Leap Year Survey for 2008–The Results

If you’ve been a fan of this blog for a while (and I can’t imagine many people have), you may recall a post which I wrote the last Leap Year on February 29, 2008. At that time I was 38, Anthony was 4 and still in preschool, and I was still happily employed at Learning … Continue reading Leap Year Survey for 2008–The Results

Moving On Up?

Toward the end of the my shift today, I got a text from one of the other proofreaders. “Julie is here…RUN!!” “Aw hell",” I replied. Julie, as she will be referred to in this post, is the HR manager of the staffing agency which employs your buddy Dave here. She is the go-to person should … Continue reading Moving On Up?

Turning A Corner

In my last post, I created a nifty little collage of images that was based on the currently popular “What People Think I Do” meme. Then I really got to thinking about what exactly it is I do for a living and realized how much I no longer want to be a proofreader. That’s not … Continue reading Turning A Corner

What People Think I Do: Proofreader’s Version

There’s a meme floating around and I’d be quite remiss by not taking advantage of it. Take note, however, that this assessment is based on my extremely limited capacity as a proofreader in my current position for a company that will remain nameless. Click on the image for a larger version. You like? Make your … Continue reading What People Think I Do: Proofreader’s Version

Paying Up

We woke up to a pleasant surprise this morning: our tax monies were in our checking account! We had gotten them done last Saturday and we were told that the deposits would be made in 7-14 days with the State check being the first. The real surprise was that both checks were in this morning. … Continue reading Paying Up