This is Anja (pronounced anya), the daughter of my officemate. Her favorite colors are pink and yellow. She knows all the words to High School Musical songs. She utters the sentence “You’re so dedicated” even though she doesnt know what dedicated means. She asked her mom if she could not be my boss for one day so she could play with me. She think I’m actually funny. She’s adorably smart and witty for her age. She rolls her eyes at boys that she doesn’t like. She loves Sam Milby and she and her mom scream everytime they see him on Tv. She makes greeting cards for all the people in the office. She calls her mom everyday just to tell her about her day and to hear stories. She tells me I’m her favorite officemate. I call her onion. She calls me eggplant. We call her Mom tomato.
I love talking to her because things are uncomplicated and fun.
Someday I’m going to teach her to read Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman and Banana Yamamoto
I’m gonna make her listen to Up Dharma Down and U2
I’m gonna bring her to the National Museum and to the Planetarium
I’m gonna warn her about boys and their dishonorable intentions
Then I’m gonna tell her that they’re not all that bad
I’m gonna tell her about God’s grace and how it saved me from the darkest pits of despair