Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Alive and Kickin!


I  dunno, don't seem to have much verve for blogging these days so here's some random rubbish  just to keep you around and prove I'm still alive and kicking.

The new job's awesome so far. I'm Office and HR Manager of an Accounting Practice which is very well organised and accredited but have no idea what that entails since I'm virtually writing my own position description. There's been cake for morning tea due to birthdays and they provide lunch and free parking and . . .well, three days in, and everyone is just lovely. Although some of these Lebanese names are giving me curry and I've loads to learn before I start wielding any big sticks.

One of the tasks I've been given is to write a Code of Conduct and Ethics Statement so thought, "Ah, I'll ask my old workplace to provide a copy of the ones I wrote for them to save a little time." This is hardly top secret stuff, just rules on equality, fairness, good business practice and anti-discrimination but the bastard, fucktard who now owns the Financial Planning business I used to work for would not release them to me saying they were his intellectual property. It didn't matter, I wrote one from scratch but what would the harm have been letting me use theirs and save a little time?  Damn you WB, you're a hypocritical, faux Christian dickhead of the highest order and don't have a charitable bone in your body. Oh, and your Code of Conduct and Privacy Agreements are way out of date! I'll rewrite them for you for $120 an hour!

Adam started his new job as Account Exec and Lawn Care Specialist guru for Barefoot Lawns, nice uniform, van, phone, he is at last a happy camper after some unfortunate luck. Nice to see my boy so tickety boo. He deserves a break.

Had an offer on the house today. Not quite there but it's creeping up so I'm beginning to feel justified making the sacrifice to stay and put up with things until we get the right price. Cross your fingers that this particular developer decides to bump up by about $500,000 and I'll snatch that briefcase.

Got a nice little freelance assignment writing a corporate brochure and web copy so that should be helpful with some French spending money if my internet holds out and I can bill them before the end of the month. Clare and I went shopping on Friday for walking shoes for me and a few bits and pieces. She came home with a new wardrobe, I didn't buy any shoes but boy my underwear has taken a turn for the better!

The telco technician that was supposed to arrive on Tuesday didn't turn up despite Clare taking half a day off to ensure someone was home. The connection has been behaving but I'm really getting pissed off with the lack of resolution of our problems but still wondering whether changing ISP is the way to go, they all seem to have their problems.

I'm spruiking for some serious creatives, or in my case self-deprecating wannabe's, who are up for critical acclaim (or otherwise) of their work. If you fancy your chances, put a piece  up for 10th Daughter of Memory. The rules are on the site,  A topic or 'muse' is posted monthly so yo fancy yourself as a writer of fiction, poetry, non fiction, prose or even have a talent for photography or graphics, you'll fit the bill.  Post whatever you like as long it reflects the muse.  My entries are embarrassingly posted on Creative Infanticide (not for the kiddies) but I must admit, it's fun to do and you might find a few familiar bloggers participating. If  you win, you get to choose the next 'muse'. If you're crap, a couple of the more experienced and published notables will give you tips on how to improve. . . have a crack but be prepared to be torn you apart and chew you up, no 'we love your stuff' comments here. Just honest appraisal. (Nah, we're pretty polite about it really)


26 comments:

kj said...

be still my heart.

my friend is happy....

Brian Miller said...

nice 10DOM plug...where has our fearless leader been?

new underwear makes al the difference eh?

glad the new job is going well and the copy job. hope you have a marvelous day helen.

Bimbimbie said...

Tsup*!* Welcome back lass you are certainly alive and kicking... now relax the pressure of your grip around that WB's scrawny neck you don't want to get a case of RSI before your European hols.

New lingerie instead of walking shoes haha, well you are going to Paris.

Great news for Adam and fingers crossed for them bumping up the house offer... did you release your grip yet, it was his neck wasn't it*?*

Tom said...

too right! all's well in BainoLand!

Carolina said...

So much good news in one post, glad you balanced it out with a good attack on your former boss. Good riddance!
Lucky for you Paris has a nice subway system (that I've never been on, but I'm told it's good). Oolala about the lingerie.

Candie Bracci said...

Nice to hear that your new job is going well and that you are allright :)

Roy said...

Glad to see that things are still going so well! And here's hoping Paris is all you dreamed it would be.

nick said...

Looks like everything's taking a major turn for the better. You certainly deserve it after all the shit that's been heaped on you for the last year or two. I hope the winning trend continues.

Darlene said...

I'm happy for you that the new job is going so well. I admire someone who works full time, keeps up with a blog, does freelance work and still has time to shop for pretty undies. You must be one heck-of-a well organized lady.

California Girl said...

lunch, free parking & cake with tea...I'd be happy my own self! sounds like you've landed a nice job at last Miz B.

JeffScape said...

Nice to see someone's having a good go at life. :P

And, yes, I read all the posts I missed.

Grannymar said...

Woo hoo! Enjoy the job and the underwear! It looks like you landed on your feet at last, it is more than time!

AngelMay said...

OOOoooo - wish I had some nice underwear. ;o)

Sounds like you are doing just fine - and that's a very good thing. Happy dance for you here.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I'm finding it hard to blog this summer for some reason too.

laughingwolf said...

grats on all the new stuff, esp the job and undies! ;)

Kath Lockett said...

New job, new undies and Paris looming. I sense someone typing this with a grin on her face, stupid Telcos and ex-working-wankers notwithstanding!

Megan said...

That's my favorite Simple Minds song. Cheers!

River said...

Lunch, cake and new undies! Life's good in Bainoland. Hope the house sale goes well.

Mim said...

good stuff here....esp the thought about new undies instead of shoes. Good choice

Alan Burnett said...

random it may be, rubbish it is not. Glad things are going well. Long may they do so.

otin said...

You are alive and kicking like I am! I have come to realize that trying to keep up with a blog 24/7 is silly. I will do it when I can.

I didn't even know that you had a new job!

Liza said...

great post, great song (memories galore!)

Ropi said...

Well, summer is not the season for blogging to me. Less events, less to write about. Good luck to your son.

jeannette said...

Okay, I guess you're still alive! But don't kick so much! Bad for your heart:)
You might be someone else with the same name as one of the readers of my Art Notes - have to go back to my blog to find out - meanwhile have a grand week!

steph said...

I'd say your undies will look great on your feet! ;-)

Baino, you never fail to impress.

Kudos to Adam for landing that job and kudos to Clare for getting the priorities right.

Matt (ex Helldesk) said...

Howdy Ho!
Nice to see your still alive and kicking, congrats on the new job!