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It appears my super efficiency last week has left me with literally NO Work this week. I have sent multiple emails, gotten zero responses to them, and am literally in limbo on every project.

I have been to get coffee/tea twice today and took a long lunch. I have read everything interesting on nytimes and the economist, as well as multiple blogs.

Like this one:

ahhhh the boredom is so much worse than the drudgery. I'm literally day dreaming about cleaning my house.

Plus, I will probably have an insane rest of the week when all the emails come in at once and my phone is ringing continuously. Also, I'm sick to death of business wear. On the upside, the brutal heat has let up a bit, allowing me to wear pants again.

It appears I am one of the only white people working here- which is fine- except people keep apologizing saying " ohh sorry I didn't know you worked here"... leaving me to wonder if I still look 18 or just out of place. Also, my position was created as a response to a major audit which showed a huge loss of money- meaning that I am paid well to prevent the same thing from happening.
However, no one really trusts me yet and I don't really have any control over my own data, so I basically have to nag IT and Accounts to process things. Suck.

anyway- apartment is coming together and have my mum visiting in Oct. sometime- so all in all it should be a good fall.
"And yet, as I stand here tonight, what gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us today, but what fills the spaces in between. It is you - Americans of every race and region and station who came here because you believe in what this country can be and because you want to help us get there. It is the same thing that gave me hope from the day we began this campaign for the presidency nearly two years ago; a belief that if we could just recognize ourselves in one another and bring everyone together - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; Latino, Asian, and Native American; black and white, gay and straight, disabled and not - then not only would we restore hope and opportunity in places that yearned for both, but maybe, just maybe, we might perfect our union in the process.This is what I believed, but you made this belief real. You proved once more that people who love this country can change it. And as I prepare to assume the presidency, yours are the voices I will take with me every day I walk into that Oval Office - the voices of men and women who have different stories but hold common hopes; who ask only for what was promised us as Americans - that we might make of our lives what we will and see our children climb higher than we did."


Most of my adult life has been under the fog of the outgoing administration. Today, I sat in a cafe with three Egyptians, an Iranian, and three national guardsmen coming from Iowa and watched the inauguration of the first president in my lifetime who makes me proud to be American.

I didn't brave the crowd and the cold to stand on the mall, but I feel no less a part of this day. It is a great day for my country.

Pesky Phrase

Hi Everyone,

I've seemed to have forgotten that phrase that means "to pull the wool over someone's eyes" or otherwise cook the books so that you appear to be doing what you're supposed to but it's actually just a facade. It usually used in reference to "apparatchicki" I think.

EX: The bureaucrats falsified documents to pull the wool over the administrator's eyes, so that they would continue to be paid more than their staff.


Human Development Index


Rank  ↓ State  ↓ Human Development Index  ↓
1 Connecticut 6.37
2 Massachusetts 6.27
3 New Jersey 6.14
4 District of Columbia 6.14
5 Maryland 5.99
6 Hawaii 5.82
7 New York 5.81
8 New Hampshire 5.80
9 Minnesota 5.72
10 Rhode Island 5.72
11 California 5.62
12 Colorado 5.59
13 Virginia 5.56
14 Illinois 5.42
15 Vermont 5.42
16 Washington 5.41
17 Alaska 5.35
18 Delaware 5.22
19 Wisconsin 5.20
20 Michigan 5.13
21 Iowa 5.03
22 Pennsylvania 5.03
23 Nebraska 5.00
24 Florida 4.96
25 Kansas 4.93
26 Arizona 4.90
27 North Dakota 4.90
28 Oregon 4.90
29 Maine 4.86
30 Utah 4.86
31 Ohio 4.79
32 Georgia 4.74
33 Indiana 4.64
34 North Carolina 4.61
35 Texas 4.57
36 Missouri 4.54
37 Nevada 4.54
38 South Dakota 4.53
39 Wyoming 4.53
40 New Mexico 4.49
41 Idaho 4.37
42 Montana 4.34
43 South Carolina 4.27
44 Kentucky 4.12
45 Tennessee 4.10
46 Oklahoma 4.02
47 Alabama 3.98
48 Arkansas 3.86
49 Louisiana 3.85
  West Virginia 3.84
  Mississippi 3.58

[edit] References


First of all, I want to encourage you to donate to the red cross for hurricane relief. Second, I want you to watch this Tina Fey SNL video.


This weekend: Packing

Next week: Interview on monday, Last week at work.

Next weekend: MOVING.

21-22- Graduate orientation

25- ENDCOMING. Otherwise known as the first day of AU classes. I have to locate rooms, figure out transport, and buy books and school supplies. I've forgotten how to be organized. Ah well, it can't be worse than all the other things I've lived through. I'm just hoping to find my motivation. Generally these days it's lied in ways to avoid full time work as long as possible.

Jul. 6th, 2008

I can't imagine how life will look six months from now. I couldn't have imagined six months ago what life has brought me now. I wade through my neuroses and build a life out of oragami; always folding, never gluing, perhaps some discreet tape on the inside if I'm feeling a little unsure. If I can just live pushing the sides of this envelope, I think that regardless of the outcome, it will be counted as a success.

bits from Wikipedia- About DC

If Washington, D.C. were a state, it would rank last in area (behind Rhode Island), second to last in population (ahead of Wyoming), first in population density, 35th in gross state product, and first in percentage of African Americans, which would make Washington, D.C. a minority-majority state.

The exact site for the city was chosen by George Washington and it was named in his honor on September 9, 1791.[6] Out of modesty, President Washington never referred to the city as such; he preferred to call it "the Federal City" instead

Washington has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfa). Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water, with four distinct seasons.