Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Write, right, rite

I haven't posted anything in a week, and I feel a little disconnected. I am getting a chance to write oodles and oodles of exciting tax words at the new work gig, which is maybe taking some of the writing out of me. I've also been composing email after email (albeit brief emails) to keep up with my scattered friends and Texas home base members. More writing. Writing with liberal use of hyphens and disjointed sentences. There's also this magical instant messenger known as 'sametime' that enables me to keep in touch with my work friends when I should really be applying my brain to things like the intricacies of Stewart Title v. State Tax Assessor of Maine (sorry, Bluebook, I probably didn't cite that correctly - apparently law school would be a big boost for the eight months I'll be spending in tax knowledge management). Hope I come to the right conclusion in my write-up of that case that will constitute at least a portion of my rite of passage through this senior associate tour business I've decided to embark on (there, I used the write/right/rite combo in one sentence!).

Needless to say, I'm a little drained after the moving-across-the-country-starting-a-new-job-living-in-a-hotel-for-ten-days adventure. Rather than writing anything remotely profound tonight, I spent a couple of hours on the phone with some quality friend time. It was much needed. I'll be more descriptive here soon, I promise. For the moment, a small collection of random thoughts/observations:

  1. My stuff AND my car get here tomorrow!! I CAN'T WAIT to be at least somewhat settled in my home here in D.C....and see my stuff again. I hope nothing exploded/shattered/crumbled on the way from Dallas.
  2. I miss my dear friends in Dallas tremendously. Making some new buddies in D.C., which does help quite a bit, but you know it's just not the same until you've known someone a little bit longer.
  3. There are so many things that PwC does that I never knew about. I want to share resources with my Dallas peeps to hopefully make their lives easier. As long as they inter-office me pens. The pen supply in D.C. is inferior to the pen supply in Dallas.
  4. I'm afraid that certain national landmarks will lose significance to me when I see them a million times. Last Sunday I probably drove by the U.S. Capitol five times. "Oh, hi Capitol, nice to see you again" vs. "WOW, THAT'S SO COOL!!"
  5. My brilliant "walk to work" plan may seem less brilliant when the wind cuts through me like a knife and demands that I surrender my soul when hopelessly stuck at an intersection that happens to simulate the wind power of an F-3 tornado. Ok, ok, it's really not that bad. My 180s help quite a bit. I might invest in the ones that come with built-in headphones - awesome! Geez, what do I do when the stifling summer temperatures hit??

More to come soon...adventures in organizing (probably only fascinating to me and possibly Kami), my Saturday night plans to be a spy, and loads more headed your way from our nation's capital. Oh, I had an awesome dinner tonight! Tapas at Jaleo, only a few blocks from my new digs. A tad overpriced for small plates of food, but delicous enough that I'll probably forgive them and go back many times in the future. Oh, food, I love you, and I can't wait to enjoy more of you in your many D.C. variations.


Addy's Daddy said...

Glad to hear that you arrived safely!

Diana said...

I miss you, friend! It was so nice to catch up last night. I can't wait to see pictures of your new home!!!