Or at least the hearts of my new co-workers. I hope.
I started my new job this week at an ad agency in DC. I also started it with the worst cold I’ve had in at least two years. I may have downplayed my symptoms, but I remember only a sliver of my first two days. But I can tell you that even after a week of work with poor physical health—this place and the projects are far better than my prior job. And drinking is not only accepted, it’s a requisite. In fact, I’m drinking a beer at my desk RIGHT NOW. (And yes, I went on the beer run to make up for my hacking, snotting, wheezing and near-death rattles.)
Well. DC is under a tropical storm warning for Hurricane Hanna. That’s right: Hurricane Hanna is coming to DC tonight. Can you believe that? Do I live on the east coast or something? I guess we’re going to get torrential rains through tomorrow night (first time I’ve ever seen the Weather Channel display “100% chance of rain”) with wind gusts up to 70 MPH. If you’re lucky, maybe I’ll go outside and do my best Al Roker impression for you.
So I have a feeling this weekend will be spent staying indoors, watching football and sweatpants. Which is probably just what the doctor ordered.
Weekend plans, anyone?