October 12th, 2008



This is the Week That's Gonna Be
     This weekend has been nicely productive; out of the 12-task list I made for myself Saturday, I got 7.5 items done. And that is above average for me. (If I could just remaster the art and science of getting up before the sun is over the yard arm, I imagine my success rate might be even more heady.)
     Saturday, we went to see our first born cross-dress in "Charlie's Aunt" and were mildly entertained. The director made a strategic error in asking his largely amateur and young cast to try for "English accents." It was a linguistic leap of which most were incapable. I will say, with pardonable pride, that FB did one of the best jobs. He ascribes his steady accent (I'd give it a solid B, compared with the the rest of the cast's C- to C) to our insatiable BBC appetite.
     All the weekend's activities were a pleasant prelude to a week which I don't expect to be quite so enjoyable.
     The upcoming week is my final in my current office, which means I'll be spending much of my time getting rid of what doesn't need to come up to Galactic Headquarters, and what will be coming up with me. Not coming? Seven-year-old zoning reports on downtown Evanston. Coming? Two plastic rats and a pink plastic lobster that smells of strawberries (a long ago gift of Keycon, presented to BB and me by maruad . It's topped my computer ever since then.)
     I am not happy about this move, having successfully avoided Galactic Headquarters for all 27 years of my time with my company.  Not happy at all, despite every cheerful reminder from folks that a) at least I still have a job and b) at least I still have a job. Oh, and c) at least I still have a job.
     I know perfectly well I have a job. I also know that this move will make my ability to do the job well significantly more difficult. I'm further from my beats, I'm further from home, I'll be spending significantly more in gas to get to and from this inconvenient office, only some of which is reimbursed by the company.
     And working in a corporate ambiance will be toxic unless I am very careful.
     Guess I'll have to be careful.