Wandel: That sounds like a lot of fun, playing at work. Do you get to play on work time? (joking)
I've played mostly correspondence chess, myself. I find that I don't do really well at "blitz".
Hello Osso and welcome! Wandel has laid out the algebraic notation clearly and a great idea to learn, if one wants to follow along. As we progress though, we may come across situations (mainly pieces like knights (N) and rooks (R)) where one side can move to the same square, and an extra character needs to be added for clarification.
In case some are not aware, FILES are the series of squares that run between the opposing sides, and RANKS are the squares that run from side to side of the board.