02235: Other Neighbors

Today after work, some of the office folks decided to load up My Neighbor Totoro on the TV for the night's while-waiting-out-traffic movie. It's been a while since I last watched this and on the whole I have Tobie to thank for introducing me to the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. It was nice seeing folks react to the movie as a new experience. You have to admit, Totoro has a lot of magical moments of wonder.

And while trying to use the "neighbor" term for the rest of this blog is a bit of a stretch, but I just wanted to note how interesting it is that so many folks now stay over at the office. Once we had reinforced that the option was open to folks, we've now developed a bunch of week day boarders of a sort who stay over instead of braving the commute back and forth during the work week. Tobie and I do the same thing most Thursday nights because his car is coded on Fridays, but it almost seems a little ironic that they stay over more than we do. But hey, if it helps them get through the week with less stress, then we're all for it.