Yesterday i IMed with at least 7 different people over the course of the day. I feel so popular. One of them was a guy i went to junior high with, whom i haven’t talked to in years ‘cause he moved out of town and we weren’t that close. He goes to UMass Amherst and i’ve had his screenname for ages (don’t ask how i randomly acquire information like this) and i finally IMed him and we had a nice chat. I kinda doubt we’ll talk again, but he did seem fairly honestly happy to hear from me, and he hasn’t blocked me, so that’s nice. I still haven’t heard from Joe. I’ve left 4 or 5 messages on AIM since i’ve been back -- just responding to away messages, like i always do. I understand that he’s busy (though i’ve only been able to discern 2 classes so far) and i’m hardly his only friend, but it would be nice to hear from him. I fight between “We’ve never been that close. He’s just ignoring me. He doesn’t really consider me a friend anyway.” and “He’s really busy. You know that. And you know he does value your friendship. This has been reaffirmed numerous times.” (At this point i start remembering actual quotations which totally affirm my specialness and value, while at the same i insist that people’s feelings do change and while he used to value my friendship now he’s moved on and doesn’t care about me.) I need to stop having issues. (Or he needs to just IM me and have a real conversation and i’ll feel much better.)
I interviewed at the Smith Museum of Art Director’s Office this afternoon. It was very chatty, even more so than my interview on Friday for the Reference Assistant position at Neilson. I guess it’s a “get to know the person beyond the resume” kinda thing, but it still takes a little getting used to, though i like it. She basically handed me the job (and actually needs a couple more student workers, if any Smithies are looking). Bruce Sadjak said in an e-mail today, “I hope to complete interviewing today and to make a decision this evening or early tomorrow.” So soon i will either have to choose between the two jobs or tell Ann Johnson i can work for sure.