Thursday, June 30, 2005

I'm cubed...

I was talking to my sister last night about the new job. She asked me if I was going to be in my own office and I told her "No. I'm in a cubicle... of sorts."

"You're a cube?" she said.

"That's right. I'm in a cube."

"No, no, no. You ARE a cube. People who work in cubicles are cubes."


This morning on the train I decided to switch on my Rhonda-esque MiniDisc player and rock out to Aphrodite. I turned up "Summer Breeze" as I was crossing the street heading up to work. As the lofty pipes of the songstress hit that high note, a breeze swept across my path and made me feel like someone planned the scene.


She said today that it was unreal.
I concur.
This whole experience is unreal.
After wanting this life more than anything for as long as I can remember, having it all is quite difficult to grasp. Besides all that, this experience is changing me already. That is enough to make me more grateful than the cracked soil of the African plain for the wet season's first rains.


Metaphorical vs. Metaphysical

...think about it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

All Aboard...

A flyer for "Truth Be Told," a play about female inmates in Texas prisons, is hung on the window to her office. Immediately upon reading about the play on the bill taped to the side of her hazed and glossy window I wanted to buy a $20 ticket and seat myself amidst the other connoiseurs of performance art that I'm sure are held up somewhere in this town.

The rail ride here was A-mazing. Really, it was. I wouldn't have thought that fate works, but trust me, that intangible concept is busting its bottom for me. I was jogging behind a woman to board the train this morning, and after we both climed and clutched the train's rails closely, I introduced myself. She, unlike several Dallasites that I've had the pleasure of being snubbed by, actually greeted me and reciprocated my joyous morning in word. Not only was she nice, and informative, but she works in the same building! Weird, eh?

Everyone here is really fascinating. Already on the first day I have attended two meetings, one of which was a bit difficult to deal with.

There's a new cafeteria downstairs, and it opened today, just for me (not really).

Am I learning something? You betcha. Am I scared out of my wits? Not anymore. Am I ready to take over this town? I already am, one smile at a time.