Thursday, May 31, 2007


I was tagged by Lightsy and Swami for the eight randoms, and need to post about something other than my last post, so here goes....

1. Our acting director's last day is today. That essentially leaves me in charge for the time being, with no managerial structure between me and the President. I'm looking at this as an opportunity.

2. I'm going to start playing ultimate frisbee again. There's a group of similar-aged peeps who play every Wednesday night that I used to play with, that I've reconnected with to start playing again. It's fun, and a sh!t-load of running to keep me in shape.

3. Our new house (well, we've been here 8 months now) is a block from a major canal. It has a 25 km recreation path that runs along it, which I utilize nearly every night either walking or on my bike (not the whole length) with my kids. I love it.

4. IMHO, we spend way to much time in front of the TV (in the evenings). I recognize this fact. DW does not.

5. I've always been perplexed by goons and thugs on TV who are willing to die for their jobs when fighting the good guys. Is it really worth it?

6. I have a Vince Carter bobble-head on my desk from when he played with the Raptors. I can't stand him now, so why is it still there?

7. I plan on celebrating the birthday of my saxophone later this year. It is a vintage, Buescher Tru-Tone Silver alto saxophone. According to the serial number archives, it was manufactured in 1927, meaning it turns 80 this year. I think an octogenarian celebration is in order. I love my saxo-ma-phone.

8. Like txmomma, I need a haircut. Maybe I'll go tonight.

That's all. I don't know if anyone is left to be tagged, but I'll say Boo, Zombs, and HD

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Because I need to post something

Wow... I've been neglecting this poor place.

Spend too much time reading everybody else's blogs.

So anyways, I had a kick in the pants the other day.

Here's the start: I've become somewhat disillusioned with my job recently. We have been going through change for the last two years, with our team being short-handed and missing two levels of management.

As a result, I broke down and sent out a resume for an external position (a management position), that I thought I was well qualified for.

The second stream of the story goes like this: I've been working indirectly with a lady here at work (let's call her Jill) for the past four years or so. She was a recent graduate when I started, so I took her under my wing to help her along in our industry (she got a junior position in another department). We would get together for lunch every now in awhile, and I would provide guidance and we would talk shop.

Back to the other stream: About a week went by, and I got a letter in the mail: "Dear Mr. Meemo, Thanks for you interest in the position. We had many quality applicants, but regret to inform you that you will not be considered for an interview."

The other day, I get an e-mail from Jill (part of a group e-mail): "Dear friends, thanks for all your support over the last few years. I am happy to announce that I will taking position as Manager of blah blah blah blah blah on June 1."

Yup, the job that I applied for, and didn't even get interviewed for.


That's me feeling sorry for myself.

(FTR, I am very happy for her. But also very pissed. Does that make sense?)