I love days like this. I'm rushing off from one brief meeting to the next, getting caught in the hall for advice, writing a document here, answering a phone there... It's all very energizing to me. It's nice in that it makes the day move a lot quicker as well.
I love my job. I have the freedom to do what I feel is best, the respect of my peers and superiors, and the support and authority to make decisions. I'm smiling right now.
Since that last unfortunate outbreak of zombieism (see http://glenoterica.blogspot.com/2009/03/today-835am.html), things have been steadily improving at the Lab. We've announced important breakthroughs in science, we've established partnerships, and work has accelerated on our new facility. I've personally had input into how certain rooms should be spec'ed out and what sort of equipment and audio/visual technology should be installed. I love my job.
The company softball team plays tonite, if the rain holds out. I'm scheduled to pitch. I love pitching, though it has its downfalls. The bruise on my shoulder is still there, though most of the yellow and blue has faded away. But I'm ready. Given that it's not a terribly competitive league (more for fun and recreation) they won't let me throw my good stuff. No high arch. No sick spin. I just have to get it over the plate with the intent of "letting them hit it." That wouldn't be so bad if our fielders were a bit more skilled. I did see our center fielder make a fantastic diving catch a few games ago that was most impressive due to that fact that he didn't spill not even a drop of his beer.
So I'm multitasking. I'm blogging, I'm updating a presentation for new hire orientation, I'm organizing meetings on the corporate calendar, I'm preparing a new class in data protection and security, and I'm finishing up my ham sammish. (Mmmm... mayonnaise.)
And life is good.