Update and Progress!

So if you haven’t noticed, Pickle and I have been (what I consider) quite MIA.

FEAR NOT! Pickle nor I nor Mr. NB have died, been involved in any wars, or lost the love for lacquer or blogging. In fact that last one may have intensified. I would catch myself daydreaming about blogging only to snap out of it with the classic cinematic sigh.

What’s been the deal?

I started a job at GoDaddy. For lack of better words, it’s been ridiculously intensive. So fun, but tough at times.

While I have always prided myself on having a pretty experienced technological background, something that I was able to present in my resume and many interviews later, I was knocked on my ass through training and even now find myself expending all of my mental energy on the job. I’m an animal, man. Hardcore. Can’t stop, Don’t stop, Won’t drop. Hoo-rah!

For those that believe the internet, websites, and coding are a series of tubes and notepad documents that simply line up? God bless your little heart and don’t ever lose that wonderment!

The job has been stressful for a number of reasons and I’ve had my share of calls where someone believed I couldn’t help them with their tech problem because either “I didn’t sound like I could” (should that be offensive? Quick, someone get me some form of feminist propaganda that I can beat this person with!) or the few callers who have assumed the voice on the other end of the line is simply a salesman (definitely not the case – we’re encouraged to not sell or recommend anything that isn’t needed. Pretty bomb ass cool, right? So there are aspects about the company such as that that I greatly admire and mesh with. I’m so not the salesman type. I’d rather give it to you for free than make you pay for it which results in me giving out the most coupons of anyone on the entire floor hah yikes and having about a 45 minute average call time teching absolutely everything with everyone that calls. I can’t help it! Scratch out OCD and call it “admirably thorough”). So training was intensive, with many tests and many nights of homework.

Now, with my training wheels off, it’s getting better and I’m on a schedule that actually allows me to see the sun! Imagine that! The past two months my training schedule while carpooling had me leaving my house at 7 and not getting home until 9 some nights.

So now I can enjoy the sun, my pictures can enjoy the light, my lacquer can enjoy the attention and my addiction can enjoy being shared. Yay!

While my schedule is returning to normal starting today, I’ll be posting a ton of posts that I have saved up. I also have a TON of emails to get to as well as re-joining the social networks of the world.

*feeble hi from across the room hoping I can rejoin the party*

I also have some AMAZING new products to show that I’ll be posting very soon. (I’ll give you one hint: one set is from a brand which rhymes with “Perum” and ends with “no.5″ and is a brand new fall collection with ridiculously unique stunners AND something called “Pink Lantern” that may or may be another glow in the dark. Be still, my beating heart!)

Readership numbers and traffic have still continued to grow despite the absence and for that I WANT TO AWKWARDLY BEAR HUG ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!! Thank you guys so much!

 

And with that I will close with Pickle, who has been pouting that her plans of internet fandom were momentarily paused:

Yes, yes we can.

1, 2, 3…. LIFT-OFF!

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