Thursday, May 10, 2007

New work friends

The weather is absolutely gorgeous around here, and it is making it very hard to concentrate on...well, on anything. It has been between 75 and 85, sunny, a little breezy and just plain gorgeous all week. My work ethic is also compromised by having very, very few people in the office all week. Most of the partners and VP's are out...which makes it kinda slow around here.

The upside is that I have had lunch for two straight days with our new(est) admin. To be really honest, the word "admin" is kind of misleading, our admins are really more like half-executives. They have pretty significant responsibilities, they get paid quite a bit (ahem...measurably more than me...ahem) and they are considered integral parts of the firm.

Most of them are women in their late 40's and 50's (that is a guess) and they are very nice, really hard working and very sharp. One of my favorites gave me a map of Europe last summer when Munchkin was on vacation and a little pin that said "Munchkin is here today" that I could move around every day:-) I hung it in my cube, and I still have it.

Our new admin, though, is much younger (we will call her "around 30"). Since they do most of their work with the partners and senior VP's, I never really worked with her that much and only kind of know her in passing, even though we are two of only three women in the office under 40. But, with everyone out of the office, we had lunch the last two days and got a chance to be buddies:-) And yesterday she indulged my desire to have ice cream for lunch...hee hee.

So, I guess this is kind of a really boring blog ("I made a new friend")...but that is kind of all that happened yesterday...LOL. Well, not quite: Munchkin and I went out to watch The Boy's softball game last night...that was sort of the excitement of the day.

Today, however...is Chicken Finger Thursday:-D

6 comments:

Ally said...

So are you going to use the map to track my progress this summer?

e.b. said...

I was just saying that I needed a new work best friend so I am totally with you on this one.

Accidentally Me said...

Ally - Hmm...break out the Euro-map? It is an interesting thought...but you would have to keep letting me know where you are...

e.b. - I'm not sure she counts as a WBF just yet...her tryout continues...lol. She has a ways to go to catch up to Boss Foxy. The real key being that Boss Foxy always buys:-D

Kate said...

making new friends is awesome and always worth a blog post. :)

Trixie said...

it's alwasy cool to meet new friends you can hang out with for lunch at work. :)

Still just me said...

New work friends are great! (And so is ice cream for lunch)