I thought it only fair to post a bit about Burundi, since it’s not exactly a household word. OK, fact is, even people you’d want on your team in Trivial Pursuit for their geography skills haven’t heard of it, and truth be told, neither had I. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: It’s in Africa.Continue reading “Everything you always wanted to know about Burundi…”
Author Archives: Babette McQueen
And so it goes
This post is a continuation of the last one, with a little bit of this and a little bit of that… THE AGENCY I feel very privileged that I was able to visit a very special place that not many people get to visit, once with my entire orientation class and once alone to meetContinue reading “And so it goes”
A Belated Recap
Unfortunately, I have once again failed to record things in a timely manner (remember this is first and foremost a record for myself), so I have a lot to recap. I’ll organize it via headings so you can skip those that seem of little interest. 🙂 FLAG DAY I approached Flag Day with mixed emotions.Continue reading “A Belated Recap”
Death by Power Point
Every single day I make a “To Do” list. And every single day, on top of the list is “Blog Entry”. And every single evening I come home with no (as in none, nada, zero) brain cells still functioning. Members of the 132nd Specialist Orientation Class, as we are so proudly called, have come toContinue reading “Death by Power Point”
At long last, the Geo Reveal
Congrats to CHRISTINA ST. MICHEL for the correct guess!! Way to go, Christina! Adam’s already bought his ticket. Are you in? And as a consolation prize, ALL participants get free lodging when they visit!!
CONTEST CLOSING SOON! LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!!
CONGRATS on all the great geo guesses! But with free entry and all those great prizes, we need a few more entries before the GEO-REVEAL coming LATER TONIGHT…as soon as I finish notifying next of kin. 🙂 Here’s one last hint: Happy Guessing!
Week One. Check
Week One. Check. I’ve been checked in, sworn in, security briefed, fingerprinted, photographed, badged, and lost, but I’ve survived Week One. And survived it in heels, no less, although all that trying to impress people with professional dress is just about to come to a halt. I think I’ll have to resort to impressing themContinue reading “Week One. Check”
First impressions are important (and nice to record). They can often set the tone for so much that is to come. Here are a few of mine, along with some observations and lessons learned after TWO WHOLE DAYS on the job: I like my new job. I’ve always loved fresh starts and this one isContinue reading “First Impressions”
Where and Back Again
OK, so here’s the deal: I’m going to start a blog. The goals are: To preserve, quite selfishly, a bit of a record, a memory, of happenings as well as our responses to them. There’s nothing like capturing the moment because memories change over time. I still say that I have a memory of myContinue reading “Where and Back Again”