I wish I had a clever, enlightening post to share with you, but I don't. After becoming one of the cogs of industry this last week, my creative juices are running low. But I thought I would at least give an update to tell you all that I'm alive and after a delightfully restful Shabbat, I will live to work another week. Or at least, four days. Brad and I are departing after work on Thursday for sunny Florida, to attend the nuptuals of Feff and Jritha. Don't you like that word- nuptuals? It sounds like it should be a flower.
After being used to a half hour commute on rural New Hampshire back roads, the transition to metro-Atlanta traffic has been somewhat jarring. However, I'm sort of learning the traffic patterns and what to expect. Just because you are slowed to a crawl on the highway a few times doesn't mean you're going to be late.
I feel like a bit of an outsider in the office- like everyone belongs to a club that I can never join. But that's okay, I guess. I'm enjoying getting to know the people in my office.
After all the jabs I've given Brad about putting on a southern accent at the store, I found myself saying, "MMMMMM-hmm..." just like a southerner the other day. Wow. One week after immersion and the inflection flickers into life. I don't think I ever noticed the Southern "Mmmm-hmmm" before. The Northern version is pronounced with equal emphasis on the syllables, if not, perhaps a little more stress on the end, maybe even going up a little...But the Southern version almost leaves off the hmmm at the end, so strong and long is the MMMMM at the beginning.
So, there's the trivia of my life right now. And thanks for all the birthday greetings last weekend, everyone.