The Winds of Change are A-Blowin'

Let me apologize in advance...

This is going to be a non-crafty post, again.

Not to belabor the point, but "distractible" is in our name. And, right now, I'm distracted by a big event in my life: a new job.

After 13 years at Company X, I'm moving on. It's surreal for a lot of reasons - not the least of which is that, for the first time in over a decade, I won't be able to see Cassandra nearly every day of the week. Frankly, that makes me infinitely sad.

However, Company Y made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Company X, as much as I love it, had nothing left to offer me. Basically, I qualify for three jobs at Company X and I've done all of them. When the position at Company Y fell in my lap I realized that I had three choices:

1. For the next 15 years I could do the same job I've been doing for the last 6 years.
2. I could commit to Company X's INDUSTRY and cross-train into other departments (learning all new skills). OR...
3. I could take the skills I have (and love) and apply them to a new industry.

Obviously, I picked #3.

So, starting one week from today, I'll be commuting in the opposite direction. I'll be meeting new people, learning a new corporate culture, learning a new job... It's scaring the hell out of me but I'm excited as well.

For the record, this will not, in any way, affect our commitment to Mighty Distractible, our crafting work, or our readers. If anything it might make me a little less flaky about getting my posts done because I'm going to need to plan further in advance. LOL

I'm hoping that it allows Cassandra and I more freedom because, for the first time in six and a half years, I won't be her boss and therefore our friendship can flourish without any concern that she might be getting special treatment. (Which she never did, btw... I swear.)

So, that's my big news and the thing that is completely occupying my brain right now. However, I guess I can toss out a couple of things that I've been thinking about lately that you might enjoy:

Looper - If you haven't seen this movie yet, GO. You really should see it in the theater. While it's technically a sci-fi, time-travel thing, I think it has a lot of cross-over appeal. It's amazingly well written, directed, and acted. Everyone I know (including myself) has walked out of the theater saying, "Wow! that was WAY better than I expected!" Seriously, don't miss this.

Pears stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon - I didn't make this, my son's girlfriend did. But, we had it for dinner last night and I simply had to share the recipe with you. They are ridiculously good. Click here for the recipe from

Bossypants by Tina Fey - I just got done reading this for book club. It's fast and funny and worth every page. It's pretty girly - there were some men in the book club that took exception to some of the chapters on, say, Kotex or breasts - but overall, everyone in the group loved it and I, literally, laughed out loud throughout.

Okay. I have to get back to cleaning out my desk. What a weird experience THAT has proved to be - a walk down memory lane. :)

- Alex the Short-timer


  1. As I have said before in a private conversation; I am so freakin' happy for you. Having also worked with you in the past I've always appreciated your vision and approach. I am fairly certain Company X won't ever be the same without you there. Congrats on a well deserved career advancement...

    1. Tenny - thanks for the words of encouragement. I miss your face.

  2. It sounds to me like you made the right decision, even if it is pretty scary. Good luck and I hope it works out brilliantly for you :)

    1. Thank you! Since I'm still excited about it, I think that indicates that I chose correctly. :)