Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Treinta y Uno

I notice that none of you remembered my birthday...ahem. In the words of Homer Simpson, I hope you are all baking me a giant chocolate apology cake right now!!!

How'd I spend my birthday? Funny you ask...

The day started out wonderfully...the girls had cards for me, and The Boy informed me that we were headed out to dinner to celebrate, and a babysitter was coming over to watch the girls after work. Then, I got to work, and they had a cake for me...so, until 9:30 or so, everything was going pretty darn well...

Then, it all got out of hand really quickly. Boss Foxy gave me mission...the kind of unusual people-management issue that I always get assigned, and a couple hours later, I was in Memphis, TN. Mostly, I was there for the purpose of helping someone realize that they really DID want to move their family from their comfy life in Memphis to New York City for the purposes of taking the COO job at a portfolio company of ours.

As ridiculous as that was, and sparing you the details, it was basically a cause after my own heart, and was not unlike a somewhat similar incident from my own kinda-distant past. And I happen to be in a pretty good position to address the concerns they had, so it wasn't real hard to make the pitch.

So, one night in Memphis, another meeting in the morning and then back home by early afternoon. And then a nap, which I woke up from when the girls came home and ran in to get me.

In the end, an unusual birthday, and if I simply cut out the 24 or so hours in transit...it started and finished really well!

8 comments:

Mrs. Adventure said...

I can't wait till Chloe's old enough to make cards… Happy Belated Birthday! I'll make you any cake you want if you bring me a stiff drink once the baby's born.. ha ha.

Belle Vierge said...

Joyeux anniversaire! It sounds like an interesting birthday, to say the least. :)

Kari said...

Happy Belated Birthday -- glad you were able to help someone figure out that a move would be really good for them.

Our Happy Married Life... said...

happy belated birthday. You forgot mine too so we are even. :)

Melody said...

I live in Memphis!!!! Wish we could have met. Hope this city treated you well and you had some of our fine bbq! Happy birthday!

Lori S-C said...

Happy Birthday to you!

cindy said...

I'm confused -- you just got spontaneously flown out for 2 days? How were you able to get your affairs in order (like pack underwear for the trip)? So dinner and babysitter was just canceled? Were the people you were flown out to talk to expecting you, or were you suddenly at their door giving your pitch? I have no idea how this works.

Happy belated bday, btw! :D

Accidentally Me said...

Cindy, I'll send you an email...it will make more sense:-)