From the Pre-blog Archives

9 Apr

When I started this blog in May 2009, I was working an unpleasant job. Shortly before taking my rants to the Web, I began writing blog-like entries in a leather notebook. This is an excerpt from that notebook:

I was toying with the idea of starting a blog, but instead I took this nice looking notebook from work to record the ridiculous events that I should have been chronicling daily. My mistake. I only hope that I can recover some of the deeply repressed memories of researching ski boots and instructions for fixing ham radios, and discussing with my boss how, yes indeed, Britney Spears’ sexuality makes her incredibly fascinating. Although some things are better left forgotten – like when he was massaging his psoas muscle in front of us – others must be recovered for the cathartic pleasure I take in bitter reminiscence.

Once or twice on my blog I made vague, semi-promises that I would one day unleash some of my most horrendous work stories, knowing that it would be a calculated risk. But blogging about work has a rich history of screwing over the blogger. So, I chose to keep it for the journals. And I don’t think those stories will ever leave the vault, but every now and again, it’s funny to think back to those two years of my life that read like the screenplay for The Devil Wears Prada.

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One Response to “From the Pre-blog Archives”

  1. Lisa Findlay-Shirras 09/04/2011 at 5:52 pm #

    “Kristen, do you have that piece of paper that was on my desk last week?”
    “um…… sorry Terry, which piece of paper exactly?”

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