Without making an allusion to Animal House, as is the norm when talking about any sort of probation, I’m happy to announce that I am officially off of the standard three-month work probation that WCMC enforces on all new employees. As a reward, I now get my dental insurance, and can actually take time off, should I feel the need. Things are going fairly well, though. I was told I am “customer oriented”, which I guess means that I’m not the sort of geek who tries to avoid people. I’m really enjoying the atmosphere, especially now that the hell that was August is over and most of my projects are stable. Along both of these lines, I’m finally relaxing and starting to get social with people I work with. I’ve always found it most important to be able to get along well the people you’re working with; if you can’t shoot the shit with people, then you’re always going to be on guard and tense. So if you’re one of the handful of people I’ve been joking around with – usually distinguished by me smiling – and you’re reading this, thanks. It’s good to feel welcome. On a completely different note: If loving this mashup is wrong, I don’t want to be right.