Monday, September 27th, 2010

Hoo-boy, I am beat! A whole day of regulating and licensing Cheeseheads sure does wear me out! My Darling B confirms that feeling like a well-wrung dish rag after laboring mightily all day for the Great State of Wisconsin is pretty common, and I’d better get used to it. Well, hoe-kay! If I gotta, then I gotta.

“So, what did you think?” one of my coworkers asked me as we were headed out the door. “Will you be coming back tomorrow?” I could honestly tell him that no, I wouldn’t. That made him raise his eyebrows, until I explained that I’m scheduled to spend all day tomorrow in a new employee’s orientation course at the Department of Administration downtown. “But I’ll be back on Wednesday,” I added.

I work in a pretty small unit, just four people including me, where we regulate the licensing of professionals such as aestheticians, perfusionists and prevention specialists. I didn’t make up any of those job titles. Check them out for yourself at

I only get forty-five minutes for lunch now, but I get out of work at four-thirty instead of five, so I suppose I shouldn’t complain. I brought my copy of The Making of the Atomic Bomb along with me to read while I was chowing down on leftover sausages and a crusty dinner roll, and the woman who sits at the front desk to answer the phone and buzz visitors through came over to ask what I was reading. I got the bright idea to answer her, “Oh, just a little how-to book,” before flipping the cover over, and when she read the title her eyes popped out, she looked up at me and said, “Oh!” as in, Oh, I think I hear my mother calling, gotta go, bye! I didn’t get a chance to say I was only kidding before she ran off. Wonder if she’ll ever talk to me again?

One immediate down side to being employed by the state is that I work the same hours that My Darling B does, so when she gets off work she has to drive at least twenty minutes across town to pick me up. That ought to give me plenty of time to catch up on my reading.

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