from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.


the sad. the annoying. and the stroke of luck

three times in my fairly short career life, i have let co-workers and bosses know i was moving on to another opportunity. last tuesday the tables turned when the boss man notified us he is leaving.

it’s a basic fact of life that people will come and go. but despite months of warning signs, i was unable to avoid the sinking feeling. i like the guy and his presence in the office will be missed. he is fair; and a friend. he is brilliant at his profession and has many years of experience to share. he respects our private lives; and protects us. but most notably, he’s prone to sudden, loud – and hysterical - outbursts. sometimes intelligible, sometimes just random whooping noises.

so, life will change. last year, i traveled quite a bit for work. now there is bound to be more. it started tuesday evening at 6 when i found out i had to fly to brazil the following evening. after many mishaps trying to square away a work visa at the last minute, i was off for what i thought was a two day business trip. it turned out to be six.

unexpectedly being away from home for four extra days. that was the bad news.

a nearly all-expenses paid weekend on the breathtaking brazilian coast. that, it turns out, is great news.

i have a million pictures i can't wait to share. they'll start going up wednesday.


Blogger Amy said...

Well, perhaps with all your travel you will get to visit your ex-bossman for an occasional whooping outburst.

I can't wait to see the pictures! Glad you enjoyed yourself a bit.

1/23/2006 08:47:00 AM

Blogger Kiker said...

I can't wait to see the pics either! So I guess you didn't end up in the Detroit of Brazil?

1/23/2006 02:20:00 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

Oh, i can't wait, either! i'm so sorry to hear about your boss--it is amazing what an impact one person can have, especially when it's a good one.

1/23/2006 04:39:00 PM


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