Borderline Retarded

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

There is a lady I work with who seems to be stuck in the 80's. Just a little bit though, not too much!

Ms. K is really sweet, and I have mixed feelings about talking about her. On the one hand, I have NO PLACE to talk about the way anyone else dresses, but I do believe she actually is a worse dresser than I am, and I am totally shocked by that. I didn't think I would ever meet somebody who needed wardrobe help more than me! My friend Maria wants to sign her up for "What not to Wear" or some type of show where stylists hijack you and burn all your things. I don't know if I would go that far, because she obviously digs what she wears, and I respect that. Plus, you have to give the girl credit for being able to fit into the same clothes for the last 20 years.

We had our managers fly in from around the country for a big meeting a couple of weeks ago, and we all went out to dinner that night. She showed up wearing an outfit that was just right on the border of tacky, but not quite totally tasteless! She reminds me a lot of my aunt Rebecca. She makes her own jewelry and leather belts and purses and headbands and stuff, and will wear fishnet stockings when she needs to "dress it up". Ms. K was wearing a black mini skirt and a black tank top with little metal studs all across the front, and a black leather jacket. She is about as big as a minute, and is a heavy smoker. Her hair is down past her butt, and she has wicked long fingernails. She doesn't wear any makeup, but then again neither do I, or at least 1/3 of the women in our corporate office.

She loves LOVES loves Jimmy Buffet, and is going to a Huey Lewis / Chicago concert this weekend. We were out at lunch last week, and she says "Next Thursday, 5:00, in the conference room; Eddie Murphy, Delirious!" I don't think anyone answered her, so we just kind of thought the idea had died an early death. But, just before I left work yesterday, Ms. K. sent this e-mail:

Eddie Murphy Delirious Night

You are invited
June 22
5:00 p.m.
xxxxx xxxx Conference Room

Pot Luck Sign-up at xxxxx Desk

Come One, Come All

If you don't have a smile to bring, Eddie's got'cher back!
When I came into the office this morning, the only person who had signed up to bring something to the potluck was Ms. K!
She brings so much character to this office. I appreciate it that she does it in a harmless fun way, and not a bitchy mean way! I kind of wish I could hang out and watch Eddie with her, just because she is usually a lot of fun to be around. I hope she doesn't get all upset because I have a family to go home to. She might say I'm no fun!


  • Jimmy Buffet, pot-luck sign up... I think I have a guess as to where she's coming from.

    By Blogger KOM, at 5:03 PM  

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