It’s my last day here at the Red Cross, and I feel like I should have something profound to say, but I don’t.
It’s been five eventful years. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, you name it. I feel privileged to have been able to help the Red Cross respond to those events. And also to help people like you, dear blog reader, get prepared for such disasters.
Five years is a good chunk of time, but it’s eons in Internet Years. Back when I posted “A Brief Introduction,” Myspace was still a big deal, Twitter was in its infancy, and your mom was not yet on Facebook. My how times have changed.
But before I get too wistful, I’m going to recap some of my favorite little silly moments from way back in the blog archives. (When you’re doing serious work, it’s important to balance it out with some silliness.)
- The David Hasselhoff aquatics training VHS. Sometimes the little things just make your day.
- The job-hunting chicken. Don’t know what ever happened to that little guy. He was running around the neighborhood for weeks!
- Making my coworkers cram into a doorway for the “What Not To Do” in an earthquake or other disaster slideshow. (Part of the epic and unforgettable Blog Off.)
- “Blood. It’s Not Funnnnnnyyyyyy!!!!!!” This made all of us in the office laugh so hard we cried. Good times.
There have been SO many more silly, amazing, sad, and wonderful moments. Too many to mention.
Most of all I feel lucky to have worked with such warm-hearted, talented people. Lise, Nate, and dozens of equally awesome non-blogging coworkers.
And now I’ll sign off and bestow the title of Blog Master upon the very worthy Nate Warren.
All I have left to say to you all is THANK YOU. It’s been great.