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How to sign a “Happy Retirement” Card for someone you’ve never met

1. Debate with another intern near entrance of room, where the card-signing is going on, on whether it’s weird to sign the card.

2. Turn back to leave, but then get reassured by receptionists that it’s “not weird at all,” and just write, “Happy Retirement!”

3. Go into small room, pick up pen and think of it as lettering practice.

4. Write down general message of well wishes and a happy retirement.

5. Go back to desk/work.


There was a lovely caricature of her on the desk. I learned that she has a poodle, and likes iced tea.


Transition to Co-op

Hello world!

Last night was my last in Cincinnati for a while; I’m off to Chicago for an internship at Gensler–and I am beyond excited for it.

20120824-083630.jpg (that’s me with my fully packed car!)

My parents drove up here with me to help with the move in, so that is nice. I was especially glad for the company later on in the night, and for the coffee I picked up around 11. We got a little bit of a late start so we weren’t on the road until 8:30 pm ish.

We are moving into the apartment a little later this morning (!). It was a lucky find; fully furnished, walkable area and low rent. The landlord also seems sweet.

But for right now, I am lying in bed, with little cares in the world. I’ll get up soon to get ready for the day, and to call my landlord. For now, I’ll play some puzzlecraft.


My budding village!