Rejection, Jazz & Gambling  

TicklePlease 50F  
3271 posts
2/14/2018 1:48 pm
Rejection, Jazz & Gambling

Happy Valentines Day



As expected, I did not get the job I interviewed for. I also did not get the job at the same place that I did NOT interview for. I was apparently also being considered for a more administrative position. I don't think I've ever gotten a rejection letter for a job I didn't interview for.

So to drown my sorrows (*snicker) I went to see Stanley Jordan with a girlfriend of mine and actually got to meet him. (Side note to anyone near Philly... I highly recommend checking out South. It's a restaurant/intimate jazz club that hosts some superb artists and has great cocktails too) Jordan's talent is incredible, I've never seen someone play guitar, piano and sing at the same time! If you like jazz and jazz interpretations of classics, check him out.



Since it's cold and bleak here and I have no valentine with me, I spent yesterday at the pool at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City with some more friends. I'll admit, and I appreciate the volunteers in advance to fill the spot, I miss having someone to send sexy bikini pics to now. Check this place out... spending the day in 82° weather under a dome while outside the temp is hovering around freezing was the bomb.



Hope you're all showing yourselves some love today. And every day!

TicklePlease 50F  
10041 posts
2/14/2018 1:57 pm

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GimmeAThrill 48M
23614 posts
2/14/2018 2:02 pm

Damn universe! Just wanna rub it with the rejections, don't they?

Smart as a horse and hung like Einstein.


TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 3:47 pm:
Indeed.

Hey, where are you in relation to Cleveland? I'm going to be there next month.

redrockrascal 59M
16386 posts
2/14/2018 2:14 pm

Come to AZ its not 82 but its not 32 either.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 3:48 pm:
Actually... your neck o' the woods was bandied about recently as an actual vacation location! You know I'll keep you posted if it becomes a thing.

iwant2learnit 47M  
407 posts
2/14/2018 3:43 pm

Sorry to hear you didn't get the job (jobs?). I have to complete a 3D modeling evaluation and submit it by Sunday to see if there is still interest in me from the animation studio in Austin, TX.

Nervous...stressed...me? Yes. I can do this.

Stanley Jordan is amazing!! I found out about him in the 90s when I had delusions of becoming a professional musician (bass, not guitar). There is a live video from 1990 of him playing 'Autumn Leaves' on two guitars at once. Dude takes it to a whole new level. I've heard about that "summer dome" at Harrah's, it looks pretty damn great in your pictures.

It is truly sad that you have sexy bikini pics and no one to currently send them to.

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
- Thomas Henry Huxley


TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 6:13 pm:
YES you CAN do this!

I had known about him but never had the chance to see him until the other night. I feel like I can barely think and walk sometimes and here he is playing multiple instruments and singing!

At night the dome is pretty much a nightclub I hear. Not my scene but the daytimes are just regular folks in skimpy suits! Actually, kind of like Miami!

HAMONMAN 58M
503 posts
2/14/2018 4:08 pm

sorry to hear about the job.


TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 6:13 pm:
Thank you. I can't say I'm too upset, but I'll milk it if it means a free sympathetic drink lol!

MulleenofMelb 52M
2278 posts
2/14/2018 4:19 pm

the heat and the jazz
and all of that
and indoor climate control
and rejections commercial
never sting quite as much
as rejections personal

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TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 6:21 pm:
you are truly a gent
of mellifluous comment

Thank you!

CleavageFan4U 61M  
50541 posts
2/14/2018 4:32 pm

I could fix the image glitch for you babe, in exchange for some fat, nekkid, and dangerous pics.

But since you're friend - hint: it's [ IMAGE ] , then [IMAGE2 ] , then [ IMAGE3 ] etc. except with no space after/before the brackets. IF you put a space between the "E" and the number is causes issues too.

Happy Valentines girl.

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TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 6:23 pm:
hah.... I'm sure you could but my formatting is on point. It's taking the image picture and putting it in the image2 and image3 spots (as well as the correct one) and then putting the uploaded pics that should be in 2 and 3 at the end of the blog. I'm pretty sure it's not me.

redrockrascal 59M
16386 posts
2/14/2018 6:05 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    I'm having a Valentine's Glitch! My first image is multiplied and the other images are stacked at the end. Thanks Passion. {=}
Re glitches: you also have the delayed response glitch. I saw you response on my "quoted" page, but it didn't show up on your post for maybe an hour.

TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 5:48 pm:
Actually... your neck o' the woods was bandied about recently as an actual vacation location! You know I'll keep you posted if it becomes a thing.

If you're comin up Norther AZ way I would be happy to meet ya.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:24 am:
FINALLY your comment shows up! I had no idea I was suffering a side glitch as well as a primary glitch! Oy!

