July 28, 2003

Surfacing briefly

I may have to stop reading most blogs. Not only am I using "I gotta finish reading the blogs" as an excuse to not write in my own, I often find myself getting pissed off, and there aren't enough hours in the day, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I can talk about it now that one whole day has passed: I have a job. Sure, right now it's temp work, but there is the possibility of -- dare I breath it? -- a permanent position, and at the very least I am learning an office routine and getting a normal lunch hour and figuring out how to set up the coffee maker and everything, and that is what I need right now. That and a paycheck.

Anyway, I didn't want to say anything about it until I had shown up for my first day and not been told "Oh! Didn't the temp place call you? We found out we didn't need anyone after all." Because each time before that it looked as if I might have a position I told someone and then the thing fell through. Call me superstitious.

As for me writing, it looks as if staying up until 4am is over, but I was tired of that anyway. I am trying to get back into writing mode; I've been sort of preoccupied lately, as you can see. And there will be some changes around here. (Cue ominous music.) Stay tuned... (Yes, I know I've said it before.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at July 28, 2003 09:21 PM

Congratulations on getting the job. Hope it turns into something permanent. Permanent at any rate until you write your blockbuster novel that sells at Tom Clancy or J. K. Rowling levels and brings you beaucoup bucks. Will you remember the little people who read your blog when you are rich, famous, and have your novels made into movies?

Ah, I knew Andrea Harris when, or at least sent emails to her, which is about as well as I know anybody. What is this "life" thing people talk about getting?

Posted by: Michael Lonie at July 28, 2003 at 10:05 PM

Good luck with the new job!

Posted by: John F. MacMichael at July 28, 2003 at 10:10 PM

I think you get the "First Blogger Off The Dole", in the "(that I read)" subcategory. Way to go!

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at July 28, 2003 at 10:24 PM

Congrats on the job, Andrea!!

And yes, we'll adjust to the changes 'round here ;)

Posted by: Roscoe at July 28, 2003 at 11:09 PM


Posted by: *** Dave at July 28, 2003 at 11:32 PM

Just wanted to add my Congratulations! Hope the folks you're working with are nice.

Posted by: Polly at July 29, 2003 at 01:03 AM

Congrats. Especially good news given that it's summer, and summer is typically the worst possible time to be looking for a job.

As for reading blogs: try SharpReader yet? Really speeds things up.

Posted by: Dean Esmay at July 29, 2003 at 02:41 AM

Jobs are for people who can't handle grinding poverty, homelessness, and the utter pointlessness of getting out of bed when there's no place to go and no way to do anything when you get there.

Congrats and best of luck.

Posted by: McGehee at July 29, 2003 at 09:08 AM

I'll keep good thoughts on the temp job becoming more.

Posted by: Ith at July 29, 2003 at 12:22 PM

Good luck. The best thing about a temp/possible perm job is that you get to find out the bad points before you say 'yes'.

The other good thing is that even if you don't go perm, if they like you you'll get more temp jobs.

And I'm sure they'll like you... ummm... if you don't 'fisk' them. ;)

Posted by: Kathy K at July 30, 2003 at 08:54 PM