1) Yesterday afternoon I emceed the Institute's awards convocation - and somehow managed to muck up the order of the awards, over which I have been flagellating myself since. Argh! But several people have been very nice about it - though "We'll talk about it later" is not a reassuring turn of phrase - and in fact a colleague just made a point of stopping by to say I was "unflappable." Whew!
2) The atmosphere in this office is downright sepulchral today, completely quiet. Gray outside, but the promise of sun to come in the afternoon. I'm wearing a new sunshine-gold bow tie as though it's an amulet to ward off the evil spirits.
3) "And the chicken that tastes like wood."