January 30th, 2007

shiny

Hello? Mr Mephisotpheles? I hear you're in the market for a soul or two?

Job interview preparation by Tats:

1. Shower and style hair in 'not-sticky-outy' style.
2. Think about eyeliner. Scratch.
3. Look in wardrobe at colourful, flattering and fun clothes to choose from.
4. Pick grey pants and black work logo shirt.

I have sold my soul to the Pants Devil. I've mentioned before that I'm not keen on wearing pants. But I am interviewing for a job in the ultra-conservative dairy industry. So I will dress in a sensible, practical and not-too-feminine manner.

I know, I KNOW!! Shut up. I did the same thing for the job I'm in now. Interviewed in sensible, tidy, generic corporate look. Got the job based on my skills, knowledge and attributes because they weren't looking at my clothing and going "Oh, one of THOSE ones!" Then gradually over a period of time, allowed my personal style to show through. Now they all think I'm 'a bit alternative' - but that's ok because I geek away in the corner and produce the goods and every office needs a quirk and apparently I'm it.

It works.

But I'm still feeling strangely blah-coloured and having my legs encased in fabric is not-so-fun today. I honestly don't know how I did it for so long, these days.

Anyway, so much for clothes. I spent a bit of time yesterday on the website of the company the job is with, got a feel for what it's all about, and thought of questions I might ask about it.

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Also, praise be to duct tape. And the 1000 glowsticks that arrived by courier this morning. I am in Shiny Heaven in my head, while my body is in Dull Hell.

Yay for juxtaposition!