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The End of The World

posted Nov 11, 2011, 6:07 PM by Brandon McGuire

I still keep in touch with the folks at my previous job and when I told them I was joining the Army, this is what they came up with...complete with a windows laptop with the “blue screen of death”

(Original Date: Friday, April 2, 2010)

Today was my last day working for The Wenatchee World newspaper. It was hard to get much done, but surprisingly I was able to close about 5 or 6 help desk tickets. The day was full of my fellow employees wishing me well and saying goodbye. I went to lunch with a few co-workers and their significant others, and then attended my going away party complete with apple pie (I politely said no to the standard sheet cake. I love cake, but those big sheet cakes are just gross. They taste like cardboard and there is so much frosting on them it makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about eating it) Short speeches were said and I received a few nice cards. I really do work with some great people!

Even after all the goodbyes and the pie it still doesn’t seem real. I guess I haven’t mentally left yet. I still feel like I’ll be coming back to work next week. It’s a strange feeling. I think reality will come soon once I arrive at Ft. Benning for basic combat training.

Took another hike up to the top of Saddle Rock after work. I wanted to see if I could beat my time from last Saturday with my friend Matt. It was a good hike and I tried to jog anytime the grade wasn’t too steep. I ended up beating my last time by a minute and a half! Very happy about that. This will probably be the last time I make the hike up that hill. I will miss that, it’s a great workout and the reward is some awesome views. This place really has some beautiful scenery!

At 9PM I met up with some co-workers for happy hour at Applebees. We shared a few drinks and some stories.

Wow…I no longer work for The World (