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No shit, Tempus Fugit!
Auction Week is officially over! 
5th-Oct-2008 10:33 pm
andre agassi whatever : charliemc
So, we made it through the auction, and it went very well overall. The decor was probably our best ever, and the 'carnival' theme overall was very cool. Yes, there were several snafus, as usual, but nothing fatal. And the $$ should turn out okay, especially considering the horrible economic news of the past two weeks.

We had poor communication with the auctioneer, which I guess is my fault. He didn't show for rehearsal, so we wasted an hour waiting for him. His daughter claimed I never told her about the rehearsal, even though it was in the programming timeline I gave her TWICE. Oh, well. At 5:00pm we thought he might not be coming at all, but then he showed.

I spoke before the appeal, and I think it went pretty well. I was pretty juiced on the nectar of the grape by that point, but I definitely felt the energy. Hopefully I made more sense than Sarah Palin.

The highschool boyfriend ended up blowing us off about attending, which I found out about an hour before he was supposed to come pick us up. This was our big 'coming out party' in front of my co-workers and board members, and he didn't show. Didn't call me, didn't return my call. He told Charlie to tell me he wasn't coming. That was fun to explain to folks who were expecting him to be at my table. And obviously he wasn't around to help us break down the show and load up later, so Rich had to do all the heavy lifting. (So, what's next on this front? Remember what Clemenza said about Paulie in 'The Godfather' . . .)

I felt bad for Charlie, who had already had a day fraught with bullshit. Our computer tech didn't show and sent an incompetent replacement, and she was the one who had to deal with the series of IT issues. She spent hours this week shopping with the highschool BF (who has become a professed 'best friend' to her) and was really looking forward to me seeing him in his new suit and carnival mask. She tried to call and text him repeatedly when she got his message, all to no avail, and she cried a little, but I told her to forget it. Special events are hard enough without any added drama.

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6th-Oct-2008 07:37 am (UTC)
No shit!
6th-Oct-2008 06:52 am (UTC)
Well, I guess it's 'goodbye' to Tom. So much for thinking about him as my best friend, huh?

It's still surreal, like you said. And I still can't believe anyone would behave that way over something that wasn't all that big a deal (at least not to those of us who do special events).

Plus I'm stunned he never tried to contact YOU, when it was the two of you who were dating for the Auction. (I bet you could have asked one or two other guys who wouldn't have treated you that way... sigh...)

I guess I shouldn't have let it hurt me enough to cry. But I never seem to learn, do I? Oh well. I'll get over it.

And I know how you are -- you hate drama, ever. So I hope I wasn't too much drama for you when you were getting ready to face giving a speech for the first time ever at the Auction.

You did a GREAT job, as always. In fact, better than ever. I'm glad you didn't let all the crap spoil the experience for you.

6th-Oct-2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Let me make this clear: No man will ever spoil my buzz. I've been down this road before, and I'm not going there again. You can't control other people. You can only control your reaction to them.

(Nice SOM icon.)
8th-Oct-2008 07:10 am (UTC)
I guess the 'summer of Tom' is now officially over. It such a shock, still. I thought he was getting so close to both of us... It's just weird.

What really happened?

And everybody liked him so much, too. And he fit in so well on Friday, I thought. Just another member of the team.

Yeah, I know you'd never really let it get you down, but you have to admit you were bummed out by it. Catch a clue, guy!

What happened to all the LOVE he was always professing???

Anyway, I'd have liked a chance to talk it out with him, just to let him know I never meant to be a bitch. I wonder if he can imagine what it's like to be in the middle of preparing for an event and having things requiring immediate attention. I thought he did that at work to some degree, but maybe not...

I love that new "Sound of Music" icon, too. So much fun to make these! (heh)
10th-Oct-2008 05:07 am (UTC)
Tom can't stop running away. He's been doing it his whole life, evidently. And he hasn't really changed in 30 years.

It's not your fault. That's the most important thing to know.
6th-Oct-2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
true colors

tend to come at the oddest times ((hugs))

and good for you showing your true colors!

8th-Oct-2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Thanks, dear! Yes, you really learn about people when things get tough, don't you? Evidently I got dumped because traffic was bad.

8th-Oct-2008 07:04 am (UTC)
Hopefully he had fun at the beach. (smile)

Seriously, I think there was more involved in him 'dumping' you than what's been said, but I don't suppose we'll ever really know the whole story...

I just can't believe it was all about his perception that I hung up on him! This drives me nuts, as I hate being hung up on and would NEVER hang up on anyone else, ever. (I can't believe that I've been accused of this at least a handful of times in my life, considering that fact. Usually it's Sue, of course, who seems to have no clue when you've ended a conversation quickly out of the need to get to work. I guess Tom didn't get that, either... sigh...)

You have every right to be really angry and upset, considering he never directly contacted you. I thought he got it about what event days are like for us, but I guess not...

(big hug)
10th-Oct-2008 05:08 am (UTC)
What a pussy. That's all I can say.
8th-Oct-2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
wow on the excuse scale that is LAME

10th-Oct-2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, the note he sent me went ON AND ON about the traffic issues. I think he needs to grow up and go to driving school.
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