There seems to come a time when many great things take a turn. This is not an absolute. At least, I hope it is not. However, when it comes to my odd career journey this has held true. I thought I had found the perfect job — and, perhaps it is perfect for someone, but not for me. Anyway, I will miss the many cool friends for whom and with I have worked. Effective in about 3 weeks my current job closes.

I’m feeling excited about the possibilities and adventures that lie ahead. I know that there will be stress and lack of funds will become an even greater problem. But, things happen for a reason. At least I like to think they do. Humor me.

…and, there is always my career as a junkie whore I’ve never fully explored. However, B has asked me to avoid that road for now. However, he is cool for me to look into that position as Brain Surgeon at UCSF.

If anyone has any job leads — let me know! I shall be job hunting like crazy come the New Year! Potential employers keep me in mind!


December 5, 2006. Uncategorized.


  1. Old Cheeser replied:

    Sorry to hear the job is ending, but as you say, these things probably happen for a reason. And you sound pretty philosophical about it all. I bet there is something much better out there for you.

    Funnily enough I too feel like I’m going through a bit of a career transition at the moment. Maybe it’s the time of the year, or something in the stars. The job I do doesn’t really fulfil me atall or use my skills. Why the hell can’t we get paid for writing our blogs??! All that wasted creativity!

    Change, therefore, is imminent.

    So we shall all see what the new year brings eh?

    However I would advise against a career as a junkie whore. How about disco whore instead? (after all, Madonna does it so well…)

  2. matty replied:

    Old Cheeser! Good for you! OK, I will not pursue that position of Junkie Whore. …tho, it is tempting. However, I would never dare compete with Madonna! …there can only be one!

  3. hot-lunch replied:

    congrats on the change~! i’ve been job hopping for a few years now and am now temping, hoping to find that elusive career… best of luck!

  4. Robert replied:

    I know you’ll do just fine Matt. Given your attitude, you’ll find another job which you’ll love even more. I just know it!

    In about 3 weeks, another new year begins… New hopes, new dreams, a newer you and me.

  5. Brookelina replied:

    Can I be your junkie pimp?

  6. Kalvin replied:

    I can only hope that you will find true joy in your new profession. I have a friend who counsels homeless people and drug addicts if you’re a do-gooder. I’m suddenly starting to think more about medicine. I’ve noticed how I love grooming the partner, so maybe I would love removing cancer just as much. Like a 10-hour zit popping.

  7. Joshua replied:

    Best of luck to you, although I can’t offer any job leads since I’m not sure what it is you do 🙂

  8. matty replied:

    Hot Lunch! Thanks! You know, I’m not really even looking for a “career” as much as a job I will enjoy and that will provide me with some stability. I’ve done the whole career “thang” but I guess I’m up for jumping back into that swing for a couple of years to re-build some savings. …time will tell!

    Robert! Thanks, sweetie! Please send me some positive vibes. It will work out well — things have a way of doing that! And, yeah, I am positive in my world/self view. …for the most part. LOL!

    Brooke — Wait. I thought you were my Junkie Pimp. I’m still waiting for my fix. …when you come through I will hit the streets again. You know I do it good for you, baby.

    Kalvin — I guess I do fall into that “do gooder” category but that is more of a volunteer thing as I refuse to return to school. My degree is in English — no social work studies here. I love what you just wrote! I suspect that grooming your lover is more fun than doing it for a stranger, but maybe not!

    Joshua — Oh! I was a large office manager/executive for over a decade. Background is in supervision, HR, administrative operations — however, for the 10 months I’ve been a receptionist for a fab -mostly gay and very uptown dental practice. I’ve loved it — but when the music stops where do you go?!?!!?

  9. Chris Capp replied:

    Sorry about the job situation, but something fabulous is around the corner. “Something’s coming, don’t know when …” I’m sure Barbra must have sung that one at some point!

    I’m in a kind of in-between time myself, trying to figure out what’s next. Exciting and frightening all at once.

    Enjoy these last few weeks. I’m sure something right will appear in January.

    – Chris

  10. matty replied:

    Chris! Yes, Babs has sung that live and on record! LOL! …and, yes, something good is coming! I just know it! Sending you many positive thoughts and appreciate yours!

  11. ing replied:

    Oooh, I’m worried! I’m sure things will work out, but joblessness terrifies me.

    Have you started looking yet? You’re not planning on moving away, are you? Please don’t go anywhere.

  12. ing replied:

    ps — Things happen for reasons, usually having to do with the choices we make. Sometimes those reasons suck ass, and sometimes those reasons are, well, reasonable.

    But I think you mean that the universe has its reasons, as if we have this fate? I cannot believe this. Unless the universe is a cruel bitch. Because Matty, I just don’t understand why. Why why why why why?

    No, I think that there isn’t much reason. I think we make our own mistakes (I have made countless mistakes). And I know that things will work out for you.

  13. matty replied:

    Ing! I’m fine!!! Tried to call you but my stoopid phone has no reception. Oi!

    I’ve got my eyes focused on a few things but no one is really hiring until after the new year. It will be cool and fine.

    I don’t know about “fate” …and it could be wishful thinking, but when I look back at my life, my choices and the results — they do not always jive. However, the results have (thus far) always led me to better places. Tho, it wasn’t possible to see that at the time — I can see it now.

    But, either way — things are going to be just fine and this is for the best. I have to and do believe that. For me, to believe otherwise is to let life beat me down. And, I don’t let that happen. Life is for living and enjoying the very best we can. It is all too short to worry to much with the things that I can’t control. …and, with some things I can because it just isn’t worth it in the long run — big picture.

    What is that new ad campaign I keep seeing ’round the city? —- live your dreams and desires till your heart gives out!

  14. Daniel, the Guy in the Desert replied:

    Wow, major changes in your life.
    I know you were kind of dreading going back.
    I’m sure you’ll be able to find another situation that’s better for you. If you choose a career as a nightclub singer, I’ve got a glitter ball you can borrow.

  15. matty replied:

    You know, I’ve been thinking about my possible nightclub act. So, if you’ve got a disco ball — I just need to find a strong chain and a trained donkey.

  16. ginab replied:

    I’m smelling a descriminating parfumed rat–against sick time.

    but I do believe in energy–sometimes confused for fate, a rather old fashioned term for what we were even less able to explain. You knew it was coming…I’m thinking. Was either on paper or on the cards or on the eyelids of those who look down. let’em eat hairy asses.

    look under chairs
    look under tables

    you’ll find what you need. It’s great you have B. You’re lucky there.–>

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