March 03, 2004

to make a short story a wee bit longer

Having already given away the punch line yesterday, I won’t bother to regale you with too many interview details. You know, like, details about how the moment I walked through the elevator doors I knew I’d want to work there. And how when the Pres showed me my future, Fifth Avenue corner office, I was even more convinced. And how I have been completely unable to relax since the moment he said, “I’d like to offer you the job…”

I squealed through three (or was it four?) really tasty martinis with Krissa, not stopping to realize that my nervous stomach was also a completely empty stomach. I hadn’t eaten a single bite all day. To our rescue came the uber cute bartender with Chinese delivery. Really good Chinese delivery.

I spent all Monday night not sleeping. And would have spent last night in the same fashion – tossing and turning, my brain focused on the phrase, “You’ve just changed your whole god damn life, you silly girl.” – except for multiple strawberry daiquiris with the RSF over a nice, “Congratulations” dinner. A Tylenol PM later, and I was out like a light.

My list of things to accomplish within the next three weeks is relatively short. Sublet my apartment in Boston. Find an apartment in New York. Move. You know, easy stuff. Totally doable, right?

Posted by This Fish at March 3, 2004 09:30 AM

Absolutely doable. My sincere congrats!

Posted by: Dana at March 3, 2004 09:43 AM

Please promise to post an entry about the monkey firm's reaction to your resignation. Pretty please? I'm living vicariously through you in that regard.

Posted by: bond girl at March 3, 2004 10:25 AM

you can do it! at least it is not as far as my move ..

Posted by: kasey at March 3, 2004 10:28 AM

ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i'm a day behind on the news, so forgive the lateness: CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you're doing it! it's happening! i'm sooooo excited for you. and... i will so totally see you in NY in april!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Posted by: sassylittlepunkin at March 3, 2004 10:37 AM

Oh man, a Fifth Avenue corner office?

You're an actual grownup now.

Posted by: helenjane at March 3, 2004 11:15 AM

wow! that sounds fabulous - and you deserve it! congratulations!

Posted by: mingaling at March 3, 2004 11:18 AM

Congrats honey! You can do this! Deep breaths, deeeeeep breaths......

Posted by: Kara at March 3, 2004 11:30 AM

Congratulations, fish.

Posted by: amber at March 3, 2004 11:45 AM

Oh my gosh! Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you!

Posted by: Andi at March 3, 2004 11:47 AM


Posted by: hubs at March 3, 2004 12:47 PM

what do you do for a living?

Posted by: hubs at March 3, 2004 12:47 PM

Hey Fish.. Excellent Job - Congrats to you!

Posted by: KJB at March 3, 2004 01:11 PM

if you start writing this fabulous blog from new york city, does that make you a carriebradshawite?

Posted by: n at March 3, 2004 02:03 PM

mister N, carrie bradshaw? is a krissa/heatherite. not the other way AROUND.

Posted by: k at March 3, 2004 03:35 PM

That's wonderful!!

Posted by: Kim at March 3, 2004 03:47 PM

Congratulations! Welcome to the City.

Posted by: Linus at March 3, 2004 04:01 PM

you have SO much help there. youll be fine. im SO excited for you!

Posted by: chevy at March 3, 2004 04:24 PM

Congratulations on the new job....Since I moved to Boston I struggled with the whole, NYC or Boston question over and over and in the end I totally wussed out and never moved to the big-big city. I will be living vicariously through you. Good luck!

Posted by: lainey at March 3, 2004 05:53 PM

(forgive my confusion). sublet? this move isn't permanent?

Posted by: Kat at March 3, 2004 11:13 PM

Yes, it's permanent. but I have a lease that someone needs to take over. It ends in August. I believe that's called a sublet... no?

Posted by: Fish at March 3, 2004 11:53 PM

i second bondgirls request. i would love to read their reaction.
can i live vicariously through you? please??

Posted by: kristin at March 4, 2004 05:47 PM