Natalie Zed: Defying Gravity

Friday, August 29, 2008

Breathtakingly Responsible

The internet has taught me many -- nay, innumerable valuable lessons. Just a few of these crucial tidbits of knowledge are as follows:

- Any website devoted to girls and seemingly innocent receptacles -- such as cups or tubs, of any number -- should be avoided at all costs.

- There is always someone who can beat your favourite video game faster, fancier and more completely than you.

- Cory Doctorow wears a cape and rides around in a hot air balloon.

- Yahtzee, the genius behind Zero Punctuation over at the Escapist, is the sexiest man alive.

- It is always unwise to talk about you job on the internet.

It is this last point that brings us to the subject of today's blog post. As part of the Project Natalie Relocates to Toronto Project, I have managed to get myself hooked up with a great new job. Said job has be unreasonably, almost embarassingly excited by its awesomeness. I have a couple of dear friends to thank for hooking me up with the opportunity, going out of their way to prod and encourage and recommend the opportunity along, and really in every possible way gone above and beyond the call of duty. I would love to thank them explicitly here for all to see. I would love to talk about all the prep I am doing for this job, for the specific duties the job entails, and to eventually regale you all with Tales from the Job.

However, I think I have to make the conscious decision here, right now, not to talk about my job on the internet, because I like my job and really don't want to get fired for, say, talking about my job on the internet (see: Dooce). Talking about print and cheese shop jobs was one thing; talking about my job at Pages was also something different, as I could use this blog to advertise for events. This job is something else all together, more of a Job than anything I've probably had before, so it seems as though I'll have to stick to generalizations.

However: thus far, everything is awesome. Everything that was still up in the air has been settled, and I canot express how trhilled I am with what they're offering me. While I will have to be obtuse, I can at least say that things are unfolding as they should, and I am positively beaming in nerdy glee over it all. I've never been so happy to have something to prove.

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Natalie Zed updated @ 1:03 PM!!