Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Leslie, the Bwitish-accent-bastardizing poppet with more energy and love than a million toddlers on crack.

In an email that I received from Myra earlier this morning, that's how she described me. And here I just thought of myself as enthusiastic.

Myra has now left the building! (Or at least I think she has.) Last I heard, her plan was to leave on her long drive to Maryland today. We did some celebrating and sending off for her, though.

March 13 was Myra's last day at work, and it was one hell of an emotional day. We had a department taco bar potluck with tons of dessert. I made cupcakes. (Actually, Mandy made them. But I frosted and sprinkled them.)



A lot of pictures were taken, and many small speeches were made. In the privacy of my office (and other offices, I'm sure), many tears were shed. (In case you guys haven't gotten it yet, I am a sentimental fool and am going to miss my pal very much.)



Last week (March 20) a select few of us got together and went to Casa Maya, a yummy local Mexican restaurant for dinner. Our mission: to celebrate Myra! (I was also secretly celebrating the end of the quarter.)

We had chips and salsa and margaritas, which never gets old. I had a lamb taco and a cheese enchilada, both of which were awesome.



Again, many pictures were taken! And Myra got lots of gifts, including a care package from me.



I haven't included any pictures of our other cohorts in here, because they're all legal types and just might sue me.

I had planned on seeing Myra one last time before her departure, but it just didn't work out like that. While I'm sad about that, I also know that this is not good-bye forever. In fact, this is an excuse for me to visit the East Coast.

In all seriousness, Myra's friendship means so much to me, and I hope she finds lots of happiness in Maryland. I already miss her so much.

9 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

I cried when my friend B-Dawg left the firm, and my friend Perfecta cried when I left.

You're not alone!

Brenda said...

Awww co-worker love! :) I would be bummed too. Best of luck to Myra out in Maryland! But hey...now you have to go visit her! SCORE!!! :D

dapotato said...

awww. good luck to myra. mm...chips and salsa...

Nanette said...

What a great way to send off your work bestie! I'm sure she'll miss you, too!

Jessica said...

You have the right attitude! I was so upset when my bff moved to CT, but now I have been out there twice...it's been a great excuse to see somewhere new!

Discombobulated said...

Those look like some good margaritas! What a nice way to send off your friend!

ladydot42 said...

I'm sorry she had to go away!! I wish her the best!

tootie said...

What a nice farewell party for your friend! (By the way, the cupcakes look so yummy.)

amber said...

all the best to myra and i hope you are able to remember her without being too sad :(