Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Old thoughts for a new blog...

Thank you to those of you who responded to my last post. I appreciate your opinions.
A glass of Riesling and a few Pop-Tarts later and I fired off a reply to the email that was causing me the internal honesty debate. Perhaps I was too brutal, perhaps I was too nice. Either way I feel that my decision to be open about the situation will benefit everyone in the long run.

No more lying to boys. It's time to take my relationships more seriously.
I need another glass of wine.

Pardon me for a minute.

Meanwhile, back at the Pier 1 ranch...

Tonight, I became a Pier 1 pirate. My regional manager, store manager and assistant manager decided it would be a great idea for me to learn how to adjust the spotlights and hang graphic panels. So basically that involves me climbing to the "this is not a step" top of a 12' ladder with a screw-driver in my teeth to brave the red-hot light bulbs and try not to electrocute myself in the process.

Half way through the process I debated singing a few sea chanties just to pass the time.
Bad ass.

During one of my trips up the ladder I overheard my manager talking to the regional manager about how I might possibly be getting an assistant manager position at the end of the summer. Wow. Later, the regional manager complimented me on my willingness to work hard.

This is a throw back to a blog entry I wrote on my last blog (after Dr. Esposito complimented my beautiful karma), but tonight I was reminded just how nice it is to be complimented on my actions. It's easy to tell someone that they're attractive or that the outfit they are wearing looks cute. But beauty fades and clothes will be destroyed by time. Our actions, our karma...that's what lasts. That is what will endure.

I think I'm going to make an effort (again) to compliment others on their actions. Hopefully it will be as meaningful to them as it has been for me.

But if you'll excuse me, I have to go work on deflating my ego a bit.


Themindtaker said...

Regardless of your nimble-footed navigation of the rafters at Pier 1, I still maintain (as I did in the store today) that you more of a Phantom of the Opera character up in the rafters. If only you had sung "Angel of Music" or "All I Ask of You" while you were up there...

Also, I disagree with the regional manager (gasp!)... I don't believe you've worked a day in your life; you put effort into things enjoy or believe in, sometimes huge amounts of effort. But beyond that, perhaps a bit of work here and there, other than that, just effort. And that's one thing I highly respect in you. :)

Anonymous said...

I like your plan. My favorite line of that buddha quote on my blog is the last, "my actions are the ground on which I stand," and now that I think about it, I would much prefer a compliment about my actions than my appearance. Thanks!

PeterAtLarge said...

Nice pirate picture, Lindsey. Cheers, PaL