Pretty good, huh?

Thursday, December 30, 2004

OK, OK, OK. I hear you!

Sorry, dear readers. But with the holiday break and getting rid of the old job and scoring this new job, I have neglected you.

Thanks for having faith. I have returned.

I received my final check and my bonus check for time accrued at the old place. All's well that ends.

Now I am here, feeling like a pre-schooler on his first day in a new town with no friends. Don't get me wrong, everyone is very nice. But I'm not sure who to trust. And when I try to do something there are 5 other simple steps that snag me. Where's the printer? What budget code do I use? Who are you? Where am I?

I'm sure everything will even out soon enough. But right now, I am the new guy, totally lost and confused.

Budda says, It is hard not to be annoyed with the beginner.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Final Days

I've been spending these past few days throwing away files and organizing for my assistant who will be taking over my job. Kinda sad, but very liberating.

All kinds of people have been stopping by my office to ask about my new position of Director of Spelling and to say goodbye. We talk about the real reasons for my departure and the big future ahead. Then we hug. Sometimes, I can't even remember their names.

I say, I'm not moving out of town, it's right at 19th and L. But we all know we won't see each other again. I may run into them on the streets, but I may not. We shall see.

So, to review: more money, great job in my field (spelling), closer to home (5 Metro stops--no transfer), 4 blocks from Mrs. ETJB, and away from here. Even a cockroach could figure out this is a good move.

Monday, December 06, 2004


OK, so sorry about hiding out for so long. I do have good news, though.

I've been interviewing and accepting and declining and negotiating at a few places. I will start a new job on January 4, 2005. It's at 19th and L, near Mrs. ETJB. I will be Director of Spelling for another Group. Pretty good, huh?