Oh, man. I’ve been hooked on watching “The Convict” from The Office’s third season, simply because of the scene at the very end where Ed Helms as Andy Benard sings while playing the banjo to Jenna Fischer’s Pam Beesly over the ending credits. The look she gives the camera as she turns to eye the back of Jim’s head is priceless, and my wife pointed out that it looked like the both of them were about to break character just before they called cut. I wonder how many times it took for them to get through that scene, because Ed Helms’ high falsetto is hilarious!

Yes, I am a freak for The Office. I’ve seen a few episodes of the UK version, but I have to say that the US version exceeds the humor of the original. Most likely because I’m a product of my environment and I appreciate the humor in the American version, but I’m a fan of UK television as well (AbFab, Life on Mars, Doctor Who, French and Saunders, Hex, Are You Being Served?, etc.) so I feel like maybe my opinion cannot be so easily dismissed when it comes to drawing a comparison. I have no idea where I was going with this thought.

In other news: Looks like I won’t be leaving shopping.com so soon. Turns out my contract is structured not quite as rigidly as I had been led to beleive and is open-ended. I just need to sit down with my manager and my agency at some point to discuss the future of my employment here for the long-term, because so far as I know, they want me to stay for as long as possible. Good news, there… my holiday will not be marred with the stress of locating employment. I just hope that my rumblings lately to my boss did not permanently impact my plans to remain with them. It’s a good gig; NOC work is a cakewalk compared to other types of jobs. The better part of this job is the fact that there are a lot more plusses than minuses compared to previous NOC jobs I’ve worked. The hours are good and the fact that I only sit a shift 7 out of 10 days every pay period is especially awesome. My manager’s a good guy and tries to do right by his team, and even when he seems like he’s disciplining you, it’s more like counseling than discipline which comes across as his geniune concern for us to do well.

I can’t beleive this job was right across the street the whole time I was at Walmart.com. I look back at some of the posts I wrote about that job and I realize what I got here. I don’t necessarily need greener pastures and every job has its drawbacks, but then that’s why people get paid to work. πŸ™‚

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