Friday, December 19, 2008

Saints and Cock Suckers

I'm snowed in. Again. This is my second snow day this season. The second time my boss actually said to me, "DO NOT drive in. Try and work from home and just relax."
So far this morning (it's 10:00am here) I have:
  • Drank? Drunk? Drinked?- Slurped 12 cups of coffee with gingerbread creamer
  • Stuffed, licked and stamped 126 Christmas cards
  • Formatted and edited a 19 page meeting report
  • Talked to 9 different agencies in Washington DC
  • Balanced my check book
  • Answered Eleventy million emails
And all of this while still in my jammies.
I'm being productive while braless people. It is awesome!

Working for the University has been like moving to another country. But, my boss has been the best guide through the tangled institutional web. In fact, I'm completely infatuated with her. Not in the "woohoo, let's bump uglies" kind of way but in the "OMG, can I be just like you when I grow up?" kind of way.
She is kind, compassionate, intelligent, insightful, passionate, generous, diligent, and and and... (Breathe Sassy breathe) Seriously, she has done so much to initiate change and actually make a difference in non-profit groups and smaller communities across the state. She is an amazing person. And yeah, I know she's still human and definitely not perfect. But that gets me even more jazzed. She doesn't act all snooty. She messes up and makes mistakes and laughs at herself. She is my Virgin Mary. And I just want to touch her robes.
A Saint.

Did you read my title? I'm the other one. Yeah, I'm good at what I do. But it's not all that earth shaking. I don't change lives with my motivational speeches (although public speaking totally makes me wet) (Can turn something altruistic into something dirty = cock sucker), I don't speak with legislaters about the future of our small communities, I don't have a hand in significantly changing the viability of non-profit groups across the state. I manage details. I make plans. I coordinate people. I negotiate and nudge. I badger and even browbeat when necessary. In essence I herd chickens and that ain't no easy task folks. But fairy dust doesn't sprinkle from my fingers and sunshine doesn't burst from my ass. Nothing fancy here. Just another grunt like you.

BUT...
I learned a few things about what my boss actually thinks about me at my office holiday party this week. I heard words like; "committed, passionate, effective, dependable, genuine, diligent, intelligent, compassionate, insightful" (I was taking notes). There was even something along the lines of "couldn't do my job without her."

Thus:
Every Saint Needs a Good Cock Sucker
It's What Makes the World Go Round

2 comments:

Stacie said...

well isn't that a great gift? to hear those wonderful things from someone you admire!!! Kudos...

and I haven't heard "bump uglies" in forever...ha, thanks for that!

LilliGirl said...

I love it...And I'm jealous! LOL