Monday, January 11, 2010

It Is Going Great

Remember two posts ago when I said that I was gonna get mine this year? Well, I've been getting it.
First, I started temping at Lovelace Health Plan a week ago and almost immediately they wanted to make me a permanent temp so that I would be on their payroll. I was initially hesitant but decided to accept it anyway and it got me a two dollar an hour pay raise! So, that was pretty nice. I wasn't crazy about the job but it was something I knew I could do while I kept searching for other jobs.
THEN today, I received a call from Albuquerque the Magazine that they had received my resume and would like to discuss it with me. I'm pretty sure that the job would be selling ad space for the magazine (which isn't the greatest job) but at least I would be involved with doing something that I have a passion for (the written word/publishing). I'm not sure how much it pays but I will keep you all posted about what happens.
THEN, I ran 2 and a half miles without stopping at the gym today which is the farthest I've ran in a long time (it would be the farthest I've run ever if not for a scouting activity when I was younger that required us to run 6 miles in under an hour-which I did...barely).
And THEN, I received an email from Game Informer. I had recently sent them a news tip about a job posting that gave hints about certain video games that the company in question has secretly been working on but has not announced to the public yet. And they posted it and they gave me credit! I'll post the link below for you all to look at. Sadly, unless you are an avid gamer, it'll probably sound like it's in another language to you but what the story boils down to is that the company is making a blockbuster game for Microsoft's Project Natal which will utilize motion-cameras for players to interact with the video game in different ways.
That was the capper on an already fantastic day. You know the saying, "when it rains, it pours"? I think we need something that is the opposite of that. "When it backwards rains, it backwards pours". I don't know. But that is basically what I am feeling right now. Let's hope we keep this up and make this the best year ever!

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Delirious said...

Wow, congratulations! I'm so glad things are looking up a bit!

Nene said...

I'm glad things are going better for you. I knew it would only be a matter of time though, because we pray for you every day. :0)

Amber said...

That is soooo awesome!!!! All of it!! Congratulations on so many levels!! How cool that you will be in game informer, and you never know about ABQ Magazine, maybe that's just the "foot in the door" you need to start writing for them! So so awesome!! And speaking of "when it rains" it makes me think of that scripture Malachi 3:10 (I had to look it up) it says: "[I will] open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." :D I'm glad you're finally getting yours, maybe the Lord was just waiting for you to make the first move ;>

Bullet for Babs said...

That scripture has crossed my mind lately as well, Amber.