....Now that I've lost my job! Victim of a corporate buyout. They corralled about a dozen of us desk jockeys for a rather unceremonius bloodbath. Leblanc, the wind-instrument manufacturer for whom I cheerfully and productively toiled for 12 years as advertising manager until 11:15 this morning, was sold to our arch rival Selmer earlier this month. Despite assurances that our "jobs were safe," and this would be a "good thing" for Leblanc, here I am suddenly without a weekly paycheck. Oh well. Onward and upward.