Last Friday morning, shortly after arriving at the office, I suffered from my first migraine headache ever, the effects of which rendered me unable to focus the right quarter of my vision for a scary 15 minutes. A mere hour later, my boss nearly did actually blind me -- with shock -- when he gave my co-workers and I our Xmas presents:
i P H O N E S ! ! !
When I ripped the wrapping paper off my package and saw the photo on the box underneath, I actually started weeping. Then I hugged my boss, then I screamed, jumped up and down for a full minute, and finally exhaled. Now I know how people who win at Plinko , or the "Favorite Things" audience on Oprah, feel. What a ride, Inter-net. What a ride.
So I've basically been huddled up with my new "baby" for the past three days, programming in numbers, syncing playlists and learning about features. Oh, and digging out from the two snowstorms we had between Thursday ans Sunday. The first one produced what many local news outlets called "the worst commute in twenty years." Here are a few photos:
From our front door
From the street
The second storm hit late Saturday night and, since we spent a lot of time shoveling on Thursday, we only had to do two short snow removal stints on Sunday. I spent most of the day inside with my two other babies, doing cozy things like watching movies and eating homemade macaroni and cheese. I also finished cleaning the office and got a bunch of presents ready to mail. Overall, the weekend was somehow both relaxing and productive.
Now it's back to the grind for my final week in the office before I go home for an extended visit to PA for the holidays. Go figure, I'm actually feeling in the holiday spirit...wonder why?