- the six-block walk (because I still can't find the shuttle schedule) to work in high heels resulting in a blister
- the absence of lunch
- the tearing of my lovely brand-new suit pants from catching my heel in the cuff of my pantleg too many times
- the nearly two hours of unsuccessfully trying to get my ID badge so I can do things like go to the bathroom without an escort; my clearance is not in the system yet
- the pouring rain/tornado warning that kept me at the "badge place" longer
- the missing of the last shuttle after work
- the six-block walk back to the metro with my purse, a small shopping bag around my wrist, a folder tucked under my arm, and my hands holding my long pants up so I could actually wear flip flops home and stop rubbing my blister
- all the sweating in the humidity
Ugh! Despite all of that, the actual work part of the day was good. I made my first suggestion, which was well-received, and although it was minor, it was nice to have a little confidence boost when facing something so big.
The Kansan and I have been in touch, and we have plans to play golf on Sunday. I'll be honest, even with all our joking and the nice words we've been exchanging, I don't know if this is merely a "friend thing" or what, but the good news is that I'm not worried about it. I would be content just being his friend, and I'm just enjoying the chance to get to know him better. I'm not sure myself if I'd have any interest beyond that, so I can't be upset if he feels the same way. Any other time, I would be overanalyzing and wondering, but fortunately I feel just as chill as the conversations we're having. It's nice for a change.