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10 November 2012 @ 01:54 pm
House of Belated Birthdays (-or- a very late pressie for Amber)  
So, when I first realized I wasn't going to get Amber's birthday present done in time this year, I thought, 'it's okay, I can make sure it's only a few days late'. Which of course, became 'I can get it done by Halloween!' and... here we are. *rolls eyes at self* It's on time for a celebration of House of Anubis up-coming third season...?

Seriously, Amber-- I hope you had a very happy day. You deserve only the best. For you, here's Jerome and Alfie. (from the aforementioned House of Anubis. Meredith has only seen bits and pieces of it, but her nieces are _hooked_. ^_~) The Egyptian hieroglyphs read: "Live life, not shalt thou die. Soul to heaven, body to earth", from the Budge translation of The Book of the Dead. I'm not crazy about Jerome's hair, but I think Alfie turned out well. At any rate, many happy returns, my dear!

This past month as been a little crazy for me. I marked the anniversary of a year free from my prescription pain meds. I was having serious inter-office political issues with my supervisor, who denied me for a promotion. Days later, I found out that I'd been hired by another department for essentially the same promotion... it was, in so many ways, like sudden convergence of all of my efforts to make a new start. It's taken some adjustment, but I am so much happier. You are looking at the newest Law Enforcement and Loss Prevention Liaison for Namemless Co. Basically, we're a highly specialized department that deals with credit card fraud and organized retail crime. I've always been drawn to fraud functions, both in Corporate and Personal credit-- in Corporate, I did research for high fiduciary risk. I never, ever imagined that I would be lucky enough to reach supervisory pay grade in such an awesome, awesome department. It's been a bit of an adjustment, there's no denying that, but I couldn't be more thrilled.
(Snerk. Meredith is having a hard time adjusting because she hasn't worked an honest-to-god 8-5 job since 2008. ^^)

Hopefully now that things are settling down a bit, I won't be quite so far behind! ^_^
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The Band Plays:: "Man Like That"-- Gin Wigmore
macadamanaity on November 10th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new job/promotion! In my head you're basically in White Collar now. :-)
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: gunslingergarnettrees on November 11th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Heh, it's not quite that exciting, but... I am hoping to add to my resume in such a way that will someday look very attractive to a government anti-fraud agency, whether it's the IRS, FBI or SEC. (And I'm not gonna lie-- the first time I had to call police dispatch to verify a badge number so I could release information? I was thinking, 'This is so damn awesome.") ^_^

At any rate, thank you! *hugs*
wickedwonder1: ej3wickedwonder1 on November 11th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
This is awesome, congratulations! It's great getting to do a job you love.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: kaylee_inaragarnettrees on November 11th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I really did enjoy my other job, but the extraneous details like management and office politics were severely detracting from any sense of accomplishment I was able to derive. There's always politics, no matter what department you're in, but I appreciate the opportunity for a fresh start and, as you said, doing something I love.
Amber: hoa | settling down takes timeminttown1 on November 11th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Congratulations again on the new job.

And askljdkas;ljdkalsjklda you are so amazing, I love it, thank you so much. Do you have a tumblr? If so, you should post and tag this, all the Jelfie girls will go nuts.

And Jerome's hair changes so much all the time that any Jerome hair is legit Jerome hair.

!!! I don't know what else to say. This is awesome.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: 4400garnettrees on November 11th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's a wild and crazy ride, but I'm learning a lot.

I'm so glad you like the picture! I was inspired the other day when you made the comment about Alfie's wedding being the saddest day of Jerome's life. ^_^;;; I do not have a tumblr, but maybe I should get one. Between this and the XMFC fandom, I have enough reason to.

any Jerome hair is legit Jerome hair
*giggles* That should be a marco! 'The evolution of Jerome's hair'.