Our Ceridian trainer, Alfred, came to Tallahassee this weekend to train me and Kim on "Intermediate Reporting." I feel much more confident in reporting, especially using Power Query and SQL. I'm really kind of getting the hang of all this database stuff. I'd love to take classes to learn more advanced SQL. I wonder if I could take a class at FSU maybe this summer, I doubt it'd be available in the evening, but it would help me immensely with my job, so I bet I could take a long lunch a couple days a week.
Kim, Alfred and I went out to dinner at Marie Livingston's last night, and then to Proof with Kim's friend Mike. Even though I was hanging out with a 27 year old, a 35 year old, and a 38 year old, I haven't felt that young (or that great!) in a long time. I need to go out more. I was a wee bit surrounded by Republicans, but it wasn't so bad, and some great conversation sparked. I guess it sort of helps that apparently I continue to become more conservative fiscally. So it's like I'm their kind of Republican, who has seen the light and STILL tries to help people, and embark in tolerance. I sent Mike my "Actions Speak Louder than Beliefs" paper. I don't think a lot of people understand how to do the right thing, when it doesn't benefit yourself. I'm hoping the paper explains it more.
I am giving up pessimism, until Passover. It's my own Lent. I've noticed myself getting pessimistic, and what better time to give it up than when everyone else gives up something too? So now I'll be optimistic to a bunch of iron-deficient people :)