2. Had a near total stranger tell me in a "how to give a presentation" workshop (in which we gave presentations and were critiqued) that I was inherently interesting to listen to because of my accent. Well well!
Also I passed probation (an official step at work in the UK, after which you get "full benefits" and are much more difficult to fire, only I don't get "full benefits," ie retirement plan and sick pay, until I've actually been here for a year) this week and had the boss say all sorts of nice stuff about me, like maybe I should consider aiming for a director position. I wrote about a lot of that on my Twitter feed, so all old news, but really, this has been a good week at work.
And look at that sunshine. Why am I inside again? Oh yeah, paycheck. Work. Being responsible. Bleah.