Begin Somewhere Near the Beginning

With so much material to choose from, it was hard to pick a first post for this blog about a blog. The idea was first presented to me by a friend when I asked for advice on whether or not to republish and/or consolidate almost a decade’s worth of blogging. Initially my friend was leaning toward “kind of weird” and “too personal,” but when I started sharing posts with her via gchat—my self-deprecating, retrospective commentary filling in the details—the seed of an idea started to sprout. Within hours, the sites were being constructed, and if you continue to follow along you’ll soon realize, that’s how my internet low-low rolls.

So let us begin somewhere near the beginning, Beatrices.

 

Published on: Sep 4, 2001 @ 22:59

Press day can be so damn long sometimes. I still can’t decide whether or not I like my new job. It’s not awful… but it’s not my old job. I’m starting to wonder if I am beyond ever enjoying any job again. … this gig better score me a spot as senior something-or-other at a shit hot magazine…

 

The new job in question here was my stint as an editorial designer at a certain gay and lesbian newspaper that will continue to remain nameless. As later posts will show, I did finally settle on not in regards to liking the job. True, it wasn’t awful, but like many bottom-of-the-totem jobs you do early in your career, it paid decently at the expense of working me like a fucking mule. So yeah, the job sucked and ended badly but it became plenty of blog fodder… all other stories for other times.

As it turns out press day is always damn long. This job may not have landed me a spot as a senior something-or-other at a shit hot anything, but it was the first job in my decade-long career in publications. So there’s that at least.

The question of whether or not I am beyond ever enjoying any job again lingers. The question of why I had to use (and do so incorrectly) so many ellipses remains a mystery. But rest assured, gentle readers, I’ve learned a lot since then.

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