like they had in France








    DELMAR
A miracle! It was a miracle!

EVERETT
Aw, don't be ignorant, Delmar. I
told you they was gonna flood this
valley.

DELMAR
That ain't it!

PETE
We prayed to God and he pitied us!

EVERETT
It just never fails; once again you
two hayseeds are showin' how much
you want for innalect. There's a
perfectly scientific explanation for
what just happened -

PETE
That ain't the tune you were singin'
back there at the gallows!

EVERETT
Well any human being will cast about
in a moment of stress. No, the fact
is, they're flooding this valley so
they can hydro-electric up the whole
durned state...

Everett waxes smug:

EVERETT
Yessir, the South is gonna change.
Everything's gonna be put on
electricity and run on a payin' basis.
Out with the old spiritual mumbo-
jumbo, the superstitions and the
backward ways. We're gonna see a
brave new world where they run
everyone a wire and hook us all up
to a grid. Yessir, a veritable age
of reason - like the one they had in
France - and not a moment too soon...





Yes, sir, they're gonna wifi up my whole office!
They're gonna run everyone a wire - no, wait - they're gonna take away our wires and unhook us all from the grid. And we're gonna Twitter and write blogs and post photos on flickr...we're gonna see a brave new world, a veritable age of reason.
And I've only been there seven months.

I'm still loving my job - I'm just deciding on my business cards, the company is about to celebrate a landmark anniversary, we have a bestseller (an amazing thing these days) and I make fewer mistakes every week.

Last weekend I volunteered to work a trade show and spent Saturday attempting to be helpful to staff members who were working their butts off. I pitched in where I could, was there for some significant events and fell into the groove - I felt, for one of the first times, like one of the gang. We were there, among our peers in the industry and I realized that I'm really proud of the work we do and excited to be with the group I'm with. It was pretty terrific.

Back at the office, this morning, I spent a while on the phone with a consultant who is going to help bring the company up to speed in internet world and then met with the new IT guy - who's bringing the wifi...and not a moment too soon.

Comments

smalltownmom said…
Lucky you...I've been dealing with a dead computer in the classroom I aide in. I've got it going 2-3 times...but it seems terminal now. It's the third computer this year.
Paula said…
Feeling like one of the gang, hitting the mark, throwing a strike.

Good stuff.

wvf=foxigmen
got one.
Annagrace said…
Good for you--glad to hear good things!
catsteevens said…
This made me smile....and feel so happy for you :)Being one of the gang and loving your job. I've learned this really is important in life.
Anonymous said…
Ugh, I wish I knew what Company A did! So intrigued.

Good for you, bb. BB and the Gang.

(George Clooney in OBWAThou? That's when he stopped being just Dr. Ross to me and started being an amazing actor.)

jbhat
Lise Merle said…
So happy you are feeling fulfilled and finding your niche in the culture of your workplace.

You are a thoroughly metropolitan woman, with a thoroughly fabulous blog.

Yay, you!

lm
Amy A. said…
You are Bona-fide! She's a suitor.
alice c said…
So...two years ago you were folding plastic bags; one year ago you were writing your resume and today you are designing your business card. I am proud to know you.
Ree said…
You are the queen!
Eleanor said…
An office without wifi??! I didn't think there was such a thing these days...especially not in Tuvalu. Thank goodness for the little blackbird who swoops in to the rescue.

P.S. I'm really enjoying these little windows into your office world.