Houston, we have employment!

Things are going well here in vibeland!

Firstly, (and obviously, from the title), I got a job! I should tell you — since the economy is shit and since I’m not willing to move away from my honey, I’ve been searching for jobs that are in no way related to radio. I DO have a part-time gig as a DJ on Long Island on 106.1 BLI, so if you’re ever online on a Sunday from 2-6/2-7 in the afternoon, or you live on Long Island, check me out :) However, full-time, I am now back to being a Web Designer. I’ve been hired as the web designer for Integrated Medical Professionals. I know, I know. Big transition. A 9-5er in an officey-type office with a dress code and cubicles and post-its and whatnot. It’s wierd. It’s going decently well though. My first job was to redesign their foundation website, which, frankly, needed some help. Here is the newly finished product:


I wish you could have seen what it looked like before. It would make the whole thing much more dramatic. :)

So YAY! Employment! Employment is good! Paychecks are GOOD!

The only problem with the new jobby job is that it’s on LONG ISLAND! Long Island is farrrrrr. The office is an hour away :( Mostly, this is not a problem, as it is a reverse commute. However, this commute involves the Cross-Bronx Expressway, which, if you live and drive in New York, you know translates into TRAFFIC HELL. Have you ever had a moment when you become acutely aware of yourself and what you look like at the time? I had one of those yesterday. I decided to take a picture.

I call this “Traffic Face”

My face had been permanently twisted up into that position for a good while before I noticed.

By the way, I dedicate that photo to Stacey, as a throwback to her appreciation of this photo. Also, I would like to point out that posting that picture is such a clear sign of how much I love you, since that photo of me is so. ugly. that I would HAVE to love you to share it with you.

Secondly, although it is the longestmoveeverinthehistoryofmoves, Adam and I are in the midst of moving into our new apartment! We’ve moved my stuff in and we’ve been cleaning and unpacking, but we all don’t MOVE IN move in until later this week. THEN, in about a week/week and a half, the cat moves in with us and then all hell breaks loose. :)

Thirdly, today was a beaaauuuutiful day! Sunny and 75! The perfect “top down” day. The New York Swartz Boys agree:

They wanted to “transform” the car.

OH OH! I almost FORGOT! I became a Quasi-Aunty! Adam’s (and Anne Marie’s) brother and sis-in-law (Drew and Joanna!) had a baby!!!!! :) Little Hayes!

Tell me he isn’t the cutest thing!*

I say Quasi-Aunty because I suppose I’m not really Hayes’ Aunt until Adam makes an honest woman out of me, but I still kinda think of myself that way anyway :) It’s not like these Swartz’s are getting rid of me anytime soon anyway… ;)

That’s all for now… Hopefully I’ll catch you sooner than later.

* pic stolen from Joanna’s Flickr.

12 Responses to “Houston, we have employment!”

  1. claudia Says:

    Congratulations on the job! It sounds like you are happy and well, and that is so awesome.

  2. Cara Says:

    YAY!!!!! YAY for everything! (Well, not the traffic of course….)

  3. Stacey Says:

    Ohmygod I love that new pic. And I saved the old one to my computer. Hee. That’s how much I love it. I have a collection of photos that I whip out on occasion when I need a smile or a laugh. be flattered you are in that collection :)

    I have a fabulous pic in my wallet that makes me laugh every time I see it. Send me an email and I will take a pic of it for you.

    Oh, and congrats on the job and new apartment!

  4. paula Says:

    Hooray for new jobs and apartments and babies!! :)

  5. Carrie Says:

    OMG! so much goodness and cuteness in this bloggy post. yay for jobs! and the website looks good, girlie. i need to talk flash with you, because you haz skills.

    also! demcrazyboys are about the cutest things I’ve ever seen! I looked through all the pics you sent in bed last night on my iphone and was seriously tearing up at the cuteness.

    and HAYES! omg we are going to Denver on Wednesday and i can. not. wait.

    I miss you and want to hang out. pls to come to Athens now, kthxbai.

  6. Anne Marie Says:

    I love that they think your car is a transformer.
    And Congratulations on the new job! The site looks awesome!

    And PS, you are 100% Auntie Lara to Hayes.

  7. mai Says:

    congratulations!!!! :) this is great news! that site is blocked on our office network (wtf?), but i bet it looks great.

  8. carolyn Says:


    and booo traffic but hey that’s only ONE boo so that’s pretty good!!!

  9. madalyn Says:

    Congratulations on the job!

  10. zacd_from_herndon Says:

    Glad to see you’ve revived your blog and that you’re doing ok. (I can’t believe it took me 2 months to notice.) It looks like Greece was /amazing/. I can’t think of anything that would have been better to do with the downtime. Some of your hot peeps still miss you. The core group of us that hung out on the hotspot have sort of drifted since the hotspot went away, but some of us still keep in touch.

    Talk soon…


  11. joanna Says:

    hang in there girl. it took me 6 years to become an official swartz. you’re totally auntie lara as far as we’re concerned!

  12. Stesha Says:

    Yay for new job and new baby! Boo for traffic.

    Hugs and Mocha,

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