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Archive for October, 2007

My Birthday

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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Yeah, today is my birthday hurray!!! Yes I am born on Halloween and yes I am the devil’s child.

Here is the bad news – I’m now one year closer to the big 30, damn.

Back to the good stuff, today is also the first day at my new job!

Fun with Bash.org

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

If you don’t know what Bash.org is well then you’re not my friend anymore.

I know I’m a rebel with a list ending in a number outside of zero or five. So go ahead and leave me a comment and don’t forget to include the classic but never ending fag reference.

Last Day

Friday, October 19th, 2007

Today was the day, the last day.

The last two weeks at work have been shall I characterize as strange. I’ve always been included in virtually all meetings that affect the department I work in; but as I time inched closer to today I found my presences excused. I’ve always been the go to guy at work and I loved it. I expected this but its something that is difficult to prepare for.

The last few days I could sense a look of panic on a few employees faces as I transitioned my case load over to them as well as poured out three years worth of company process and client history.

I spent most of the day answering last minute questions and finalizing my exit. I concluded my final day with a company party which are typically called “beer 30s” but was changed to “Kyle 30” – I was honored.

I’ll miss everyone but its time for me to move on.

Stay tuned as I blog about my new work adventure.

Sammy – the 35 pound 7 year old turtle!

Monday, October 8th, 2007

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No he’s not mine – my friend Mike bought him last weekend. I think I may steal him.

From what I’m told Sam is very social and likes to greet people with a friendly knock on the leg; which is very rare. He’s still getting used to his new environment so from time to time he hisses but generally he’s a good turtle and very out going. He doesn’t do any tricks like play fetch but he will eat off carrots out of your hand. Ohh and I’m also told he doesn’t take crap from other animals in the house.

I cant wait to see him and bring you some more pictures.

Sam may be even better than Bender’s Shelly.

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2 week notice

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I did it.

After three years working for the same company I gave notice. It was by far the hardest decision I’ve made in my life and hopefully its for the best.

I always thought I’d work at the this company until I went to b-school full time. However things change…

There are a couple of people I’m really going to miss working with. I plan on staying in touch with all my work friends but the realist in me knows that I’ll lose touch with most of them.

Anyways, I’m really excited and I cant wait to get started – its what I call nervous energy.

My new company is awesome, everyone is super smart and very dedicated. Being considered for the position was an honor let alone being hired. I know my presence will make a big impact, I just hope its for the best.

Anyways more to come as I blog about the transition.