Monday, August 02, 2010

This Just In!

Stop the presses! Hold the phones! Extry, extry, read all about it!

Just a quick (and exaggerated) note to let all my friends know that I'll be here at my post for the foreseeable future. As of September 3 I'll be employed. Yep, back in the saddle again. And I'll be back to a world I love, too; I'll be back to being an art dealer. A friend of mine from my previous incarnation as an art gallery director also owns a gallery, and his long-time assistant finally decided to retire, and I get to replace her. 19th and early 20th Century art, mostly marine paintings but with a lot of landscapes as well, many from the Hudson River School of painters.

So you'll still be getting my pics of and historical meanderings about Newport and surroundings, the birds and the gravestones, the mansions and the salt marshes. A little less frequently, perhaps, but I'll be working overlooking the harbor, and there are plenty of interesting things to look at and ponder between work and home. And as you know, my camera goes everywhere with me, even to work.

And Alan, it looks like I'll still be here when you drop by on the cruise next year. So it's a good deal for everybody!

As you were.

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Roy! Awesome news, especially that it's something you like. & love the pic!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS
    Such good things couldn't happen to a nicer man.
    I will drink a beer and toast your good fortune tonight - and next June I will buy you a pint to celebrate your success.

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  3. Yippeee!!! That is fabulous news, Roy. Your new job sounds like something you're really going to enjoy. Best of luck and congratulations! xx

    (and with an artsy job, I'm sure you get to keep the beard, right?)

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  4. Wonderful news, been a long time coming. August is turning out to be an August month for us both! Congratubloodylations!

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  5. Great news! So happy for you.Eileen

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  6. This is great news, Roy! I'm very happy for you indeed! And looking forward to hearing from the art world; I was an art history major in college.

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  7. Yay, Roy! Oh, I couldn't be happier for you and it couldn't happen to a nicer smarter more talented guy!

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  8. Such fantastic news!

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  9. yeah, yeah, yeah - our and your prayers (or whatever one will call them) have been answered!!!!!!!!!!!

    sounds like a perfect fit of a position.

    and an office with a view and a window!!

    and this post/comments contains other hidden gems....alan being in newport in june - what an opportunity to meet two rare and beautiful birds from the bloggyhood - i'm never adverse to a wander and have been hoping to have an excuse to do a new england - boston/r.i/ct adventure! i seriously doubt alan's cruise will be hitting the great lakes - so maybe next spring should be the time.

    yeah, congratulations.....good things do come to those who wait....too bad the waiting had to go on so long.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Hooray! Having a job these days is a major thingy. So good on you - and many happy returns and all that. Champagne all around!

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  11. Woo hoo! And an interesting job in the bargain! Congratulations!

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  12. Two thumbs up, bro! (Never saw anyone so glad to have a job! :-)

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  13. Great news, great job (coulda been a lot worse), and a grrrrrreat photo!

    Congratulations, you old hippie!

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  14. Great news. Look forward to your posts!

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  15. Way cool! Congrats sir! And with Silver Fox on th' photo :)

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  16. Congrats! Cheers! I'll drink a toast to your success tonight!

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  17. Yahoo! Good for you! I am so happy for you Roy...I think everyone who has been unemployed knows that it is just not the financial stress of living in poverty and wondering where the next $ will come from it is the lack of having some place to be. The lack of not feeling worthy when you keep not getting the job even though your resume is great and you are great. It is the lack of feeling useful...and others thinking that you are too!

    anyway September can't come soon enough I am sure! enjoy your free time!

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  18. Smile! :D Great news. I'm so pleased for you - and what a fab job!

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  19. *tossing confetti into the air* I'm so incredibly thrilled for you. Allons-Y!

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  20. Yahooooo ! And a Boy Howdeeeee!!!! -j

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  21. Beyond THRILLED for you Roy....Congratulations! ! ! !~Trisha

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  22. haha....Roy...love how you broke the news! Your photo made me laugh. Congratulations! Sounds like a dream job to me. Will you blog on some of the paintings? I would love that too....

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  23. "WORK!!??!" (to quote the greatest of all philosophers, Maynard G. Krebs)

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  24. What fantastic news!!!

    Employment!! And at an art gallery!!

    Sounds as if the universe is smiling upon you!

    Hope you'll post some of the artwork...

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