Thursday, June 24, 2010

Check this out

After two years in Switzerland where every bill is either paid online or in cash at La Poste, using checks as a form of currency seems really lame and Third-Worldish.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atticus on the Outside

I just learned that I won a Certificate of Merit from the WPP Group's Atticus Awards. I'm not sure they know I'm no longer with the company. Hopefully, they won't disqualify me. Since this is the only award I was able to win for the Geneva office, I'd really like that certificate.

If you're interested, you can read the original piece here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Unpacking a box-load of books I'd kept in storage, I found the following note to myself.

Nope. Never bought the dog.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Not the reason I left, but...

I noticed that my old gig in Geneva is now listed on LinkedIn. I read the job description which included the following...

I would add that "The real test of any agency is it's ability to spellcheck. Especially if it believes is doing whatever it takes to hire a new copywriter."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Buying a House

Apparently, when you're trying to close on a house, having a Swiss bank account and making several large-sum transfers to the U.S. in a short amount of time really freaks out the underwriters.