Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Day 3

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It's day 3 of interviews and people are starting to get cranky. Madam Sosostris woke up with a bad cold, and she (I) struggled gamely to emerge from the Nyquil/Alka-Seltzer plus-induced sleep coma in time for today's interview. The interviewers were young alums from my school, and were very nice. My eyes watered the whole time. I struggled to come up with something to do with my face. What do you do with your face when people in interview situations are telling you things? Narrow your eyes and nod. Oh yes. Try not to look puffy, which means pursing your lips occasionally to get some mobility in your face. Bad water retention, OUT! Good suppleness, IN. Dark circles, AWAY. Twinkly eyes of bemusement, SHINE FORTH.

All this while smiling and nodding and thinking of something clever to say. But not too clever. One interviewer began telling me about an important case his firm had argued before the Supreme Court, and I practically interrupted him to gush about how I just LOVED that the oral arguments had been posted on the firm's web site. What is WRONG with me? Too much school, that's what. Just let the guy give his spiel. You don't ALWAYS have to impress people with how thorough you've been. Insecurity much?

I feel like a blurter. In an effort to convey personality, I blurt and gush. I say stupid things like, "Oh, I've made you talk too much already! You have the whole day to get through!" Idiot. You just told them they talk too much.

Tomorrow, just one more interview! Yay!

11 comments:

Deb said...
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Deb said...

I deleted a terrible misspelling above -
what I meant to say was:

Any connection between losing the nose ring and the advent of the cold??

Hope you feel better soon.

Sfrajett said...

Ha! Could be! I have been weakened by the loss of the ring! Thanks and I will drink lots of tea.

Weezy said...

we're cheering for you! Keep hanging tough...

Hilaire said...

Yes! And, what was the verdict on the suit?

Sfrajett said...

Thanks for cheering! I decided that my suit was fine, though I appreciated remarks people made about getting rid of it. i figured pretty much any kind of black suit was going to look similar on my, ahem, larger frame. So I got a white shirt for underneath, and pointy Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes, and a black leather portfolio, and it looked smashing! I even scared myself with how snappily corporate I looked!

Hilaire said...

Fantastic!

What Now? said...

I'm only now back to internet access and so missed the opportunity to say "best of luck" in the interviews. Sounds like those first two (in your previous post) went really well.

And I'm glad you looked so fabulous for them!

Hope the cold is better by now.

lucyrain said...

"Twinkly eyes of bemusement, SHINE FORTH."

This had the proper performative effect on me when I read it.

Such with and wiles, dear S! You couldn't possibly be anything but fantastic.

Lawfrog said...

Law interviews are...well...crappy. It's almost 4 a.m. here so I have no other word to use because my brain's thesaurus is sleeping right now.

So sorry about the cold. I HATE it when I get a cold and have something important to do. It's awful because your eyes water, your nose runs, and why is it you never seem to have Kleenex nearby when that is going on?

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Hey there! I hope you don't mind me popping up randomly here - and that your interviews went well, your semester is going well - but I was wondering if you'd mind shooting me an e-mail? I am considering the law school route, and I'd love to talk with you about your experiences. Only if you have the time. Thanks!

newkidonthehallway AT yahoo DOT com.