End of Week #4

20160126_121027.jpgWhat a weird week. Monday was not flogged down with mailings. My morning walks in were not hectic… well except for Monday. Because apparently no one knows how to shovel their sidewalks… and I slipped and fell on my butt. No I will not post a picture.

I wrote a blog post this week and–of course–formatted many and created images for them for the usual reason that some bloggers don’t send photos and others send them in all different shapes and sizes.

I’ve been working on some large scale research projects this week. The first has been making a master grid of all the blog posts that Quirk has published. I’m gathering titles, URLs, original posting date, and writing down categories and making some general notes about the layout etc. I’m barely into October 2015. It wouldn’t be as bad if I could organize the posts in the order they were posted, but Quirk’s back end organizes them by the last time they were updated. Which makes my rhythm a little awkward.

October post.

October post.

October post.

July post.

October post.

August post.

October post.

October post.

img_20160120_144658.jpgIt throws me sometimes and I’ve learned not to look at the date in the back end–only the date on the post. It’s easier that way. Makes me feel more sane.

I’m also looking into some new social media content management systems. But-the ones we want to check out are the ones that we have to talk to people on the phone about. Like-listen up companies-I just want to screw around with your program and see how badly I can mess it all up and fix it without you. Because that is my test of a good program. If IΒ have to sit through training on it–I don’t think it’s all that great a program.

At least for social media management. Think about it: there’s usually more than one person handling the accounts, why would you want it to be complicated beyond reason?

Outside of the bulk mailing we interns did last week, there hasn’t been a massive one since. In fact, I think I’ve only sent out like six packages this whole week. Not that I’m complaining–it just feels suspicious that I’m not doing that anymore.

Also-I’m super excited to go see #PPZMovie (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)–especially since I’m at the company that published the book. It’d be sweet if I could go to a special premiere. Probably won’t. But it’d still be cool.

Just as cool as getting a job at Quirk.

*cough, cough* Hire me. *cough*

And then Friday, today, I went to the comic club at lunch time. And everyone just talked about comics for an hour–among other things–but the focus was on comics and graphic novels. I had a lot of fun just listening in.

It’s Still Not Noon…

frustration_2Let’s talk about work. My work. My lack of work… the company I work for currently is about to switch data programs and so I haven’t been able to open any orders. Which, as you can imagine, has made my December incredibly boring.

Now, most people are happy to get paid for doing nothing. In fact, I know a great many people who would absolutely love it. Let me explain that the nothing I have been doing has not been in my home. I don’t get to take a nap in the afternoon. And I sit in front of my boss which makes it a little hard to goof off and/or read. The first day that I had nothing to do–not that bad.

The 30th day that I had nothing to do–agony.Β