Rob updated his MySpace page. He has been offered a job at Slusho!:
You can’t drink just six...I can. I think we all new this was coming, and it explains why Hawk us wearing a Slusho t-shirt on the night of the party. Here are the comments from his friends:
Current mood: adventurous
Category: Jobs, Work, Careers
So I got a job offer, and it's everything I wanted. More money, more power, more creative freedom. I'd even have up to five people working under me, and you know how much I've always wanted underlings. One catch -- I need to move to freakin' JAPAN! The job is the V.P. of Marketing and Promotions for SLUSHO! brand "happy drink." Apparently it's all the rage in Asia. I'd be part of a team tasked with replicating the drink's popularity in the Western world. Here's a link to their most recent TV spot: http://www.slusho.jp/contest/sample/medium.html Bizarre, I know. I'm sure
Hud would love it. They want us to come up with a more accessible angle to hook an American audience.
When I said I'd be willing to leave NYC for the new gig, I was thinking maybe Chicago or Toronto, maybe L.A. Japan is a whole other extreme. I'm not a particularly worldly fellow, and I'd definitely be in store for some major culture shock. But you know what? Maybe this is exactly the jolt my lame little life needs. A fresh start, and all the clichés that go with it. I'm cautiously psyched. I told them I needed the weekend to think it over, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna take it. I mean, I can't think of a good enough reason not to.
Hawk - My Japanese friend Kuroki paid me off in Slusho once to settle a bet. That shit is delicious. I’ve been craving more ever since I tried it. Your job will be a piece of cake, Slusho sells itself. Please tell me you get a free lifetime supply or something.One word of advice Rob - you should try to leave on the 17th ;)
Rob Hawkins - They gave me some t-shirts at the interview, you want one?
HUD - Dude I just googled Slusho, did you know they are a subsidiary of some evil oil company called Tagruato? We both know how much you hate oil (you always say “no oil” when you order a hoagie), so you better turn down the job and stay here and live with me forever and ever.
LenaDia - Gay.
Lil - Rob that’s crazy! How soon would you have to leave?
Rob - A few weeks, around the middle of the month they said.
Beth - Japan!? Oh my god, Rob! Come over this weekend so we can talk about it?
* Thanks to Harish for emailing me first!
UPDATE: Sorry everyone! I had to delete all the comments because some 12 year old ass-hat was spamming the post. Grow up, little dude.