Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More Adventures in San Jose (alternatively titled "Another Boring Day")

Another titillating day in San Jose . . .

My co-worker, John, and I are sharing a rental car and managed to get lost going to Initech again this morning. Oh, and we got lost on the way home, too. Now, I have a pretty terrible sense of direction, as, apparently, does John. Yes, we are quite a pair, driving through San Ho, circling the same streets like lunatics.

The interviews themselves were pretty uneventful. However, I did see something pretty funny in the new building I was in today. So, keeping with the "Office Space" vibe, I noticed that someone had removed the walls from their cubicle so they could see outside.

I passed this, cracked up, and then did a little backward jig so I could look again. It reminded me of that scene when Peter removes an entire cubicle wall, and then sits back in his chair, hands behind his head, to enjoy the view of the parking lot. I couldn't not sneak a pic!

After the interviews, a bunch of us got together and went out for dinner at a steakhouse nearby. Then, it was back to the hotel bar. This old lady decided to drag her tired butt home about 15 minutes ago, but I think the rest are in for a long night (and, likely, a crummy morning).

In other news, I finished Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Eat, Pray, Love is a memoir in which Gilbert recounts her adventures through Italy, India, and Indonesia. Basically, one day, Gilbert looks at her life, her successful career, house, husband, and, despite plans to get pregnant in the near future, decides she wants something else out of life. After a painful divorce, Gilbert embarks on a year-long trip, four months in Italy to eat and soak in "pleasure," four months in India for spiritual rekindling, and four months in Indonesia to find balance. Throughout the book, Gilbert is self-deprecating, candid, and pretty funny considering all she'd been through.

I really enjoyed this book...maybe because quitting my job and traveling for a year with Josh sounds like a fantasy that I want to experience, even if vicariously! (Well, Josh and I did buy lottery tickets, so here's hoping...)

7 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

That last paragraph sounds eerily like ssinca's soon-to-be life!

amber said...

wow, you really are working at initech right now, aren't you? ;)

R said...

How funny is that cube? I love it!

I agree, quitting and traveling the world would be nice. I don't think I'd divorce my Hubbs to do it though. :/ I'd want to travel with him. :)

Jen said...

Agreed, R. :) I would definitely want to drag Josh along, too!

weatherboy said...

damn it feels good to be a ganster...

:)

wan-nabe said...

i'm still giggling at "san ho."

angel said...

i have been wanting to read this book for a while; your rec is pushing me over the edge! miss you! xoxo