Hola, ya’ll! Day 2 of my job hunt has commenced. I’ve been to about ten restaurants in the last 2 days. It’s very tiring. Just pounding the pavement, basically making a bunch of cold calls. Can’t wait to have something nailed down!
So today I slept in at Alissa’s and then drove over to the apartments I’ll hopefully be moving into very soon to meet with the lady, sign some papers, and pick out a unit. They were new, spacious, and I can see the river. Fun! There is a coffee shop across the street called Crema that I am excited to try.
After that I headed over to East Nashville and had coffee and an egg bagel at Bongo Java coffee.
Not quite as rich as yesterday’s, but still really good. Good atmosphere too. Then I walked to a place called Marche, talked to the manager there and dropped off my resume. Then I stopped at a great wine store so I could buy some hostess gifts for the non-pregnant friends I’ll be seeing in Indy and Chicago in the next few days. The guy there was really helpful and then when I was buying the wine we started chatting (I never do this, but I feel like chatting is a Southern thing to do, so I am embracing it). Turns out he is a writer too, waiting to hear back about some MFA programs. He told me about a writers group, some reading series, he told me that Lorrie Moore now works at Vanderbilt (LOVE HER!), and I told him about Naropa and VSC. Yes! I made a friend already. That was fun.
I stopped at a cute organic grocery store called the Turnip Truck and bought Jeff some oranges for his birthday since Alissa got him a electric citrus juicer. Then I stopped at a French place called Margot, and talked to the owner, Margot, who told me to call her next week. I would love to work there! It’s really popular and cool (like me;) ).
Stopped at the post office as well, then drove to the West End, wandered around a fabric shop that was good, but way overpriced. Weirdly expensive. I mean, quilting cotton for $14 a yard? I dont think so. Now I am killing time at yet another coffee shop (love this town!) called Portland Brewery until I go meet my friend Alison for dinner. I had a hot apple cider that was awesome!
I have an interview tomorrow afternoon, so wish me luck. So far so good, I think. Just really want to sign my lease so I can rest easy about having an apartment….