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"She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick." --Flannery O' Connor

Monday, March 08, 2010


Today was the first day of my last week of work. That sounds like it felt a lot more momentous than it was. Actually, it was a mundane Monday, like so many others. Which highlights a strange fact of life that I've noticed more times than I can count — the fact that it just, well, goes on. Like normal. Regardless of any chaos that has infiltrated one's individual situation.

Speaking of chaos, one of the first orders of business demanding my attention post-gainful employment is my bedroom. The details are simply too horrifying to go into here, but let's just say that in my own personal universe, entropy is alive and well.

Of course, since it's me we're talking about, procrastination comes before first orders of business, so this weekend I'll be heading out of town for a few days. No, not to Buenos Aires — not yet. (God willing, that'll happen in June.) This will just be a quick trip so I can rest and recharge after what's been a difficult few months. Also, I need to spend some time wrapping my brain around this new reality that's opened up in front of me, and what opportunities it brings with it.

One thing I can be sure of — entropy will be waiting for me when I get back. And then it will be so on.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


I don't even know where to start with this blog tonight. It's been crazy around the ol' lily pad lately, and I'm trying to think what's the best way to sum up what's been going on. Well, how about this:

a) I got laid off.

b) Er, do I actually need a "b"?

So yeah, things have been interesting, and probably will continue to be for a while. But don't cry for me, Argentina! Because the truth is, after the initial shock and also my sadness at the thought of leaving some of the greatest co-workers anyone could ask for, and whom I will truly miss, I am excited for what the future might hold.

For example, a trip to Buenos Aires. (And here you thought that Argentina reference was just my usual pure randomness, didn't you? Tsk tsk.)

But more on that and other stuff in the weeks to come. In the meantime, I leave you with this inspiring thought for the day:

Just kidding. I don't actually have one; it just sounded like a cool way to end this post.