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Friday, May 22, 2009

Our gang

Magnet #455 - The Little Rascals

When I bought this magnet last week from the (other!) magnet vendor at Union Square, I was all excited to find this little gem of a magnet, and I couldn't wait to write it up. But now, it has a little more meaning...

There was a summer where my sisters and I got hooked on watching The Little Rascals. So freakin' cute and hysterically funny and I always wanted to be part of their gang. I dunno why they're not on today.

Did ya'll know that a lot of the little ones were too young to read, so the director would just explain what was going on in the scenes, and then direct them via megaphone and had them improvise a lot?

Oh! And that apparently, this is where okie-dokie came from. Hee. I say that a lot. Like, a lot, a lot.

Yes, I'm trying desperately to be cheerful on an otherwise crappy week. It seems like this year, we've all had to say good-bye to many of our friends and colleagues as the ravages of this recession wage on.

Not to get too maudlin, but I'm learning as we move through life, we meet and make circles of friends with whom we share our daily lives. We come to depend on them, they become part of you, and hopefully, you become part of them.

And as we move on - growing up, moving away, leaving our jobs, or even just staying right where we are - those circles expand and contract, get closer and get farther, and sometimes even implode.

These days, obviously, it's easier to stay in touch - through Facebook and LinkedIn and various other SNS outlets. And, hopefully, we'll be able to do that - I'm sure going to try. Odds are, we'll lose touch. Which totally sucks.

I'm definitely going to miss our little gang of happy faces - hell, I'll even miss their mean faces - while I'm sitting here in offices that are much quieter with cubes much emptier...mirroring the sad little corporate America we've become.

Right. I was trying not to be maudlin. Ooops.
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1 comment:

cc said...

Why does that magnet remind me of Newsies for some reason?