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Park in Providence where we had lunch on Tuesday.

Busy morning yesterday--lots of time on the phone and online. Job status: Several contracts that recruiters had contacted me about are on hold (companies love doing this, I swear); I turned down one contract offer because no matter which way we held the paper the numbers didn't add up to enough; I phone interviewed for a possible contract or perm position at the company that laid me off three years ago, and they want me to come in to the office for a face-to-face; and I talked to another agency that has set up an interview for me this morning for a very short-term contract, which I find interesting. It would be something to do while the other leads I'm keeping an eye on figure out what they're doing, and it would give me a chance to see if I like contracting and can live on the rate I quoted them, without shackling me to a huge project in case the answer to both is "no." And my job board emails have turned up a couple of interesting prospects over the past couple of days.

It would be nice to be working again. I hate turning down a job, even though I wasn't sure this one was a good fit and they simply weren't offering enough. It's been just about a month since the layoff, and I've had a lot of nibbles but not enough bites to make me a happy camper (I know, I know--last time it took four months to find a job; I really don't want to go through that again, though, and as the market appears much improved I don't think I should have to).

And now I must go and study for my interview, and send a resume to the one that came up today.

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