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Monday, April 12, 2010


Things are percolating along.

I do web development every blessed day now. No rest for the weary, no weekends off. Of course I've only been doing this for a couple of weeks. But it's a lot to do.

This is because - ha! - I have come to realize that, for the scope of my actual ambitions, I ned a staff of something like 50 people. Artists, designers, SEO (search engine optimization) experts, content managers and creators, web developers, PR people, a social media specialist to manage Twitter and Facebook (this is the actual job I am really looking for these days), etc.


I'm just one person.

So excuse me if I'm more than a little nutty. Or, at least, more than usual.

Although all this activity did give me one serious bounce: I had less time yesterday when I went to the Reservoir, so I ended up running about 1/3 or so of the time. And that lopped a nice 6 minutes off my 2.5K time. This is helpful as we have the first 5K of the year next Sunday. Eek. I am a lot less prepared than I was in October of last year, but I am infinitely better prepared than I was last June.

Hence I figure my time will not be super-fabulous but I am hoping to blow away last June (1 hour, 4 minutes and some miscellaneous seconds). I figure anything under 50 minutes will be great.

I also started up Pilates again. This is simple at-home stuff and focuses on the abs. My abs kill me while I do it. This is not because it's so hard; it's actually fairly gentle. That's more because of the continuing aftermath of surgery. But I'm improving.

Another recent idea is to get a kettlebell. I've been pricing them and like a particular 15-pounder on Amazon. I already have a good 35 pounds' worth of weights in here so that would up it to 50, although I wouldn't hold them all at the same time (it's not possible; no one's hands would be big enough). I'd also like to do the kettlebell kind of stuff where you really swing it around although I suspect, with my luck, it will fly out the window (thereby breaking said window), and then go sailing to the ground where it promptly clonks some random passerby in the noggin.

With my luck, this random passerby will be the Hiring Manager for some sort of major massively wonderful dream job I haven't even heard of yet. Hmm. I better wear the weight lifting gloves when I swing the kettlebell around (assuming I get it at all).

In other news, I'm waiting to hear whether I'm going to be interviewed for a particular job. Now, I wait to hear all the time, but this is something where the recruiter has called me regarding my application. Hence it's further along than most. This is a place where I used to work, it would be data analysis but they want someone with (aha!) web development experience, plus I have great internal references. I'll give the guy a day or so and then send an email or call.

It's not a perfect situation but it's a good/not bad one. Plus making some $$ for a while (it's a temp position) would be of use right now. In the meantime, networking goes on. And I have another date with the Reservoir today.
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  • no profile photo CD3248497
    You are one busy woman. I found a job that I decided to take. ummm I blogged about it. It's at Montefiore Medical Center, every heard of it. They have like 3 hospitals including Albert Einstein which is a teaching hospital with Einstein School of Medicine. So it's a good opportunity, now I am a nervous wreck lol
    3877 days ago
    Crossing all my digits re: your interview...!

    Keep the SPARK! :-)

    3878 days ago
    So I won't be stalking around YOUR windows anytime soon. Rooting for you on the job and the run.
    3878 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2010 9:27:13 PM
  • no profile photo DIASTER
    Good luck with the interview, rather sounds like it is yours for the taking and hey $ is nice plus who knows where it might lead.
    3878 days ago
    it sounds like you're perking along at a right good clip! (mixed metaphors?)
    Last time I checked up on you, you were facing surgery and didn't have a job, so things look bright!
    Hearing you talk about using a kettleball in your office gives me a chill, though. No matter how good you are at lifting and swinging, accidents can happen, and you could not only kill someone but destroy some expensive computers.
    Are you sure you have to have a kettleball in that office, girlfriend? Please think twice...
    yer bud,
    3878 days ago
    Nice to see an update. Looks like you are progrssing nicely. loved your little narrative about what could happen with kettleball.Cute.
    3878 days ago
    Wow, friend you are knocking it out of the *window, er park I mean.

    I love your enthusiasm!
    3878 days ago
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