Thursday, May 12, 2005

The Sun shines bright on my old Tennessee Home

Yes, the sun is shining gloriously here in middle Tennessee, and my mind is about as far from work as one can get. Ari and I are waiting in great anticipation to board the plane that will reunite the DIVAS tonight, and we can hardly stand it. Look out for loud sopranos, impromptu singing, and plenty of new inside jokes. Don’t worry, I’ll share- because inside jokes are only funny if you’re in-the-know.

And speaking of new inside jokes, we proudly proclaim this day, May 12th, and the 12th of every month, to be Mary Steenburgen Day! (We, being Ari, Angela, Joel, and Barry) (all co-workers of mine) This all started today at lunch when the 5 of us braved the Cool Springs heat (ironic, yes?) to get a bite to eat from one of my favorite Fresh Mex places- and really, which one Isn’t my favorite? I love them all… and by the way, who’s excited for some REAL Mexican food this weekend? But I digress. So Joel thought it would be funny for a person to tell the people up at the counter at Baja Fresh that your name is Mary Steenburgen, so that when they called out your name to claim your food, you would hear Mary Steenburgen over the loudspeaker. Unfortunately, he didn’t come up with this gem of an idea until after he had already given them his real name. So when he went back inside for a refill, he actually went so far as to ask one of the girl workers to please say 'Mary Steenburgen' over the loudspeaker. And yes, Joel is my boss for those of you are not aware. An odd man, with an odd sense of humor to be sure. But long story short (too late!) (Name THAT movie, you werkers) is that he ended up getting this poor girl in trouble when her manager saw the name on the slip of paper that she was about to read. “We have famous people who come in all the time” he tells her. "What if she (Mary S) actually came in?" Well I can pretty much bet on 1000 to one odds that Mrs. Ted Danson would not be frequenting the Baja Fresh on Cool Springs Blvd today, but whatever. After Joel related this story to us we decided that Mary needed a day in her honor. And that day is today. So a very merry Steenburgen to you. (and you and you)

6 comments:

Rhonda Lu said...

Waiting for Guffman??

I got nothin'.

Tadd said...

I hope you are having fun this weekend. It wasn't like two days ago, so you should like it.

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kev j daniel said...

it has been brought lovingly (agape-sense) to my attention that, in the very least being a stranger on this blog my comments have exhibited a certain ... je ne se quoi that is easily misinterpetable, and entirely out of place therefore ... and that it might be best to turn such "adorations" to the Lord, and i whole heartedly agree, and in concurrence i say along with Luther, as he was so fond of saying, if not but for the grace of God there i go..."

indeed, praise and adoration to God for what he is doing in bringing in mercifully and un waarantedly bringing us into the image of His Son...


i shall apologetically bow out, now......



kevin