Well, I'm here, even if my two checked suitcases aren't yet, but BMI thinks they'll be here soon. (I had two suits, two shirts, three pairs of unmentionables, and my allergy meds in my carry on bags... things will start to get really interesting by Tuesday if I don't get my bags soon!)
What to say... my house is huge - three bedrooms, two sitting room type things, an office space (which strangely enough does not have the house's sole internet access point), and God knows what else that I haven't found. I know a lot of people here already, which is very nice, but the others I've met seem to be hardworking, cynical, and sarcastic, with a penchant for off-color jokes. Feels like a good match.
Today I was at the embassy from 8 to 8. That's somewhat disingenuous, as there was a catered lunch (three new people arrived to the consular section this weekend, two leave this week) plus several hours of running around the embassy, meeting people and filling out paperwork. I'll be eased into the regular work schedule there over the next few weeks.
That's all I have for now. The internet's pretty slow here, and I'm too tired to worry about setting up the proxy server and the like (gotta access Pandora and AIM somehow). I hope to have Skype up and running in a few days. Ciao folks!