Sep 27, 2008
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You are Chekov
|Brash, rash and hasty,|
but everyone loves you.
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Sep 9, 2008
My most recent job was part of a CMS transition team for Union Bank of California. I started out doing data entry and evolved into Content Coordinator/IT Liaison, with a little project management and troubleshooting thrown in for fun. The site launched ahead of schedule and under-budget. Prior to that I was mainly stay-at-home mom, running a successful in-home daycare and then doing customer service. I have been involved in online content in one way or another since 1998. I’m excited to be here and surprised at how well my youngest child’s interest in Disney Channel is helping me get up to speed with everything DOL has to offer.
Today's schedule included a busy morning followed by a not so busy afternoon. Arrived at 9:15, went over the deployment schedule, then off to a 10:00 meeting to discuss upcoming shows, promos, etc. Keep an eye out, there's a fairly entertaining "interstitial" coming soon, (an example is the 3 minute Game Show).
I got to meet more Producers and team members and get a better grasp of how large this department is. My boss is awesome to talk to and bounce ideas off of, so we had a good conversation covering the meeting where I could ask clarifying questions. Then we delved into our personal lives, get-to-know-you type stuff while waiting for two more producers. Then the fun.
LUNCH at the WALT DISNEY STUDIO LOT!
Yes, I was stoked :) It's almost as good as being at the "happiest place on earth". The food rocked. The conversation was stimulating (and I learned something about Playhouse and Jetix) and overall one of the best "working lunches" I have ever had. Thank you Mr. Mouse.
Then back to the NoHo campus where my cube and computer were finally set up. I have the most gorgeous Dell screen. I think it's a 22", maybe 24". And a laptop, which I will probably start using next week.
Overall, a very good second day of work.
Sep 7, 2008
Sep 2, 2008
Well, Labor Day has come and gone. And the last week of summer has been exciting to say the least. Well, some parts of it were exciting. I got a good tip on a gymnastics studio in Huntington Beach and Joy did a free lesson. As you can see, she LOVED it. I bought her a leotard (which she lived in for 2 days) and signed her up for classes. Not sure when they start as she will be the 3rd girl in a brand new class.
In a previous post I showed you how well she has come along in her skateboarding. At the beginning of summer she could barely scoot along. Then she was introduced to a cruiser. Now she can zig-zag, do hills (sort of, hops off if she goes too fast), and can confidently tackle the skatepark. That was a field trip with daycamp. I have the feeling that as soon as she can swim without floaties or a life-jacket she's going to ask for a surfboard. It's the next logical step. I'm a bit relieved that she wants a cruiser more than a regular skateboard. You can't do tricks on a cruiser. :)
Let's see, we also added a new family member. Buddy :) He's awesome for an old dog, and adjusted really well to Joy's imitation of Elmyra.
Zoe has been insanely jealous, though learned the dominance game fairly quickly.
All of us (me, Josh, and Joy) all agree that this summer has gone by much too quickly. School starts tomorrow, and the beginning of another season. Josh starts High School as a 9th grader (where has the time gone???) and Joy starts 1st grade.
On Sept. 8 I start my new job at D.I.G.