If we were having coffee, I suspect you’d quickly notice that I was in an uncommonly good mood, at least compared to the last, oh, eight months. Because good news: I have a job. Or, at least, I’m back up to my usual three jobs from the two I’ve held since October.
What’s the job? Speaking broadly, sales. Slightly less broadly, retail sales, but relatively large-ticket items. It ain’t gonna be glamorous but I’ll be dressing nicer than I was at my last job and at least initially I really like the people I’ll be working with. And, most importantly, 1) I can delete the “jobs” and “school” folders from my bookmarks, a fact that filled me with much more pleasure than the simplicity of the act might imply, and 2) I am not in imminent danger of running out of money and causing my family to lose the house. Which… yeah, both of those are real good things.
This coming the same week as my brother’s wedding has me tentatively hopeful that 2016 is gonna drop the bullshit at least for a little while, but we’ll see.
Also! You’ve probably figured this out if you’ve actually visited the site in the last week or so, but I’m going to be at Indy Pop Con in Indianapolis over Father’s Day weekend. Specifically, Booth 722 in Artist’s Alley, which looks like a pretty primo location:
I’m hoping those tables there are a common area of some sort and I’m not facing, like, the back of the food court or a stage or something. This location is either going to be great or it’s going to be godawful; we’ll see. At any rate: come see me next weekend! This will probably be my last con appearance of 2016– at least, it’s my last currently planned one, although there’s a chance of appearing at at least one local event in the fall. So I strongly suggest everyone reading this plan to run to Indy.
The conversation might turn to projects at this point, maybe, and we’d discuss how there are awesome hardwood floors under the disgusting, filthy pink carpet in my bedroom. I’m planning on tearing out all the carpet over the next couple of days; pictures when it’s done. Exciting! Also exhausting.
So, yeah, coffee buddy, it’s been a good week. 🙂 You can fully expect me to spend the week after the con whining about how I haven’t had to work a 40-hour week in forever and I’m so tired and waah waah waah and all that sort of stuff, so be glad you got to spend part of the morning with me before I had to reacclimate myself to a working person’s schedule.