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June 22, 2005

Been Up Since 4, So No Pictures for You

Last night I had the first of the inevitable new job anxiety dreams. It was my first day, which was really an afternoon appointment, and I got to the campus and realized that I had no idea what time the meeting was or where to go. In true geek form, I pulled out my palm pilot only to find that the calendar was stuck in 2004 and, as hard as I tried, I could not retrieve my 2005 appointments.

To add flame to the fire, I was wearing sweaty gym clothes, a detail that I failed to realize until I arrived, leading Lex, who mysteriously appeared, to remind me that my new co-workers would probably not appreciate my choice of dress code.

Both of these anxieties are clearly rooted in reality´┐Ż I am awaiting my contact information and office address for the new job and, because I do not have enough to obsess about, have been trying to figure out what the dress code will be for weeks. I have been crossing my fingers for one-step-above-jeans, but a hunch says adult clothes until my newness settles.

No ratty Smith College basketball shorts, though, and I will definitely write my first day appointment location somewhere safe, like my underwear tag.

Posted by callalillie at June 22, 2005 8:50 AM | Work


the underwear tag is all wrong. how would one read it! you would have to go pee and imagine if you couldn't find a bathroom. on the issues.

Posted by: tien at June 22, 2005 10:04 AM

true. maybe writing it on my hand would make more sense :)

Posted by: corie at June 22, 2005 10:07 AM

it would be bad if you were nervous. causing your hand to sweat and then wiping your hand on your clean work clothes!

maybe writing it on several pieces of paper and then putting them all on you somewhere.

Posted by: tien at June 22, 2005 11:57 AM

save it as a drafted text message or voice recording on your cell phone. (good luck on your first day).

Posted by: yp at June 22, 2005 12:50 PM

text message? that's way too high tech for me :P

Posted by: corie at June 22, 2005 3:23 PM

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