I drive back to the ATL on Wednesday.
I’ll have been gone for 22 days : )
Todays fun includes the Freer/Sackler museum, for which I am very excited. Its Asian art, and there is something called the Peacock Room that I am very jazzed about seeing.
And then we have a cocktail party tonight, and then I load and go in the morning. Waaaahh!
My stay with G n K has been really pleasant. When I made my appearance last Wednesday, it was early enough in the day to relax and help set up for the evenings entertainment, which included a fascinating and fun Australian couple, who K was stationed with in the middle east.
Thursday was HH, but I was just exhausted, and not much fun at all. Friday was car adventures and Pho with the inheritor of my old crackberry, P and another late night.
Saturday we toured butterfly prison, pizza with the little people (REAL little people), E joined us and L sang like a birdie with her choir, followed by cocktails and dessert.
Sunday K and little S went to the Eastern Market for fresh veggies, bought fishes at the fish market and G n K threw a delightful dinner party with fresh snapper! We sat out on the back deck, were entertained by a fire in the ‘hood, laughed uproariously, drank far too much (I had a major hangover on Monday) and had a great time.
Yesterday E and I went for Burmese food near her job in Silver Spring. I’d never eaten Burmese before. Its got elements of Thai and Viet, Malayian and Cambodian, but its almost mustardy flavored instead of hot or sweet. Really good!
Happily I’ll just be home for a week or so and then back to a party at G n K’s before camp. Have to discuss this with R, who may have some potential objections to me departing so swiftly.
The best part? I’m back up here again in late June, again in July.
I had an interesting thing happen with my internship. I got a text a couple of weeks ago asking me to send a resume and a cover letter in for a part time data entry position. Did phone interview on Thursday.
After much thought, I’m not sure I’d take it if it was offered to me. My concern is that I am being used to do the difficult bits of data entry and analysis that I searched for an automated solution for as my internship project. Data submitted to the CDC is frequently inaccurate because the process is full of holes. As this is partially a pilot program, they need good data and are chomping at the bit to document certain programatic milestones. Yet their program management process is inherently flawed. So anyone managing the data is constantly struggling to get good and accurate info to a really impatient overseer in the face of many obstacles and accompanied by much angst.
I’m just not sure its worth it. After the joke of an interview I had on Thursday, I don’t know if I really WANT it. No one has asked me the 10 standard interview questions about creatively dealing with problems, etc, since I was 23.
My thinking is that I will face this kind of stuff as a professional, but I want to be properly compensated for it. And a part time, no benefit, data entry job – not so much.