1- Today is our first residency interview day!
I wouldn’t be nervous for an IRL interview, but since we are Zooming it I feel there are many things that could go awry.
I also aggressively consolidated our interview structure (went from 1 live session per day with ~10 candidates max to 2 sessions/day with 15 candidates each, so 30!). I was tired of spending half of the fall/winter doing interviews, and now that I have a full size program to run while recruiting, it just didn’t make sense anymore. Obviously the days we are interviewing will be intense but there are much fewer than before!
I guess I hyperbatched the interviews. Wish me luck!
2- Time change.
I am considering an incremental approach. Currently, kids are going to bed ~8-8:30 and waking up 6:30-7. Left to their own devices and doing nothing, the time change would render that 7-7:30 and then wakeup of 5:30-6 (ugh). Rather than failing to do it all in one go, I think might try a gradual adjustment?
⏰ First 3 days: put kids to bed 7:45 (suspect they will wake up 5:45-ish) and set my own alarm for 4:15 rather than 5:15 so I still have workout time etc
⏰ Second 3 days: put kids to bed 8:00 (hopefully wakeup will shift towards 6) and set my own alarm for 4:30
⏰ Third 3 days: put kids to bed 8:15, set own alarm 4:45
⏰ Final step: kids back to 8:30 bedtime and go back to my current normal 5a wakeup.
It seems . . worth a shot.
Is it bad that I still am not sure what we are doing? I bought an entire $10.68 worth of candy (Reese’s Cups + an M&M variety bag). Back when we lived in Miami Beach where there are literal hordes of trick or treaters driving into our neighborhood I used to spend like $150). Our tentative plan is to go to 3 friends’ houses and hand out treat bags, but we did not factor in whether these friends will be out trick or treating. I guess it would be easy to track them down with the miracle of cell phones . . .
There is talk that some people will have some tables set up outside so I may let the kids do some minimal trick or treating too.
4- Podcasts on Halloween ideas:
5- Considering AirPod Pros
(gift to myself using my allowance post interview lol). I feel like my life now includes enough headphone time that I’d like really nice comfortable ones. I can’t get the regular AirPods because the standard Apple ear buds do not fit well in my ears! I was pretty surprised to see the Wirecutter review not even mention them . . .
(My phone + laptop are both Apple, but my work computer in my ‘real’ office is not).