October 30, 2014
HI HI HI DID YOU MISS ME PROBABLY NOT
ARE YOU SUPER SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT HOW BUSY I AM
IF SO SORRY
YO AMY HIT THE CAPS LOCK KEY PLEASE
My new job (which I guess isn't THAT new anymore, but since I'm still in that learning-curve stage where getting asked a direct question during a meeting results in momentary panic of I PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION OH SHIT EVERYBODY IS LOOKING AT ME I CAN'T THINK OF ANY WORDS PASS PASS PASS!, I think it still qualifies as new-ish) continues to be very cool and also very time consuming.
We all work from home most of the time, but there's also some travel, and we get together as a team as often as we can, spending long days in various hotel lobby restaurants or wherever we can score free wifi, strategerizing and planning to plan and mapping out campaign sequences on whiteboards and then taking photos of the whiteboards so we can all go home and spend the next couple days trying to read each other's chickenscratch handwriting.
This week a couple people I actually hadn't met yet joined us, except that I totally had met them. Over 10 years ago, at my old job, the one I quit after Noah was born to stay home and ride the blogging money wave that would never end, oh no, mwa ha haaa.
*washes up facedown on beach*
Their very first question, actually, was about this blog and whether I was still writing it.
(Apparently my blog-related exit from the company back in 2006 caused quite a splash, and I remain semi-famous among the 100 or so people who I worked with at the time. All of whom have also moved on, because it was a publishing company that published things. ACTUAL PAPER THINGS. You can guess how that worked out.)
I laughed because TECHNICALLY YES, but I admitted that I definitely don't post as often as I used to, or view it as anything other than a hobby again, all full-circle like. Because now I do this job which is like my old job, only Internettier, and days spent analyzing online marketing-speak whiteboard doodles don't really make for compelling blog entries.
*damn shit just got meta*
I'm also still copywriting for other clients in my "spare" time (hahahahahahaaaaaaa), but I'm not sure anybody else cares to hear my thoughts on market trends in the hospitality industry as they relates to procurement services.
I mean, if you do, that's cool. I won't judge. But maybe let's find something else to talk about during happy hour.
Anyway, that's life now. It's very busy. I have a very long to-do list today and only have until 1:40 p.m. to make a dent in it, because that's when I need to head to the Halloween parade and parties at Noah & Ezra's school, where I will need to technically attend two different parties at the same time, because both boys are insisting on my presence. But I managed to find Noah's lost Ninja Turtle mask under a chair in the living room like five minutes before the bus came thing morning so clearly I am a goddamned superhero who will make it all work.