Monday, September 3, 2012
Oh, wow... I've finally tucked into finishing my 'cake' resume' to send out to NOLA bakeries - as I'm finally ready to push 'print' for a hard copy to review... And the online program I am using goes kaplooie!??!? Toes up! It now looks like the inside and the outside are the same.exact.panels?!?! (it's a brochure format) And now...I cannot even get it to come up to edit and reinsert the photos I carefully selected and sized, let alone the text. I'm ILL! Positively and thoroughly ILL. I believe my only recourse is to utterly recreate the beast. ARRRGGHH! That being said - you may ask "why so stressed about this?" Well - sisters, brothers, whomever still remembers that this blog exists (not faulting you, I almost forgot about it myself) - it is because the resumes going for more office-type jobs have resulted in ZIP, NADA, ZILCH...and of all of the ones I've sent out...there has been one, count 'em ONE (1) response. And though it was 'negative' at the very least it was a response. For sh*ts and giggles, I responded to her and thanked her and just in case she may know someone (as people always do) at one of the NOLA bakeries/cakeries...included the link to my flickr page of cakes (specifically the Hubig's cake as it is immediately recognizable and most folks that I know of that have seen it LOVE it! :) Well - you may wonder what the heck is the deal w/the lackluster posting... I've been working my butt off at the job, and well - I did forget about it. I'll have to go look at my last post to catch up on what I posted last time I remembered, and pick up from there. Thanks for remembering, hang with me - I'll start documenting the real ROAD to NOLA. Even as I build the damned thing myself...career-wise. :) Be good, be safe, W.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Golly, how long has it been?! I've not only become gainfully if not happily employed (It'll do for now, being unhappily employed beats being unhappily unemployed...though there are days...), I've been back to Texas for a Christmastime visit, and to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Sadly, went back to Houston the week prior to the Yuletide...for my Aunt Andrea's memorial. My beautiful, elegant, sweet Auntie Andrea...whom I realistically worshipped growing up, getting to see her perform in many wonderful ballets. Yes, her loss is still at the very top of my mind...granted that was further enhanced by receiving a phone call from a client today who's voice was very similar to hers...it caught me by surprise. On the happier news front, did I mention previously that we adopted a kitten? I shall have to dig in the vault and see what I last posted and either elaborate upon or fully disclose the story of Vinny. Well, my year of living in So Cal is drawing to a close. Not that leaving this state is in the immediate itinerary. I'm not wishing for it to go on another year, I really miss the Gulf Coast...its crazy weather, the humidity, my friends. The only thing it lacks is Dan and myself...and our cadre of cats. Okay, that's enough for now. Thanks for reading...if anyone is still following this thing. Hugs and happy spring! W.