I asked if one of the ENT’s they associated with was Trebeard. They explained:
1. Not that kind of ENT.
2. They had NEVER heard that one before.
3. They have noted this question in my chart and if I asked again they would summon a policeman.
A. We had our Monthly all staff meetings this week. This unit, which consists of half of the team I lead or manage or whatever today’s buzzword is, consists of about 100 people, so we have two identical staff meetings so half can go to each. This month’s icebreaker (sounds like a horrible idea but it actually seems to work to have icebreakers) was: State your name, where you work, and what you like, something no one would know about you. It took all my will to not say, “my name is Rob, I work with all of you, and I like big butts, I cannot lie”.
B. A broke up with her boyfriend of 18 months last night. He was getting commitment-and-nearing-college-graduation freaked out. He is a nice kid, but I think he has some challenges that he needs to work through and the safety net of a girlfriend was not helping. A is crushed but actually in reasonably good spirits. My Dad role was to go by hot fudge sundaes and keep my yap shut while Mom and Daughter talked it through.
C. One of the people I work with is getting married in September. She is extremely analytical; they have created a project timeline for everything related to their wedding day, with color coding and a list of potential disrupters. I think she’s swell.
D. I have my ringtone set to O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. My calls are seldom as important as their ringtone introduction makes them seem, but, whattayagonnado.
E. I am buying a house in 50 days and my current house hasn’t sold. I am nervous and queasy and binge-comfort-eating and disrupted and packing and I gotta earache which sucks with hearing aids BUT, I got y’allses and I got a wife who loves me and kids who love me and friends who love me and co-workers who tolerate me and who could ask for anything more.
is a phrase I just used in a work email.
Sometimes I wanna kiss myself…