1) This morning - so long ago! - there really were a noticeable number of comments on ye Fycebykke looking for Etiquetteer to comment on President Trump serving fast food in the White House. So, I wrote it, and I can’t believe i was only 15 minutes late to work when I didn’t get into the shower until 8 AM.
1a) The result: a lot of interest in the column, a sharp spike in page views - the most since June 24, even more than Etiquetteer’s 2018 royal wedding coverage - a reduction by two of the number of Fycebykke likes on Etiquetteer’s page (but now it’s back up again), and a suggestion that the piece was “too self-referential.” And that may be. Also an anonymous Angry reaction. Mercy goodness people, declare yourselves!
1b) But the most important comment someone made was that it’s all a manufactured smoke screen, and keep paying attention to the Mueller investigation and Russia.
2) Interesting meetings today, one with a new (to me) volunteer who had great ideas, another with someone from another department who is just as much a character as I am. #youllneverwalkalone
3) The office is teeming with treats. Wasn’t all that supposed to be taken care of last month? Now we’re supposed to put the celery in celebration.
3a) That said, I have an entire coconut cake in my refrigerator.
4) Reclining in splendor in the gray room during the cocktail hour, suddenly a great banging on the front door. Almost the entire family from the third floor, including Little Miss, the Young Master, and New Baby, with a New Year’s gift for me: a fancy gold box of chocolates! Wasn’t that nice?