I had my interview for Murphy-Goode, as part of their Really Goode Job Lifestyle Correspondent search. I submitted my homemade video as one of two thousand and somehow, somehow got chosen as a top ten finalist for the position. We don’t need to re-watch the video though….trust me. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it.
I had never been to California before and knew nothing of wine and jetlag.
My whole life was in Tampa and I was fine with that. I lived three miles from my mom and dad, got to wear shorts year round and eat all the Cuban food to my heart’s content.
But, then I saw this:
And something clicked. Grapes, vineyards, wine, dry heat! It was overwhelming, actually, but was only a short dream vacation. Soon, I would be returning to the cheap wine and humidity that I knew and loved (not).
While in California, I drank, ate and played Liar’s Dice, making some “really goode” friends along the way
Ended up flying to Santa Barbara on a whim
And my life was forever changed.
What a crazy year it’s been!
So here I am in California, eight pounds heavier and three thousand miles from home, loving every crazy mixed-up minute of it.
Well, almost. I don’t love the price of California gas or the fact that the DMV owns my soul. But other than that, things are pretty good.
And for any new readers, no, I didn’t actually get the job I applied for. I just decided that they weren’t going to get rid of me so I moved anyway on a one way plane ticket and two checked suitcases. And, no, I don’t really recommend following my lead unless you have a pretty good back up plan.
Or really good luck.
Winner of the cookies!
Robin, I don’t think you look like a fat little boy. Send your address to jenna [at] eatliverun.com and I’ll bake you some cookies!