2.08.2011

DECISIONS


It seems to me lately like maybe decision-making is not my strong suit.

Well, sometimes I am really good at decision-making. Like one time I decided I should never wear earrings that dangle, and not to toot my own horn or anything but that decision alone has spared me countless hours of unnecessary accessories shopping.

But actually I am horrible at making decisions, and I know this for a fact because last week we made a doozy of a decision. Last week Brandon got a job offer.  A JOB. OFFER.

Well, actually, he got two. Two job offers!

Now, one job offer is fun, but two job offers? Two job offers is an ulcer waiting to happen, Steve.

We had two jobs to decide between, and also two cities.

Anyway, we made a decision. Well, Brandon made a decision. I threw my hands up and decided to turn off my brain until things were more settled, because that is just my right as a human being.

The point is, The Holbrooks are employed!

And we're staying in New York!

AND MY HUSBAND HAS A JOB!

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  1. Super exciting! You seem to be happy in NYC, so it seems to be a good decision. The job isn't worth it if you aren't happy where you are. Congratulations!

    Oh, and I noticed that you capitalized your letters...you must feel very passionate about this ;)

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  2. Congratulations on the employment!

    I got kind of excited about the Seattle part because then you'd be closer to where I live and I thought, maybe I could actually one day meet you?? GASP. But then I thought, who is going to tell me about the wonders of The City if natthefatrat.com up and moves to the Pacific Northwest.

    So I am glad you are staying in New York.

    And I also still hope to meet you someday :)

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  3. Super exciting... employment is totally great, well the effects of employment i.e money! Good job Holbshusband! Oh and well done on the caps issue... lower case is so over-rated :)

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  4. Congratulations. Forever 21 here you come!!! Solvency - there's nothing like it.

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  5. Yay for employment and as one of the lovely other commentors said, big fat yay for solvency! Oh how it does rock! I'm looking very forward to some new outfit posts/decorating posts as a result of said solvency. Good things will come of this, I'm sure. Congrats to the Holbsworker!

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  6. i'd pick NY too, hands down. and i just found your blog (courtesy of naomi, of course) and i'm in love.

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  7. just saying... i think your blog looks better with no caps... weird. I always use them on my blog but I noticed immediately that something was off.... oh and congrats :)

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  8. congrats! exciting! nyc always wins.

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  9. Oh man, you got me all excited thinking I might meet you here in Seattle, then to read you're staying in NYC! Oh well, this way I get to enjoy the loveliness of my city, while going on vicarious adventures with you in your city! Congrats on the job, husbands with jobs always make for more adventures!

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  10. Awesome. And thanks for the CAPS :)

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  11. Great news.

    New York sounds good to me.

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  12. First of, congrats. That's huge! Second of all, does this mean you are going to move apts? I love your Nat Nests so I hope so :)

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  13. Capital letters? You must really be feeling it! Congratulations on the job & the decision where to live. I must admit, I love seeing New York through your eyes. Now take the Holbsy & the Huckster out and celebrate!

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  14. Happiness abounds! Huge congrats on the job, and aren't we glad that we have husbands to make those icky decisions for us? Such men.

    I'm glad you're staying in NYC, you really seem happy there. :)

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  15. I got super excited when I saw Seattle and was going to do my very best to convince you, while also cautioning that there is, as you know, a dire Shake Shack deficit in this part of the country, and I've yet to see such a delightfully green bathroom here in the Emerald City. The Pacific Northwest loves you, Holbsfam, but New York sounds like the place for you! Congrats!!

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  16. I can totally relate to your excitement. I look forward to the day when we too are done with the studentricious arts and have an actual PAYING job offer (where they pay us, not the reverse). Congrats, and I can't wait to read about your continued adventures in N.Y.C.

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  17. This is fantastic! What a wonderful decision to have to make! (I hope that when I get married one day, it's to a man who is terrific at making decisions. You're a lucky lady!)

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  18. congratulations! that's just awesome! and woo -new york! we might end up there for a little while in the next couple of years. it's all about the waiting game now.

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  19. Girl! Seattle beats NYC any day of any week of all the weeks there ever was.

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  20. Yay! Nat, that's so exiting! congratulations

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  21. New York Natalie sounds way cooler than Seattle Natalie(?!).

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  22. Congrats! I'm wondering....did you start using capital letters again as a way to please the lucky employed hubby?

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  23. That is amazing!! I'm very happy for you. I think part of me hoped you would go to seattle cause I'm going there soon. But I hear NYC is pretty cool....and by pretty cool I mean epically awesome!! Congratulations!

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  24. Congrats! I have a few good friends working at some big law firms out there. Actually, maybe it's just Cravath. But congrats on the job offer! I know that is such a relief when the news finally comes. And it's my dream to live in New York, so I think that was a good choice of city.

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  25. Yay!!! So happy for you! Of course, I would love for you to be in Seattle because it is so awesome and so close to Portland! However, you are New York Natalie. Don't give it up. Live the dream!

