Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tales from the valley...

So I'm back from Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara, etc) and I'm tired but I do have some interesting news:

I got the promotion!

That was the main thing that I could tell you guys. I've sorta known about it since December but it was never really official but now it's official so I guess I can talk about it in public.

CA was interesting for someone who is not used to that sort of thing. The ethnic diversity was pretty surprising as well. 30% Caucasian, 30% Hispanic, 30% Asian and the rest were a mix of other races. Pretty interesting but it reminded me that I was definitely out of my element. However this did make for some great restaurants of which I sampled many.

The work side of things was good. I got some training, met a lot of people that I normally only talked to on the phone. I did not, however, get a chance to really get out of the San Jose area so I'm sad to say that I didn't get to explore much. Maybe next time.

Things at work are going to be very different from now on. I guess in a lot of ways the promotion is part of that but overall it's taking me to another level in the organization that will help me develop a number of other skills that should help me take on some other opportunities in the future that will help me realize what I ultimiately will enjoy doing.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm alive...

Just an FYI to all my fans. I'm alive but I'm buried in work and a crummy schedule right now. I'm working 4pm to 1 am Monday to Friday and a few hours on either end being used for work projects. So the latest news:

- I interviewed for a promotion in December that I'm hoping to hear about very soon
- I'm going to California for a week for job related stuff
- My swimming pool has become a zone for gang land shootings. I'm still trying to figure out whether or not to stick it out because I love the team, or go to a shittier team but in a safer neighborhood.
- No love life prospects at the moment but that's okay because I don't have time for it :)

Hope that will satisfy you all until my next update sometime in...ohhhh...2010!!