Thursday, February 08, 2007

It's True

It’s true. I do miss some of the guys from my last job. There were four I really had fun working with.

Scott, who still reads and comments as anonymous, is a very fun person. I was surprised, when we first met, that he is a father of two. Later I was more surprised how he had “married up” to have such a hot wife. Scott is most appreciated for his ability to put up with my phases of bad attitude during conferences. I can be such an asshole.

Mike, who also remains at the old company, is someone who is highly under appreciated. He has a keen business mind, is an entrepreneur, loves movies, works hard, and is a good enough friend to call bullshit on you. You have to respect someone who does not let you “get away” with things you know better than.

Finally there are two that I had lunch with once a week, Art and Venning. Now both of these guys were a few decades ahead of me, but I always enjoyed that we could talk sports and shit, plus they understood all of my obscure references that no one my age does.

So I am missing the “guys.” Once again I am the lone male in marketing. There are trends and cycles that ebb and flow through the days that I am more cautious of. It’s cold, it’s hot, I don’t have enough glitter on my boobs, I hate sports analogies, all men talk to me differently, and the most common Rodney Dangerfield - I get no respect. Hell, these things may all be true, I don’t know. I just want to get my work done sometimes.

I miss going to lunch or “shooting the shit” with out concern of hurting someone’s feelings.

Yes, I do miss you all. And yes Scott, you are Hoss.


  1. I am in the opposite situation. I work with about 30 men (scientists) and three other women. Whenever we go to lunch, I'm always the lone female. I get so tired of car talk!! BUT, I can hold my own when it comes to sports.

    Glitter on boobs? At the office?! RUN PAUL, RUN!!

  2. Pauly,

    Sorry to have been a little absent from your blog and thank you for your kind comments.

    I will miss busting As# at the conference this year. I would be interested in going just to see how it's put together without us. You always did a great job even though you did get a little cranky at times. We all did. I learned over time when I could push another button and when I needed to back off.

    We need to get Geoff and go to Hooters sometime for lunch.

    Let me know the next time to meet up with Venning. I'd like to join.