I will be offline for several days, starting this evening, as I make the trek east to my new job. I’m still frantically stuffing things in boxes, but I am getting close to finished.

It’s a big transition from a research station to a main campus student-services-oriented job, but the folks I’m going to work with seem pretty cool. They also seem to see an online presence as a plus, rather than a negative, so while I’ll still be using my pseudonym for the foreseeable future, perhaps I’ll eventually be able to have a personal opinion in public.

(For those of you that missed the 2009 drama, my boss decided an anti-lobbying law applied to me since I had budgetary power over state funds. The outcome of this was that I was ordered not to speak about any policies or politics as my real self. And, for a while, not as an anonymous teal broad with antennae on the internet either.)

Until I get past that 6 month probation period, though, don’t expect any big reveals!  I hope that when I finally emerge from this midlife chrysalis that I look like Dr. Girlfriend from the Venture Brothers.

Here’s hoping for an uneventful move, and an exciting new chapter in my career.  And, I’m really happy to have landed a full time job with benefits.

Also? OMG check out these Monarch shoes.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!

4 Comments

  1. Good luck with the transition!

  2. Sure your boss wasn’t joking? o_o

  3. QuestionAuthority April 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Thought of you when I came across this:
    Man discovers a new life-form at a South African truck stop
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=man-discovers-new-life-form-at-sout-2011-04-26&WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20110428

  4. What a witty title! A double play on words. Congratulations on your new job!

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