So I've recently learned that the best way to find out one's own importance is to stop doing the thing you've been doing every day and see if anyone notices.
It's been three (or so) weeks since I've updated my blog and I've never been so popular in my life!! People, lots and lots of people (by which I mean more than two) have written me, asking where I've been and when I'm coming back. People (all three of you :) I'm back. Glad I could bring some happiness and light back into your day.
An update: My new job is the first time I've ever had to show up at work at a specific time. I'm finding that I don't like this very much. Also, my new bosses expect me to stay at work until 5. Every day. Even when I finish all my work earlier. I don't understand this at all!!! Sighhh....
it's fun to work on a college campus -- though I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not ACTUALLY a student. I have a separate facebook page just for Kent state and I totally judge my popularity by my number of friends :)
Last week was our opening week events. Basically this meant that we had lots of parties and I got paid to socialize with everyone. It also meant, though, that I was at work till 10 or 11 most nights. Last Tuesday, I chose to ignore the red flashing light on my gas gage, figuring I'd have more than enough gas to get home. This turned out to be a horribly bad calculation and I had to be towed to the nearest gas station. Triple A totally loves me at this point. I think they know me by name now.
I do have some journalism news to report though. I have a personal essay coming out in Cleveland magazine next month. There may or may not be a cool stencil drawing of me to accompany the essay. I'm unqualified to comment on this as I haven't seen the actual picture yet, though the art director keeps telling me she thinks it's "great." (However, the more times she tells me this the less inclined I am to believe her :)
Anyway, to my three fans -- now that I'm back writing, feel free to leave notes on my ACTUAL blog, so others can see that i have readers and think I'm funny and important.
Missed you all!