Monday, April 17, 2006

Back to the Grind and a Picture from Paris

Heading back to work today for the first time after my vacation. I actually managed to check work email only twice during these past two weeks, and I didn't respond to anything, just checked to make sure any emergencies were being dealt with. That's a big deal for me, miss Type-A borderline workaholic.

I'm actually looking forward to it. I'm one of those rare people that actually loves my dayjob/ work. Which doesn't always mean good news for my writing, but it is fulfilling to know that you are doing good work every day and that the people you work with appreciate you and your work.

Only 16 more weeks until the conference!! It sounds like a long time but I know it's gonna fly by. I'm coordinating the program and fundraising components (the revolution WILL be funded, dammit!), so I'll be a busy bee.

Haven't gotten a chance to upload all my photos on flickr, but here's one pic for you to enjoy, from Paris. This is the Arc de Triomphe, built on Napoleon's command to commemorate his Imperialistic military victories in Europe, built in the self-aggrandizing style of the ancient Roman Emperors' triumphant arches (I know because I saw those in Rome, too!), but actually not finished until well after his armies' defeat at the Battle of Waterloo. Hitler also marched his occupying forces through this Arc and down the Champs Elysees during World War II. So much history in Europe, so much to see and touch and experience with your own senses.

1 comment:

ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi ich bin Chriswab aus Bottrop !! Viele Grüsse !!