Tuesday

Practicing My Positive Thinking

I’ve had three interviews for a job and heard from someone that knows someone that “things look good”.

There was no mention of these interviews before because, as I confessed to S. last night, “I was scared my blog people would think I was pathetic if I didn’t get another job.” (Which, upon reflection, is kind of a pathetic sentiment in and of itself.)

But at this point I have so convinced myself that the job is mine, I not only feel comfortable sharing this information with you, I also feel quite comfortable spending all of the extra money that would come with said job.

CB’s Logical Mind: Don’t buy wellies. Just because it’s raining today doesn’t mean you really need to spend $100 on a pair of wellies.

CB’s Mind that Wants Wellies: But I almost have a new job! That means I can almost afford lots of things!

CB’s Logical Mind: Almost CB, almost. You don’t actually have the job or even know if you’re going to get it.

CB’s Mind that Wants Wellies: I can’t believe you just did that. Everyone knows you have to picture positive outcomes and really BELIEVE in them. Now if I don’t get the job it will be ALL your FAULT.

CB’s Logical Mind: You can't be serious.

CB’s Mind that Wants Wellies: I’M GETTING THE WELLIES!


On the one hand, the wellies really are very cute. On the other hand, even if I do get the job, I will have accrued debt equal or greater to my subsequent raise. And if I don’t get the job, I may look stunning this fall but I’ll also be feeling frail due to my diet of grilled cheese. Honestly, it’s all very sad.

Update: For those who expressed concern, my wellies are plain red. They are also apparently somewhat attractive to the opposite sex which I was not at all expecting. Also, (in news of equal importance), I got the job!

35 comments:

Stephanie said...

Why not let CB's Logical Mind and CB's Mind that Wants Wellies compromise?

Target has some VERY CUTE wellies for less than $100:
http://www.target.com/gp/browse.html/ref=in_se_pagelist/601-3926267-7312148?ie=UTF8&node=13913321&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=13913321&rank=%2Bdaterank&size=50&page=1

gotcha said...

because my wellies are cuter :)

Anonymous said...

I decided to get my Hunter wellies and I'm glad I did...even if I don't always wear them when it rains. I hope that rubber smell goes away!

Sharon/Toronto

Lioness said...

Oh you're back! That is a very good thing, you make me laugh.

This is me delurking in case you should go password-protected again - please give warning!

Airam said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you ...

... ok describe the Wellies please!

Stephanie said...

Okay, fine! Pictures, please.

Silvs said...

ooh! Pictures!! Pictures! Pictures!!

jkc said...

rainboots???? (comment from a guy)

Anonymous said...

you're having a schizophrenic debate with yourself over ... rubber boots? (comment from a girl)

Wellies are the crocs of the boot world.

I hope you get the job though!

Anonymous said...

What the fuck are Wellies?? pardon my ignorance but I live in sunny Southern California. : )

Anonymous said...

CB, never mind! I just looked up what wellies are. They are fucking ugly. You'd be shot if you were wearing those in Southern California. Gotta run.....it's 80 something outside. : )

Anonymous said...

Wellies...ugly? Yeah...like the popular UGGS down in S.California are just the height of style.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh...sorry! I guess you New Yorkers are too uptight to wear Uggs. Enjoy your wellies in your crappy weather.

Anonymous said...

The only people that wear those ugly boots here are fish mongers.

Heidi B said...

Why would you spend $100 on rain boots?
By the way, I live in So Cal and I have never and will never own and wear a pair of Crocs and Uggs.

Anonymous said...

a) At least Uggs are aware of what they are (I assume they're named Uggs because they're ugly and barbaric?)

b) At least Ugg pulls off some reasonable shit from time to time.

http://www.uggaustralia.com/ProductsList.aspx?gID=w&categoryID=283&page=1

c) Wellies are never in good taste, EVER and are just about as heinous as crocs.

- the schizophrenic debate anonymous

Kris said...

www.wellieart.co.uk/
They are really cute! I had to google them to see what they were!
:)

Heidi B said...

Some of the patterns are cute but I don't think I would spend $100 for them unless I was in my garden everyday. If I wanted something fun and funky, I would buy a Swatch.

hirotalksalot said...

In the great "wellies vs. uggs comment debate of 2007," I'm going with wellies. They're cute, waterproof, and functional -- and look good with jeans tucked in or skirts. I can't say anything nice about Uggs, except that if you wear them with a frayed-denim mini, guys at the bar will buy you drinks. Because they'll think you're a incorrigible slut. Bottoms up!

Anonymous said...

Hirotalksalot, you have tood taste! Who wears winter boots in 80 degree weather anyway?

Anonymous said...

Typo...I meant "good" taste. I really should proof read!

m said...

I love wellies and was just contemplating getting my own pair. You've convinced me!

(And congrats on the job!)

JR said...

I want to hear what your psychic boss has to say when you give him the extended middle finger on your new gig! Congrats on the new job! Undecided on the wellies.

Bittersweet Confusion said...

Hmmm... Is it wrong that I love Uggs and Wellies?

Congrats on the job CB! You deserve a good gig!

caramaena said...

Congrats on getting the job!

blueblanket said...

Congrats! We want updates!

Benjamin G. said...

Wellies - have been around for probably half a decade.

Uggs - trash.

Anna said...

congrats on the new job! come blog soon

A Lil' Irish Lass said...

I've had Wellies on my "to buy" list since last year's rainy season. They're perfect. Also, Crocs are way comfortable. Uggs are heinous.

Congrats on the job, CB!

the frog princess said...

Sooo?? Did you get the job or not??!? Come on, the suspense is killing me!


And, because I can't not add to a shoe debate, I love my hot pink Wellies, they add a little sunshine to rainy days.

And the croc "Prima" shoe is actually adorable AND comfortable. Great for days too hot for wellies.

Uggs are, well... Ugh.

(ps - I love that I'm not the only gal out there that celebrates with shoes!!)

Anonymous said...

i know everyone is into crocs right now, but if you do a little digging beyond the arguments about how unattractive-yet-cool they are, you'll find tons of reports about how bad they are for your feet... just tryin to help

Ugly Kimmy said...

Your news makes me extremely happy CB!

Samantha said...

Congrats on the job!

Anonymous said...

I never thought "Why doesn't she get another job?" because I have been in the same position for over a year. Cruddy job. Cruddy co-workers. I get it. I am going to take you-getting-a-new-job as a sign of my own good luck to come.

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