This morning I awoke to a pile of cards in my mailbox, including one from each of my great aunts, and a fabulous post card from anarqueso. Thanks babe!
But the real excitement started when I got to work. After joining Billie, Bill and pghwob outside for a cigarette, I stopped in to the break room and discovered an unexpected surprise waiting in my mailbox there: a Tofurky bowling shirt! Like these:
It's a shame that picture only shows the front of the shirts, because the back features the Tofurky logo and says "Team Tofurky." And check this: it has my name stitched onto it! Yes, seriously.
The backstory: Fran, our perishables buyer, goes to a number of conferences every year. Last fall, he went to one and returned with his very own Tofurky bowling shirt, which I coveted desperately and vocally (I seem to remember taking a picture of him wearing it on Co-op bowling night, but apparently I never posted that picture online ... d'oh! Maybe I'll unearth it when I get home). At any rate, when Fran went to that same conference this year, the Tofurky people were giving out the very same shirts. And since Fran already had one, and knew how much I loved his, he got a Tofurky shirt for me. Yaay!
On top of that, Saprina bought be a bag of my beloved blueberry bagels (yaay! bagels!). So now I've got a gift certificate and a tiara ready for Debbie (she and I share a birthday, and we're both scheduled to work tomorrow), and I plan to arrive at work wearing not only my tiara, but my Tofurky bowling shirt as well.
And will everyone be joining _aqualung_ and I tomorrow night at Murray Avenue Grill? The festivities start at 10:00 pm ...