When I walked into Oxygen Media 7 months ago, I saw a giant lipstick and a giant lips couch, and giant women to go with it. The World According to Paris had not yet imploded, The Glee Project was a "project" not a show, and the Bad Girls Club was far from New Orleans. I was greeted every morning by "OMG SO GLAD UR HERE XO OXYGEN" at the elevator.
I had the great privilege of working with Director of Technology Marvin Mitchell, who explained to a team member when I left that I am like a "butterfly" and it's time for me to fly to my next "beautiful flower." Marvin flattered me at the beginning, saying that I am like a "Mario Andretti" of Drupal Developers, and he would not give me a tricycle; in the end, I was able to upgrade the Big Wheels to a Vespa, with the potential for more improvements.
Along the way, I was knighted "Sir Drupal, of Drupingtown, protector of all things Drupal-ly" by a non-believer, who began asking me about the "Drupal-ly" way to do things.
I'll miss Oxygen and my team members Kevin Kemper, Sudha Kota and Amin Nelson - but I am glad that I have been able to make a Drupal-ly difference!