Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's Off to Work I Go!

I've been bugging Katie to let me go to work with her for ages and ages now, but she always says no.  I guess she really must have missed me while I was gone, because last Thursday night she finally said I could go with her! 

So on Friday morning I got up early and dressed up nice and we drove into the office.  Katie had to fill in for someone at the downtown branch, so we got to be right smack dab in the middle of the busy city, with cars and people going right by our windows all day.  It was neat.  I learned a lot about working in offices!!

The first thing I learned is that you have to drink a lot of coffee.  Even if you do not like coffee very much (or if you are not allowed to drink it, like me), you should still find something hot to drink like tea or hot chocolate because it's also usually very cold in offices.  It may be 85 degrees outside, but you'll be lucky if it's 65 degrees inside.

Once you have your nice hot beverage, it's time to buckle down and get to work on the computer!  I pretended I was doing some very difficult and complicated office-ey tasks, such as analyzing the Weekly Estimated Net Usage Statistics of...well, something.

That got boring after awhile, so I looked out the windows and watched all the cars and people going by.  You can see some interesting things in the middle of a downtown city, like a bike race, even though they rode by much too fast for a picture!

Then I played with the toy I brought along - my new Calico Critter!!  I got him with Hodel.  He is a baby squirrel and his name is William.  He is so cute and I love him so much.

Apparently offices tend to have lots of plants and decorative books sitting around that are not really meant to be read, but are just artfully arranged here and there for show.  William is very mischievous and likes to climb up on lots of things, so he had lots of good spots to play.

I had a good time on my first day in the working world!  But I think I'd rather keep going to school with my friends right now, so I'm glad I'm not grown up and ready to go out looking for jobs just yet. 

Plus, all the little clips holding up my mature twist hairdo gave me a headache. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Home Sweet Home!!

I am finally home from my big summer trip with Hodel!  And what a trip it was...I went to Disney World (I met Princess Merida from the new movie "Brave" and she said I had pretty hair!), went to a Shakespeare acting camp and played Titania in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," went to the zoo (they expanded the penguin section since my last visit!!  Eee!!), and a Cincinnati Reds baseball game, and celebrated Hodel's birthday!!  Phew.  One of my best summer vacations ever, for sure. :)

Here are some of my favorite photos from my trip!

Hello, Hodel!  Together again at last:

Going swimming to beat the heat!

At the Magic Kingdom, about to go meet some beautiful Disney princesses while dressed as beautiful princesses ourselves (doesn't Hodel make a perfect Jasmine?)  

The princesses with our Minnie souvenirs (of course I wanted the Minnie dressed as a princess)!

Best friends in turquoise:

  Classic summer fun - BUBBLES!!

And finally, Hodel the birthday girl and me having fun at her party!

 Hodel posted all these photos and more on her Facebook page!  You can see all of Hodel's pictures and posts about her own travels (she left for New York right after I came home!) right here:

Even though I miss Hodel already, I am so happy to be home!  I'm ready to catch up on all my blog reading and spend lots of time with Ginger Rogers, my guinea pig.  If only I didn't have to go back to school in two weeks! :(