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O is for Organized. I didn't use to be this way. When I was in high school I was so messy that I had to clear a path from the door to my bed. I changed when I was in Peace Corps. In a confusing world my personal environment was the only factor I could control. I like to think that I'm organized but not anal. I don't mind a little messiness, but I like to take care of it as soon as possible. MoBob accommodates me as much as possible, though he rolls his eyes when I alphabetize the spices. Sometimes we hold little planning sessions, most recently for his grad school applications. He's improved a lot as well - before we met he rarely used a planner but now he consults his faithfully.


Today is the last day of a three-day training I've been attending on USG regulations. It as exciting as you can imagine. I've been through an in-house training with my previous previous employer several years ago so this is a good review. Unfortunately the training methodology is straight lecture. I would've preferred a case study approach - taking a project from proposal submission to close-out and seeing what regs apply where and why. The training is in a conference room at the American Red Cross national headquarters. Outside the building has a traditional facade, inside is a light and air atrium surrounded by offices. Amazing that the inside was renovated while the outside remained intact.
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On October 12th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I need advice on the organized. It happens in my head, just not on my desk (so to speak).
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On October 12th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
My fatal flaw is that I'm not really sure how to convey my savvy to anyone unless it's someone I can browbeat like MoBob.

Aren't you asleep yet?!
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On October 12th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
It's only 12:45pm. And it's the weekend!
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On October 12th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Aw, shucks, I misread Google. Enjoy your Saturday then while I'm toiling away on Friday mid-morning!
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On October 12th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC), hatter_anon replied:
:) You'll catch up, and just think, you'll be enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon when I have to think about getting up and heading back to work again.
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On October 12th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Too true. I'll be recovering from those squirrelly Moonbeams for sure.
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