Wednesday, January 19, 2005

And there was light.

So, this is my very first blog post. This is a decision I have not come to lightly, as there is something so strange and narcissistic about a blog. Ultimately, I have decided to be up front about my narcissism and create a blog.
I feel very uncertain about this already and I have a flutter in my chest which is, I believe, unrelated to the amount of Earl Grey tea I have had this morning and the Chinese food I ate for breakfast. I find the font options completely confounding, not to mention all the little icons I could click which would surely wreak havoc on my foundling blog.
Now I will talk about my life and not my blog-relating insecurities.
As you may know, I am living in London at the moment with my angel of a boyfriend, Bill. As testimony to his angelicness, he cleaned the bathroom yesterday all on his own, and bought us a kitkat bar to eat later. Mind you, I live with four boys so this was extremely brave of Bill.
For my livelihood, I provide temporary secretarial services. England seems to have a much better temping system than the US and this keeps me as busy as a 35-hour work week allows. Now I am working at a Japanese pharmaceutical company that tests on animals. I am a secretary for an exorbitant amount of money. Additionally, they require me to do nothing but occasionally punch holes in paper and put the paper into notebooks. So I have all this time on my hands here, hence the blog.
I have previously worked for two non-profits with my bad-temping self, once for slightly less money and once for way less money, so I have surplus morality points that allow me to work for this pharmaceutical company which is probably conspiring in the deaths of millions because they pay me well and expect very little. I will no doubt talk much more about my job, as I will generally be updating from my demi-cubicle.
So, this will be the first entry. Rather dull, I think, but you know, I had to talk about what I am doing with my life. Perhaps this is a blog faux pas. As is, possibly, the font. Will anyone be mad if I use dangling modifiers? I will try to fix all of them in this entry, but I really like to go on and on and on, as you are probably aware, and it's really difficult to prevent the dangling modifier...



3 comments:

wanderius thrax said...

I knew you would cave in and become a blogger eventually! scott

MrSKINNY said...

Happy to see you on here, now I have a friend! It's nice of you to rush to Ashlee's defense, but see, over here her songs are played nonstop, and they are nowhere near Avril quality. I'm jealous of your overpayed job in LONDON, while I strive to save money here in KC. :) You popped up in a dream the other week, and for a few minutes you were speaking in a British accent, which made me uneasy, but then you dropped it and spoke good ol' American dialect and I forgave you. So you say its easy to find work in London?? See you soon!

MrSKINNY said...

Happy to see you on here, now I have a friend! It's nice of you to rush to Ashlee's defense, but see, over here her songs are played nonstop, and they are nowhere near Avril quality. I'm jealous of your overpayed job in LONDON, while I strive to save money here in KC. :) You popped up in a dream the other week, and for a few minutes you were speaking in a British accent, which made me uneasy, but then you dropped it and spoke good ol' American dialect and I forgave you. So you say its easy to find work in London?? See you soon!