Sorry cats!

Too busy! This is so weird. Nothing at all has really changed in my actual responsibilities between being “temporary” and “permanent”. Though, for some reason, now that I am permanent, I’m all busy and crap. It’s like I magically inherited more respect and responsibility. Weird? Yes.

work

Some days I really like this place. The people, mostly, but this company also has good vision and quality product. Other days I wish I had the gumption to follow through with the 5year goal (which, incidentally, is scheduled to expire in a year). I think it’ll turn, slowly, into an 8year goal. I need to get my feet wet here for a little while. Onward and upward.

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I don’t have anything profound to report on today… Oh! One thing; read your cellular phone contract before you call up and yell and the poor customer service rep who only has the job to get free minutes.

knitting fever

can’t… use… the… mouse. I knitted for ~8 hours yesterday, finishing Kurt’s beanie, only to discover that I have to add another inch to the rim. This is not a particularly difficult endeavor, but requires skills that I hadn’t planned on learning until next winter when I knit my first sweater. It simply involves a ring of fabric sewn to the bottom rim of the existing hat as one would sew an arm sleeve to a sweater shell. Enough shop talk. I’ll be very busy at work tomorrow (read: lots of mousing), so I shouldn’t be on the computer so much at home for fear that my wrists will turn into mush.

chilly

I could, very happily, live in a log cabin and never go outside. I think this is a testament to just how easily amused I can be. Provided I still have everything that I do now at my disposal. The ferrets, this morning, are on my nerves though. They stand at the door to their (my) room, scratching. When I go in the room and sit down to play, they run all around, everywhere but near me. What do they want!? Gah. They’ve just now been placed in their cage for a time-out.

no friday five today

Cuz it’s kinda lame. It’s all about “why did you start your blog?” “who reads your blog?”. Feh. As a matter of fact, I’m kinda too busy today to do any blogging. Maybe after work. Happy Valentimes Day to you all!

drivin’

Being escorted to work by a great friend for the last three days has made this week just fly by! I mean, it’s already Thursday fer chrissakes. And to top it all off, I actually woke up before the alarm, though slightly less-than-chipper. I can’t wait until this week is over. :) Before being part of the daytime work crowd, I always wondered why people were so damn interested in the weekend. Most of my jobs have been Tue-Sun, or Weds-Mon, I’ve always had to work on the weekend and never had the affection that I do now for my days off. Maybe it’s cuz I know I’ll be doing it for a while and it’s a bigger deal than a gets-me-through-college job. Maybe it’s cuz I don’t work 2-11 and can’t sleep in. Maybe I just really like waking up at my leisure, sipping coffee while reading the morning news online; maybe that’s why it seems that everyone else at work is slow to start and though they get to work at 8, they don’t actually /get to work/ til 9. Wish me luck driving with my new clutch.

new job, new resolution

Well, I’m now a regular and permanent employee at the fabulous Pleasant Company. They even accepted my job description (almost as submitted) and allowed me to keep the job title (the hold-up was because no one in the organization is a “technologist”). So, you’re lookin’ at a bonafide Front-End Design Technologist. What this means to you: nothing; I may have to work late a couple more nights a week once a month, but whatever. What this means to me: my job has shifted slighty towards more design and less production. We are, however, hiring a “Special Projects Employee” (what I was until yesterday morning) to do some grunt work and help “around the house”. I’ve also gained insurance, paid vacation, and a moderate paycut. What this also means to me is that I need to, again, boycott the cafe for monitary reasons and not just cuz the salad bar sucks 3 days out of 4. Congratulations will be had at the bar tonight. You know which bar. Oh, and my resolution is to limit outsourced content to Fridays. :)