Nashville was a fantastic time, and I'm in fact having withdrawal today. As there are no other female Quinlan's, BBQ, beer or good country music here in my cubicle.
What an office it would be, if there was. :)
I'm certain next year's trip will be even more fantastic, when even more attend the Quinlan extravaganza.
Today, I found this poem and it's a couple years old, I'm posting it below. I'm sensing a theme, some are less angry, but they all seem to center on loneliness. I'm all the more lucky for such a great family and support system.
Stir (ing) Crazy
In the middle a lecture on algae,
From a guy wearing corduroy pants,
you realize you’re jealous of your laundry,
and you would rather be home folding it.
He wasn’t worth the effort of shaving.
But being single is knowing the kicked-in–the-teeth, sharp pang of
loneliness will pass.
Being single is realizing that a bad relationship isn’t better than being alone.
He tells you on a weekend in the Hamptons,
he knows what he wants,
And its not you.
No guest to bring, you will spend the slow dances of wedding receptions
sitting at the table smiling, when you want to scream,
at the happy couples
Every night is girls’ night out when you’re single.
Your girlfriends are sympathetic,
until a boyfriend blots their memories
like a Rorschach test.
Being single is knowing a good date is not a promise of happiness,
a chance to test the effectiveness of the pill.
It’s Sex and the City without the designer shoes,
It’s eating Ben and Jerry’s,
straight from the carton.
There’s no point in settling.
Being single is about enjoying your own company,
and hoping someday
so will someone else.