I’ve been working a lot.
I like the place where I work; the time flies by quickly, it’s air-conditioned, and no one really tells me what to do on a day-by-day basis. I really like my coworkers and my boss, and I especially like that I get to interact with a static group of about 8-10 people, all of whom I consider to be cool, like-minded people. The work I’m doing is very, very interesting (the majority of the time).
But, there is something I’ve increasingly noticed about where I work. I’m surrounded by metal and plastic. My environment is of glass bottles, and humming machines, and beeping timers, and Chemicals That May Give You Cancer So Always Wear Gloves®.
So, every once in a while, I leave for a bit to go hang out in our resident eucalyptus forest on campus.
I go to the eucalyptus forest because it’s nice to get away from the lab and get to a place where there’s wind and trees. It’s nice to step to a place where I don’t have to worry about putting on gloves before touching anything like a pen or a calculator.
Also, the good coffee cart is on the other side of the forest. So there’s that, too.