Well, the day is here. I speak of my last day as a fifty-year-old of course. 🙂 🙁
Oh, it’s also the day before I start a leave of absence from work. Of course today my body is toying with me, I am tense and feeling tightness. Perhaps it’s nerves?
Wouldn’t it be ironic if I keeled over before getting to Iowa? Yes, though I certainly hope that doesn’t happen.
If I Had Only Known
I broke the news to everyone for whom I cooked lunch yesterday; it was my twist on a going-away lunch. Most were surprised, and at least one had figured out my plan.
At lunch there was a very special crossword puzzle, constructed by one of my coworkers! Within the puzzle was the answer “glenlivet”. For a long time “glenlivet” was the answer I gave when I had no idea what word solved the clue. And one day I uttered “If ‘glenlivet’ is ever the correct answer I am quitting crosswords.” The crossword constructor was one of the people who figured out my plan and put this in his puzzle so that I could uphold my commitment. 🙂 Oh and would luck as have it, he is also the other guy pictured in yesterday’s photo.
I was honored.
Last night I hung out with my soon-to-be-former boss Hank. We went to The Bird in Dunwoody for some beers and dinner. Had I known that Hank was going to pick up the tab I would have ordered something more expensive than a pretzel and two corndogs for dinner.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Throwback Thursday” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Today I begin a leave of absence from the job I started nearly twenty years ago. This photo was taken at that startup sometime in the late 1990s when we were part of ATDC on 14th Street.
Look at me. I was so young and so thin!
A Beer, Then Packing
I’m putting off one last load of laundry until tomorrow morning. The caravan to Iowa leaves from Ackworth at 6pm so I will have time to do my laundry, complete my packing, and perhaps mow the lawn, before driving to our meeting point.
Tonight a couple of coworkers would like to have a beer with me as a going-away happy hour. Who am I to deny them?
Found Some D-Cells
At Sage Hill Kroger. On sale, for $2 off the normal price. Score!