Wednesday, March 11, 2009

She Works Hard For the Money....

I've got a job!

I really didn't want to discuss it on here until it was 100% set in stone, but as of yesterday it was so now I can share with ya'll.

I'm going to be the new Information Specialist here at the USO on-post.

Now, to be honest when I moved here I wasn't sure if I was going to work. I had plans of working on my Masters, working on my photography and most likely volunteering, but I knew the job market was pretty much non-existent here, so I wasn't really expecting anything.

I start on Monday, even though I've been going this week for a few hours each day just to get the hang of things, but I'm excited. I think it's going to be a great job.

In other news I got a gift-card for a massage from Sean yesterday. I'm not sure if it was the sleep induced haze of doing staff duty for 24 hours or just a particularly sweet moment for him, but he totally surprised me with it. Random romantic things always make my day.

I also wanted to say welcome to my new followers! If anyone that follows me would like to be added to my sidebar then please let me know. I love "meeting" new people on here and I always love reading new blogs. If you're a lurker then don't be afraid to comment and say hello. I promise I don't bite....hard.

Now a question for you photography peeps out there. (Yeah that's right I just said peeps) What telephoto lens would you recommend for an Canon SLR? I'm leaning towards the 70-300mm, but I'm open for suggestions.

If you haven't already checked out the Verona pics in the post below then feel free. I will try (keyword here is try) to get some more of them up before the weekend. In the meantime I'm trying to figure out how to get them into a slideshow on my blog. Everytime I do this it presents a problem and I feel like an idiot trying to figure it out. Somehow I forget how to do it everytime.

I'm thinking of a giveaway for my 300th post. Any suggestions? No..a trip to Italy is not an option. Nor is wine. Sorry! If I could I'd send some. Any other suggestions just leave a comment or email me. My email addy is on my sidebar.

Ciao!

29 comments:

Kebi Cedawna said...

WooHoo for the job! It's amazing how it all fell into place for you, considering the crap you went through at Fort Polk. I'm so glad you found something!
Well, it's 2 am now and I just got done typing up a Pharmacology study guide, so I'm off to bed.
I'll be thinking of some giveaway ideas, too bad you can't ship some of that wonderful cocoa!
Much love!
Kebi

Jon and Steph said...

Big congrats on the job girl! That is so exciting!

Casey said...

Congrats on the job! You will (hopefully) love working for the USO as much as I did. Does your USO do tours? I LOVED those tour discounts! And Walt, the Europe director, is super awesome!

Maybe some Murano glass as the giveaway? Or some cooking things like pasta and EVOO?

Leanne said...

Congrats on the new job! That is exciting. I just recently updated my "blog roll" at MilitaryBlog.militaryavenue.com and came across lots of new (well new to me) military-wife blogs. I'm really enjoying reading through them every morning with a cup of coffee.

tootie said...

Congrats on your job! That sounds like it'll be a fun one, and a great way to meet new people.

Mr. and Mrs. In Training said...

congrats on the new job! I just recently started reading your blog and I love it!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Mrs. Cup said...

How exciting!!!! Congratulations!

Lindsay said...

YAY! That's so awesome Melissa! You are going to love working at the USO! I will never forget my volunteer there time, well...that may have something do with the fact that I met my future husband...but seriously, I just loved it!

Mrs. Newlywed said...

Congrats on the job! HOW EXCITING!

You know I have been doing more photography as well. We received a Cannon Rebel for a wedding gift, and it has gotten a lot of use since I've been home all day.

d.a.r. said...

Congrats, that is so exciting!!

loquita said...

Congrats on the new job! Sounds like it will be fun! :)

Sondre Lyn said...

Congratulations on the new job! How exciting for you, and it sounds like an amazing new job! Wonderful.

I am not really a lurker. I do comment from time to time. But since you mentioned lurkers, I thought I would comment. I LOVE your blog! And watching you move from the states to Italy is incredibly interesting!

I am an "old" military wife. I put old in quotes, but truth be told I am getting up there! :D So getting a peak from the outside in of a young woman's perspective is incredibly interesting! :D

The Kellys said...

Congrats!!!

Cassie said...

Congrats on the new job!

Lisa said...

Congrats on the job! That's awesome! And your hubby is so sweet to surprise you with a massage gift card. I could use one of those myself! :) (A gift card, not a hubby :-p)

My ex was a photog and I remember he had a sigma zoom lens. If the specific one comes to me, I'll let you know!

SQ said...

You are more than welcome to add me as one of your loyal followers:) I've been "lurking" to get inside info on Italy to ease the transition for us. I'm also excited to hear you have a job...makes me hopeful!

SinGal said...

Ok you outted me! I have been a luker for a long time now. As you read I was almost a military wife so I loved reading your bolg!

So CONGRATS on the job! That is great! I'm sure you will love and and rock it too!

indiana.girl said...

Congrats on getting a cool job! (And a massage! :)

SassyEngineer said...

Congrats on the job. It sounds like fun. I am so jealous of the massage - I could use one right now!

Lindsey said...

Woohoo! Congrats on the new job!!!

lolaberly said...

Congrats on the job! :D

Shea said...

Congrats on the job, that's great that you were able to get one so fast!!

Tania said...

Congratulations on the job!

No one commented about the telephoto lens? :( I need advice too. I want one of those and a macro lens (for my flower pictures).

Full of Heart said...

I'm a new follower! Just thought I'd make that clear, so you're not like, who IS this new freak who comments me! Oh, why that'd be me!
And jobs that just fall into your lap are the BEST aren't they? The job sounds interesting, does it mean you'll get to travel around and check things out so that you'll REALLY be the BEST information person you CAN be!? I mean you have to speak from EXPERIENCE, right!?

nanny said...

I have a Tamron 75 - 300 mm for my Canon and I love it. Now I want a 50mil macro. My daughter has one and it makes the most awesome pics.
Congrats on your job, that is awesome.

Greg said...

Congratulations on the new position! I'm new to your blog but I enjoy it very much. The pictures you take a really nice, good luck finding a new lens.

jlc said...

CONGRATSSSSSSS!!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

Wow! Congrats on the job! It's been a while, but I'm glad to hear things are going well in Italy for you guys.

I love the Verona pics, especially the Gladiator one. That is hilarious!

1 Hot Dish said...

Yay for the job!! I'm so glad everything worked out, such good news!!

I'm curious to hear what eveyone else says about the giveway ideas...I want to one also.

Have a good weekend!!

P.S. Love the "oklahoma girl with a military man" button. ;)