Quick Holiday Update

I’m going ice skating today.  I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to it or not because:

1)  I’ve gone ice skating once in my life.

2)  That was 26 years ago.

3)  I spent most of that experience on my ass.


Work is busy, but I’ve only had one drunk so far.  Still have New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to go…


Yesterday, it was only raining stupidity at work.  Today we’re swimming in an ocean of stupid.

Yes, it is so bad that the word ‘stupid’ has turned into a noun and is busily trouncing my department.  The worst part is that most of it is coming from our own tech support.

Something I haven’t mentioned…

While I still work one day a week at the bakery, I'm now working full-time for a computer company in tech support.  This is an increase in pay with better hours, but I miss the kitchen.  On the up side, I now have more time, and customers, for my little sideline baking not-quite-a-business.  It's amazing how many people here want cookies, cupcakes, tarts, and all kinds of cakes.  I even have a set of wedding cakes scheduled for later this summer (this included a groom's cake shaped like Moya).  I also started working as a personal chef for a friend once a week.  While I'm not sure I'd want to do that for a living, we're trading professional services and her skills come in very handy.

It's amazing how happy I was to be involved with high tech again.  One of these days I'll find a way to combine it with my obsession with pastries.  And on that day–I'll be a truly content person.

Update: My friend that I'm trading work with is a talented programmer and interior decorator, but the most useful skill that I plan on taking advantage of, is her organizational skill.  Yes, people paid her lots of money to organize their homes and offices.  Bartering services rocks!

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