Because I'm So Far Away, and You Never Call Anyway.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Monday, November 13, 2006


I didn't get the job.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Ugh. Drank too much last night. One of my flatmates turns 30 tomorrow and was celebrating his birthday last night with a party which began at 3pm and ended at 6am. Probably wasn't a good idea to drink from the beginning to the end, or partake in some of the "party favours" least that would be the message my brain is pounding into my head right now. Feels like someone's stepping on me noggin!

It was a fun party, and nice to socialize with the roomies and their friends. My Canadian accent is quite the hit over here! A guest at the party said he loved listening to me talk so much he wanted to lick my tongue. An odd compliment you might say, but I'm just chalking it up to him being French and that sounding better prior to translation. But hey, a compliment's a compliment, right? Oh, and I'm pretty certain one of my flatmates was hitting on me, which was a little weird. Probably not a good idea to shag him; that could be messy. It would've just ended up in my big book of "Why the fuck did I do that?" For once I actually used some discretion, and in a drunken state to boot! Aren't you proud of me?

I know you're dying to hear whether I've gotten that job I interviewed for this week. I still haven't heard, and am being forced to learn patience... not a strong attribute of mine. I reallyreallyreally hope I hear tomorrow before I completely lose my mind. I know you're hoping for that as well so I'll stop bloody talking about it!

Must. go. find. ibuprofen. bye.

Thursday, November 09, 2006


I had my interview on Tuesday. Spent the entire weekend in typical Mike-fashion obsessively researching the company, pouring over possible interview questions, recalling a time when I had a great team experience, or figuring out what my former boss thinks of as my challenges. I'm really glad I did, because the interview included many of the questions I'd pondered and prepared responses for.

The interview went really well, I think; the two women interviewing me seemed quite nice, and more importantly seemed to like what I had to say, if the emphatic nods were any indication. I certainly have the experience they're looking for, so what it comes down to is the "fit", which is something I have no control over. I felt at ease (relatively speaking) throughout the interview, and have been told that they should have an answer for me by Friday. Going on past experiences, this means next week, but it would so great to not have to suffer through the weekend wondering if I have the job or not.

The job itself sounds great. It's not the mega job I applied for, but it's in line with what I was doing back home; pays roughly the same, and would give me 6.5 weeks holiday per year! More importantly, getting this job means I can relax and start living in this city. I've been holding back for fear of clearing out my savings, and that has meant a lot of evenings at home.

So, I'll keep my fingers crossed, and keep on applying for other jobs until I hear. If you hear the pop of a champagne cork all the way across the pond, you'll know it's me, celebrating my gainful employment. Or you could just read my blog, 'cause I'll post the news here, too.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"I'll take 'People Who Played Doctors on Television Who Came Out' of the Closet' for $500, Alex!"

Doogie's gay!

That's right, Neil Patrick Harris, known to the world as Doogie Howser, MD has confirmed that he is, indeed, "of that persuasion." He follows TR Knight, who plays a doctor on Gray's Anatomy, who came out last month, to no scandal whatsoever. Methinks the tide is turning. Of course, I believe that things come in threes, so who will be next? How about Goran Visnjic or John Stamos on ER? Keep 'em coming boys!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

They Like Me, They Really...

...Well, we'll see.

I have a job interview this Tuesday. Finally! I've been mildly freaking out, wondering why no one was calling me. I have a good CV, lots of experience and seemingly fit the person specifications for the jobs I've been applying for. So, thankfully, one of the Universities I've applied to has called me in for an interview. Yay for me!

The job pays well, has great benefits, and is very much in line with the event management work I did in Vancouver. So I've spent a fun-filled weekend researching the organization and brushing up on my interview skills, as it's been a number of years since I've been on the other side of the table. It's hard trying to remember "a time when you had a communication breakdown" or the answer to "what would your boss say challenges you the most". I'll try not to respond to that one with "Stupid Cunts" or anything like that. Wish me luck folks!