Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


First company meeting

I had my first company meeting this morning with two company execs and five general construction/quality control type guys. Not all of us were familiar with each others, so we went around the table to talk about ourselves and our experience. I was the only public relations type there, so I was the one from the Sesame Street song about one of these things is not like the others.

As we went around the table, one old guy professed how great it is to be single and how he feels sorry for his co-workers who bitch about their wives and if he wants some companionship, he takes $50 and goes to some place. At that point, I put my fingers in my ears and started the "la la la, I can't hear you" chant. This made the uncomfortable men around the table start to laugh because they were all glancing at me and back at him in that "Dude, there's a chick at the table" look. The next old guy reminded me so much of my dad that is shocked me. He was a disabled vet who fought in Korea before he was old enough to vote or buy a beer. I wondered if that is how he wound up missing a few fingers or if that was from building roads and stuff. The next guy was from India and proclaimed that he had been happily married for 26 years. I bet he had an arranged marriage, too, like my other friend who is my age. She loves her husband deeply. Amazes me. But, I digress. The next guy drives 82 miles one way to get to work each day. His wife stays home and homeschools their two daughters, ages 15 and 16. I'm thinking Army of Dad may like that idea when his baby girl reaches the teen years. It may be a great way to keep some of those amorous boys away. :) It was an hour that could have been worse. I had to listen to them talk about proposals to bid for certain projects, etc. But, all in all, not too bad.

Just have the blahs today from the cold rainy weather. Makes me glad I don't like someplace like Seattle where this is common. I'd have that illness that people get depressed from when they don't get enough sunshine. Blech.


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