So I got to meet a bunch of the Yellowknife bloggers this evening. That was nice. Met them at a hotel, had a good supper and chatted with a bunch of them. I'm a touch envious of the community they have there, that they're friends and that they all manage to get together once a month.
I really think we need to work on that a bit in Iqaluit. I'm not entirely sure how, since the notion of going out for supper is a touch more expensive than in Iqaluit, but it's still nice to see them all getting along so well. It's a good community. I really am a touch jealous.
Oh yes, I am in Yellowknife. Did I forget to mention that?
I've known this trip was coming up for several weeks. However, I simply didn't mention it because it was possibly work related. I didn't want to jinx things. Plus, as regular readers know, I have a "do not talk about work" policy on this blog. However, I will allow a small crack in this policy as my status of being unemployed is certainly something I talked about here.
That's a status that is officially over as today. Without getting too much into it, a company in Yellowknife flew me out to talk to them. They interested in having me open a branch office in Iqaluit, which I've accepted. So I start working with them very shortly. Actually, in a twist, the job offer came at least partially because the owner of the company liked my writing on Twitter and this blog and offered me the position because of that. Which is cool. It's also a huge relief to know the blog can continue and that, as long as I'm not really, really, remarkably stupid about some of the subject matter, he's fine with it existing.
This dry spell went on a touch longer than expected, but I'm glad it's over now. Plus, this looks like it's going to be an interesting job. A nice, gentle stretching of my current skill set, which I think is always a good thing. A little stretching every now and then is a good thing.
Anyway, this is a quick jaunt. I'm back home tomorrow. Although I managed to cram in a day's worth of meetings, getting to meet some of the local bloggers and a Wal-Mart run. So I might have only been in town less than two days, but they've been action packed.
Then again, I imagine so will the next few weeks. Here's hoping my brain still remembers how to work after the lay-off.
1. Rainbow connection - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
2. Another pilot - Hey Rosetta!*
3. Pardon me madam, my name is Eve - Elvis Costello and the Imposters
4. Fez - being born - U2
5. Baby mine - Allison Krauss