New role to lead a fast-paced internal news operation/content development team at a major global automaker.
It goes on to say it's in Detroit.
Honestly -- that's about as much job security as working for a newspaper these days. (Another one somewhere just laid off 29% of its newsroom staff. Don't get me started.)
--Sticker on top of an M&Ms vending machine -- you know, the put-a-quarter-in, get-a-handful kind, like gumball machines:
For information or service on this machine, call Candi
Candi hawking candy. Gotta love it. (And yes, I *have* heard all the "do you want some candy, Candy?" and "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker" -- Devra actually wrote that in my yearbook one year in HS :-D -- and the cracks about how I should marry someone named "Barr" or "Kane" jokes, tyvm.)
-- Kids these days: WHY do they not think about what they post online? One of my acquaintance (not my kid, luckily!) decided to post half-naked photos of himself on his Facebook page as part of his "modeling portfolio." Be that as it may, I'm afraid it's going to bite him in the butt at some point and that he should just put the pix in a binder like everybody else and take them around to agents or whatever. I don't know why they don't understand that the Internet -- unlike youth and beauty -- is forever. They're semi-"artsy" pictures, not gross ones, but it's still disconcerting.
Or, maybe I'm just an old fuddy-duddy. It's entirely possible.
-- I just went cosmetics shopping for the first time in -- oh, geeze, possibly this decade. Only wear it for special occasions. Had NO. IDEA. how expensive it's gotten! And a pox on the manufacturers who decided to make the packages as hard to open as shrinkwrapped CDs. It's a miracle I got the farkin' things open and on my face before I had to leave for this event.
And I'm all a-twitter because I get to meet a childhood hero, and how many people ever get that chance? The only thing is -- I haven't seen a recent picture. I know how *I've* aged in the last 30 years, but no idea how he has! LOL (For those of you who remember my obsession with Royals left fielder Tom Poquette, he's being inducted into the Eau Claire baseball hall of fame tonight -- he grew up here.) My ex-boss is on the board of this organization. We've chatted and emailed, but not seen each other since "The Day," so I don't know how awkward that will be. Not much, I hope.
Anyway, I'm bringing the camera and will post pix as soon as I have them and settle down some! :-D