Tomorrow I start my new position at MRHMS. I am truly excited about the challenge, but I thought that I would give everyone a sense of what the month of June has felt like.
7:30- I arrive at district office. I haven't been at Nipher for three weeks now because they wanted me out of the building.
7:40- Begin reading my Google Reader, waiting for someone to find work for me to do.
7:55- Still sitting in the Communication Director's Office. She isn't here. Well, no one is here but me.
7:56- Talk soccer with the retired athletic director, realize that there aren't any games to stream at 9 a.m. this morning. This creates a huge gap in the things to do list.
8:07- Talk Pujols and Musial with AD
8:07- Get Google Reader to 500
8:07- Mad Men with AD; still no work, no communication's director
8:23- Google Reader reaches 400
8:23- Communications Director arrives; surprised that I am here asks if I'll be here all day
8:23- Think about buying train tickets for Katy Trail trip.
8:37- Communications Director and I talk about my new job; she seems interested, but still gives me nothing to do.
8:41- Google Reader reaches 300; starting to feel a sense of pride about accomplishing something today
8:42- Thinking about sending a card to a "missing" friend
8:42- Could write a message about surrendering to a friend
8:55- most mornings in June, I would be queueing up streaming World Cup, but no games today.
9:00- Decide that I am staying for a while, so I charge my MRH computer and phone
9:18- Google Reader efforts are slowing, but closing in on 200
9:18- Thinking about going to 1:15 Cardinal Game
9:24- Below 200. This may be the last time in my career that I zero out my reader.
9:30- Discussing theft of computers from Kirkwood; I propose 1:1 as a way to alleviate the problem; deaf ears
9:46- Google Reader to 150; this is where I find the good stuff.
9:47- Folks reader inappropriate quotes from American humorist.
9:52- HR director who assigned me to work in this office hasn't talked to me all month; just walked by
9:54- Director of Security stopped by to talk with me; wondering if he is watching me or just bored.
10:06- begged for a job; have to find a quote for a hall of fame letter.
10:22- Fired up Pandora; needed something to listen to
10:24- Get feedback about quotes that I found
10:38- Google Reader to ZERO; may be the last time
11:09- Finished buying tickets for bike trip
11:22- Finishing bike trip e-mail
11:22- switched Pandora stations
11:45 Left Kirkwood for good; no goodbyes; no fanfare; just me packing up in the Communications Office and walking out the door
12:15-4:15- Cardinals lost, but a good time was had by all.
It is hard to create a genesis moment in 12 hours, but I'm trying to cleanse and prepare for tomorrow morning as it is hard to shift, but I am ready for my new journey. No more reasons to complain.