Employment Update

By December 9, 2004employment

I have been extremely busy at work ordering holiday gifts for clients and envelopes for the holiday card mailing, creating labels, entering projects into awards, proofing and writing proposals to the government, and begging for the installation of Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator onto my computer so that I can finish up a brochure for the Construction Management Services department. I come in in the morning, spend some time chatting on the phone with Vickie from PromoRx in Georgia about screenprinting USB memory sticks and debossing travel kits, and then I search the office for people willing to give me their credit card numbers to pay for the various orders I’ve placed and be reimbursed later. Sometimes, something exciting happens — like I get to discuss port operations in China or add some drawings into the proposal I’ve been working on for weeks that never seems to be finished. The best part of the day comes when someone says, “Hey, thanks for entering that project into the ACEC/VA Engineering Excellence Awards! We’re so excited it won! Did you see our name and the picture of the EMT in the ACEC newsletter?” That’s always nice.

I think my job is pretty cool. I think I better get back to it and stop slacking off. There are 900 envelopes that need ordering.

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  • ljrichard says:

    HA! Pineapple upside-down cake? You’re going to have to do better than that! You forget that I’m on Okinawa, the pineapple mecca of the Pacific! You can’t throw a dead cat here without it landing on a pineapple upside-down cake!
    One thing we do not have here is Entenmann’s products. If you start flaunting them we’re going to have words.
    PS: Lisa, you should definitely consider! Mom’s pineapple upside-down cake is pretty darn good!! 🙂

    • It just so happens,as I type this, I am eating an Entemanns product ….butter pound cake. So good. ;-P) I won’t tell you about the Entemanns vanilla cake with chocolate icing that I had last week. You know, the one where you can peel off the icing in one fell swoop and upon eating it, develope instant lock jaw and fall into some strange sugar frenzy for a couple of hours.
      Hi Lisa..I hope you don’t mind me talking to my son on your lj. Have you had any good Entemanns products lately?

      • ljrichard says:

        You’re not getting a Mother’s Day card next year.

        • Sure I am. Your father gives me a lovely Mother’s Day card every year. You probably meant to say that you aren’t getting me a Mother’s Day card next year. Boy, I am getting good with this HTML stuff.
          You didn’t get me one last year anyways. 0;-)
          Hi again Lisa. Sorry to be using your journal to talk to my son. I hope you don’t mind. He hardly ever answers my e-mails or comments to my entries. He’s a stranger in a strange land.

          • Por Que?
            Entenmanns…mucho gusto!!!!!!

          • Lisa says:

            it’s all good. i don’t have time to comment on my LJ so you may as well use it as you like. =)
            my favorite entenmann’s product is definitely those little milk chocolate chip cookies — original recipe. or the chocolate covered donuts. those are good, too.
            pineapple upside-down cake? i might have to take you up on that. will ljrichard be home for christmas? ljrichard and i should go for a run if he will. =)

          • Anonymous says:

            hi…it’s Stacey. Remember when we had a whole box of those entenmann’s milk chocolate chip cookies – original recipe and milk for dinner one night 🙂 I still love them, but every time I eat them I think of us eating that whole box. Glad you’re enjoying your job and I’m jealous of you warm weather. Ian and I are going to come visit 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    hi…it’s Stacey. Remember when we had a whole box of those entenmann’s milk chocolate chip cookies – original recipe and milk for dinner one night 🙂 I still love them, but every time I eat them I think of us eating that whole box. Glad you’re enjoying your job and I’m jealous of you warm weather. Ian and I are going to come visit 🙂

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