I'm Fine, Really

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 15.678% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

I had several posts vaguely planned for this week, and then I had to delve into work because I’m leaving for a writing retreat on Friday.  (Yay for Dallas!  I may even get to see the Texas Book Depository!)  But some folks worry when I disappear, so I figured I’d say howdy.
So hey, I’m busy… but why not tell me something good (or eventful) that’s happened in your life lately?  Liven up my day, and the day of everyone who reads the comments.
When I eventually return, I’ll tell you why Mass Effect 3 was vaguely disappointing.  I’m sure you’ll be waiting with baited breath.

1 Comment

  1. Mark
    Mar 13, 2012

    Alright, you asked for it. About a year ago, I quit my job as an editor to pursue a carreer in academia (economics to be precise). Most of the time, it is a lot of sitting in a room by yourself reading articles, infusing old ideas with one or two of your own and churning them into a new article. Not the splashiest of lifestyles, but there are some nice advantages, such as the absolute freedom it entails (the money is still quite bad, though).
    Two weeks ago, I got my first call from the press to opine on the Dutch recession, and it gave me a new perspective on all the people that appear in the news and spew opinions that are either stupid or so obvious that they are no longer interesting. It’s actually quite hard to come up with something original that doesn’t completely hit a pig like a pair of pliers (Dutch expression for completely out there). So, I did what I guess most would do, and just told them what the majority of economists was already saying, that government spending does work to help the recession, but only if the money is spent wisely. The media made me mainstream man, and perhaps also a bit boring.

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