I don't know what it is. Maybe I've drunk the Kool-Aid, but I'm really loving my company.
It was Giggles' birthday today. We had a yummy lunch and a fun mid-afternoon snack. Lots of people came to sing and eat ice cream and cake. Smiles all around. Whee!
Tonight I attended a welcome dinner for all attorneys who have joined the company in the past year and a half. We mingled with the bigwigs.
I had the good fortune of sitting at a great table, which included Giggles, Bax, a tall guy with cool glasses whom I adore (because he watches Paradise Hotel like I do and admits it), and a bigwig who has a great sense of humor. We were hands down the loudest table. I was laughing so hard that I was crying!
In order to meet more bigwigs, we were instructed to move from table to table. I almost felt like I was speed dating. Tee hee. I had the opportunity to sit with our company's Chairman/CEO/President. (Yes, all one man.) He is also on the board of directors of a number of other high-profile companies. He has a Wikipedia entry, as well as a profile on Forbes.
He may very well be the richest man with whom I've ever dined.
And you know what? He was so nice! It's not that I thought he'd be an asshole or anything, but he was far gentler and low-key than I'd expected. He spoke of his love for skiing and the accomplishments of his four daughters. Very down-to-earth.
As I was leaving, two other more seasoned attorneys were asking each other to rate the night on a scale of 1 to 10 for "unbearableness," with 10 being "totally unbearable." One said "6." The other said "5." I was shocked. I guess I'm a total dork because I had the best time! The "6" attorney then said, "Well, you're different. You just have that...disposition."
I took it as a compliment.
I know Giggles and Bax had fun, too. No wonder we're friends.