Working Girl

6/27/2006 03:28:00 PM Edit This 0 Comments »

So, I've started that new job at that ad agency. I've been here for almost three weeks and got paid today (*evil laughter*). The story behind this job is a bit long and exhausting so I'll save that for another time… not that it's very interesting. So, I work as a Media Dispatcher, which is a fancy way of saying I liaise with media houses to get ads out, send artwork to them... blah, blah, blah. Basically, I'm a gopher (go-for) in disguise as someone from my past so aptly put it. Frankly, I didn't really want this stint since I'm doing the same thing I did at that other agency, for less money and with more responsibility but it's proving to be more interesting by the minute.

My M.O. at work is so different to the way I operate at home. For one, I am as neat as a pin here (almost anally so), always punctual and amazingly organized. For example, I have no work for the rest of the month. I have done everything I can possibly do. Yeah, there is the stray ad here and there that comes in unexpectedly, but for the most part I'm done. I sit around with nothing to do until I find something or go pester someone for work. Also, I've changed the entire Traffic process that the agency had in place, that was extremely archaic, and I have streamlined all my tasks so I'm on top of everything. In other words, I'm a fricking workaholic.

I am a strange, strange soul.

In other news, I've added an interesting new poem to Stranger to the Sunrise. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Belated Love for the Soca Warriors

6/26/2006 11:28:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »

Now, admittedly, I am not a big football (soccer) fan. I'm not a big sports fan period. The closest I ever get to sports of any kind is Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Fifa 2006. But I have to say my boys did me and the other 1.3 million Trinbagonians proud.
From Bahrain to Germany and back home again, the Soca Warriors have forever gained a place in this former Doubting Thomas' heart.

A standing ovation goes to:

Carlos Edwards (who I have a growing infatuation for) for his consistency, determination and breathtaking work with the ball.

Brent Sancho (we all forgive you, accidents happen ) for being so passive after that awful Crouch goal.

Dennis Lawrence for those amazing goal attempts and overall excellent work.

Russel Latapy, the Little Magician, for giving a little hope in the last few minutes of the Paraguay game.

Dwight Yorke for doing excellent work as the Captain of the team.

The rest of the Soca Warriors, including those who didn't play. You all helped us make history and we will forever treasure that little slice of heaven.

And, of course, to Leo Beenhakker, who helped whip our boys into shape and give them a taste of what our true potential is. I only hope this will be a prelude to something even better.

Also to the patriots and fans that represented us in Germany and left the whole world wanting more.

Nice to see the boys were richly rewarded.

Hope to see you in World Cup 2010!!!

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