Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Quarterly Meeting

Not much to say, but I thought I'd start writing and see if anything occured to me while doing so. I've got another 10 minutes left to my lunch hour, and I'm current on LJ. So I may as well write something.

I considered reading the latest Harry Potter book, which I brought to work today on the thought that I might want something to read while waiting for the quarterly meeting to start. But if I start reading, I may not want to quit that after only ten minutes. Not that I'm terribly anxious to read it; book V killed most of my enthusiasm for book VI, but I got it anyway and I'll presumably finish it sometime in the next few weeks.

My boss saw it on my desk and exclaimed over it, prompting two other people to share their Harry Potter stories. My boss hadn't known it'd come out yet. I chuckled. "Oh, I knew when it came out. Y'know, I had to Google to find out exactly what had happened with the terrorist attacks in London two weeks ago, but I've heard plenty about the new Harry Potter book being released."

This is probably a sign that I should read more news sites.

The meeting tonight is a quarterly affair. Every three months, Toddler Bank holds a mandatory meeting after business hours. I've managed to schedule two of my vacations this year to coincide with the quarterly meetings in April and October, so I didn't have to go to those. But my summer vacation was a month too soon; gotta plan better next time.

But the meeting's not that bad: everyone starts trekking to the main bank branch around 5:00PM, dinner is served from 5:30 to 6:00PM, and from 6:00 to 7:00 various bank officers talk about bank-related stuff. Then we go home. On the bright side, we all get paid for two hours of "work" for this. On the downside, I'd rather go home at 4:30 and exercise like I normally do. But it'll be OK, and I'll (probably) exercise when I get home at 7:30 tonight anyway. Even though that'll mean that I only have an hour of actual free time this evening. Oh well. I'll go home early the next couple of days to make up for it. It all evens out.

And my ten minutes are up. Guess this is all I get.

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