After a year of talking, planning, discussing and thinking, the time for the Oregon Coast ride was upon us. Our buddy Rob and Michelle’s best friend Kim drove north from southern Oregon last night, and spent the night in Astoria.
Well, as you may or may not know, my big ride of the year is coming up in about 3 weeks. The RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party). It’s a 2 day ride, 100 miles each day. With other things planned for the upcoming weekends, I decided today was the best day for one last century ride before the big event.
I HATE work meetings, always have always will. And being Cold and Callous I hate the touchy feely meetings the worst. Team Building, getting to know you, in touch with each other feelings I just cringe…
So, when we were told to come up with our Native Genius, I had NO idea what to put. Native Genius is defined as: something you do easily and freely – meaning you aren’t necessarily aware of it and you don’t often have to think about it.
Once, long ago, I got in trouble at work for something I did. Now the person on the receiving end of my plan was a friend of mine. Sadly, he was also an employee of the department I was a supervisor in.
DLow (one of my least favorite bosses ever) while calling me on the carpet, asked what I was thinking. I replied, “He is a friend of mine, it’s what friends do!” He just looked at me dumbfounded and said “I don’t know what kind of friends you have, but none that I have would ever do something like that…”
For once I kept my mouth shut, but inside I was thinking, “Wow, you must not have real friends…” but if you knew Dlow you would not be surprised!
I am not a big country and western fan, but there are a few I will bust into ‘harmony’ (or lack there of) with when they come on the radio, or Pandora or someone’s play list. One it Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places.
Well I’ve got friends in low places, where the whiskey burns and the beer chases the blues away, and I’ll be okay….
Now I’ve got three friends who date back from the WSU days. I’ve done many a post that involved Jim, Dave and Scott.
We have helped each other time and again. And even though we may see each other in person less than once a year (even less for Jim who is on the East Coast) our friendship never suffers. Yesterday, it was my turn to call for help Continue reading “Friends in Low Places”→