"And now I'm Back/To Show You I Can Really Shake 'Em Down..."

Okay, so Cleveland was... well, it was good and bad. Mostly good though. Like an 80/20 split.

The good:
*My interview went extremely well. I'm not saying that I for sure, 100%, have the job, but I honesty don't see how it could have gone better. I, as we say in the bizzz, "nailed it." We shall see.

*Cleveland is a cool city. A lot of history, a lot of cool things happening. It's a little... ghetto-ish in some sectors, but you get the feeling that it's making a turnaround. It's kind of an underdog city. It's not as cool as say New York or Chicago, but it's making a comeback. And you know I'm a sucker for underdogs (thank you Star Wars for ingraining that mentality into my three-year-old mind).

*I read a couple good books: The Grim Grotto, book 11 in the Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket (which I'll post a quote from soon); Dan Hipp's cool revenge tale, Gyakushu! vol. 1 (Hipp was the artist in the sadly overlooked Amazing Joy Buzzards) and half (of the 900! pages...) of Stephen King's Wolves Of the Calla, book five of his epic Dark Tower saga (basically a violent, crude, mash-up of Spaghetti Westerns and Lord of the Rings, with robots, time-travel, monsters and multi-verse dimension-hopping thrown in for good measure). I also skimmed vol. 1 of the Essential Thor, which was fun, if not amazingly mind-blowing, though there is a story where Loki escapes from Asgard and travels to Earth to cause mischief by turning all the cars in NYC into ice cream. Mmmmm, mischievous and delicious.

*I got three free round-trip tickets through United for giving up my seat on the flight back. Which brings me to...

The bad:
*I spent a lot of time travelling. I woke up at 6:30 am Mountain Time yesterday morning and got home, here to Rexburg, at 11:30 pm.

*I only got one other appointment set up (and they weren't looking for a print designer, like, at all), so I spent most of Thursday night and Friday sitting in my hotel room, watching whatever was on TV, wishing I was home. [sigh]

*I missed my ladies immensely. I'm glad to be home.

So, that's my trip to Cleveland. I'll probably post some pictures once I finish off the disposable camera I picked up. Meanwhile, I'm going to start hitting firms in Portland and see if I can't drum up some interest there while I wait for Twist Creative (who I interviewed with, check 'em out here).

So, I'm back.Internet, beware - you will be rocked.


Caitlin said...

Glad your interview went well. I'll cross my fingers for you.

barlows said...

Glad you're back - missed your posts on my regular blog checks. Thanks for the CD, too. It does rock.

jesse said...

Go West young man. Portland would be awesome. Seattle would be better.