Tuesday, December 3, 2013


So, I'm writing this on my phone, so punctuation and spelling might end up a bit wonky.

I started a new job about 4 weeks ago in Intellectual Property. This has been a huge shift from my previous position as an auditor in the Aerospace industry. The place I'm working at now has gotten their processes and procedures down to a science. It's pretty amazing knowing what my supervisor expects, and what metrics I will be graded by for promotions, raises, and bonuses. Hell, just the existence of bonuses is pretty amazing, as I've never been employed somewhere that awarded them.

This job also means that I've lived in 3 different states just this year. Which has just been insane.

Moving apartments, breaking leases, and trying to get all the utilites companies to play fair is daunting once, but twice is an impressive headache.

The first move was actually pretty smooth, we used Grabel as our cross-country movers.

The second one... not so much. I can't go into detail yet as the company we used this time is still working to make things right. Once that business is done, that will be a rant in its own right.

Anyway, back to new job, I got to move to a walking-friendly area for the first time in my life and I am loving it. I can walk to everything except a new bookstore. There is a lovely *used* store not too far from me.

I also live in a large enough city now that I will be able to attend some conventions that I otherwise would not have any chance of attending. For example, Women In Secularism 3 has been announced for May 2014 and now I will be able to attend. I'll post more on that once I've actually secured my tickets.