Just been smurfing a little as I have a bit of slack over lunch and a desk now too. So wandered on over to rateyourself.com and took their groups personality quiz. I always like to see how these things pan out – every test you take seems to make you something else. Although my previous employer had a test during the interview process and I have a copy of the results and it was scarily accurate down to exactly my management style, how I like to be managed, how I perceive myself and my team. Anyways I digress but then you are reading it and no one is forcing you to…
It turns out from this particular test that I am a diplomat – which most of my work colleagues could have told me without me having to fill out the form for the test!
“Sometimes leading, sometimes following, you choose your positions wisely according to the situation at hand.” I know this is why it takes me an hour to get around tesco’s anyway.

I am feeling kind of home sick today – well not really but I would like to be at home and relaxing rather than have to go back to the hotel again. I am getting so used to being in the hotel that the other night I took my shoes off whilst sitting in the conservatory bar and had a drink or too. Wandered off to the elevators later carrying my shoes and only when I was in the elevator and some woman glared at me I realised I was actually in a hotel not my lounge and other people may not take too kindly to my walking around in socks.
Another sign that I have been staying in a hotel too long is I have all but forgotten what cash looks like – I keep charging things to my room. I looked for a card to open the car too [i’m kiddiing with that last one] seriously though it would be kind of nice to not have to worry about keys :o)
It seems like I am the only constant out here at the moment, since dave, dave, dave and hugh left and then danielle and mags arrived and left and sheena and rachel and shaun have arrived and then rachel and shaun are leaving and graham is arriving – I am feeling kind of spaced out – but am getting to know a lot [an awful lot] about my work colleagues.
I have suggested to my boss that we move into DC for friday and saturday and stay at the park hyatt again as it was such a nice hotel – she thinks this would be a nice idea but I am thinking I may just change my flights and come home on friday or saturday night rather than stay in DC and then have to fly sunday and go into work first thing monday after a flight.
Also going to be flying to Dublin next wednesday night too so may need a day [or two] before work on monday to try and get used to new time zone, my flat, the flatmate etc….
That actually is the only thing I am not missing – the flatmate that is 😉 missing jack though – bought him a little bandana and some chew toys from Old Navy the other day – resisted the twee doggy tee shirts with ON branding though.

I have had to buy a new bag to put all my purchases in – spent a lot at abercrombie natch and also bought some DVD’s and books and picked up a few items for friends and colleagues who asked me and of course some GAP scents for andrew since they stopped selling it in the UK ages ago. Oh and some AOL branded goodies too for people back home who think it is cool since they do not work for the company. In fact so much so I had to check today on the Virgin Atlantic website what my baggage allowance was – I think I may have used my 70 kilos [32 kilos per bag x 2 plus 6 kilos for hand baggage] – which is kind of scary when you consider it. but since I am only 59.8 kilos myself I reckon I should be allowed more baggage allowance than everyone else :o) Either that or I will just beg to be upgraded to Upper Class who do not seem to have to worry about baggage limits…