Monday, February 13, 2006

Phuket or BUST

Someday's I hate my job. Yep, like today.

Because people are mean to me? NO
Because I have an unruly boss? NO, he lives in Atlanta.. yep, I am the assitant to a man that lives 12 hours away
Because I get called Mr. Darcy in emails because I work in an International department where our distributors think I'm a dude? NO... although this one bothers me somtimes
Because the work that I perform is really, really hard? YES!!!

Okay, today I hate my job because I get to plan meetings at places like this:

Yep, I get to plan meetings in Phuket, Thailand in which I send all my Asian sales dudes and their distributors to. Do they invite me to come?

Oh no, just tell me to plan the meeting half-way around the world.

Seriously.. today I had to decide on the food and beverage to be served at the meeting. So, I start on the opening welcome reception the first night... flip through the menus to find "MAKING AN IMPRESSION UPON ARRIVAL" page. Hmmm.. the "ERAWAN Elephant Welcome package" looks interesting. So this one includes a "young talented Elephant bearing the name of your group to welcome you upon your arrival in the Atrium" Are you kidding me? I want to meet the elephant with a hankerchief with our logo around his neck! (That's what I'm imagining...)

This place not only had swim up bars.. but SWIM UP RESTAURANTS. Yes, where the PAD THAI flows like a fountain! Okay, I made the pad thai/fountain part up but I'm sure that the talented young elephant could arrange that. He is talented, you know.

This is the place that my sales guys get hour long massages by 2 girls, ocean front... for 5 dollars!!! NOT KIDDING YOU. Seriously, how could I NOT be invited? I just had to take a break from planning this meeting because I was ready to puke cuz I'm not going.. and of course because I wanted to complain. =)

Oh, and BTW: My Friday post with the 2 truth's and a lie.. the "I am one of 9 children" is wrong.. I'm actually 1 of 10 since my dad got remarried. Yep, family gathering are a TAD different now then they used to be. Someday I'll post about my big Darcy/small Darcy fun. =)

Oh, and PHOTO SWAP'S WITH THE TALENTED RACHELC FROM 2PEAS IS SOOOO FUN!!! HERE'S WHAT I WHIPPED UP FOR HER SWEETIE-HEAD BABY ALEXA:

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT CALL RACHEL A FRIEND, CONSIDER YOURSELF BLESSED. THIS GAL IS SO INCREDIBLY SWEET. (AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW HER, YOU KNOW WHY I PUSHED THAT CAPS LOCK BUTTON TO WRITE THIS PART! =) WE'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER SO WELL OVER THE LAST MONTH OR SO.. SO HONORED TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND, RACHEL!!

AND HERE'S THE LO THAT SHE CAME UP WITH OF DARIN AND I:


IS THAT NOT AMAZING? THIS GIRL CAN WORK MIRICLES WITH RIBBON. =) WE GOTTA DO MORE PAGES WITH THE FEW OTHER PICS THAT WE HAVE OF EACH OTHER.. THIS WAS WAY TOO FUN!!

15 comments:

Felicia said...

What?! No invite! That really sucks. I would hate to plan a meeting some place so nice and not be able to attend. Go right ahead and complain. =)
Your layout is so cute.

Elizabeth said...

ok i am soo jealous.. pad thai flowing like a fountain..
seriously there could be nothing better.
did you sign up your sales dudes for the bootiful hotties over there? they only ten dalla!!!
you would get a raise for sure!!
My husband and were very very close to going to Thailand for our honeymoon.one of my friends lived there for 6 yrs.so LUCKY!!
yes I saw the LO's on 2peas!
great job with that beautifully sweet lexi!!
and of course the radiant RACHELC rocked out on the one of Dsquared!
(that would be a good title for you to scrap..hee hee hee)
Rachel is such an incrible person, and I am blessed to know her.
cant wait to see more =)
( i hope she can work a lil' boy page!)
ya know you should at least get paid vacations to hotlanta!!!

Mara said...

when you're planning a meeting like that, sometimes you have to just drop everything and say PHUKET! :) haha. i had to...
I wanna go there too.
Can I? Hmm??????
Lovin the Darcy/ Rachel swapage.
You gals are so cute
....AND YES YOU HAVE TO USE CAP LOCK FOR RACHEL AFFECT :)

Niki L said...

Sorry you have to plan a trip you can't go on.....that's the hard part about being the planner!!

Those are two AWESOME lo's. You both did such a great job!! Hope your day tomorrow is better.

Angel With an Attitude said...

OMG darcy....these are gorgeous LOs!!!

Kat said...

ohmygosh, I WANT to go there- that place seems awesome! bummer that they aren't inviting you- whats up with that????
love the layouts- so cute and fun!!!

RACHEL =) said...

DARCY, OH MY GOSH, I AM BLUSHING OVER HERE BIG TIME!!! WOW, THANK YOU SOOOOOOO VERY MUCH! REALLY! YOU ARE SO AWESOME TOO GIRLIE... SUPER GLAD WE'RE BECOMING SUCH GREAT FRIENDS!!!! =) AND AGAIN I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE LAYOUT YOU DID FOR ME!!!

AS FAR AS THE JOB GOES... I WOULD FEEL THE EXACT SAME WAY, NO FAIR!! THE SAME THING HAPPENED AT MY WORK TOO... TRIPS TO HAWAII TO SUCK UP TO CUSTOMERS, AWARD MEETINGS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND WORLD!! BEING A BIG WIG SURE DOES HAVE IT'S PERKS, HUH?!?!

RACHEL =) said...

OH, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW I MISSED THE POST ABOUT YOUR HAIR...I LOVE IT!! YOU ARE GORGEOUS, GIRL!!! =)

Jill said...

yours & Rachel's work is sooo cute. i love the big pretty flowers you used on hers. gosh what an awesome photo of you & your hubby!

& yeah, i'm with you on the whole planning-the-trip-should-get-to-go thing. you should tell your boss that something might go wrong on the trip and it would be better if you were there to make sure things run smoothly.

Valerie said...

Love those pages you did!! We'll have to swap soon too!! They look so awesome!! I wish I could go there to Thailand so, very pretty!! Wish you could go too...how fun it would be!!

wog said...

I can't believe you said phuket :)
that's what i'd say too.

Darin said...

There is an upside to not going to Phuket...you get to see your husband during those days. It sounds like he is pretty cool.

jes said...

Darcy I cant believe you didnt get invited...I did. I am so excited. I am gonna t shirt that says "just Phuket" I'll bring you one too
And I am really excited to meet the elephant.

Erin said...

mr darcy...
i'm sorry but that's making me giggle.
b/c if they knew what you looked like (cutest blondie ever!) they'd NEVER call you that!
i get phone calls for mr. erin keener all the time. i feel your pain!
those lo's are amazing!
p/s -you can plan a meeting for me at that location ANYTIME!

gabbyfek said...

dude.
i wanna go to thailand.......
wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
we'll go together, ok?
well, when i can move my finger...
;)
xox,
g