written by owen on 2007-Sep-18.
Paradise? Most people have no Idea what programmers are like, and why they do what they do and not just get a regular job like a fireman or get pregnant. Its because we can't and I'm not even going to try and explain it because it just gets me weird looks in the "fresh fruit" lane of the supermarket. Blindfold me because what you don't know can't really hurt you. There is a thousand yous but only one of me.
Enjoying? I once upon a time subscribed to the whole: "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" theory but I've been hearing that phrase quite a lot as of late. Its become sickening. That and "Enjoy you stay". Definately a change from the cliff I was jumping off before, now I'm just climbing up can't tell you how it looks yet. Alot more structured and pragmatic like, say a prison camp except they don't kill people - with guns - but with air conditioning, subsidized lunch and bonds.
Its not so bad so far, made it a couple lunchs, read through 2 policy manuals and am planning a prision break as soon as I find an exit through the maze of cubicles. To my surprise we can go casual on fridays - yay. I'll probably still wear the long sleave and tie because I'm getting quite comfortable in them right now, keeps my arms cool and people have stopped giving me "looks" and refering to me as "paster". I'm optimistic, play secretary and the boss tonight, I no longer feel like I am going to a wedding everyday. Harder, faster, stronger.