November 21, 2004

Expect a quiet Monday here

I will be out of the office tomorrow with no access to computers and no chance to blog (I expect). While I'm gone, I recommend browsing through my set of links under "Daily (practically) Reads". There are some first rate writers represented there.

Psst, don't tell anyone, but I am off for a job interview. Keep your fingers crossed and wish me whatever you are inclined to wish me. I am, truth be told, a bit nervous. Perhaps not nervous, just scared about being disappointed if I don't get the offer. That may be it, really. Of course, I am also apprehensive about the consequences of getting an offer, but that's another story. The only way I know how to deal with that kind of nervousness is through preparation. I think I am prepared. I have probably spent over 15 hours preparing for it. I have reviewed my resume, the summary I have made of every interesting case I have ever worked on, re-read my writing samples, re-read the published opinions judges have rendered in cases in which I am counsel of record, read everything I could find on the internet about the organization and the person I will be meeting with, and am close to ready. I have my best suit back from the cleaners and my shoes are shined. Now, just fingers crossed, deep breath, and into the breach.

See you all on Tuesday.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 21, 2004 10:19 AM

Well good luck RP, I'm rooting for you.
Hey, guess what? My daughter in the states is applying for Law school! So I hope you get the job you want and she gets into law!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at November 21, 2004 03:05 PM

Go for it!! Relax and be your own sweet self. Shake hands and have a big time!!

Posted by: Azalea at November 21, 2004 03:31 PM

You know how I feel about this, RP.

You're MORE than prepared; now just don't forget to relax and breathe!

Honestly, I think you've got it. If you want it. I have a feeling that an engaging person such as yourself does SMASHING interviews.

Relax, breathe, smile and KNOCK 'EM DEAD!

::: still concentrating really hard :::

Posted by: Margi at November 21, 2004 03:47 PM


::: wink :::

Posted by: Margi at November 21, 2004 09:15 PM

Good luck. With that much preparation they'll have to offer you either the job or a judge-ship. What kind of boats do judges get anyway?

My last interview required huge amounts of preparation. It went like this:

Them: "Do you want a job in Hong Kong."
Me: "OK"
Them: "See you in a month then."

They've been regretting it since!

Posted by: Simon at November 22, 2004 03:28 AM

Best of luck! :)

Posted by: Hannah at November 22, 2004 02:05 PM

Great good luck, Random!

Posted by: Amber at November 22, 2004 02:05 PM

Random, I've been almost exactly where you seem to be, career-wise, and hope this turns out for you like it did for me... Best of luck!

Posted by: JohnL at November 22, 2004 11:55 PM

or maybe we shouldn't ask...and instead smile knowingly. yes - that's good. we'll do that.

so...ready for thanksgiving?
i'll wave as i drive past!

Posted by: standing naked at November 23, 2004 12:06 PM

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. Rachel Anne, tell your daughter to reconsider. I urge you.

Posted by: RP at November 23, 2004 12:48 PM
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