Today I actually start work at Roosevelt. I'm nervous, but excited too. Really really hoping I like this job. I drive out in an hour to the Schaumburg campus for day one of orientation. We'll meet various higher-ups at the University, talk about the mission, etc. The real question is, what do I wear? I know orientations are generally informal, but I'm just not comfortable wearing jeans to a new job. I think a simple summer dress, with a cardigan in case of excessive AC, is the answer. Aren't you happy to see my dilemmas so quickly resolved?
Orientation is today and tomorrow, then Th/Fri I'm in Iowa City for a reading at Prairie Lights (and get to stay with my little sister Sharmi, yay!), then Saturday lunch with a Vermont student who's visiting town, Saturday evening a birthday party down in Hyde Park, and Sunday, if I've had time to read it between now and then, go to the DesiLit book club meeting to discuss Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh. Busy week. Better get some tea and get going.