This is my first day back at the Lab in almost 2 weeks, and I think I’m ready for another vacation. I had a hard time falling asleep last night because I was actually anxious about returning. It felt like the first day of school all over again – familiar but new at the same time, and kind of scary. It’s not, of course – sure, there were 500 messages in my inbox, but such is the life of being on every damn mailing list in the company: I got to delete 97% of it. Hooray! I have 2 newbies to deal with – actually 1 newbie and two .5 newbies who’ve been away for a while – and two huge projects ahead of me. I like being busy, even if it means being frazzled for the unforeseeable future.
I do have a sneaking suspicion that 1.5 of my newbies – the ones who are sitting in my bubble for the next two months – are read-talkers; people who can’t read stuff without saying it out loud. I might go mad. Just a head’s up.