Holy crap, I miss my freaking cat.
I have gotten quite a few emails about what I’ve been up to lately, so I figured a post is in order! Life has taken me all kinds of places and in all kinds of directions over the last three months – it’s been a whirlwind, that is fo sho. Back in December, I left teaching to take a promotion at CAST Software as the Product Manager for wysiwyg and Vivien Event Designer. I have been working for CAST for about three years writing product copy and technical articles, and the job as product manager opened up back in December. Pretty much everything has been going full speed since then. I have been here and there, I just drove halfway across the country (from Oklahoma City to Iowa to Toronto) in my Mustang. I had to drop of Lumiere at Grandma’s house so Daddy could come up to Toronto and work.
So I did this:
You know, it’s true – they didn’t design Mustang seats for long-range comfort. Yeah, I bought a Mustang. Yeah, I f*cking love it.
A few weeks ago I saw a bunch of you at PLASA Focus in Austin, TX – got to spend three days with Rick and Adri and a ton of other awesome people, saw The Swinging Johnsons play at Antones, had an awesome breakfast with Gil and Bruce from CAST and Matthew Griffiths from PLASA (that guy is pretty cool!). I think it’s a goal in my life to get Gil Densham to belly laugh. I’LL DO IT, yes I will!
I have video and photos from PLASA Focus – they’re coming. Hold tight. I’m also finishing up the first episode of JimOnLight TV!
So now I’m up here in Toronto working my butt off and loving every minute of what I’m doing. Besides JimOnLight.com, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve felt like that. I’m living in a hotel right now; it’s a nice hotel and all, but I am very, very excited to get the **** out of here and into my own place. I am looking at a place this evening that I want, really close to the office, and in a nice area. I wish I could explain how thrilled I am at the prospect of getting out of this hotel and having my routines back! Oh, and having my little meower back? HOLY SH*T! I have been without her for about three weeks now, and I miss the heck out of her. it’s so funny – I never really thought of the impact of literally spending all day every day with her and then not being around her for a month or more. That sucks! My mom is saving my ass right now too, she’s watching lil’ miss kitty until I can get moved and come and pick her up.
Of course, I guess I could get out more.
So right now, I have three people I really like helping me make JimOnLight one of the world’s most visited lighting websites. I have two jobs that I am completely in love with — I get to write JimOnLight AND I’m working on the cutting edge of pre-viz and tracking tech. I get to do what I love all day long (and sometimes all night just because I can!) and I feel very lucky. Now if I can get my cat up here and get her to poop in the toilet?