Thursday, March 25, 2010

You're my lobster!

That's a really old reference. Seetha, where are you when I need you?

Actually, this has nothing to do with Phoebe's lobster theory. It has everything to do with how to survive A Long Day.

For me, this was a day in which I said goodbye to some wonderful colleagues, from the incomparable Miss Kristina to the absolutely lovely cleaning staff (dammit. I still didn't get to drive the zamboni....!). It was also a day in which I did my first staff evaluation as a supervisor (whew!) and put the finishing touches on the constant work-in-progress, the Children's Information Desk schedule. I then wrote approximately 7 million e-mails about various things after I am gone from St-Laurent (from displaying on the windowsill - don't do it! People want to see the light of day! - to strategies for the branch to take in 2010). This week I met with almost every full-time (and some part-time) staff member individually to talk about the transitions in our department. Tomorrow, 7 million more e-mails, pack my last box, clean my desk (I'm that kind of girl!) and ship on out.

You know what makes a day like this OK? Wearing your lobster sweater. He can keep you company after you say goodbye to people. He can give you courage doing your first staff evaluation. He adds a touch of whimsy to an otherwise fairly somber day.

Lobster, you're my lobster.


  1. well, thank you for such a complimentary note!!

    btw, if you saw me glance sideways during the evaluation...I was just admiring your lobster haha ;)

    good luck with tomorrow's wrapping-up & see you in April! (somehow, somewhere!)

  2. Kris, see you at the In-service! Now I have a reason to look forward to them!

    + today Bill promised I could come back anytime and he'll let me drive the zamboni around a clear patch. YAY!

  3. yikes this is delayed! but i know few people who remember or get that reference, you totally put a smile on my face allywally :)