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Me and me, and… me!

October 12, 2011  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   7 Comments

Me, me, meeeeeee.

One of those posts.

Just a short note to my 37.4 blog readers that I have picked up a new contract. As a consultant, it’s important for me to make sure I engage the client properly and the project is off to a good start.

This means I feel tired when I come home. The poor blog suffers as a consequence.

Now, behold! I ramble!

The general rule with consultants in any given field where businesses hires one to make improvements or fix problems, is that you make money when the economy is good, and you make money when the economy goes bad.

Right now, the economy is bad. When I engage clients, it is important for me that the end result is the client is not only happy, but they can get a breather because things are better.

When things don’t get better, bad things happen.

Someone loses their job. Sometimes it’s more than one person.

Let’s say that person used to buy coffee every day at the coffee shop down stairs.

He’s not the first to go, and the coffee shop feels the pinch.

They let a barista go. It was her only source of income while going to school. She loved that new job, and now it’s gone.

She goes home. She’s never been “laid off.” To her, the boss fired her. It sinks in that she’s going to have to go and live with her parents.

She sits on her loveseat and cries.

The laid off man has technical skills, and he probably can find a job even in this economy.

At a 20% pay cut.

When he is all alone, the wife playing Bunko, the kids are asleep upstairs, he feels like crying, too.

Where am I going with this? Other than being a major downer, that is.

I’m tired when I come home from putting the brain in overdrive. The blog falls off to the side.

And that, my 37.4 blog readers, is a good thing.

7 comments on: Me and me, and… me!

  1. February Grace October 13, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Hey, speaking as that “.4” blog reader (’cause you know that like the Cheshire Cat I’m not quite all there…) I’m just happy to see anything from you here anytime you get a chance to write it (or I should say in my inbox cause I get your posts there.)

    Taking care of that brain and the heart and soul that go with it- that’s what counts most. Blogging is just…blogging.

    Thanks for your comments on my own blog recently- sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, your comments are always so incredibly thoughtful and I have to say one of the reasons that my blog is still up there right now.

    hope your week ends well and the weekend is even better.


  2. J.C October 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    37.4!!! I remember when it was much fewer than that. Obviously, even with less posts, you are still awesome 😉

    • Anthony October 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      J.C., you sure are good for a middle-aged man’s ego. ;D

  3. tracyktn October 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    OK, so I will be the remaining .6 to get you to 38!
    No depressing rambles! Get your poetry arm out and write us something that will make us cry!
    Buck up Buttercup- with smiles from not far away!

    • Anthony October 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm


      I wrote some poetry last week and it turned out quite sensual. I try to keep my blog PG-13. :p

  4. Michelle Davidson Argyle October 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Love your blog, Anthony! No matter how much or how much less you post. 🙂

    • Anthony October 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm


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