Hello, Failure

Of all the enemies of literature, success is the most insidious

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Failure of the Day: YAY! and the Incredible Coincidence

Chris got a new job. And then I got a new job. We both have our first day at work on July 6.

OK? So let it never be said that I bury the lead.

Chris is the new director of the textbook department at San Jose State. That’s a terrific turn of events for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it will reduce the stress and hassle of his job by about 60 percent. St. Mary’s really didn’t want to let him go, but SJSU’s offer was too good to turn down. YAY!

And me, I finally got my damn ass hired in a real jobee job—we’re talking employee status with benefits—no more of this godforsaken nerve-racking freelancing crap. Also no more copyediting; I am now officially a Content Editor. Nice little company on Potrero Hill. I’m seriously thrilled and feeling triumphant, etc. It’s pretty nutty that we’re both starting on the same day; ain’t life a kick in the head.

And yes, I do believe I have the girly shoes to thank for my new good fortune. God only knows how Chris got hired—he showed up to his interview with nothing more than his profound intelligence, vast competence, unassailable skills, 12 years of industry experience, and regular black shoes.


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