Monday, November 16, 2009

How Prophetic.....

That a couple of years ago I would stutter the epic line
that was in response to the question that is omnipresent regarding a head injury.
Do you know where you are?

As an aside, I was not in NE at the time. Rather I was, knocked quite senseless, just outside of Redwing , MN at a collegiate mountain bike race....but thats another story

As noble and enigmatic as my stutterings were, it was a prophetic moment none-the-less.
I have somehow managed to dupe a company (a large multi-national company at that) into believing that I possess the means and determination to be a valuable asset to their organization. In short,
I got a job outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
Ah....the good life. The land of Lincoln.........shut up, you know what I meant.
I will be able to continue conducting agronomic research, and learn more about the genetic and breeding side of Agronomy. I think that my official title is Production and Research Agronomist. I am pretty stoked. Now we just have to find a place to live that is west of Omaha. I cannot bear the thought of having to live in town.
In some ways I was kind of sad that I am not going to be going back to my beloved "dirty South", but ultimately I have had to come to terms with the fact that there are not many opportunities for agronomists in southern Appalachia. Social workers, yes. Agronomists, no.


Paul said...

Congrats Josh! How exciting, finally landed a real job. I've only got like 9 more years till i could get one... When are you leaving us?

Joshua Stamper said...

I start Jan. 4th

Cornbread said...

Great seeing you and Zach at the race this weeekend! Great racing fellas!

I was trying to find you afterwards to shoot the shit for a bit. Hope all is well down South. So are you gonna be around the Midwest for the next year?

Cornbread said...

Duh! I just read your post. Congrats on the new job! So you're looking for a place west of Omaha, right? How about Lincoln! :) No, seriously, Papillion is a good town and has kinda been swallowed up by Omaha recently. It's big. If you looking for something smaller, Gretna has a small town feel (or so I'm told).

Let me know if I can be of any assistance with the move, etc. Welcome to The Good Life!