*cough cough* wow, and maybe dust some.
Work has really picked up. The travel is starting to get underway with the new administration. We have been hitting up several hotels and schools within the Metro area and the out of area travel is getting fun. In the past couple of months I have been able to go to Miami, New Orleans, and Denver. Coming up next week I get my third trip to the White House, this time I get to snap pictures of the kids doing the Easter Egg festivities on Monday. Fun times.
Next week I am off to Vegas baby! Finally, after years of asking as a contractor, I get to go to NAB. All it took was for me to become a govie, I should have done that years ago. Silly me. From Vegas I an off to Iowa, talk about a slight culture shock there.
The new job has given me a couple of interesting events to work. For instance, last night I was at the 9:30 club. Neko Case was doing a show but before she started her set my boss got on stage with her and talked shop for just a couple of minutes. I was there shooting video while my co-worker was doing the still images - note to self, a small monitor needs to be purchased when working in low light conditions, easier to see what is being filmed (for focus and pre-setting positions). We got the video and some images online today and some blogs have picked it up and an interesting dialog is happening about his presence there (should he or shouldn't he be there). I personally think it was a great idea. If you want to get a message out you should take the message to the target audiences instead of the other way around. I hope we get to do more of these throughout the country.
The new group is fun to work with. There have been some hiccups here and there but that is to be expected with a new group coming in We can tell we have earned the trust and respect of the new boss and his crew because he and they are making sure we are not having any problems at the events and that we are taken care of. Sure this means they want us around more, which in turn puts more on our plate, but that is why we are there, awesomeness all around!
Needless to say, I LOVE my job. The past 6 months have been amazing. Sure work has really picked up and all the fun sites are blocked at work, but I don't care. I do miss the interaction with everyone but given the choice of no interaction and a job that isn't really work, just play, or access to all the sites I want but a dull, boring job well, there is no tough decision there.
There are days where I still can't believe I get paid to do what I do. Sure I'm not making the big bucks, but I am doing what I love and getting a paycheck, so double-win for me.
Ok, I'm starting to get sappy about my job so that is my hint to stop here before people start slapping me.