Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Random sighting: Jackson Bell

Nicole had her first day working at Yahoo's New York office yesterday, and I had an interview at KickApps, a social networking software company, two blocks away. So we decided to meet for lunch. We met about noon in Bryant Park, just in front of her office, and were walking to a Japanese place when a guy passing us says, 'Josh? Is that you?'

It took me a minute to place him: Jackson Bell, former reporter at the Glendale News-Press. Just about the last person I expected to run into. We worked together there about five years ago. He left a few years ago and moved to Paris, to go to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. 

Turns out that he just moved to New York two weeks ago, and is starting today at a fancy New York restuarant, Oceana. Small world.

The interview was great, by the way. It went really well, and I really liked the people at KickApps, and I like what they do.  I have a few more interviews scheduled for this week, and I'll write more on the job search when I know more later this week.

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