Christina - heaven knows that without you I would not have been hired, and without you, I would have gone crazy a million times over. Thanks for everything that you taught me, and for not killing me when I made the huge mistakes, and thank you most for the times when you and I just sat in your office and talked about any and everything. Thanks for understanding me. Thank you for LISTENING. I know we will be friends for life.
Jessica - without you, I probably would have lost it tens times over. Thank you for your innocence and belief that things will truly get better. For every cynic like me, the world needs a wonderer like you.
Frank - I know I will never meet you, but you had uncompromising vision and a magnetism to bring people so different together. You continue to do the impossible, even from the beyond.
Jeff - I know you are now gone, but you were an ally when I needed one, and a baker for every occasion.
Ginny - We had some friction, but you never stinted on praise when it was due.
Debra - Also gone, thanks for the scone.
Blake - my first 'friend' here, you were always amusing, and that is important
Jennifer - Stoic was never so awesome as it is with you. So reliable, and able to take the fireworks.
Andy H - I kept my word, and left when I said I would.
Kendall - another one, gone, and the reason everyone loves you is because you are truly amazing. Thanks for being an example for going after you dream.
Patty - Always good humored, always in early. So sunny, really.
Bhavik - For having hopes & dreams, and letting me make fun of your idealism
Dave - For being everything that let you be #9 Dave.
Gail - Thanks for being crazy, and being okay with it
Shelley - Genuinely nice people are hard to find, but you are one of them
Sherry - rides and therapy and the inside scoop
Amy - She who provides chocolate has many friends. But she who is a friend has more. Good luck with your fleet of friends.
Linda H - Gone, but never forgotten. always thinking of the little person, and I can't think of someone I would rather plan a holiday party with.
Bernard - When someone can get me to laugh about my grandmother, and let me hide in their office, pretty amazing.
Dana - For inventing the venting chair. For keeping in touch with George. For being you
Donna C - For being willing to offer your two cents, and asking before you offer.
Kurt - You make everyone smile
Daniel - For being the Queen of the place, and for not apologizing for yourself.
George - For banter, for being another stable person
Abbey - For being the Go-between
Tory - For you surliness, and for sense of humor
Maggie - One of five, and being nicely honest
Ken - For recognizing someone on the breaking point, and helping me put out tablecloths, and talk on rainy days
Hashim - Next time, I'll let you look at the HD TVs, I promise. We do make a great team. And, if we did get married, you are right, I wouldn't have to change my last name. I hope your wife understands
Suzanne - What can I say? (giggle)
Linda B - Because in those weeks when we talked to each other every day, I had a peer group
Jolie - Don't let the mold grow on you, get out while the getting is good
Dennis H - I barely know you, but you have some snarking skills that are undeniable. Nothing brings people together like a shared apathy
Ben - If you knew about this list, I'm sure you would be surprised you are on it. But you are. What do you think about that? Because I don't know what to think about it.
Bill - for treating me like a professional, even in the manifest times when I was not being one
Sierra - For being one of five and a great neutral zone
Laura J - For always laughing. No matter what you say, I don't believe that we really stole your youth.
Kua - for always being willing to cancel the appointment
Joanne - again one of the five, and a force to be reckoned with
Mike - Always said hello. Allow me to say you are made for better things than this
Rose - for adopting me, and letting me see people through your eyes
Miss Meg - When we became friends, I don't know, but we are. And for being you at all times
Ron - every institution needs a loose cannon
Deb - for always being willing to come running
Laura Z - I hope this doesn't ruin you
Sue - Sassy is always in style
Julie - Striving for excellence and setting the standard, and being willing to help
Modesto - for caring deeply about the things I couldn't spare a thought for
Paul - the example of a lifelong learner
Dave B - for always delivering, and good work too
Alana - unintentional comic relief
Maena - you are what you are
Danilo - all those times I said Jason was my favorite? I was lying. You are so personable and the combo of linguistics and geography is intriguing
Jason - Staying late is a thankless job. So thank you
Jen K-L - you want to learn and you want to help, and that is what counts
Mark - you are the guide to style and catty remarks
Chris - always ready to stand the joke, and deal with my harangues
Graham - Service with a smile will never go out of style. Do you have a pair of scissors, by any chance?
Ruth - For being so level on the surface, and dealing with the crap
Sam - For believing in the legend and mythology, and being so jovial
Ellyn - for keeping us from gross errors
Peter - For the oysters, what else can I say? An artist.
Shawn - because you created my favorite exhibit, not that I ever told you
I'm sure there will be more, but I'm going slow.