June 21, 2005

Something nice

I was due, I figured. Due for something nice to happen to me. It feels like it has been a long, hot and dry spell since the last soothing balm was applied to my sense of self. The drought is over.

Today, to my surprise, I was elected to the Board of an institution with which I have been involved for some years. I have only been active for the last couple of years and didn't imagine this happening for many years to come, if ever. I was shocked. I am being appointed to serve out the term of someone who recently died. I am probably the youngest person on the Board by some 10-15 years. To use an old English expression, I was gobsmacked by the call. The President of the Board assured me that no one on the Board was drinking at the time this decision was made. I asked. He also said my appointment was unanimous. I am to serve out the term of the man I am replacing and then I will be re-nominated to another three year term, or so the normal course goes, assuming I don't screw up too badly. You never know, of course. I am capable of pretty spectacular screw ups.

Still. What a lovely surprise and quite an honor.

Sorry I can't name the institution, but that's what happens when you blog in secret. You have to be a bit coy sometimes.

Posted by Random Penseur at June 21, 2005 05:31 PM

Congratulations, penseur!

Posted by: Amy at June 21, 2005 05:42 PM

I'm very happy for you. I hope you enjoy your new position.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 21, 2005 05:45 PM

Bully for you, RP!

Posted by: kb at June 21, 2005 05:50 PM

A well-deserved honor, I'm sure. Congratulations!

Posted by: nic at June 21, 2005 06:22 PM

Congratulations, m'dear.

May you receive a balm for what ails your soul. . .any and every time.


Posted by: Margi at June 22, 2005 03:22 AM

Congratulations, sir. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. :-)

There's always a balance, isn't there? Sometimes it just takes a while for the scales to quit their wobbling and settle down.

Posted by: Jennifer at June 22, 2005 07:59 AM

Congrats RP!!

Hey, will this involve us having to bow down again? I mean you are King of the b'fast place and now a Big Deal Board Member.

I need to practice my curtsies I guess.......

Posted by: Wicked H at June 22, 2005 08:42 AM

So will you be instituting a thong requirement in this institution?
Congrats, RP! Very happy for you.

Posted by: GrammarQueen at June 22, 2005 10:43 AM

Good for you! I'll bet you'll be so impressive that they will wish that they had appointed you long since!

Congrats RP!

Posted by: dee at June 22, 2005 11:08 AM

There isn't much that feels better than to find out that people have been quietly watching you and liking what they see and when the opportunity comes along, to tangibly let you know that you are admired and respected. Congratulations.

Posted by: Peggy at June 22, 2005 11:33 AM

Yay! (that says it all, eh?)

Posted by: Ted at June 22, 2005 12:27 PM

Congrats, Darlin'! That's wonderful!

And don't think I didn't notice you slipping in that "gobsmacked"!

Posted by: Helen at June 22, 2005 12:45 PM


Posted by: Mark at June 23, 2005 10:03 AM

that's great!

Posted by: sn at June 23, 2005 12:09 PM


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