Weird day. Mike and Steve are in Seattle today covering the Teague shoot. Which means that Paige, Nick and myself are kicking it here in the den, sans S&M. Not sure how I feel about them being gone. On the one hand, I miss their clever jokes and malicious gossip. On the other hand, not having them here has allowed me to flex my muscles a bit. Just this morning I had to remind Nick and Paige who's in charge. I think it's fair to say that Paige (aka, Employee #1) won't be challenging my authority any time soon. As an ambitious account man once told me, "Respect is not earned...it's mandated."