13 May 2000 elise   » (Master)

Work: I really dig my new job. In all of the jobs that I've held since graduating from college, this is the only one that seems to fit me well. When I was young, my parents always told me that when I grew up I would be able to do interesting work that I enjoyed. For a long time I thought that it was a myth, and that very few people actually got to do what they really liked to do and get paid for it. I feel like I have a decent grasp on some key elements of my personality now, like: what I enjoy doing, what I want to do, how I work best, with what types of people I work best, how I respond and react to different environments, how I learn, and where I want to go in the future. This in addition with my ability to read people fairly quickly upon meeting them has done me well, me thinks. Hopefully this job will continue to be as wonderful as it seems now in the beginning. I have a feeling about the place and the people, a good feeling. I also dig that we get to do lots of super secret stuff. Open source is cool, and I totally dig it, but there is something delicious about a super secret....

Life: Life, ahh. I guess I now have a work and a life. On the organic veggie front: I've had to put my box (Bay Area Organic Express) on hold, as I now take the 14 Mission to work, and do not drive. This means that I can no longer haul a box of fruits and veggies home with me on Fridays. On one hand, taking the bus is better for the environment, and certainly cheaper than a monthly parking pass at Linuxcare, however, now I must drive to the grocery store more often, which may just about cancel out all that public transit taking goodness. I guess it's a wash, and now I never have to deal with kale on a bi-weekly basis.

My room has received a good dusting which means that 1) I'll be sneezing for a day or so, and 2) looks like I'm in for some good personal growth over the next month or two. Go figure. The dust is making me thirsty.

The Bay Linux Chix meeting on Tuesday was great. The group talked about all kinds of things. The meeting started while Stephane was reading my cards, and toward the end Lile's cat killed a bird which was taken to the river to be buried. In the middle was good conversation about many topics, including open source and linux.

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