Interstellar Adventures

February 13, 2007

Macaroni Salad

Filed under: Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass,Married Life,Mr. Wonderful — by InterstellarLass @ 9:57 am

So, if you were cooking dinner and talking on the phone and helping your daughter help you cook dinner, would you notice that the other adult party in the house had gone to the fridge to get a ‘pre-dinner-snack’? And then, during dinner when refilling your drink from the cooler in the fridge, you notice that a certain macaroni salad that you had your eye on is missing. And then you put two and two together and realize that the other adult party ate before dinner, and ate the certain macaroni salad that you had your eye on. Would you be upset that a) the other adult party had eaten before dinner while you were cooking dinner and b) the other adult party had eaten the macaroni salad all gone without saying nary a thing.

Elle has voiced the opinion that she would like to continue to play basketball and soccer at the same time. I’m not sure if I can do three sports schedules. I’ve been pretty adamant before about only playing one sport at a time, but she has fun and I think it’s good for her. So I’m torn.

In other news…I gave my notice at work yesterday. I start a new position at the end of the month. Remember the job I didn’t get? The hiring manager decided that he wanted to work with someone that he’d worked with before. But, the exec that I interviewed with (and who I later found out actually preferred me for the position) liked me so much that he sent my resume over to another manager for another position. I got a call for an interview 4 days after I didn’t get the other job. So, I went in an interviewed, and then ran into the manager at a bookstore that same night (me with no makeup and giant zit and frizzy hair). I had a second interview with a 6-person panel, and then the CIO walked in at the end and asked a couple of questions too. Last Thursday I had to go back to fill out all the paperwork and take the drug screen – where I had to wait in a crowded, smelly clinic for over an hour just to pee in a cup. The role is similar to what I’m doing now, but with a lot more growth potential. It’s a slight lateral step, but with more money and a visible future. Everyone I interviewed with was very energetic and positive about what they do, and the manager has a clear interest in the product and the organization, not just the methodology of the role.

How about you? Anything new going on?


  1. Goodness are you accepting the position as Defense Secretary with all those interviewers?? That must have been a little scary. Congrats on the new job!!

    I would have only been mad had the adult party not been hungry for the dinner I had been slaving over because of the pre-dinner snack.

    Comment by carnealian — February 13, 2007 @ 10:07 am |Reply

  2. The adult party would like to add that he only had two slices of pizza to eat all day. That he did not covertly go to the refrigerator and sneak out with the Macaroni salad. In fact, the other adult party was standing there in the kitchen when he did this. Also, the Macaroni salad consisted of about five bites. Five bites which by the way did not ruin his appetite for dinner as he had seconds and thirds.

    Thank you
    The Adult Party

    I dispute the thirds. Unless you count eating half a shrimp off Elle’s plate.


    Comment by Nick — February 13, 2007 @ 10:09 am |Reply

  3. Congrats on the job!

    I am with the Adult Party on this one, particularly if it wasn’t made clear that the salad was being reserved…

    Comment by pt — February 13, 2007 @ 10:27 am |Reply

  4. wooo hooo! congrats on the job!

    Comment by shannon — February 13, 2007 @ 11:00 am |Reply

  5. Congratulations!

    Comment by Jen — February 13, 2007 @ 11:02 am |Reply

  6. Congrats on the job, Lass! That’s great!

    I have no idea what it’s like to raise a child, but if it were me, I think I’d do all I could to let Elle play both. I think it’s wonderful that she’s active and that she wants to.

    Comment by Bone — February 13, 2007 @ 11:53 am |Reply

  7. Congrats on the new job, Elle! Change can be a very good thing…

    My husband always snacks while I’m making dinner. Last week, he was too full to eat dinner! I was NOT happy.

    Comment by Marie — February 13, 2007 @ 12:47 pm |Reply

  8. Congratulations! That is so great! How exciting that your resume was passed around like that. Very impressive.

    Oh, and I would so be mad about both A and B, but mostly about B.

    Comment by Jolynn — February 13, 2007 @ 4:55 pm |Reply

  9. Lateral shmateral, it’s more pay, plus it’s good to get all that “face time”, eh? Congratulations!

    Hide the macaroni salad next time.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — February 13, 2007 @ 5:52 pm |Reply

  10. Wow! Congrats on the job! things really do have a way of working out sometimes. That was great to read!

    I’d be torn about what to do with Elle’s schedule too. The only thing I can think of is… um,
    could the macaroni salad thief take her on the days that you can’t take her? You know, he really ought to make up for eating all the salad, right?

    Comment by Laura — February 13, 2007 @ 8:22 pm |Reply

  11. Much as I love the “other adult” in this household he has a”boarding house” habit of eating while I’m preparing and eating very quickly- maybe from growing up with 3 brothers all a year apart- and it makes me very cranky.

    As for the sports- kids who play sports do so much better all around than kids who don’t stay occupied and active. But still, it’s a lot of schlepping for you. I found that Abby dropped down to one sport at a time once she hit high school.

    And congrats on the job! That’s very exciting.

    And Elle is the child with the never-ending energy! Trying to wear her out is next to impossible.


    Comment by vicki — February 13, 2007 @ 8:45 pm |Reply

  12. congrats on the job.
    as to the salad, unless you have a post-it-note with your name attached to it, i think it’s up for grabs.

    I’ll have to employ that strategy next time. 😉 Thanks!


    Comment by better safe than sorry — February 13, 2007 @ 9:16 pm |Reply

  13. Woo-HOOOOOOOO!!!! Congrats! I am so excited for you!

    New w. me? My attitude has changed and we are getting a Blizzard today!

    Comment by nancy — February 14, 2007 @ 7:51 am |Reply

  14. I’d be so ticked about the macaroni. Lancelot ganks my food all the dang time. 😉

    Congrats on the job!!

    Comment by Gypsy — February 15, 2007 @ 9:20 am |Reply

  15. congrats on the job!

    Comment by crystal — February 18, 2007 @ 4:30 pm |Reply

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