Cinco de Busy
Greeting loyal readers,
Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! I'm sure you're all aware, but "Cinco de Mayo" translates to "fifth of May" in Spanish, or "Congratulations! Your magazine is kicking butt, but is also starting like three new projects in May! Enjoy trying to write a blog!" if you speak Promo Marketing.
So, in the spirt of this fine holiday that is part nacho chip, part writing five articles in two weeks, here is a neat little list that I'm putting together off the top of my head. Like shots of cheap tequila, this list is fast, fun, and will either make you want to start a fight or go sleep behind some bushes:
1. Proofreading lists is ridiculous. After finishing up our Top Distributors List, then helping our managing editor with the PROMOTIONS EAST 2009 directory, I think I've probably gone over a few hundred names and addresses in the last few days. I will never judge truck drivers again for using caffeine pills to stay alert. Not that I'm sitting my cube popping pills, I prefer punk rock and soda to stay sharp (yes, I am 10 years old, shut up). I'm just saying I understand the motivation.
2. Speaking of punk rock, I've been listening to The Misfits lately as I've been proofing. Pandora hooked it up through a related station, and while I'm really enjoying the band, it's not only making proofing a little bizarre, but I have slight fear that HR is going to find out and call me into their office. "Mike, listen. You aren't a 15-year old mallrat or a terrifying bouncer at a dive bar in L.A. You aren't allowed to listen to The Misfits, sorry. Also, you're fired because you can't listen to songs about 'wanting someone's skull' at work. Creep."