Happy Anniversary.

Today is my two-year anniversary here at work. It feels like a complete non-event. I suppose that’s a good thing, in a way, since every successive year at Descartes brought new trauma (I started this job less than two months before I would have been laid off from the old one). But hey! Two Mays have now come and gone with no layoffs in my world. And I’ve even trained management in how NOT to call meetings and break news. They don’t really understand the Descartes Hangover, but they respect it.

Am I happy here? No. Am I unhappy? Not right now. While I wasn’t exactly sure I liked the idea of Shelley delegating requirements management stuff to me, I admit I’m busier, which is good, and I’m good at it, which is good, and I’m learning a lot, which is very good. Expanding my mind around the holistic idea of software development is way sexy. The testing side of things has been kind of sucky, but that’s a growing pains thing, and eventually the guys will learn that they will find broken stuff if I’m not told to test it before it’s promoted. 🙂

In other news, one of the guys in another department has decided I’m one of the Cool Kids, and I am getting included in his occasional emails of amusing stuff. Except he’s That Guy, and it’s all stuff I saw last week. This morning he sent a link to the “news” piece on the upcoming spoof of March of the Penguins. (Seen it.) So I replied back that Snakes on a Plane is going to be better. I mean… come on! He replied back, “haven’t heard of it. what’s the story?” Umm, dude? SNAKES on a plane. Snakes ON a plane. Snakes on A plane. Snakes on a PLANE. So I sent him a bunch of links and just shook my head. He just replied back:

“get these motherfucking snakes off this motherfucking plane!” – samuel l jackson.

genius.

Nooooow you’re learning, Paduan…

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