Enjoyed the first day on the new job, and spent more time on the novel in the evening.
The conjunction of the birthday with the first day on the job was kinda neat. It wasn't planned, but that's the way it worked out, and it was cool.
Getting out of the clutches of the corporation that owns my old paper reminds me of a line by Peter Lorre's character's in the 1940 movie, "You'll Find Out", where he says:
"I'm tired of wasting my time outwitting fools!"