July 24th, 2007

As of yesterday (that’s Monday, July 23rd), I’ve become a real person. Well, at least a real Village Voice person. I still can’t cook to save my life and the idea of paying taxes makes me dizzy.

Anyways, I’m here at the Voice full time now, which means more blogging, more column-ing, more all around sex & tech happiness. My part of the Voice (the web part) is actually moving their offices this week, so for the moment my cubicle is slapdash and easily abandoned. But when I do get set up for real-like, I’ll be sure to post pictures of my sure-to-be-dorky work station.

Now my question is, can I cyber at The Village Voice? I mean, not for fun, for research (no, seriously, you have no idea how un-fun bad cybersex can be), but still. Then there’s the fact that my new computer has a built-in camera. That means web cam sex, which, to be honest, I’ve actually never participated in myself… yet. Awkward! Office strip tease, anyone? I think I’ll hold off on that until at least my second week.

Tags: Bonnie life, cybersex

7 Responses to “Bonnie Works at The Village Voice!”

  1. ugh Says:

    During the glory days, people were doing a hell of a lot more than cybersex at the Voice offices, so I’m sure you’ll be fine!

  2. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Thanks, ugh. I’ll be sure to use that line the next time a co-worker comes up behind me while I’m at my computer wearing a look of awe and horror :).

  3. Phalligator Says:

    It does seem like a necessary part of your job…do what you have to do!

  4. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Actually, it’s funny, my editor/boss walked up to me a few minutes ago, looked at my screen and said, “Oh good, softcore porn. That means you’re working.” I love this job :).

  5. Bjorn Bednarek Says:

    Different industry, same awesome. I started a job in a video game company after too many years as a lawyer and public servant – my boss FORCES me to play “1 more game and THEN you can go home”. Doing what you love for a living rocks (there’s some sort of a ‘doing’ pun in there, but I’m too tired to extrapolate). Congrats on the gig, you deserve a cake!

  6. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Thanks, Bjorn! I do love cakes ;).

    It’s great that you’re doing what you love. I do always wonder about people like game testers, though. I’ve heard that, since you’re often required to play the same game again and again, the job can something you love into something you hate. Or at least something annoying.

  7. Bjorn Bednarek Says:

    I can see how that could happen, but I think it comes down to your approach. QA work is still a job. It’s not the same as exploring a game at your own pace. You have pretty strict methods, and half the job (at least) is data entry and database management. BUT, it’s still about games. You could be doing the same stuff for accounting software, and be very very bored, so I was grateful that it was game related. In the same way, I sought to bring games into most of my other jobs. Retail work is an easy way to pay your way through Uni, so that was in a game store, my proudest moment in working in Government bureaucracy was the mentioning of a cricket game in a Prime Minister and Cabinet report on the IP drain affecting the Australian videogame industry. So to finally have the chance to work directly in the industry I love, I’m chuffed. Plus, no one looks at you funny when you have lunchtime conversations concerning hunter DPS vs warlock DPS, and the computers here are better than anything I could ever have at home.

    To turn your point around, are you likely to get sick of investigating and writing about sex and games, just because you are now expected to do it to a deadline every day? Will you long for the day when you won’t ‘have’ to have softcore porn on your screen to look like you are working?

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