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~Tuesday~ I got a little behind this morning in spite of getting up early, and by the time I'd made coffee and packed my lunch, I'd missed the 8:15 bus. I drove over to the Wolfline stop at Gorman St. and Kings Court, and got on the #9 Greek Village bus at a little after 8:30.

There was a very sexy guy sitting across from me, who slept on the way, and I took two pictures of him. However, in sending them from my phone to Gmail, they messed up, and unbeknownst to me at the time, somehow messed up my "file system," according to an error message I got later in the day when trying to take another picture. Must figure that out.

We had our weekly staff meeting from 9:00-10:00, which actually ran over by ten minutes, but it was a good meeting.

I attended a Lunch & Learn from 12:15 - 13:00, which was about NC State's presence in Second Life: Wolflands.

At 2:00 today was the university-level Awards for Excellence event, in which the winners of the award at the college- and unit-level come together to be honored. As you may recall, my friend Nick and I won from our "unit" (The Office of Information Technology), so we joined 44 other "winners" from the rest of the university, from which they picked five overall winners today.

They called each of us up to the front of the room to be presented a rounded-glass plaque from the new Chancellor of NC State, and while we stood there, a recording enumerating some of the reasons we were nominated played while a few pictures of us passed in a slideshow.

Event Welcome

To the right is Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and emcee of the event,
and to the left of the screen is Dr. Randy Woodson, NC State's new Chancellor.

Receiving My Plaque

On the left is Dr. Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, also known as my boss's boss's boss.
Shaking my hand is Chancellor Woodson."

First Picture Shown While Reading Reasons for my Nomination

John Coming Out of the John

Final Picture of Me on the Roof of our Building

Here's a pic of Nick getting his award, followed by two group pictures of both Nick and I with some of our colleagues. I particularly like the very last picture!

Nick Getting his Plaque

Nick and I with Some of our Colleagues

(l-r): Jude (my boss), Rhonda (my officemate), Me, Gail, Twanda, Sarah (Nick's boss), Nick, Chris, & Jen

Nick and Our Colleagues on the Roof of our Building

Neither Nick nor I "won" in this round of competition, but as I tweeted after the event:

Funny. I didn't "win." But I feel like a "winner" anyway. #University #Excellence #Award

To which Stan, my boss's boss replied by Twitter:

@nematome You are a winner John! As are Nick and the other honorees. Congratulations again... you're terrific.

I had a lazy evening, which included a two-hour nap.

I had a quick instant message conversation with Robert at around 10:00, and I made several moves in several Scrabble games during my evening.

I filled out the 4th Annual LGBT Community Survey.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 9th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
I like that last picture. Guess the low angle is part of what makes it so interesting. As do the subjects!
Congratulations on recognition of your accomplishments!
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)

Thanks, Dan!
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
great photos
I like the last one too. Angle is cool and everyone looks kind of rock band casual. My favorite of you is the first one, where you're coming out of your office. Handsome handsome handsome!

Jun. 9th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Re: great photos

Awww, shucks, Anna. That one's the least favorite of me because of those huge bags under my eyes that by the time I'm 80 will most assuredly make me look like a full-blown lizard. ;-) [Perhaps, I should revisit that Active Self Depletion and see if perhaps more sleep would help, as I can't quite get behind (pun intended) rubbing Preparation H there.]

With that said, the thing in that pic that I would change if I could change only one thing, would be to have done one of those depth-of-field things (Is that what it's called?) to have had both my face AND that "I shot the Serif" sign hanging on my door in focus. :-)

I appreciate your reading and commenting! Getting comments is truly the funnest part of blogging. xxoo
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: great photos
Ah, but the depth-of-field in that photograph is what makes it so wonderful -- it draws the attention to the intended subject, you!

Congratulations John!

PS: I'm assuming you didn't shoot the deputy though? (asks the person who tried really hard to find some typography reference for "deputy" but, alas, couldn't)
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: great photos

Thanks, Casey. And with regards to the deputy and typeface, that's another one of those things that make me say about you, "He reminds me a lot of myself when I was younger." :-) [I did the same thing when I was first made aware of that sign on somuchpun.com.]

Thanks for reading and commenting!
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Jun. 9th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)

Thank you my friend! And thank you for reading and commenting!

Edited at 2010-06-09 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Jun. 9th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)

We should make this happen! Do you live in Durham?
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