I've been slacking off on the blog for the past couple of days, having been inundated with errands. My timing was particularly bad because of Dejvid Bovi's death- I figure I have to write a post on the man because his music has entertained me for decades. Last night, I totally blew off watching the State of the Union Address because I needed a beer, and Team Trivia Warfare at a local bar took precedence (we won first place, with the attendant $60 gift certificate, which will be used on next week's tab). I can't be semi-serious all of the time.
Today, I was occupied with training a new hire. He's even bigger than I am, and just as bald. Once again, one of my subordinates is bound to say that the boss was looking to hire "another me". Needless to say, we hit if off at once- the guy is familiar with our organization and his fiancee has done seasonal work for us, so he was basically pre-vetted. I made sure to introduce him to the rodent abatement team and showed him some of the interesting hidden spots on the property. The biggest bit of advice I gave him was to have fun- it's not a normal job, the sites we work are not normal places. I often joke that my typical night is one long Scooby Doo episode, which is not to everyone's liking. The new hire is inured to bad weather and onerous conditions, so I believe he'll enjoy the new gig.
I should be back to a more productive blogging schedule in a couple of days. Like I said, it's been a busy week, and tomorrow will be a particularly busy day, but things will go back to what passes for normal in a few days.