Friday, September 26, 2008

The Big News

I have big news to share. Or, should I say Big News? But first... can you guess what this is? A very shy fellow, he hid amongst the leaves and I couldn't get a good shot until...

the neighbor's dog started her traditional whine/howl/bark thing that she does whenever her insensitive/stupid/evil... ahem... owners leave her alone. Hey, folks - buy a clue! The dog is a husky, suited to mushing over the frozen tundra with her team of pals, not lounging around all alone in a Middle Eastern backyard. (Sorry, pet peeve sorta slipped in there...). Anyway! The dog did her thing, and the kingfisher flew over to the other side of the yard and I was able to get a better photo.

What's that? Oh yeah, The Big News. Right. Well, this week something very wonderful happened with our business (Samin Translations). We signed a new client: none other than our favorite/much beloved basketball team, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv! Yes, I am now responsible for translating articles for the team's English website. There are still some kinks to be worked out, but this is just so exciting for us, you have no idea. It's like having the L.A. Lakers as a client (not that I love the Lakers, my team was/is/always will be the Golden State Warriors, but that's neither here nor there. Especially not here).

Anyway, I'm a bit fragmented here because I am just so thrilled with this opportunity. Not only is it a huge boost for our translation business, but it is a heck of a lot of fun for all of us (especially me). So you can expect posts about Maccabi to increase, and I hope you won't mind.

After all, this is Bag of Chocolates. You really never do know what you're gonna get!


Joansie said...

Congrats! I've known you long enough to know how this makes you happy. If memory serves me right..did you not make one of your girls a special bag with a theme for this team. Please post it again as it was so beautiful and others may not have seen it.

LizzieK8 said...

Gorgeous blue on that birdie!

And wow! Picking up your own team as a client. Lots of picture taking opportunities there I'll bet!

Glad business is picking up...even if it impedes some of the knitting and blogging time! ;)

Karin said...

Wow!! Congratulations, Amy. That is so exciting!