Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Welcome to BlogWorld, Joanne!

I'm still working with the publisher in New Rochelle, and without planning to do so, I have picked up a new friend. Not only are we now friendly, I have inspired her to join the blogosphere. So Joanne, welcome! It can be addicting, frustrating, and rewarding.

Read Joanne here

Oh, and the name of her blog was my idea. Once in a while, the blind squirrel finds the nut.

I'm always treading lightly when making work friends, as it can be a tenuous thing, especially as a temp. I'm not expected to be here long-term, at least not initially. I am hoping for the long-term here, since I think the company and I have been good for each other. At times, the office is, shall we say, um...quiet. Library-like. You will not find any radios playing (a staple of mine). Instead, I'm deep into wearing ear buds and listening to my iPod or Mike and the Mad Dog (who's theme song The Son loves to sing). So I've brought a little life to my corner of the office, and the company has blessed me by making me feel talented, wanted and liked. Deep down, isn't that really all that we want - some acceptance?

Still, when my "boss" sat me down at my new desk, I thought I'd just sit here quietly. However, by the end of the first day, Joanne and I were buddies. We talked of "eye candy" in a way that I have never done before, and I'm not sure I can explain what that means. She's a fellow Yankees fan, a reality show freak (OK, so we're different there), and has an offbeat, bordering on blue sense of humor. In short, we are simpatico. So now this office has a two-person force to be reckoned with. God help them. She just has to break me of my habit of sitting in my car at lunch, as I eat and read. A person needs a few minutes of privacy, right?

1 comment:

vwzen81 said...

That's cool that you're working again....phew!

By the way, even though I don't leave many comments, I do read your blog every week. This one and Myspace. :)