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  26. so i just found your blog and have been obsessively back-reading (scary?!?), which is keeping me busy during my eternal last week of pregnancy. also, i can't imagine what it will be like when we have AJOB. hub's (also) eternal md school time is only 6 months in. i'll live vicariously through you (again). lastly, i don't cap either. so thank you.

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  27. Congratulations on the job! Yeah! You must really love New York. I need to visit there one day and see what all the ado is about.

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  28. I like the way you wrote that post. Even though I don't know you really, I was saying to myself "wow, Seattle" but then I was all, "oh, New York"?! Hah, just reading about decision making made me all anxious. Congratulations to the Holbrooks!

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  29. Congratulations! You remembered how to use the shift key!

    Oh, and the job thing.

    Seattle or New York? That would be a tough decision.

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  30. Congratulations, Holbslovers!

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  31. Sounds like a great opportunity! Congrats to the Holbsnerd!

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  32. Congrats on the job! Is it bad that I kind of wish you had decided on Seattle? Only because I myself am a Washingtonian!

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  33. Congrats to all 3 of ya! NY is better for it!

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  34. CONGRATS! My hubby and I are just starting this whole law school circus and i look forward to the day that i can alos say: MY HUSBAND HAS A JOB!!! :) Cheers, wifey of an employed man!

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  35. Woo-hoo! Congrats to the gainfully employed! Does this mean an apartment upgrade??? As sad as I'm sure we'll all be to say goodbye to the little green monster of a bathroom, ya need mo space!

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  36. Thats awsome news!! Congrats to you guys!!

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  37. Yay for husbands with jobs!!

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  38. HoooooooRAY, Holbsbrook family!! It's about time...and I mean that in the nicest way possible!!

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  39. Congratulations on the job offer, making the decision, and the resurgence of the capitol letters!

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  40. Congratulations.... although it would have been kinda cool to hear about your adventures in Seattle. I know nothing about that City (aside from the fact that it's Grey-land). But Congrats guys! Hope all goes well in the new job!

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  41. WOW, I'm so happy for you guys. You DO deserve it and now you can go and celebrate your decision-making! Ben's been in school since we married 6 years ago...I can't imagine what it must be like to get a "real" job offer :)

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  42. is it odd to be so incredibly happy for someone you don't know? borderline creepy even? i'm sure it is - but what the hell - i'm so happy for you and your family! you've become one of my all-time fave bloggers! oh, and i loved your guest-post on the rockstar diaries! congrats all around!

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  43. Yay! Congrats, Natalie. That must be a relief. I'm sure your parents must be a teensy bit sad about not having you closer (Seattle = 3 hour drive, though a three-hour drive with a toddler can feel like a 3-day drive), but seriously? Seattle's awesome. NYC might be awesomer. (No, that's not a word. But who cares?!) You seem like a NYC sort of girl! Congratulations, too, Brandon. I know the company you're now with is the best of the best. :) From what I hear, you've earned it!

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  44. Congrats Natalie!!!!
    NY is far but you seem so perfect for it!

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  45. woot! congrats to the holbsemployee! and to staying in NY, because oh my goodness can you imagine having to move AGAIN w/ a huckinfant and two dogalicious pups? ; ) well, actually, you'll have to do that soon anyway when you find a new apt, but at least you won't have to go through airport security pat downs for that!

    love!

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  46. Oh, I'm so relieved. I was afraid you were moving to Seattle, and then I would have to spend this entire comment talking you out of it, and then I would feel very guilty for trying to talk you out of a decision that the Holy Spreadsheets had firmly decided, and I have I ever told you how alike your Holbsy and my Jeremy are? Holy Spreadsheets indeed!

    But I'm glad you're not leaving, and I'm glad you're EMPLOYED! Hooray for the Holbsearner!!!!

    Seriously, Holbsman, congratulations on blowing those interviews out of the water! I'm so happy for you slash proud of you!

    And you know what else? I noticed, and I'm grinning so big over it. Hooray for caps! Ah, my heart is at ease once again. :-)

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  47. CONGRATULATIONS! Yay Holbs! (and how lucky is NY that they get to keep you!?!) :)

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  48. Congrats Natalie!! We've come along way from our days at the Schweezy, have we not? I still enjoy reading your blog. Do you have Tiffany's email? She's still at SEL, and would probably love to hear from you. Sometimes when I'm in Moscow I drive by your old house on my way out to visit a friend at work and I always say hello to the horses! I kind of feel like i live in a famous neighborhood haha. So happy for you and your whole family on the job offer! Seems like just yesterday I saw you all at the Farmers Market after his Graduation from the U of I!

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  49. Congratulations!!!!
    But now I am terribly hungry, what with all the talk of sauces simmering and mushrooms sauteing..
    But really, great news!

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  50. Congrats! Although I would have LOVED to read your spin on our Emerald City, I can definitely understand wanting to stay in your green bathroom palace in the sky. :)

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  51. That's great news! Congratulations!

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  52. I offer a belated HOOOORRAAAY. and congratulations!

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  53. PNW is rad ('Pacific NorthWest' its a painfully pretentious achronim..sp?) but NYC is the shiznit. and take it from someone whose done it, its hard to leave until you are ready. enormous congrats. i'm so so happy for you.

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