Saturday, August 30, 2008

Woohoo! (alternate title: Emily Finds a Job)

So, if you're a bit compulsive and are planning an international move, it can be a tiny bit stressful to have no idea where it is that you're moving to or what job you'll have when you get there. It's the type of thing that can drive a girl with OCD completely insane, as a matter of fact.

With that back story in place, maybe it will be easier to understand why I am so totally and completely ecstatic to have received a job offer yesterday from a place I've wanted to work pretty much since I found out it existed. I have extricated myself from the trials and tribulations of academia and will officially be working an interesting job with reasonable hours and fat paychecks in a totally awesome city.

I'm super-excited to be moving back to Boston, and it will be fun to re-explore the city from a new perspective (older, wiser, no longer impoverished...). It will be interesting, too, because I've been away so long (7 years) that even the things I thought I knew have changed... Every time I think of Boston, my first thought is of Shino Express Sushi, where we ate pretty much ever Sunday when I was an undergrad. It was the first place I ever had sushi, and I still remember it fondly as one of my very favorite sushi restaurants. Apparently, though, there's been a "brown rice revolution" over there, so prices are higher and sushi is no longer made with anything but brown rice, which sounds... odd. Sounds like I may need to find a new favorite hole-in-the-wall sushi place... Pretty much all of my dining experiences in Boston have been of the budget variety, so it will be fun to explore some of the higher end options now that I won't be quite so poor... I've heard rumors that there's some damn good food in Boston, and I'm looking forward to finding out first-hand...

3 comments:

Midge said...

Congrats on the new job!

mel said...

Congratulations! And welcome back to US! Now, I have a place to stay in Boston! ;-)

maggie said...

So now i learn that you did get the job! sheesh, i wish i had read your blog sooner!