I Love You More Than Hot Dogs

by Peter (inspired by Jack Prelutsky and his poem)

I love you more than hot dogs,
Than toothpaste and purple peas,
Than very cold showers and very dead flowers,
And big fat fleas.

I love you more than soda,
And good gooseberry pies,
Than buttery popcorn and lemon-lime airborne,
And glasses for my eyes.

I love you more than notebooks,
Than juicy roast beef on toast,
Oh, I love ties of any size,
But I love YOU the most!

Taxes Done

Woo-hoo! I finished my taxes and we are getting a bunch of money back from the government. I guess it was our money to begin with, so we really are just getting it back.

TurboTax makes it so easy, especially when transfering info from the previous year, that I was able to do my taxes sitting on the living room coach. Occassionally, I had to get something from my desk, but mostly I just had to find info in Quicken.

Last year we bought iPods. Wonder what we’ll get this year?

A new job

After 3 months out of work, I started a new job today at a local ad agency. I have actually started on a 4-6 week contract to make sure that it is a good fit (in both directions), but I expect at the end of the contract I will be offered the job.

I am working as an account executive on a hardware account that includes a new consolidation of 5 separate brands. At the beginning, the focus of my assignment is internal project management, rather than client contact. Seems good so far, but it is a new mindset as I devise ways to keep many projects moving along at the same time.

The strangest part of this is that I have been very available for the past 3 months. I have managed to get myself overcommitted and not managed to get the things done I needed to do around the house (and in my life). Now, all of a sudden, I am not available at all, and I still have some things I have to do. I have a couple of consulting projects that I started, and I have to find some time to work on.