And, Atlantic Station (the shopping / dining area near the Totem site) has decided to skip Thanksgiving altogether, and today officially launched the Christmas season. There was caroling and tree-lighting and hot cocoa and Santa Claus. I volunteered to help staff Totem's publicity table, where we gave out free popcorn and told people about the show. Tickets were sold, lots of good conversations were had, and overall it was really enjoyable for me. I didn't know how I'd feel about doing box-office and food-and-beverage work - but it actually felt purposeful and fun. To have an official job, however small! Quite gratifying.