Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Goodbye Girl

Our girl and Nook Diva Ginny is leaving us for greener pastures, dammit, and we're not a bit happy about it....ok, fine, we will be magnanimous and wish her well, but oh, how we will miss her. Several of us gathered at local KC favorite 54th St. Grill and Bar to bid Ginny farewell Friday night. Ginny, true to form, had to knock out a thoroughly packed day before arriving at her party....after having worked one of her last shifts with her fellow book nerds, she was off to act as officiate for a couple getting married at the Nelson-Atkins. As it was the once-in-a-lifetime date of 11-11-11, it was, of course, one of many weddings happening around the planet that day. Eventually, Ginny was able to join us for her own party.

Speaking of the perfect palindrome that was last Friday; it seemed a perfect date to share my first adult beverage with one of my favorite females; one Sweet Judy Green Eyes. This gregarious gal is another one of my favorite coworkers and I've recently come to the realization that we seem to share a bit of a cosmic connection (more on this in a later post). We bonded further at the 54th St bar over a Black and Tan that we had been anticipating all day. On the other side of me were two of my favorite people; Ronnie and Jeff, whose presence I miss constantly(and whom I've made another sushi date with-yay!). The rest of the gang gradually arrived to join us over cocktails and appetizers. One by one, they came, from the sublime (the divine Miss Sherry W; soon off to Africa) to the ridiculous (I'm looking at you, Joel) and finally the guest-of-honor arrived and we moved on to a table.

The night wore on over Margaritas, glasses of Guinness, salads and nachos and great gales of laughter. It was an awesome evening of irreverent celebration of all things Ginny as she moves on to her next great adventure. We will miss our dear sister but know she's off to bigger and better things.

We love ya, Ginny girl....go forth and be brilliant.


Ginny said...

I love you Greg!

Confounded Cook said...

Right back atcha, Sugar.

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Lisa Mandina said...

So sorry I missed!

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