GimmeAThrill 48M
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2/14/2018 7:11 pm

TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 6:47 pm:
Indeed.

Hey, where are you in relation to Cleveland? I'm going to be there next month.


Four hour drive. Pretty much the far side of the state. You might be in town for the First Four?

Smart as a horse and hung like Einstein.


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:26 am:
MAC Tournament is going on in early March. 4 hours is almost as far as Delaware lol!

HeartCollector 60F  
5309 posts
2/14/2018 7:18 pm

All I got for Valentines Day was a stale cupcake rom a supervisor who brings us all something on Wednesday. The other guy in my office is gone for a week so I ate his too.

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit


HeartCollector 60F  
5309 posts
2/14/2018 7:18 pm

All I got for Valentines Day was a stale cupcake from a supervisor who brings us all something on Wednesday. The other guy in my office is gone for a week so I ate his too.

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:27 am:
Well... I bought myself a new cosmetics bag (because I don't wear makeup y'know) and drank a bottle of Bailey's Strawberries and Cream and called it a day for myself. My licensed "valentine" is on the west coast until next week, good thing "galentines" is a thing now!

HeartCollector 60F  
5309 posts
2/14/2018 7:19 pm

I’m not sure why that posted twice.

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:28 am:
You've entered.... the GLITCH ZONE!!!!!

BiggLala 46F  
20480 posts
2/14/2018 8:48 pm

I've not listened to much of his music, but I enjoyed what I have heard. It's cool to get to meet the artists after a concert, isn't it? I met Chaka Khan...was actually prior to her set...and she's a little spitfire...and by little, I do mean LITTLE!
Damn, I miss working at that casino sometimes; saw some great concerts for free.

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TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:30 am:
JEALOUS! Chaka Khan!!!!!!!

How did you handle the ciggie smoke working at a casino? I spent just an hour or two in the actual casino and I'm talking like I have bronchitis now because of the smoke! Did I tell you CleavageFan and I went to the Hard Rock in Tulsa when we met up for lunch while I was in town a few years ago.

maybejustrex4 51M  
1612 posts
2/15/2018 4:30 am

Sounds like you made some pretty good lemonade. Now apply at SpaceX.


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 5:33 am:
Oh Mr. Musk..... Mr. Musk.....

Speaking of applying, I AM going to be applying for a spot in a two week class up near your neck of the woods. Mid July. We'll talk over sushi in a few weeks!

BiggLala 46F  
20480 posts
2/15/2018 7:09 am

It's odd, as Red noted, I see you responded, but your response to me is not visible on the post (at the time I write this). Never noticed that with your comments before.

How did you handle the ciggie smoke working at a casino?
-I'm an HR professional, yes the dreaded and oft hated/feared HR lady. So, my job didn't require me to be on the floor daily, rather in the offices in back of the house. Even when I had to go on the floor, that particular casino had a good ventilation system so the smoke wasn't overwhelming.

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TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 9:22 am:
Yeah, I didn't notice it until I read his comment on my who's commented but not on the actual post itself. Weird.

I'm having a hard time reconciling you with the dreaded HR lady but that's ok... Glad you weren't subjected to that kind of lung abuse, I don't know how people do it that don't smoke themselves.

BiggLala 46F  
20480 posts
2/15/2018 7:11 am

Oh, and no I didn't know you met CF at the Hard Rock. I've only been to that casino once. That place is like a big ass club on Friday nights. Did you gamble? If so, did ya win?

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2/15/2018 8:18 am

TicklePlease replies on 2/14/2018 8:23 pm:
hah.... I'm sure you could but my formatting is on point. It's taking the image picture and putting it in the image2 and image3 spots (as well as the correct one) and then putting the uploaded pics that should be in 2 and 3 at the end of the blog. I'm pretty sure it's not me.

*********

Oooppp - looks like all is fine now. Damn it - I was just gong to say I'd put multiple images in my next post to see if this was a new bug for everyone, or just for you.

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TicklePlease 50F  
10041 posts
2/15/2018 9:27 am

    Quoting BiggLala:
    Oh, and no I didn't know you met CF at the Hard Rock. I've only been to that casino once. That place is like a big ass club on Friday nights. Did you gamble? If so, did ya win?
No gambling, just drinking and chatting but as someone who works with the visually impaired, this cracked me up in ALL kinds of ways!!!!
[image]


kukoocock 48M
5947 posts
2/15/2018 9:51 am

Commiserations on the ixnay on the jobay. I find they mostly don't acknowledge my CV in any way. Last time on Indeedy it was as if it was swallowed by a black hole. Even a trite reply like we got it thanks, is better than nothing.

The jobs market has changed a lot in 10 years I am finding. And wages seem to be a bit sucky...this long list of responsibilities on the job spec with the caveat at the end and whatever else we can throw at you... not on the list..yeah like fuck right off!! Bit bitchy today don't mind me!

