin mother load jack pot!
    cruise around Greece
    knitting time
    sleeping longer
    possible autograph of Ryan “Ima steal your job” Seacrest
    (OK technically that would be a con, but you could actually say “OMGOSH your picture with an autograph, what more could a girl want?” Then rip that motherf’er in half and turn on your heel and say “Im outta here, yo”
    See look, it’s all goooooooooooooddddddddd
    XOXOXO hugs to you my friend!

  21. Texy the Drunk Says:

    awww! I am SO sorry to hear that.

    xoxoxo have a good time in Greece, and I will just have to come to NYC to see you now.


  22. sil Says:

    Oh why must that man have work? He needs to stay home and eat a sandwich because an anorexic dude is so not hot.

    You are hot though and good luck with the new gig! I see Jenn’s left Vogue Knitting, how about that place :) Seriously, good luck and have a great vacation. Kisses!

  23. maya Says:

    this is crazy! I’m sorry you lost your job, but soooooooooooo excited for you to live close by (finally)! Have a great time in greece; I’m sure you will find some clarity AND have lots o’ fun.

  24. Stacey Says:

    Wow…I don’t know what to say! I’m sorry, I guess…but really, it’s a good thing. And Betsy’s comment about the autographed picture of Ryan Seacrest was hilarious.

    And how does Maya have all the luck?! She keeps moving places and gets to go be near other cool bloggers.

  25. katie Says:

    Aww! Vibe I love listening to you on the radio; Ryan Seacrest has nothing on you. (p.s. I hate listening to ryan seacrest on the weekends… now I have to hear him during the day… great!!!)

    Hope you get a really awesome gig in NY.

    The good side is at least you get to be with the boy!!!!

    I will miss you on the radio.

    ~ A faithful listener of VIBE!!!

  26. Norma Says:

    Wow. I’m stunned. But then again, after we had our little talk, I gotta think it’s going to be a very very good thing for you indeed. I lost my job 15 years ago. Not officially, but they made it impossible for me to stay. And in retrospect it opened so many doors for me that I never would have imagined. I envision this, and more, happening for you, Babe! Have a helluva time on the cruise!

  27. Sarah K Says:

    WHAT! What the heck is going on around here?!
    gasp. sigh.
    well, ok, i guess the up side for me is you’ll be in a better position to do me the occasional ‘favor’ and check on wdstk every so often.
    seriously, need a place to stay?

  28. Phyl Says:

    I was afraid of this . . . I tried to listen today and was annoyed and went elsewhere for my listening pleasures. Everything does indeed happen for a reason. Glad you are going to Greece on a yacht. Actually, a bit green with envy too. :-) Hope you are having a wonderful time!

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  30. dani Says:

    Wow! Well, I’m sorry to hear that I won’t be able to rock out to you in the middle of the day any more, the Greek Isles cruise and relocating to NY are certainly great distractions. Hope you enjoyed your vacation!

  31. Erika Says:

    BOO! I can’t believe they’re replacing you – YOU! – with Ryan Seacrest.

    But YAY on being able to move back to New York and your fabulous jaunt around the Greek Isles.

  32. Jessica Says:

    Sorry to not hear you on the radio each day. I know good things are waiting to happen for you. Enjoy your cruise and I’ll look forward to hearing you on another station someday soon. You’re awesome Vibe!

  33. Jennifer Says:

    I will miss you Vibe, however I am positive you will be successful wherever you go! This a big shock…

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  35. Heather Says:

    Have you moved to NYC yet? How was Greece?

    Oh, you’ve been tagged:

  36. Tia Says:

    Ok I was on summer vacay this summer and when I get back i realize that your GONE! GONE! So i googled you (heehee) and after weeks of searching I find this!
    They FIRED you!? WTF!? omg the radio sucksss without you vibey!! you were like the highlight of my afternoon! And now your gone?!
    ugh I barely listen to the radio anymore…they’ve killed it for me.
    Well Im gonna miss you! You were such an awesome part of the radio! I’ve been listening to you for as long as I remember…and now i cant :(
    But I’m glad you can now be near your honey and Im envious of those in New York…Put a post as to which station youll be at, so when I go there I can listen to you! :) *sigh* I think I’ll get XM radio now.

    Lots of Luck and we’ll be missing you here in MD!!

    p.s. Ryan Seacrest sucks.

  37. Stephanie Says:

    Vibe! I’ve been searching the internet trying to find out what happened to you :( This is the crazy listener that sent you a recorder and made you an honorary member of the Recorders, remember??

    Hot definitely lost some points in my book. Hope all goes well in NYC…we all know its a cooler place than DC anyways. I’ll miss hearing your show when I play hooky from work!

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