I had started writing a long, maudlin post about my last couple of days at SLCC…but I’m abandoning it. I could mention the lunch I was taken to. I could mention the nice stuff people said. I could mention how difficult it was pulling out of the parking lot on my last day…but let’s not do that. I’m excited about my first day with a new company tomorrow/today, so I’m going to focus on that.
Here is the list of people who went out of their way to stop by, see me, and wish me well. Super-thanks to the following:
- Deb, Mike, and Dan Pabarcus
- Keith and Liz McCaslin
- Michael Chambers
- Matt Dewitt
- Harold and Roselyn Merritt (Harold made a special trip to bring me a card, even though he’s been really sick lately. I was genuinely touched by that. Told you he was a sweet man.)
- Billy Jones
- Linda Wallace
- Dayna Zoll (Thanks again for the cookies your mom made.)
- Kent Sanders
- Doug Lay
I won’t be forgetting that, y’all.
Tomorrow begins a new chapter, or something like that. Just waiting for my pants to dry (they’re in the laundry) so I can go to bed and get ready for it. 🙂
- “Slam” by Nick Hornby. Hornby is one of my favorite authors. I bought this book when it first came out and I STARTED reading it, but was put off by the fact that Tony Hawk shows up in it as a minor plot device. He isn’t really essential (so far), though… I think Hornby just read Hawk’s autobiography and liked it, so he decided to write it into his story… The book’s really good, I’ve read half of it in just a couple of hours, because it’s gripping.
- “The Importance of Being Foolish” by Brennan Manning. Manning’s also one of my favorite authors. I also bought THIS book when it first came out (which was 1995—yikes!) but I don’t think I even started it. Don’t know why. I’ve read OTHER stuff of his that’s come out since, in fact! I’m only a couple of chapters in, but it’s standard Manning. Excellent and convicting.