Whats for you won't pass you by as they say. Next time Tickle

Nice looking place in the pic kinda haven like.



There are two kinds of light, the glow that illuminates & the glare that obscures. James Thurber


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 3:17 pm:
You go ahead and be as bitchy as you want my dear!!

This place was surely a haven, it's a wonder more hotels don't go the dome route.

I like how they say that... "what's for you won't pass you by." I'll remember that!

WOTW2016 44F  
2022 posts
2/15/2018 12:08 pm

Oh dang, I love jazz and that place looks amazing! I'm sorry you didn't get the jobs. And you're so beautiful, btw! 😊


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 3:18 pm:
Awwww thank you! I'm sure there's a few clubs like that down near you, and hey... if you ever want a "date" to one, holla!

sexysixties2 70F  
37066 posts
2/15/2018 12:34 pm

Sorry about the jobs Tickle.

That pool looks absolutely amazing.


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~~~ Anais Nin ~~~


TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 3:21 pm:
Thanks... I'm not unhappy that they went with another candidate. Getting an actual acknowledgement of my time spent interviewing (for one of the positions lol) was enough for me. This time.

I wish wish wish that pool wasn't a 90 minute drive away!

redrockrascal 59M
16386 posts
2/15/2018 1:50 pm

TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 7:24 am:
FINALLY your comment shows up! I had no idea I was suffering a side glitch as well as a primary glitch! Oy!

How long after did it show?

When might you be out here in the rugged west?

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

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TicklePlease replies on 2/15/2018 3:24 pm:
The next day I think. Hours at least but I didn't really pay attention. I'm posting this at 6:24EST

There's no schedule yet, I picked up a big chunk of miles and am deciding where to "spend" them.

redrockrascal 59M
16386 posts
2/15/2018 3:53 pm

Tickle wrote @ 4:53 MST but it isn't here yet - "I'm posting this at 6:24EST"
".

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


TicklePlease replies on 2/16/2018 5:53 am:
Dang... is it just me? Am I a glitch magnet or is everybody off work for president's day long weekend?

redrockrascal 59M
16386 posts
2/16/2018 7:53 am

TicklePlease replies on 2/16/2018 7:53 am:
Dang... is it just me?

No, it happens to Papis too she wrote a post about it.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


TicklePlease replies on 2/16/2018 2:02 pm:
Well, not that I'm glad she's had it before... but I'm glad it's not JUST me!

Basilikummen 41M
329 posts
2/16/2018 9:40 am

Bummer about not getting the job. Or the other job ... that you didn't apply for ... how weird is that? Talk about life kicking you when you're down!

But major kudos on finding that ray of sunshine on a cloudy day! Sounds like the best let-down party ever.

Say something witty? Where are my German sonnets by Wilhelm Schüttelnspeer? Drat! I love ... cake!


TicklePlease replies on 2/16/2018 2:03 pm:
It was a TON of fun! If you're ever in Atlantic City once you get back stateside, check it out!

Golly06 65M  
1756 posts
2/16/2018 1:02 pm

I am trying to think of a comment, but your smile and joie de vivre keep intruding. When I am not listening to "oldies," well, because I am an oldy, I have been getting gritty with Tom Waits: torchy with Sara Jackson Holman and Caro Emerald (fantastic vocals); and a little crazy with Morphine and of course Squirrel Nut Zippers (maybe that's the bourbon talking). Will check out SJ, for sure.


TicklePlease replies on 2/16/2018 4:51 pm:
Bourbon usually has something good to say! *wink

BiggLala 46F  
20480 posts
2/16/2018 6:15 pm

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    No gambling, just drinking and chatting but as someone who works with the visually impaired, this cracked me up in ALL kinds of ways!!!!
    [image]
Oh lord! I hate those big ass games. I feel like I'm in a spaceship or Mission Control at NASA. Houston, we have a problem!

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TicklePlease replies on 2/17/2018 3:19 am:
Damn, I wish I'd thought of that analogy while I was there!

Just to embarrass CF a little more!

CleavageFan4U 61M  
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2/17/2018 7:24 am

Although I could have just as readily done with just one illustration - just for YOU, and as a test - I put three illustrations in my latest (linked just below).

It came out fine, so guess whatever it was the happened to you was just transitory.

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TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 5:45 am:
You're too kind...

The next day it seemed to be fine so I'm not sure what it was. I was wondering if I was the only one who could see it either, but it seemed to be universal. Getting ready to post a new blog so hopefully ALL the pictures will be in their regular places!!!

DarkMindDeepSoul 35M  
25 posts
2/17/2018 8:31 am

It is funny that you mention Cleveland, and how close that one member is. Only because I live in Columbus. It is not super close per se, but closer then in relation to you in Delaware.

