Every once and a while I get a job at work that makes me feel like I'm actually doing something productive, useful and professional. Today was one of those days. Of course, those days also usually turn out to be the most frustrating, because generally it requires working with others... I always assume that my report cards from preschool read: "doesn't like to play with others" because that's how I feel these days!
In any event, I needed something that made me feel somewhat business like in our casual work environment. It was thrown together at the last minute (I spent my morning e-mailing people... more on that later), but was comfy. Mission achieved!
As for the morning e-mail: I finally got my research trip approved and I will be heading to Toronto in mid-August! Woohoo!*
*As many academics out there can probably tell you, archives can be very picky about who they let view what. In my case, the archives had no issue letting me see things, but doing anything with them (photocopying them, publishing even the slightest quote in the most insignificant masters thesis), well that had to be approved by the author herself. Fortuantely, the U of T archives was nothing but accomodating and jumped through the hoops for me!