Saturday, October 18, 2008

BACK IN THE HOOD!!

I am back in Windsor for a week and it feels like I have never left. Everything is still the same, my old 'Boss', the people at the Institute where I worked, the waterfront and the city in general. I really missed my old Boss! I was so happy to see him and work on this last thing with him. He's one of my favorite people in the world =)


One good news, is that there is another professor at my Institute that likes me a lot. I was looking at one of his old scientific articles and told him I'd like to read it. I said: "you co-wrote this article with Mister So-and-so, do you know him well?". Well, it turns out this is the guy I've been in contact with for the job at Environment Canada in Burlington that I REALLY WANT. He told me that Mister So-and-so is his old Ph.D. advisor! He talks to him OFTEN and will give him a call to tell him how awesome-greatest-researcher I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHOO! How freakin great is this!!??!! I was so happy, my career goal is to be a big researcher in the government and this is my chance! I really hope it gets me an interview at least =) What a great trip so far!!

My best friend, Flashy, is running her first half-marathon tomorrow. I am so disappointed I can't run it with her =( I really wanted to be there for her but I am being reasonable with my foot now and going to let it rest for a full month. I didn't even bring my running gear so I wouldn't be temted to do it! I am pretty excited about cheering her and brought my cowbell, I'll be making some noise!

We went to pick-up our race kits for the Detroit half tomorrow. Altough I am not running, I did actually pay for race registration and I got my shirt. Not sure I will actually end up wearing it since I will not have run the race...

I got a great shirt for myself and something for my 2 year old niece. How cute is that?

Have a good week-end everybody!

15 comments:

Marci said...

Those are really cute shirts, especially the one you got for your niece. Have a great w.e!

MizFit said...

LOVE the shirt as well.

curious.

were there any WILL RUN FOR OREO tees?

Marcy said...

OOooooo that's awesome chica! It's all about the connections and it looks like you got a good one ;-)

BeachRunner said...

Cute shirts. Nice job with the career networking. Good luck pursuing a great job and resting your foot.

The Running Chemist said...

Sounds like a great lead on the job front. Best of luck!

My favorite shirt so far says, "I may not be perfect, but parts of me are!"

Sarah said...

Such cute shirts! I saw a "Will run for margaritas" shirt that I'm going to invest in soon.

Love the new banner (sorry if you've had it for a while and I'm just now noticing...)!

Trishie said...

cute shirts and wtg on the research compliments :)

Running~Jordan said...

I love the new look of your blog. Awesome tshirts and yay for you for a) resting your foot and b) cheering a friend.

I saw a tshirt at the Chicago expo I wanted to buy it said "I don't get tired, I get tougher" I should have bought it!! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Your niece drinks wine? I bummed that I missed Detroit and the chance to meet-up. Everyone I know had a great time and not literally.

Runner Leana said...

Okay, I thought I left you a comment already... But I wanted to tell you congratulations, and I'm totally keeping my fingers crossed for you on this opportunity.

And, I would love to have dinner in Montreal, but unfortunately I arrive at midnight and fly out the next morning at 8:30 :(

Michelle said...

Love the shirts!! I need a "Will run for chocolate" shirt. ;-)

b said...

Love the new re-design on the blog here Sonia :-) my wife saw the "will run for wine" shirt at the chicago expo and resisted all temptations...

Laurel said...

Sonia, I'm so sorry to hear the crummy news :(

It will happen for you girl, in time. I know that's not very helpful to hear, but it's true.

Trust me, I totally understand what you're going through. It didn't help either with a certain someone (ahem...J) giving me grief about not working...like it was a choice.

Times are tough all around right now, but it will be better. I know it will happen for you soon. Keep your chin up!

Girl on Top said...

Way to network!!! Good luck.

Marlene said...

Those are great shirts!!