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Lava Flow [Oct. 19th, 2006|07:16 pm]
I just remembered another thing I learned in Hawaii! ;D "Lava Flow" is like a pina colada but with strawberry too (so, pineapple, coconut, strawberry, and rum). (wheeeeeeee!)

Anyways... today was my last day of work. Quiet - no one said anything - nobody knew! Quite a surprise, since I figured once the supervisors told the office manager (because she has to get any paperwork ready and submit it to human resources and payroll) that everybody would know... but no one did. Well, only about five people knew. So, before I left, I emailed a short 'farewell'. I don't like 'good byes' and didn't care for a potluck going-away party or anything like that, so I didn't tell anyone unless someone came up to me and said, "I heard a rumor about you..."

Ironically, I received my labcoats (with the fancy embroidery) on Tuesday, so I only had Wednesday and Thursday to wear them (yes, they're the white mad scientist-type labcoats). It was funny because one girl said to another, "Hey, if we both wear black dresses, we'll look like the salesgirls at the Clinique counter!"

And then there was a motivational talk last week (again, the irony) which we all had thought was supposed to be a 'how to improve your communication skills'-type talk instead. It was funny because afterwards, one of my coworkers googled the speaker, found her picture on the internet, and taped it to his namebadge (as a joke) with the phrase 'Soar like an Eagle'. (Because she said we were all eagles and we should soar... I believe she's a clergyman besides just working for the hospital, so she's very 'gospel' (Is that the correct word?) about how she speaks - adding 'Amen's and so forth in her speech. We were all laughing afterwards about what she had said and the joke our coworker made.

We've had some other laughs... most recently we teased that coworker above about the fact that he never watched 'Pinky and the Brain' or 'The Animaniacs' mainly because we're all about the same age / in the same generation, and those were the cartoons from our childhood.

I feel a bit weird... since this was my last day... and I probably won't be seeing any of them anytime soon. *sigh*

[User Picture]From: aescapes
2006-10-20 04:38 am (UTC)
*hugs and pats and supports.*
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
*HUGS back*
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[User Picture]From: xuvious
2006-10-20 11:43 am (UTC)
*sigh* I miss the old cartoons. Especially Huckleberry Hound.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-20 06:34 pm (UTC)
I don't remember that one much, though I do remember Tom and Jerry from the same bunch of cartoons. :)
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[User Picture]From: traceria
2006-10-20 12:51 pm (UTC)
I'll speak for the Christian community. ;) The idea of soaring like eagles comes from Isaiah 40. Here's the passage in context, so you can now count yourself among those with a deeper meaning of soaring like an eagle. ;)

26 Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you say, O Jacob,
and complain, O Israel,
"My way is hidden from the LORD;
my cause is disregarded by my God"?

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Or maybe she was getting it from that song, the one that goes, "Fly like an eagle (echo: eagle), into the future..." ;) Darn, I can't remember who sings that.

'Gospel' works, particularly if she was throughing in a lot of 'amens' and all, it makes me thing of black gospel particularly. Or evangelical, possibly, or, when in doubt, seriously Christian or something like that.

Anyway, that guy reminds me of someone I worked with at, ironically, a Christian bookstore back when I was in college. He was the funnest, most dry-humored, weirdest kid ever, but it was always a blast working the same time as him! For example, during his lunch break he'd get his tiny Casio keyboard out of his locker and just play (those were the kind where only one note would play at a time, too!) whatever. And he kept a running list of palendromes (sp?). I think that's what they're called...the things where they're spelled the same way backwards and forwards, like 'mom'. His were sentences, though, and they hardly ever made sense. But the thing that overlaps most is that he carried around two pictures in his wallet that looked like they came out of a 50's yearbook of these sort of nerdy looking guys. He'd given them names and had developed stories/personalities for them and everything. Sometimes he'd just pull them out for random people he'd never met before and start explaining all about Phil (or whatever name's they went by). Soooo hilarious! And he did it all in a soft spoken manner. Man, I miss that kid.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-20 02:18 pm (UTC)
AHA! That makes sense. When she asked us, "People, what do eagles do?" and one girl said, "They fly," she corrected her and said "They SOAR!"

Yes, he has this dry sense of humor - but it just so FUNNY. He also tormented the new hires by creating an evaluation form for them (like - productivity - I give her a 5 out of 5 because if she can type the way she can bake a cake, we're all set!), but I'd think if I were the trainee and saw that, I'd crack up (some weren't as amused).
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