My condolences to you on the job interviews and the rejection thereof, especially one that you had not even interviewed for. I have been in that same boat my share of times over the past year-and-a-half, so I can very much personally relate.

Additionally, I have also been actively dating during the same time. And by actively dating, sadly, I mean more first and second dates than anything else. It is amazing how similar dates and interviews are. While I have a lot of confidence in myself, I am always mindful of the EQ (emotional intelligence) aspect of it all and the impact it can have. Because at the end of the day, both dating and interviewing are about "worth."  And even if you are a fairly  self-confident person, it doesn't change the fact that rejection feels shity always. And so, to be rejected, over and over, both personally and professionally LOL, well that certainly sucks a lot.Unfortunately, this is where I have been at much of the time over the past year-and-a-half.

For the record, I think you handled it very very well. Injecting some positivity, and paying yourself, is the best remedy for such circumstances. It also looks like you picked quite fun times indeed, and that locale with the pool looks very bad ass.

Naturally, knowing the path and walking the path are two different things.  But the work and effort it takes sometimes on a hard road is quite a life challenge indeed. I am always mindful of that old sales adage, if you knock on enough doors you'll finally get one. And while it helps at times,  it is not a cure-all for overcoming the obstacles in the spaces. However, I know that pessimism almost never wins the day.   So I do try and stay the eternal optimist always, albeit a cautious and realistic one.

I will leave it there, but I wish you the best of luck in your next interview!


TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 5:49 am:
I was thinking about the similarities between dating and interviewing too... it's all really just about getting the other person to like you first, THEN you get a chance to talk about your skills and THEN hopefully you'll be asked for a demonstration!

I know there's a lot of cool pools out there, but if you ever find yourself in Atlantic City in the winter, THAT'S the place to be!

Apparently I'm fond of caps lock today.

gattomonstrosis 52M
784 posts
2/18/2018 1:53 am

Tickle without a Valentine is a crime, an absolute crime, what is wrong with men these days?


TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 5:51 am:
Hey you!!!!! I've missed your comments here in blogland, good to see you again! I suppose I'll have to have a valentines re-do on St. Patrick's day.... red hearts go with green beer right?

gattomonstrosis 52M
784 posts
2/18/2018 10:26 am

Well it's nice to know i was missed

If the beer is green and someone drinks it then i can't see them questioning the red hearts along with it

I did nothing at all for Valentines, I had my son with me making violent throwup noises every time anyone in a movie we were watching kissed.


TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 7:22 pm:
Of COURSE you were missed!!! Cracking up at the thought of violent throwup noises... I probably would have done that too!

samhouston3 44M  
7 posts
2/18/2018 10:52 am

Sorry about the job interview, and non interview rejections. Also, I would gladly volunteer for bikini pics.


TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 6:57 pm:
How kind of ya!

And thanks too.

lindoboy100 55M
18834 posts
2/18/2018 12:59 pm

1. Their loss.............eejits!

2. Looking gorgeous.......no' the boy mind!! Hehe!

3. That sounds ever so decadent, the dome bathing, I'll happily receive sexy bikini pics and give you an honest crit too, ahem.......

Wake up and hold yer noses.........


TicklePlease replies on 2/18/2018 7:00 pm:
Heh heh heh.. So long as I didn't completely misunderstand your honest crit, we'd be good!

gattomonstrosis 52M
784 posts
2/18/2018 9:45 pm

TicklePlease replies on 2/19/2018 3:22 am:
Of COURSE you were missed!!! Cracking up at the thought of violent throwup noises... I probably would have done that too!


I generally think that if i vanished off the face of the earth tomorrow no one would notice.

He's 14, at that stage where he is noticing girls but not sure what to do about it and over compensating


TicklePlease replies on 2/19/2018 6:05 am:
Yeah, we all think that from time to time.... I'm guilty of it. But it's not true.

That stage you mention.... I don't think it ever ends! *wink

gattomonstrosis 52M
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2/19/2018 11:11 am

TicklePlease replies on 2/19/2018 2:05 pm:
Yeah, we all think that from time to time.... I'm guilty of it. But it's not true.

That stage you mention.... I don't think it ever ends! *wink


Oh i know D would miss me, i've never missed a daddy weekend, it's very important to me that he knows that if i say i will be there then i will be there, even if i have to get through a blizzard.

i misread that wink for a second, a throbbing was felt


TicklePlease replies on 2/20/2018 2:36 am:
*fistpump

I've still got it, even long distance!

gattomonstrosis 52M
784 posts
2/21/2018 1:28 pm

TicklePlease replies on 2/20/2018 10:36 am:
*fistpump

I've still got it, even long distance!


Oh very very very definitely


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