04.04.2002 - 8:40 a.m.
I have given a lot of thought to this moment. The announcement
I was really looking forward to writing in this diary. A significant
and much-anticipating change in my life. I thought of writing
the words in trumpeting 72-point type, maybe in bold italic Times
Roman or something.
But, I think
I will just say it. Calmly and quietly, like you and I were sitting
together sipping coffee, and I leaned in cosily to tell you about
the new occurrence in my life.
BWAHHHHH! No, I am totally kidding.
I got a job! I got a job! I'm all gainfully employed and stuff!
It's the job I was pondering
about the other day, the one that doesn't pay very well. I negotiated
with the owners of the company, and they have agreed that yes,
I am indeed a valuable addition to ANY workplace, and yes, they
will agree to my terms that include one bazillion dollars annually.
Um, or not. The pay is
still kinda stinky. But there is a lot of opportunity for gaining
great experience. They need a marketing ninja to come in and
kick major ninja ass, and friends - I am that ninja. There's
an insanely cool profit sharing program (if Ninja Sundry can
start rolling in some profits, that is), all kinds of kooky fun
perks, and cats running around the offices.
Perks like a full time
chef that cooks up lunch and dinner for everyone. Massage. Neato
office building that looks more like a beautifully decorated
home. FULL BAR UPSTAIRS. Air hockey table (rad!). Big honking
mega screen TV.
It's like they're bloated
rich dot-commers, except what they actually are is a struggling
20-person team of engineers that build apps for Mac OS X.
Can I just say, the nerdiness
is palpable in the building. It's all programmer guys
working bizarre hours and shuffling around in their socks and
quoting obscure gaming references. I love it. Because frankly,
I am comprised of a large percentage of nerd, myself. It's like
coming home to the mothership.
In an 'interview' that
was basically the whole company sitting around on couches talking
about random stuff and occasionally asking me something that
actually had to do with the position, one guy asked what my favorite
movie was. My honest answer was Blade Runner*, which was met with appreciative
murmuring. Another guy said, "We would also have accepted
"How did you stumble
across this interesting and zany sounding position, Sundry?"
you might ask. Or you should ask, because it's really
A friend of mine recommended
my diary to one of her friends, who thought it was funny and
told her ex-fiance who happens to own a company about it, who
also happened to be in the midst of losing his marketing guy.
This company owner wants all the marketing writing about the
company to be funny - so he called my friend who I happened to
work with at my last job to ask her about me. Then he called
me. Then I went in and charmed the socks offa all them engineers.
Or something to that effect.
Isn't that so Six Degrees of Separation and just all around
WEIRD? Who would have ever thought this diary would result in
a ferchrissakes JOB?
Anyway. As of today, I'm reentering the world of employment.
Hello, meetings that last too long and goattrail all over the
place. Hello, angry customers and grouchy retailers. Hello, "I
thought Bob took care of that!"
It's about goddamn time.
go back :::
04.03.2002 - So,
a week of instability, outlook-on-life-wise, plus the added fun
of a poor body image. Yay for hormones!
04.02.2002 - You
know very well the lobster would have to pork the tiger, not
the other way around.
03.29.2002 - Let's
all just take a moment and wallow in jealous hatred.
*Sidenote about BladeRunner:
When JB and I were first dating, he asked what my favorite movie
was. Apparently he misheard me, because he thought I said "Blade",
so he rented that retarded Wesley Snipes movie. Why he continued
to date me afterwards remains a mystery.
comments so far.
I have moved. - 1.03.2005
Obviously, a work in progress. - 12.27.2004
Happy holidays! - 12.24.2004
Listen, I am not a complete dick, it's not like I want Joe to die alone surrounded by cats or something. - 12.23.2004
Plus I am convinced my butt is extra big when it's upside down. - 12.22.2004