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In the future when all’s well

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On January 5, 2009
At 11:15 pm
Comments : 8

You know how people who are afraid of dying in plane crashes are obsessed with plane crash news? Having worked on this blog for nearly three years, my fear is losing everything, and so I am obsessed with a blog service I’ve never heard of called Journalspace crashing and losing all its members’ blogs. Everything. Apparently they had a stupid (read: nonexistent) back up system set up by their sketchy IT guy who then erased everything right after he was fired. People, we can learn some lessons from this:

1. Back up your work!
2. Always escort fired employees out of the building.
3. Never lose track of what’s going on in your own world, even if you have delegated.
4. Back up your work!

True story, at one label where I worked, a guy got laid off, went to say goodbye to his friends on another floor, and got trapped in the stairwell when they cut off his card access. Security had to come rescue him. That was sucky. But this is a good segue to say, happy new year! How so? Well, think for a moment. Do you know anyone who had a good 2008? Because I surely don’t. And getting canned is one big reason it blew for lots of people. But it wasn’t just that, remarkably. Everyone seems to have their own unique reasons why it both sucked and blew. I know I do.

But the good news is, it’s over. Fresh start! I know where David Nalbandian is next week! The Yankees bought every free agent available! One day, no construction people will be expected at my home! Peace in the Middle East!

No, really!

And this is your year, dear reader. I’m sure of it. Unless you blogged with Journalspace. 2010 will work for you folks.

Morrissey – In the Future When All’s Well


8 Comments for this post

  1. Irishcardinal says:

    Happy New Year, Becca. And to all your readers. Oddly enough, 2008 wasn’t a bad year for me. Nothing special, but not bad at all.
    Better the Yankees should sign all the free agents in the free world than the Cubs.

  2. sarpon says:

    My no good, very bad, horrible secretary quit, so I didn’t have to fire him and I didn’t have to pay a higher unemployment premium. That’s good, isn’t it?

  3. Becca says:

    Ha, Irish! And thanks.

    That is pretty good, Sarp.

    Well, OK, so so far we have two votes for “mediocre.”

  4. kb says:

    my 2008 was pretty darn good as well. One of my best years ever, seriously. I’ve come so far and accomplished so much, and 2008 was where it all seemed to culminate.

    A certain person in my life, who programs computer software for a living, has said about losing everything, “well, then you get the chance to start over and make it better the second time around.”

    In a very ironic way, that statement has taken on an awful lot of weight in my life.

  5. Irishcardinal says:

    Very profound comment from your certain person, KB.
    My year was better than mediocre. I’d call it a 7.3 on a scale of 1-10, having never had a “10” year.

  6. Becca says:

    Well, this is good to hear. Better than mediocre and one of the best years ever! Excellent.

  7. KP says:

    Do you know I have had to prove to two people in the last two weeks that segue is spelled “segue” not “segway”?

    if that is any indication of how 2009 is going to pan out for me, then I am in serious trouble.

    happy new year everyone!

  8. Becca says:

    I used to spell it segueway. I couldn’t imagine that segue could be pronounced seg-way so it made sense to me.


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