I like to refer to it as "networking"

After my third straight day of meetings last week, after I felt as though my fingers were ready to fall off from the notetaking, I gathered with some of my colleagues at the hotel bar. As the evening progressed, the group grew. A new VP sat across from me, and since the hour was a bit late, all talk of the conference and the exhibitors had been exhausted. Conversation at that point was more geared toward things outside of the office. During a discussion of homebrewing supplies (or maybe the discussion of bike trails, or the discussion of what drink it is that is a mixture of peach juice and champagne) the VP and I realized that we live about ten minutes away from each other. Wow, what a small world. And also, we realized that we both eat the same kind of energy bar. Imagine my surprise when I saw VP in the hallway a few minutes ago, and he stopped me. "I was looking for you!" he said. "You saved me ten minutes on my commute this morning, because I tried one of the routes you mentioned when we were talking." And he reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out a Nutz Over Chocolate Luna Bar. See, even when I'm blowing off steam and kicking back, I am helping out upper management.


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

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