For those of you keeping score at home (and shame on those who aren’t!), I haven’t been writing this blog for a while because I have been utterly swamped with life in general.
I started a contract position at an pharmaceutical advertising agency in October, which seemed very promising and seemed to guarantee a permanent position at the end of the contract. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out that way, so I’m ending 2009 the same way it began – searching for answers. I am back to freelancing for now, but I still would like to find a permanent “home.” I don’t think the door to the agency is permanently closed – I see it as somewhat ajar. To be continued.
Meanwhile, in a day or so, we’ll be celebrating Y2K+10. In other words, Friday marks 10 years since the predicted demise of life as we know it, remember? Because of some coding glitches, it was feared that the world’s computers would go haywire, banking systems would shut down, and madness would ensue. I don’t recall doing much out of the ordinary, aside from checking my bank balance on New Year’s Eve and then again on New Year’s Day, and trying to convince my mother that all hell would not break loose. The engineers at the radio station where I worked spent months preparing the computers to ensure that we would not lose any music, let alone valuable commercial revenue. Meanwhile, friends with small businesses were fervently backing up their data onto zip drives (anyone still have one of those?). How about you?
Going Out on a High Note
If you’ve ever read my blog, you know that I’m a big fan of fresh creative. Here, Ad Freak presents their list of the 30 oddest, quirkiest, and creepiest ads of 2009. Bring on suggestively dancing pigs, demonic possession, and tumors of disturbing proportion. Heck, even bring on the creepy Palm Pre lady. Let the games begin!