Wrangled me up a guest for my staff xmas party. So that's fun, looking forward to it.
I'm quite excited about some changes in my workplace duties that have been taking place. Normally to protect the innocent I try not to blog too much about work, and when I do, I like to keep it as vague and anonymous as possible, but from past posts it can usually be assumed that I A) work for an internet company and B) I was in the Customer Service end of it. Recent changes have my duties focusing less on customer service and more on web content and marketing via social networking, plus some SEOing which i find funny, because in some of my other duties, I've grown to have a vague contempt for SEO guys, mainly due to their tendency to play around with web-sites. If I had the time and motivation to explain the one area of my job, my contempt would be easier to understand. However in the name of again, keeping things rather anonymous, and reducing confusion I'll just say SEO guys make my life difficult so it's funny that in other aspects, I'm kind of becoming one, and leave it at that.
At any rate, the changes in my job description have been interesting in a good way, since I'm finding I'm actually excited about work, this past week, and feeling my potential to be a greater contributor overall. Although for the most part I generally like my workplace and get along with my co-workers, customer service can be a soul-sucking exercise in frustration and futility that leaves me at the end of the day weeping for the state of humanity and the average's person's complete unwillingness and/or inability to click, scroll, read or otherwise do ANYTHING that would help them figure out things for themselves. So some days I'm less than enthusiastic about making the 10 minute commute. So to be excited and looking forward to new tasks and projects is a good thing, indeed.
Not started my Christmas shopping yet. No big surprises there.
Spent some quality time with the guitar tonight, as there's a coffee house I plan on attending tomorrow night with the girls. My parents have asked me to take some pictures for their magazine, [pimp]The Tay Township Report [/pimp], as my dad will be working and mom is entertaining.
This particular song has been eluding me for months, despite a relatively simple chord structure. It's the odd syncopated rhythm that threw me off, and the face that as a relatively unknown performer, except perhaps among the alt-country crowds, NQ Arbuckle is kind of difficult to find tabs for online.
Yeah.. took me three tries to record this, and I still screwed up near the end. Such is life. Just glad I have it down now.
A picture of Matt Good showed up in my Facebook feed, and I was struck again by the whole 'ugly-hot' phenomenon that guys, especially in the field of rock stars, are able to pull off. There's a distinct subset of men that while nowhere near what could be called conventionally handsome, are able to make suck in my breathe and momentarily forget what I am doing. Some less enlightened folks may chalk it up to money+power=sexy, but I think it's more attitude that plays into it, along with the whole creative mystique. I don't see it as often in sports figures or politicians, but then again, I'm less inclined to pay attention to these types as I am musicians, artists, writers, etc.
|Oh, Hai, Matt Good. You want me come away with you? mmkay.|
Because hell, who doesn't love a good theme day?