one week of working

Friday, November 22, 2002, at 09:16AM

By Eric Richardson

So after one week I think I've almost got all the institutional stuff that I had to get up to speed on out of the way. I have voicemail, know how to send mail, and got my first timecard in. I also did 180 miles or so in four days of commuting (six roundtrips USC - Pasadena). Before I started I didn't know if it would be better to live around campus and commute to work or live in Pasadena and commute to school. At this point I can officially answer that: I like the way I've got it. Each morning I watch the snarled traffic on the 110 southbound into town and smile. I've also decided that with light traffic, the 110 into Pasadena is the most fun freeway to drive. 60mph has never felt so fast as it does going around some of those curves.