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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Now, Isn't This Something?

As you may know, my poor RM hasn't been able to catch a break in years. Keeps losing band jobs, can't get a day job, just not lucky. Until today! He entered a contest at the local radio station for folks like us (rock, Americana, Texas stuff) and they let him know he WON a Macintosh portable computer! To win, you had to be a local musician with a proven need for a computer, so he wrote them about his podcasts and recording, and how old his current system is. I am just tickled pink that he won--he truly deserves it! So if you are local, I think he'll be on the Daily Demo at 3 pm on Thursday.

I wrote to congratulate him and mentioned something that Work Boy #1 had said about it--that he is setting sail and casting off his extra ballast. I said, "I guess I am ballast, wah" or something like that, and he wrote back that I most certainly am not, that I had kept him afloat for a long time and helped him learn to sail. That is nice. He also said kind things about our relationship not ending, just moving to a new phase. That also was really nice to read, so I felt all warm and fuzzy that I have not lost him as a friend. And that is good, since he is a much more enjoyable person to know these days. Perhaps because there's no pressure any more.

Things are otherwise just wonderful. I am having a great time at work, doing a fun project that keeps me really busy and engaged (not just formatting other people's less than stellar writing--I get to make my own doggerel!). But I am working with a nice techie guy, and enjoying the last week with my current set of work friends. Next week we move our cubicles, and Work Boy #2 gets to go off and get his real employee sized cubicle while I get to decorate another teeny tiny one. At least it is really close to the bathrooms. I got a nice depressing little chat out of EM about how I should not count too much on getting my own "real" position, but I think I have reason to be optimistic, just not overly so. Realistic instead. I don't suck at what I do. I am at least ALMOST good enough for a real position! So, I will keep trying to do well and be uncharacteristically positive, while I have the emotional glow of happiness rubbing off on me.

Nonetheless, I won't be spending much for Yule. I want to save just in case.

Well, I can't get two seconds of privacy to post tonight, so I will stop. Darn families.


Sam said...
Continued excitement for your RM's luck! What a gift!Take care
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:18:00 PM

Tina said...
Wow, that's awesome! Congrats to RM!I wish I could win a portable Mac.I'm also glad to hear you are doing well. I've been feeling very anti-social lately. Oh, Kat is moving out soon. Possibly this weekend.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:41:00 PM

Barbara said...
How very kewl this is! And I love what WB#1 said - it is very wise!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 6:55:00 PM

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