...and a "Meet-n-Greet" luncheon toady.
It was good, if not a wee bit intimidating.
I mean, I was by F.A.R. the oldest person..and probably the least educated..well..at least in the University sense.
I mean, I was a Grandmother at 36 -no time for collage! Did I tell you my "starter marriage" was in the fourth grade and I had a baby at recess? No??
Just kidding. I was raised Catholic (with the appropriate amount of guilt for even thinking about..S E_..well..you know..ah..babies and where they come from)...so, the only thing to do after graduation, beside the all-night party at Rosie's house was to get married...so I could..well..you know...
Anyway, we all took turns standing up and introducing ourselves, what we do for the company, education (what college, what degree(s) ) hobbies, kids, and the color of your car (?) (that was just a fun-one thrown in..which we all answered)
Now mind you, these are mostly scientists, geneticists, genealogists, CEO's and IT super-minds...speaking like 5 languages each.. Hey, I totally can speak uh..one..
When it was my turn, after an totally impressive litany of degrees, schools, incredible children, world travels, super-sky-diving-snow-boarding recreation, it was my turn...
"Hi, I'm Colleen and I work in Customer Service...I have a...uh......PhD.. in... um...Scrapbooking!..
Yeah, that's it.. Oh, and a BA in "Rescue Dogs" ..........
.............(and obviously a BS in..public speaking) and I have a killer-blog!
My car is named the Silver Pearl...and I prefer comfortable shoes.."
Well, after the initial shock, they did laugh......I think I'm going to like it just fine there...now, where's the acid-free tape and the kibble??