Some jobs you work to gain valuable experience– to build your resume and advance your career. And then there are the other kind. The sort that you just hope you survive. The kind you wake up every morning dreading to face again. That was my first real salary position after college. A dysfunctional office of crazies. Let’s just say “Welcome to the Monkeyhouse” was a motto we lived by. I have stories to tell, if only my lawyer would permit.
But out of that madness came two of the greatest friends I’ve known. One still lives in the Seattle area with her fantastic hubby and brilliant kids. We met up with Shari, Laurence, Cal and Nat for a little supper al fresco at the U Village.
Dining out with four children under the age of 7 requires a sense of adventure, make no mistake, but we had a blast catching up with these dear, wonderful friends.
A little side note: interestingly enough, we saw the blessings of the blogging revolution in action. As we were eating our meal, I heard a voice call out, “Jeannie??” It turned out to be some friends we hadn’t seen face-to-face in 6 years who had recognized Warren from our blog. And when I looked around to see who had called my name I knew them immediately from theirs! What a wonderful surprise. See what Blogger has done for friendships around the world?
Good times, as always!
We miss playing Trivial Pursuit with you guys. Of course you know that a rematch is just another vacation away!
P.S. We missed you, Jen, Jon, and Grace!