Monday, February 11, 2008

Pyramid of Excellence

This morning I woke up at 6:44. Not cool, since I needed to leave the house at 7 in order to make it to the breakfast hosted by our Vice President honoring the fact that I was nominated for the Pyramid of Excellence Award, along with four others from our division.
Richard ironed my shirt while I fixed my hair and face and flew out the door.
I made it to work in 20 minutes, and ran-walked as fast as I could to the conference room.
One of my co-workers commented that he hadn't seen me move that fast in a long time. True.
I made it to the conference room in good time and even managed to fix a plate before the VP started speaking.
WELL.
Turns out this wasn't a breakfast for the nominees. It was a breakfast for the WINNERS of the Pyramid of Excellence. Good thing we ironed my shirt.
I wish I had had ten extra seconds to brush my hair and lint roll, but we all have our moments, I guess.
It's a strange feeling winning an award for something you didn't expect...or particularly feel deserving of. I could go on about all the ways I don't think I deserve an award (Come on! You all know about my work attitude!), but I won't. It's just another one of those things that makes me wonder how other people see me.

19 comments:

Brandy Dopkins said...

Wow, how wonderful. Good job doing a good job.

angie said...

woot! good for you!!!

LauraLynn said...

Whew! You wore me out just reading that. Your baby was probably wondering what the rush was?! Betcha he's going to like to be rocked fast...
Congratulations!

LauraLynn said...

Funny!
The word verification was-
boltpkggo!

Swampy-Rah said...

Outstanding! Is this an on-time attendance award?

Just kidding; They are lucky to have you.

celticsapper said...

The Sea Services have a simple term that communicates much more than the four syllables it uses: Bravo Zulu, Erin. Simply Bravo Zulu--your dad is proud of you.

Kristin said...

We're all proud of you on your well-deserved award. Just remember to turn down your I-Pod. Who knows where you could go? Love, Aunt Kris

Jodi said...

Congratulations! They sure will miss you when you're gone.

Cara said...

A job well done, Momma! :)

kristi noser said...

Wouldn't it have been cool if Snoop Dogg was there to make the presentation? You would have cried, huh.

erin said...

Kristi, that would have been SO COOL!

Kris H said...

Congratulations, Erin!

Carla Stream said...

Great job, Erin!!

Katie R. said...

I was going to type: ...sippin' on gin and juice again,but I won't.

What a cool award to win. Congratulations Erin!

carrie said...

congrats-you deserve it. Way to make them miss you even more when you go on maternity leave!

Swirlingeddy said...

Let's see the Dodecahedron of Excellence - THEN I'll be impressed.

erin said...

Ed, ME TOO.
Bah-haha!

Coffeegirl said...

Congratulations, Mama! Didn't you have to pee with all that fast walking? I think I have to now...

I am so proud of you...did that annoying guy have anything to say?

Joey said...

how cool is that to win something you aren't even expecting? those are the best!