Today has been a pretty nice day.
So usually I take my birthday off, but today I was at work because I love my job, and would rather save leave for longer trips to places far away.
I spent the majority of the day at the post office looking for illegal stuff by sorting through the mail… we even found some stuff including some illegal agriculture stuff (please stop sending seeds through international mail… its nearly always not legal and it puts our agriculture crops at risk of disease and pests). Though the highlight was probably the box that I was just convinced would have butterflies- it was the right shape, sounded right when rattled, had the right writing, and was from the right place…. did it have butterflies? no. It has two dissassembled foot-tall terminator action figures. The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a miniature Arnold Schwarzenegger face staring at me. The runner up box was another maybe-butterflies box that turned out to just have a single, very well wrapped 8 inch tall superman action figure in it.
PO is by far my favorite part of the job, so any day that I not only get to go to the PO but also get to dig through the mail for a few hours is an awesome day. I also found out that my photographic ID guides for reptile genera proved super useful last week while I was out of the office, and that we got the go-ahead to enforce a law that no one really knew much about until I started working.
But perhaps the best news… Chico State, nearly two months after graduation, FINALLY MAILED MY TRANSCRIPTS! Meaning two things- 1) I’ve officially graduated! (hooray!) and 2) That’s the last step required for me to get converted, so I should be converted to a career conditional permanent position in a month or so. :D