In response to an email I sent yesterday to various coworkers among my three former jobs, a very good friend of mine replied, that was a very “Jackkerowackesque” letter. You should save it for your diary/journal. And so I am ...
If you are receiving this email, you are on Katie’s Preferred Contact List, which really has no obvious benefits of membership, especially since I will be joining the world of the unemployed tomorrow and – minus moving expenses – will be straddling the poverty line in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. I would really like to keep in touch with you so I am providing my personal contact information at the end of this email.
For those of you who are unaware, today was my last day at Western Carolina University. I am leaving the Cullowhee area to try out New York City life. I have no lucrative job offer waiting or a sugar daddy off which to binge; I am just going. It’s not as wild and adventurous as I’d like for it to sound because there was a year's-worth of intense planning involved; however, if I do not receive a job offer soon, I just may have to begin seeking a sugar daddy. Just kidding. Maybe.
Please keep in touch with me – if nothing more than to remind me from time to time that I left the majestic beauty of the Appalachians to attempt survival in a concrete jungle. In addition to joining the ranks of the unemployed, I am still also seeking a permanent residence. In the interim, my address will be My Best Friend’s Couch, Bronx, NY 10452 … it’s going to be one of those things that I’ll be able to laugh about later, you know?
My personal email address is (omitted for the purposes of this blog entry). Email will be the best way to reach me for the next few months – maybe longer. If any of you are ever in New York City and need a place to stay (and if I have a $1200/mon, 500 sq. ft. apartment of my very own by then), please know that you are always welcome. Your feet may be in my kitchen when you lay down in my living room, but it’ll be free.
It has been a pleasure knowing and/or working with all of you in various capacities. I thank you for the opportunities and the memories. As we say at Western, “Go Cats!” As we say at the casino, “Good luck and oh yea!” And as we say at the crab shack, “Remember you got your crabs from Stoney!” And I hate to say good-bye so I’ll just say I hope to see you soon!
This is Katie. Signing off from North Carolina.