In fact, new student orientation is my very favorite part of my job. It's fun. The people I talk to are (mostly) excited about going to college and picking classes and everything that comes with moving away from home for the first time. And besides the general excitement, I love that I get to give presentations. I stand up in front of a few hundred people and try to make them laugh through the tears of paying for college. It's a dream job for an only child. I get paid to have people pay attention to me.
The downside of my summertime duties is that I only have so many minutes of social time in me per day. And by "social time" I mean, time to spend around other people. Not because of scheduling, but because another quirk of being an only child is that I like to spend quite a bit time alone. By the time the work day is over, I just want to go home and lock myself in. I don't have anything left to give my friends and family.
I suppose there isn't a real point to this post, other than to apologize to anyone who I haven't spent enough time with lately. And to take a moment to point out that there are only 4 weeks left until school starts. Whew.