Today is my first full day sitting out in the lobby.
See, we've done some re-arranging where I work, and as part of that process my desk got moved out to the lobby. This means that I'm rather isolated from the rest of the building, but also that I get a door, a lot of space, and big windows to look of (it also means that people are less likely to notice if I'm updating my blog at work).
8:15 AM You know, the constantly-looping TV isn't as annoying as I thought it would be; I can pretty much tune it out whenever I want.
9:30 AM My boss seems to worry about whether I mind being out here.
10:49 AM Receiving a few calls, dealing with invoices, doodling a few cartoons...feel like a genuine receptionist!
11:30 AM Someone just received a 60-lbs package and he's not at his desk!
11:40 AM Lunch time!
12:40 PM Back from lunch!
1:12 PM Always so tired after lunch: why can't the day end with lunch?
2:16 PM I really like Alfred Edward Housman!
2:40 PM An interesting effect: there's a hallway that runs pretty much the length of the building which begins right outside the frosted-glass door to the lobby. That means I can see someone's shadow on the glass as they walk all the way down the hall. The effect is kind of creepy: like they're just walking and walking, but not going anywhere.
3:08 PM Writing pithy political jokes...
3:48 PM Time to start packing up...