right, so I had a number of goals going into this news job. among them were:
don't wear jeans to work.
um. guess what I'm wearing. that one lasted three days.
another was -- stay off livejournal during the day.
well, criminy, I keep being told over and over and over again "we're pretty laid back here."
also disorganized a bit as a bunch of us circled around each other for 20+ minutes this morning trying to figure out if we were having a meeting or not.
then the associate dean came by to try and welcome me, but I was in said meeting, and maybe should have gone out to talk to her, but didn't want to leave my meeting blah blah ... I think she's the real reason I'm over here. That I'm part of some master plan years in the making. So I would have liked to talk to her, but there's a few weeks before she retires...
Then the departmental music librarian arrived back from vacation and had to come into the same meeting to hug me welcome. Got her/us a round of "didn't you want to say hi to us," good natured (I think) grousing from the others at the meeting. So hard to suss out all these interpersonal things.
Not an hour later the same woman turned around and invited me to go to lunch with her and her twelve year old daughter. Ended up not working for a variety of reasons, but we've tentatively re-scheduled for next week sometime.
Another of the librarians had to drop by and tell me a) my top was cute and b) about how "some of us" have put table lamps with incandescent bulbs in their offices to combat the fluorescent lights. It's true it's very white in here. well, eggshell, or whatever the current buzz word for off-white is! :)
so a bit of a whirlwind day. Supervisor is off all next week to go to a conference on Anglican music in South Carolina. Lucky sod gets to go to Biltmore. *cries jealously* But I suspect most of next week will be taken up with kicking our project to send 10,000+ inches of materials to the annex. Which naturally, requires a spreadsheet (or five).