April 07, 2004

Who's your (employed) daddy?

Why, it's ME!

Starting tomorrow afternoon, I'll be working for Anonymous Chocolate-Covered Architects, Inc. of San Francisco. I'll have to be getting to work every morning at 9:00 a.m. instead of just opening my eyes, and I'll be joining the throngs of humans catching 8:00 BART trains to the city and 5:00 BART trains back. I'll have a desk to sit behind, a phone to answer cheerily, and co-workers. I'll have pale, yellowy office plants to nurse back to health. I'll have paychecks and Friday afternoons off.

I'll have the longest commute of anyone in the house, and a candy jar on my desk. I'll have sensible shoes and casual, yet respectable work clothes.

I'll have architecture in my life for the first time in two years, which is slightly amusing given that it and I were on much less than speaking terms the last time we came into contact. This time, I'll get to calmly transfer files and arrange deliveries while architecture happens around me to other, more stressed people. I'll be competent and reassuring, and serene in the knowledge that nobody is going to pin up my drawings and talk about how awful they are.

They, may, however, talk about how good the plants look since Dianna started working here. That's only to be expected.

Posted by dianna at April 7, 2004 07:12 PM

CONGRATS! That's absolutely wonderful! :-D :-D :-D

Posted by: Erik at April 7, 2004 08:32 PM

Yes! Thank you! It IS wonderful! *enthuses*

Posted by: dianna at April 7, 2004 09:12 PM

Seriously! Good news is abounding in my circle of friends and acquaintances (while it is quite limited as of late in the larger world). Be sure to keep your loyal readership informed as to the whimsical (and no-so-whimsical) events of your workday.

I just sneezed with my mouth closed and I think I almost lost an eye.

Posted by: Chris at April 7, 2004 09:16 PM

this sucks. now who will stay online commenting with me all day? already i hate your new job.

Posted by: didofoot at April 7, 2004 09:40 PM

woo hoo! i've been waiting with baited breath, even if i haven't been commenting!

lurkingly yrs, ms*d

Posted by: erica at April 7, 2004 10:01 PM

kristen! what am i? chopped liver?

but seriously, yey dianna. i'm so happy for you to have gainful employment. with plants, chocolate, and architects.

Posted by: michele at April 7, 2004 10:10 PM

just because one gains gainful employment does not mean that one cannot stay online commenting.

exhibit a: me

Posted by: Erik at April 7, 2004 11:38 PM

Apparently, however, your gainful employment doesn't leave you sufficient time to finish writing up your log of your trip to SF. We pine for details. Or maybe I'm just vain on behalf of my city and want to see how part 4 turns out.

Posted by: Dianna at April 8, 2004 12:18 AM

for some reason, my brain's ethics daemon allows the writing of occasional witty *ahem* (occasionally witty?) comments on blogs and journals during work hours, but draws the line at full-on trip accounts. that and i was at work until, uh, midnight:15 last night/this morning. see what wonders gainful employment has to offer? but yeah, i can see i'm really letting down the peoples. i apologize.

Posted by: Erik at April 8, 2004 07:17 AM

YEAH!!! Congratulations! Are these the people who like chocolate? Or was it cake? I can't remember.

Posted by: Jolie at April 8, 2004 01:54 PM

These are in fact the people who like chocolate. I'm inheriting a desk with a giant Costco-sized bag of candy stashed under it, which is not chocolate but is definitely a good start.

Posted by: Dianna at April 8, 2004 07:15 PM