Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Okay. Must keep blogging. If I sit down and write I may get blessed with some inspiration. If I don't, well, I'll probably get more reading done. Hmmm. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Maybe it's the season for silence and turning pages. "A time to blog, a time to read."..... nah.

Anyway, I suppose I should write about work. If you've read the background information--if that link even works--if you've read the background information, you've read that I work for a big bad corporation* that I dubbed "Wombatsch". Well, that's old news. I inquired about working for Wombatsch when I returned to the U.S., but they weren't hiring. If I wanted to wait, I might have gotten a call sooner or later, but I didn't have that luxury. I applied for a job off the NW Jobs website and--surprise!--got the job. I now work for a small printing company I'll call "Yoyodyne". The job offers less money and less benefits than my old one, but also a lot less of the corporate baggage. That makes me happy.

A good part of my day involves business cards. I'm the designated typesetter, so when a customer wants a new business card, I'm the guy who gets to enter the names and phone numbers. So far it's been interesting, seeing the different card designs and all that, but I'm sure that will wear off in time. Still, at least I can always look forward to typesetting some envelopes sooner or later.

That sounds rather pathetic, doesn't it? Oh, well. It's honest work and it pays the bills. (or at least I hope it does. I haven't pinned down an accurate budget yet. Gas prices have really gone up in the past two years....)

* Actually, Wombatsch isn't really evil, it's just a big corporation. It's kind of like being a hobbit hanging around a giant. From the perspective of us little guys, a giant causes a lot of damage just by going through their daily routine. You've got to be careful that you don't get crushed.

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