I Blogged Myself

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I Finally Did It!

The crowd is outside, asking each other questions as they anxiously await the news. "Is it good?" "Is it bad?" "Is someone selling hot dogs over there?" "Can you get off my foot, please?" "Is this being televised?" "Did you just fart?"

Suddenly, BEVIS appears at the microphone.

There is a hush of antici ...

... pation as BEVIS blinks uncertainly at the crowd. He clears his throat, takes the microphone in his hand, and says: "Yesterday, after much deliberation and careful consideration, I resigned."

C'mon, that's not very excited!

Even the Chess Club is happy for me:

This really is a red-letter day in my life. I've been stuck in a rut here since I finished my uni degree. Finally, I see a real future ahead of me, even if it is completely unknown.

Yep, I need to find new work. I have quit with nowhere else to go. Crazy, I know, but I just really felt that it was time to get outta here. The email I received from one of the managers here last Tuesday had something to do with this, but certainly not everything.

I'll find something eventually. (Or I won't, and will starve to death on the side of the road - either way, I'll be happier than I've been here for eight years.)

Wish me well.



At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:57:00 am, Blogger sublime-ation said...

That is so rockin! I love that feeling of resigning from somewhere you've been stuck way too long. Good for you.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:58:00 am, Blogger problematic said...

Right on Bevis. I'm proud of you. Can you feel that weight lifted? CAN YOU FEEL IT?

I'm going to drink champagne at two o'clock in the afternoon in your honour.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:05:00 pm, Blogger Riss said...

Oh, sweetheart. Wow. Good on you for making the decision and pulling the plug. I'm sure you'll find something in no time. Remember that they also have an obligation to allow you time off to attend interviews...

I'm off for the next two days but will I see you on Saturday?

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:15:00 pm, Blogger mindlessmunkey said...

Congratulations, Mr Bevis. Here's to a bright and wonderful future.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:21:00 pm, Blogger Clokeeeey! said...

I tipped this!!!

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:28:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Thanks everyone!

Sublime-ation, it's VERY rockin. And such a great feeling. Thanks for your congrats.

Cotton, you made me swell with pride just now. I thank you. And yes, I CAN DEFINITELY FEEL IT! I almost skipped my way out to my car yesterday; that's how light I suddenly felt. I appreciate you going that extra mile of starting your drinking at 2pm in honour of me, instead of the regular 2:25pm.

Riss, I knew you'd be especially happy for me. Unfortunately, we can't be there on Saturday, so please spread the news around for me. (T&G already know.)

MindlessMunkey, I've just checked out your blog and it looks very interesting! (Don't worry, I'm not going to try to sell you insurance or anything.) Thanks for the kind words. Would you like to buy some pool fencing?

Clokeeeey, you didn't actually tip anything!

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:14:00 pm, Blogger elaine said...

Hip! Hip! Hooray!

Leaving something crappy but known to go into the unknown can be, is a scary thing. Obviously the time was right for you and you've done it!

I second cotton's, very proud.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:14:00 pm, Blogger Dxxxx said...

Good for you for having the guts to give it a go!

Sometimes I think you have to jump in feet first to allow new doors to open.

Good luck and enjoy your new path, wherever it leads you!


At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:53:00 pm, Anonymous Mr. kahfarknarkle said...

I see the Adelaide Crows fans seem excited! (from your first pic)

It really begs one question; does anybody here like Elvira???

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:11:00 pm, Blogger Clokeeeey! said...

Actually, if you substitute the four letters Q. U. I. T. into the slot I left on the Elvira tag post, you'll see that I did tip this.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:57:00 pm, Blogger sheriff of nothing said...

YAY BEVIS - nice one on doing something for good for YOU!!!

Good things will come your way, you deserve it!

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:37:00 pm, Anonymous John B. said...

Good choice to get away from that pit of misery! And nothing puts a fire under you to look for new work than rapidly running short of money. If I needed web editing, or could pay you for your film/TV skills, I would as your a focused highly motivated individual. But unfortunetly I have a mortgage and 8 screaming kids* to feed, so gimme a break!

