Next up was being able to go downstairs to one of the conference rooms to watch that little thingie that was happening in Washington DC today. Something about this guy swearing at people or something. :-) That cut a nice hour or so out of my workday and that's always a good thing. It's even a better thing when I actually feel good about this country. It's been a long time. A very long time.
Then the best part of the day. Lunch. I had a boy date with my new BFF, Sean. I wrote about it in an earlier post. We were supposed to go out last week, but life got in the way, so we rescheduled for this week. Today specifically. So at 1 o'clock we met in person, officially, outside my building. He only works three streets up from me. We're practically neighbors. I picked this chopped salad restaurant around the corner to go to. I'm still trying to behave and it took everything in my being not to suggest we go for pizza. But I'm glad we did the salad thing because I had three of the best things in that restaurant. 1) A great time with Sean, 2) bleu cheese and 3) bacon. We spent an hour just talking and I swear that when I noticed it was 1:55 on his watch, I was sure it was wrong. It didn't seem like an hour. It barely seemed like fifteen minutes. It flew by so fast. I'm soooooooo glad Sean is a talker, because I'm not. And I'm especially not at first. And we barely scratched the surface of any one topic. There was so much I wanted to talk about. But that leaves the door open to more and more lunches. Sean in person is so different from Sean in the pictures from his blog. If you notice, he looks serious there an awful lot. But in real life, he's bubbly and fun and smiley and adorable. I felt much more comfortable than I expected, though I was still somewhat clunky. He claims I wasn't, but trust me, I was. When I got back to the office, I was convinced he thought I was a freak and that was the end of that. But he didn't. Yay me! :-) I really meant to snap more pictures at lunch, but the clunkiness set in and I didn't get too much. This one is really horrible, but it's the best I got. I look like Gigantor to his Tiny Tim. Next time we'll get better pictures. Oh, and what you can't tell in the picture, we're both wearing the same designer... Graphitti Designs. I have something from the Brian Bolland collection while he's in something from the Alex Ross collection.
I had other things to say, but I'm blanking and I'm getting sleepy and I have some trash tv to watch. Maybe tomorrow. :-)
Don't forget to check out my 365 Days of Walt. It's just so fascinating.