Thursday, January 31, 2008

miss cellaneous month-end wrap up

Red Key- men's room wall, January 25, 2008

I finally made the men's room wall. I always have been a late bloomer!
Thanks to Maureen for showing it to me (why she was in the men's room is a whole 'nother story). Now, if only we knew who "KG" was - Kute Guy?, Kenny G?, Karmann Ghia?, Kilo Gram?

But back to the wrap-up.

I really expected for my life to slow down this month. I pictured that my house would be sparking clean, my desk at work would be clear and I'd sleep so much that my face would have permanent pillow marks.

No, no and no.

Those pipe dreams aside, it was a good month.

Meeting Robert Egger and reading his book, Begging for Change has really made me re-think how not for profit agencies do business. Its a good feeling, but slightly overwhelming.

I wound up writing parts of a cover story for NUVO.

MLK Day at the farm was a blast as usual, but I think I'm still recovering. Sprinkled in with all of the fun is a big work day. I was at the farm from 9:00 am until midnight - lots of cooking and cleaning and keeping people from falling in to the fryers.

I was reminded (and re-reminded) not to be a bragger.

I booked a trip to Ireland (woo hoo!).

Apparently it is okay with you dear readers, to date men that are younger than my television.

Stuff I didn't blog about:

Crabbiness. I was crabby for a good chunk of the month. I'd wake myself up because I was scowling in my sleep.

The computer ate my column. I e-mailed my 1200 word Broad Ripple Gazette column to the editor before the deadline. The first time since, well, the first time ever. I titled the subject line "don't faint." Well, faint we almost did. Only one paragraph of the column transmitted. I went to work last Sunday and tried to retrieve it. No luck. I spent the afternoon alternating between re-writing the column, stamping my little feet and crying. That was also the first and only day in January that I was not scheduled to work any of my three jobs. And, of course I remember that first version as being the best thing I've ever written.

I make a real point not to blog about work. It was a challenging month. That's all I'm saying.

Overall, the good outweighed the bad. The month was a great kick-off to 2008.

I'm looking forward to seeing what the year brings.


Rachel said...

Getting your name on the men's bathroom!!!

You are such a busy woman Nora. I don't know how you keep it all straight!

Granny Annie said...

To my knowledge my name has never been scrawled on a men's bathroom wall. I still must question how and why you were made aware of this. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

You can't have a man in your life. You don't leave any time for romance with all your projects and parties.

Cliff said...

Now that pic had me lol. That right there is funny. But what happened for the ol, "For a good time call ...?"
Maybe you should put one of your cards in there for reference.
This has been a delightful post and oh so entertaining.

nora said...

The walls in the men's room of the Red Key (where I work Saturday nights) are painted with chalkboard paint.
Maureen works Saturday morning and her dear husband Mike helps her with the opening tasks. He cleaned around that so I could see it.
I usually peek in there at the end of my Saturday shift. It's amazing how uncreative men are. There are usually pictures of penises. I guess they're working with what they've got at hand, so to speak.