* 7 of the kids may be fictional.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 8:30:00 pm, Blogger Jobe said...

I'll feed you for the rest of your life, Bevis. You'll die in my house, not on some dirty road.

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:26:00 pm, Blogger Magical_M said...

I'm doing a mexican wave in front of my computer just for you.

Is that possible to do with one person?

Maybe I'll just do my happy dance instead.

Well done you!!

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:53:00 pm, Blogger Enny said...

That sh!t takes Gu-uts, G-U-T-S - U-T-S

(Sing along if you know it!)

*Congratulations and Good Luck!*

At Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:12:00 am, Blogger BEVIS said...

Elaine, thank you - I know that no matter what lies ahead, it'll be worlds better than what I'm leaving behind.

Dxxxx, cheers. I agree that you gotta be gutsy to make good things happen in life. My friends reading this will scoff at that, though, because it's been eight years of misery before I took the plunge, but this is The New Me.

Mr Kahfarknarkle, they're not Crows supporters; that's my own private Rent-A-Crowd. They're wearing The Official Colours Of BEVIS (TM). And yes, I'm going to completely ignore your question. :)

Clokeeeey, hmm, I don't know if I can pay that ... Oh, okay. You're a mate and you wouldn't lie to me. Who lies on the Internet?? :) I thought it might be guessable anyway, given the subject matter of my whinging all last week.

Sheriff of Nothing, you're very kind. I certainly hope things go well. In fact, I know they will (eventually). It'll take courage for me to really put myself out there, but I haven't really got a choice. If we want to keep the house, I have to do whatever's necessary to get my next job. I welcome the challenge.

John B, hehe, nice one. (And your compliments made me blush. Thank you.) It'd be great if I could combine my love for TV and film with my love for writing. I'm gonna look into that.

Jobe, that's the kindest, nicest, most generous thing anyone's ever said to me (which, at the same time, also happened to sound vaguely like a threat). Thanks.

Magical_M, the mental image I got of you trying to do a Mexican wave on your own, then getting slightly annoyed because no one was there with you, and finally resorting to a happy dance instead was priceless. I appreciate you cheering me on like that.

Enny, yes, it certainly does. Especially in light of what went down at work last week. (But I'm not posting the exact details up here at least until I've finished my last day at this job - if I ever post them up here.) Suffice it to say, I feel more proud of myself than I probably have the right to be! :) Sorry, I don't know the tune, so I'll just bop my head and smile as you sing ...


In other news, the voting closed yesterday for the Australian Blog Awards. I don't know when (or how ... or for that matter, if) they announce the winners, but I'm certain I will be royally pummelled in the results. I'm looking forward to it (just for a laugh, you know?).

Happy Australia Day, everyone.

At Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:36:00 pm, Anonymous CBomb said...

Wow. Awesome.

Sooo... is there anyone left in C&M?

Did you get the email I sent you about a maybe job coming up?

At Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:14:00 pm, Blogger Chai said...

Hope everything works out.

At Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:16:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Thanks Chai, I'm sure everything will be great, once I get out there.

CBomb, cheers. I received your email and appreciate very much that you thought of me. My apologies for not having replied yet; I know how rude that looks. It's been so crazy at work, I can't begin to describe it. I will make sure I reply to you tomorrow.

(And to answer your question: No, there's not. It's insane! But hopefully sends a message ... although the pessimist in me says they're choosing not to accept it as the kind of message it really is.)

At Friday, January 27, 2006 1:42:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on an excellent Rocky Horror reference!!

Oh... and the whole resignation thing. You are free, now fly. FLY!!

At Friday, January 27, 2006 2:15:00 pm, Blogger Steph said...

Well done Bevis. :)

At Friday, January 27, 2006 2:38:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

You're the first one to pick it, Gregory Surlyboy (or at least to mention it). Cheers!

And thanks, Steph. :)


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