whiskey, the week in review, with pictures



It was, in fact, a week for whiskey, tissues and xanax, as my dearest work-friend resigned and has left our company.
Above, from her going away party.
She was important, very important, to the company and is very dear to me.
I am struggling.





(Open Design is a location within the office.)





She is a whiskey lover, and worked on the big whiskey project, hence the bottles. We had lots of whiskey, she and I, before her last day, and, if I didn't walk away drunk those evenings, I walked away stunned. I've been so distracted I'm often not sure of my footing. I cannot fully explain how this turn of events has effected me.
I need time.

On another note:




Some men have been very busy.

(FUCKING FLICKR. EACH TIME I ADD A PHOTO, IT DROPS A PHOTO.)





I've built a rug for the lobby.
With my friend P.



I designed it on the Flor website, had 30 carpet squares shipped to us and enlisted his assistance.
Am presently being hailed as rug genius and, I must say, I do love it.

And, so, when one faces adversity, one buys shoes...at least I know I do.



I'm off to London next weekend.
More on that later.

xo, people.

Comments

Paola said…
How sad about your dear work friend. I empathize.

That carpet!!! It's AHMAZING.

And the shoes? I'm in love with them.

I can't meet you in London, got the first clients of summer '14 arriving on Saturday.

Bummer.
Anonymous said…
I am still sort of reeling from my best work friend's departure....last May! I miss him daily, and while I see him outside of work from time to time, it's just not the same. I think it's akin to grieving the loss of a loved one in many ways, don't you?

Love the shoes!! And the rug.

jbhat
kt said…
Yup, whiskey is correct. My favorite boss left last August; we still talk, but it's not the same as laughing in her office and making fun of the corporate-babble we are forced to utilize and endure.

Hope that London will give you a lift and that you travel safely.

flickr: &*(!!@*4*56**7!!
Scot said…
Isn't the picture that Open Design used for their invitation the same one used for the cover of the book GUIDE TO URBAN MOONSHINING?(also for sale at Frank & Oak!) Love that book!
That carpet would drive me crazy - geometrics always do - but I really, really like it!
After this week I would like to have a bowl of Xanax sitting out, but for my clients, NOT for my coworkers.
L.P. said…
I'm so sorry about your friend/co-worker. It's a big adjustment for you. I hope she left for something even better... Although I can't imagine what could be better than working with you!
Duyvken said…
Oh I adore that rug. So sorry your colleague and friend has left. I hope you will be able to keep in touch?
It's so sad to lose your best work friend. It looks like you gave her a great send off.
I came back to work after having Jasper and my boss resigned . It was never the same.

That rug? You are a genius.
michele said…
sorry about your friend, but what a memorable sendoff. love the first photo composition-very wes anderson-esque. the rug is a masterpiece and the shoes will look smashing with your Burberry (?) overcoat.
caron said…
Whiskey, Tissues, and Xanx, we should all hope for such a send off. May I have permission to post this photo to facebook to make certain my friends know what i want my funeral reception to look like?
RW said…
Hmm. I feel for you. I have lost touch with a dear co-worker I was very fond of. She has dropped off the face of the earth; she does not answer texts or phone messages. I worry about her. I miss her a great deal. We laughed so much and we could reel off the StarTrek Deathstar Canteen dialogue ...nobody
else gets that.

Enjoy London,
blackbird said…
Caron,
Feel free to use the photo - I hope it's a long way off!