Tuesday, August 23, 2005

To bring you up to speed

Yeah, it's been a while. We all have our droughts.

I haven't posted for a number of reasons. The first is that the job I am at makes me nervous (yes, the stupid ass temp job). I am scared to screw around at work big time. E-mail sites are blocked and I am walled away in a cubicle surrounded by male researchers who only seem able to cast disapproving looks my way.

Now I've never mentioned here where this place is or what their business is (nor will I ever, despite the fact that its astonishing boringness could be mined for some great my-life-sure-blows jokes). But the idea of getting caught blogging about it weighs on me so much, maybe because, like the filthy liar I am, I pretend so much to enjoy it.

The other reason is a happy reason. I met somebody and fell in love and we like to spend lots of time together gazing into each other's eyes and generally being silly. This is delightfully out of character for me and tremendously exciting and I only like to interrupt it for my friends, family and parakeet, and this blog is really not that important to me.

But it has come to my attention that a few my more long-distance homies use this as an easy way to keep up with new developments (which is sweet of them, since I can be a really shitty friend when it comes to keeping in touch). Plus I think once I get the ball rolling it'll be easier to update.

So here's what I do. Every day, I send training materials to people, post their badly-written and badly-designed shit on the company intranet and record these and other activities (including how much time I spend doing each activity) in a series of databases. That's all, folks.