Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Well a lot has gone on since my last post but the most important thing is that yesterday was opening day of Baseball season (ok that isn't the most important thing, but it makes me smile)!

On March 25th the company I work for Genentech was bought out by a privately owned Swiss company Roche. Everyone wants to know what that means...at the moment I don't know! Prior to the buyout Roche actually already owned 56% of our publicly traded stock, so technically they already owned us. So now DNA is no longer traded on Wall Street and we will continue to operate under the name of Genentech in the US. From what I have heard so far it seems highly likely I will still have a job at the end of the year, but nothing is set in stone. I will keep you up to date.

I keep telling Mom that if I do get laid off I am going to move to Idaho with her and Dad until I figure things out. Of course Dad is thrilled and I think Mom is secretly praying that I am joking!! (Good thing that Aunt Terri said I always had a room at her house) I keep saying that I have been thinking about a career change and this would be my perfect opportunity to become a Baseball Scout :-)

Another reason for the delay in blog postings is Mr. Sly Man has once again fallen ill. I am hoping we have found the cause of it...Colitis but I am not holding my breath until he comes off of both antibiotics and is eating without problems again. The funny thing is (or not so funny thing) when I take him to the vet the first thing out of their mouth is "He doesn't act sick" that of course is before they look in the bag I brought with me. The crazy dog loves going to the Vet and if I didn't know better I would think that he "pretends" to be sick just so he can go in.

Looking forward to Easter Weekend...

1 comment:

sgb said...

Mr. Sly looks a bit like may need an excorcism.