Friday, September 26, 2008

hey now!

first off, Is, that's awesome! unfortunately, most of the olympic sailing events weren't televised, so i had to watch a lot of em on crappy internet posts. but windsurfing is incredibly bad-ass. england won a bunch of the sailing medals, and my top pick, estonia, was unfortunately not able to beat out the kiwis in the single-handed division. oh well!
in other news, i have a new job! its an entry level position with an outsourced sales/marketing company. i handle small business accounts for verizon. since verizon is a big evil company, its actually way more cost-effective to send nice guys like me around to places and pitch stuff, especially cause im completely on commission right now! i know what you're thinking, but working for the man is actually turning out to be pretty fun. every morning is an orgy of pumping up, playing games, and an incredible amount of high-fiving and general w00p w00ping! i'm out in the field all day visiting businesses (setting my own hours, etc), and meeting and interacting with a whole variety of long islanders. the other day i walked into a laser hair removal place, walked up to the dude behind the counter, said hi! my names joe, verizon sent me out to check on some routine service updates blah blah blah, and he says look dude. two options. one, have a seat, i call the cops, and get you arrested for trespassing. two, you walk away, i never see you again. so that was fun! a big tattooed guy in an auto body repair place threatened to break my f-ing legs! secretaries tell me all the time that they're not allowed to tell me who they use for phone service, or even how many phones they have! plus side: sometimes you walk into an office, like a little insurance agency, talk with a nice office manager, sit down and fill out 5 minutes of paperwork, convert 12 old phone lines to an updated line type, and walk out 240 dollars richer!

OTHER NEWS: i, and many of my kind, am in desperate need of some hot dragoncloud reunion action. let's make that happen?! i definitely wanna make another trip or two or three down to DC this fall/winter! and skiing upstate/elsewhere too! anybody wanna go to vermont to ski this season? got a buddy with a huge house near stratton! eh!? peace out kiddies!