The Purple Needle

I finally have a blog! This is my place to discuss my job search, my stitching, my addiction to the internet and whatever else crosses my mind! So stay, read, stitch and chat with me :)

Friday, October 22, 2004

Just random stuff today

No politics today, I promise. Although there's plenty to talk about!

Anyway, I had an interview yesterday. It went ok I think. I don't know that I'll get offered the job, but who knows. What I don't understand is how an interviewer can make a decision when they haven't asked any questions of the candidate. I left the interview feeling like she didn't really have anything to base a decision about me on. :\ I should find out over the weekend.

I've been feeling a bit ignored in general lately. But apparently I'm not the only one who has trouble getting people to comment in her blog! What is it about comments that people don't do it? And then I've posted several topics across a few boards that didn't get much response. I just feel that no one is listening to me in general:( It may be a bit unreasonable and pity party-ish, but that's how it is. I have self-esteem issues, and often feel this way, but lately it's been worse.

Which leads me to another observation. On one BB, there's some complaint that the debate forum is too wrapped up in American politics, that all the threads are about the election and some of the international members feel a bit left out or uneasy in that forum. But now I understand why there's so much focus on it in the forum. No one wants to talk about anything else. The political topics get tons of response and the non-political ones get only a few. Several non-political threads have been started in recent days and they just never go anywhere as far as any kind of discussion or debate.

I went to the mall after the interview yesterday and did a tiny bit of shopping. Joann is evil, and I bought a beginners quilt kit they had. I've always wanted a Sunbonnet Sue quilt, and this one said everything you need is included in the package except scissors. I don't have a working sewing machine, so doing this by hand will be interesting to say the least....I think I'll stick it in my rotation somewhere next year.

I also caved and joined a round robin. I couldn't help it! I already have some ideas for my layout too. This should be fun, I'm excited! But I see my commitment to no obligation stitching next year going out the window. I'm now in 2 RRs. But that's it! I swear! No classes (although I do see some EGA classes that look like fun), no gifts, nothing like that. I want to get my WIP pile down to a number smaller than my age.....


At 10:02 AM, Blogger KarenV said...

{{{Hugs}}} - I know exactly how you feel. My self-esteem is pretty low at the best of times and when people don't leave comments on my blog but plenty on others', I start feeling really invisible.

I've come to the conclusion, though, that even though people enjoy reading someone's blog, they aren't always in the mood to post a comment, or nothing strikes them enough to be able to comment. I know I'm like that sometimes myself, so I try to remember that when I'm bemoaning that no-one seems to notice me :)

At 4:43 PM, Blogger cari said...

hi laurel,

just discovered your blog...i see you're doing the stitcher's lane rr as well...i bet it will be fun...i think i have some ewe and eye patterns that will work nicely...i'll have a gander this weekend. hang in there darlin'...

At 7:57 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Sound like Kari, you and I all belong to the low self-esteem club. FWIW, I read both of you all the time! ;)

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Fiona said...


Please don't feel ignored, I check your blog every day. I don't comment much to anyone. Don't take it personally. I think that I truely have a blog that no one reads. It's OK though, I write it for myself.



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