The other day, my computer was down for a few hours to do some upgrades and I found myself rather lost! So I figured it was time to start cleaning up my personal employee folder on the network. After a few minutes, I decided that I need to do this more often! Not because there was tons of junk in it, but some of the old documents brought back a flood of fantastic memories!
One of the first documents I found was from our Christmas party in 2007. Gloria Tonne and I made mini posters and hung them up all around the lounge. They are a collection of memories from around the office, meetings, conferences, health and wellness trips and group get-togethers. Each memory begins with the phrase “You know you’re a Valley Girl when….” So I thought I’d share a few of our old memories (we had close to 80 originally) before I start working on making a new list!
You know you’re a Valley Girl when…
…when you run on “Valcom time”
…when you know what “Valcom” is
…you answer to: a. Crazy Canadian
b. One of Pat’s girls
c. Valley Girl
…you’ve been inside the Pink Room
…you have been hot-tubbing with you’re co-workers
…you have worn the birthday sombrero or the foam cowboy hat
…your luggage gets lost before leaving the airport
…it’s not about the destination, it’s about the trip!
…hanging ‘unusual’ objects to your car antenna or roof rack is a pre-requisite for a good team-building experience
…you buy a second-hand pizza from a random stranger for $20
…when you wear scarves, toques, ascots, robes and your co-workers name tag to the hotel sauna, just for the reaction
…coffee is FREEDOM in a cup!
…you are the first to volunteer for examples in seminars
…you make or create your own hats and accessories
…you know what “Road Gold” is
…you put everyone else to bed!
…when you travel in packs and everyone drives their own vehicle wherever you are going
…April Fools ’05 is still on your short list of best pranks ever!
…when you have slept on the grey couch
…you work hard – but play harder!
…you remember Hypno-Marty
…you’ve taken your mom to Mama-Mia!
…you have called a hotel, tow truck, ambulance, realtor, vet and tribal council within the last 15min
…you are on a first name basis with STARS dispatch
…you understand what it means to take ownership
…you know what your stand, stoop, and definition of success is!
…the PIT will always be the PIT (it’s said with fondness!)
…you’ve taken 4 time management courses and still can’t find the time to use it!
…you secretly hope that Troy’s famous perogies will be at the potluck
…you’ve received a tear-jerker card from KV right at the perfect time
…you’ve been surrounded by RCMP officers on your way into the building and have to put your arms up and say “I just work here!”
…you’ve given yourself your job title and written your own job description
…you thrive in emergencies
…you have been volunteered to help people you don’t know, to do things you’ve never done before
…you NEVER sit at the same table with the same people twice
…you have gone to the Russian Tea House
…you’ve toured hotels just because you can
…you know who Wayne, Doreen, Helen and Floyd are
…you know who “He who must not be named” really is
…after your shift you still hear phones, radios and alarms everywhere you go
…Do. Dump. Delegate
…you know what Mumu night was and wish you had been there.
I hope at least of few of these have brought a smile to your face today...they make me smile everytime I read them.!
We do not remember days; we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese