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Happy Workivesary To Me!

Today was my one year workiversary! One year ago today I stepped into the role of “evaluation specialist,” excited to meet my new colleagues, learn some new things and take on some new challenges. And I have to say that it’s been a pretty fun year!  The people I work with are very nice1, and the work I do is interesting, challenging and, most importantly, makes a difference. I like going to work knowing that I’m going to learn some new things and do some work that will make people’s lives better.


As you can see from my messy desk, I’m right at home in my office.

Also, I would like to brag point out that the plant I received one year and one day ago as a parting gift from my trainees at my last job is STILL ALIVE:


And not only is it still alive, but it actually has new leaves sprouting!  Sorry the photo is kind of dark, but if you look below the big leaves, you can see the new little leaves.  Considering that (a) I kill most plants on contact and (b) I have no window in my office, I’d say that’s quite an accomplishment!

  1. and bring waaaay too many treats to the office! I gained about 10 lbs after I started working here []


zomg, my plant is still alive!

Somehow, I’ve managed to keep this plant alive for more than a month:

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I’m pretty sure that’s a record for me.  My other plant, which I received about aweek after this one is also still alive, but it’s spent the past week on vacation in one of my coworkers’ offices as she has a window and we figured that since it was looking a little lacklustre, perhaps some sunshine would do it some good.

Also, I got sick of never being able to find my keys in my purse, so got these:

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Quatchi & Mukmuk keychains!  Of course, I’ve merely replaced the can’t-find-my-keys problem with the can-no-longer-close-my-purse problem.

And finally, Satan drives a minivan:

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