Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Update Rape

I arrived back in DC last Wednesday night.
In the time since I got back I've managed to secure a 6 month independent consulting contract with an appropriations client.
I fucking hate independent consulting - I promised myself that I'd never do this shit again. No benefits, having to work from home, dealing with clients that are new to the game - It fucking sucks. It's truly the hand-job of government relations work, but it pays big in real spendable money, and coincides with my lease (more or less), so I'm in.
Last time I pulled this "independent contractor" crap I got hit HARD by the IRS and ended up losing almost more money than I made due to a stupid clerical error on my employer's behalf. The company folded, and the IRS isn't big on listening, so I was screwed. I said that that was the last time - I lied.
For now, It'll do.

You, The Reader:
I thought you were heading back to Illinois?

Me:
Here's the deal: I'm in the running for a consulting gig on a certain Presidential campaign; If they can't meet my salary requirements (or if a great offer doesn't fall from the sky out here) I'll probably be back in Chicago sometime around April of '08.
I have already had a few attractive offers out there including a firm commitment from the seminal (insofar as they're all covered in semen) rock band Big Drag for their manager position.
I'll probably take something in marketing.

Until then, here is my "To Do" list for the next six months:
- Start up the 7DA Records eBay page so I don't have to move all that shit back across the country again.
- Learn Dreamweaver (web-design program).
- Learn Flash (web animation program).
- Learn Premier Pro (video editing software).
- Learn the rest of the Adobe CS3 Pro programs (other than Photoshop).
- Practice my guitar, so that I can do more than the most basic rhythm shit.
- Draw down on my "to read" (4 foot high) stack of books.
- Get at least 5 chapters written for the novel, or (at least) 5 short stories.

It'll never happen.

5 comments:

bigsoda said...

As our manager, you should probably know that's Santorum we're covered in.

edP said...

I still can't believe he lost in PA!

edP said...

The position will be open (more like a gaping wound) when you get back buddy.

Congrats on the gig.

Chris B. said...

You might want to throw Adobe Audition into the mix so you can record us, too.

The Old Dog said...

While I wish you luck out there, I would love to see you start a new, creative chapter of your life here in Illinoise.