The Art of Cover Letters?
Good evening bloggettes and blog-gents! I am just settling into work that I shouldn’t have avoided all weekend. It was totally worth it, though. Thank you to everyone for the confidence in my internship applications! I think all a ya’ll might be a little too nice, but I’ll take it and run with it. Putting positive energy into the world is the only way to receive it.
Today has been long. It started at 8:30, when I awoke to start packing up for the trip back to Athens. I had my last fake breakfast to get me started:
Muffin and I packed up her car and we were on the road before 11 a.m., a major feat for us. We’ve had some sad, weepy drives back to Athens (talks of ex-boyfriends, not wanting to return to a life of stress and insanity, etc.), but this one was chipper and hopeful. There are only two weeks of classes left and one week of exams, and then it’s spring break! I’ll be relaxing in a lovely resort known as my parents’ home.
During the ride I sipped United Dairy Farmer’s coffee and had half of a Banana Nut Bread Clif Bar. Why didn’t I buy TEN of these? This flavor rocked my socks off. It’s like eating dense, chewy banana nut bread. I ate it throughout the day to savor it. It will be weeks before we meet again.
By the time we got back to Athens and I unpacked, it was almost three and I needed food, pronto. I made a dazzling, creative meal. Not:
I finally showered after eating this. Yep, Muffin got to sit with my stank for three hours. MisterMan agreed to see me after I rid myself of the oh-so-lovely stench of hair oil.
We chilled for a few hours and I was hungry again when I returned home. I’m sorry my creativity is lacking, but I did enjoy my dinner. I baked sweet potato mezzalune (half moons) with garam masala sprinkled atop, along with a bit of tempeh:
While I was putting the sweet pots in the oven, I tried tempeh pb&j, Gliding Calm style. Sounds odd, but I was surprised by how wonderful it was. I guess you can’t really go wrong with pb&j on anything.
When dinner was over, I delved into a scary, hellish realm. The realm of cover-letter writing. Is there an art to this? I feel like I may be making it harder than it should be. Or does it really just suck? I can’t help but feel like I’m bragging to whomever I’m writing. “I’ve done this, this, this, and this is why I’m awesome, and this is what I can do for your company and CHOOSE ME!!!” It’s exhausting! The cover letter I’m currently working on is for Procter & Gamble, and they’ve asked specifically for TV production majors, but I got the email, so I’m applying anyway. I actually think I could help with the casting department as well as the writing department.
To break the tension I had some dessert. What you’ll see is a tupperware cup full of brown stuff, topped with caramel-colored goo. What is actually is: No Pudge brownie mix (made with 2 T mix, 1T ff yogurt, splash vanilla extract; micro’d for 1 minute) topped with a smigde of Mighty Maple.
I’ve had the box in the cupboard for longer than a month now. I have NO IDEA why I waited. This was delicious! I was skeptical that the brownie would actually form in the micro in one minute. Much to my delight, it turned out beautifully fudgey and chocolatey. (If you’d like to see the packaging, I can work that into the next post 🙂 )
After returning to my cover letter hell, I got so wrapped up in writing that I almost forgot about a capella practice. I did, however, make it on time. The weather has turned bitter again. I’m over not being able to feel my toes and fingers. Donezo (Laguna Beach, anyone?).
MisterMan was generous enough to pick me up from practice to drive me home (THANK YOU!!!). So what if I’m a bit of a princess? I blame my dad.
Hungry yet again, I heated a serving of edamame for more protein (and I was actually craving it):
How can something so seemingly plain be so spectacularly satisfying? Ok, well, I was satisfied for a half an hour, and then I needed some Kashi TLC Original 7 Grains.
If you can’t tell by this snoozie post, SnackFace is growing weary and I need to finish this draft of my lackluster awesome cover letter. Any advice? I hope everyone is recharged and ready for another fun-filled week! Love all a ya’ll!
Ciao for now,
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