Friday, April 07, 2006

So long to my Vintage Vinyl family...

Just finished my last day at Vintage Vinyl. Sure didn't feel like the end of anything until I cleaned out my desk. First time I've ever had a workplace desk to clean out, which I guess speaks volumes about my nine and a half years there. My dear friend Phil Harris gave me a nice bottle of pinot noir as a going away present, which was typically classy of him. Phil and I have known each other for ever, long before either of us ever came to work for Vintage Vinyl. After he gave me the wine this morning I found myself flashing back to a phone call in 1997 with Phil on the other end saying, "Hey I'm moving to St. Louis, can you give me a job?" And that's ultimately what I wound up liking most about my position at Vintage Vinyl---the look on someone's face when I told them they were hired. That's something I'm definitely going to miss...

And the ever wonderful Stacy Wahl, the sweetest person in the entire company, made me a tray of cupcakes that spelled out a farewell message. These people have no idea how much I'm going to miss them all. The actual reality that I was not going to be working there any longer didn't kick in for me until about five minutes before I left, when Jim Utz and I hugged each other goodbye. That was the wow-this is really happening moment.

Thank you Vintage Vinyl. I've loved every minute...

9 comments:

minitru said...

Good luck to you my friend and to Vintage Vinyl, one of you will never be the same again.

www.tobyweiss.com said...

Knowing when to leave is a difficult and fine art. When done correctly, you get the reward of the sentiments you have expressed. To make a clear decision to end one story allows you to write new ones. All good luck is now yours and we look forward to your new adventures.
And each cupcake is 20 minutues at the gym!

Anonymous said...

I want one of those god damned cupcakes RIGHT NOW.

-Happy Talk

steve scariano said...

As if there's any left! I mean get real, they were given to me on Friday and it's now Monday. They're long, long gone... :)

cricket oneill said...

OMG!!
you know, i had to hear about this bs from friggin Zach who heard it from jen x...what????????????the??????frik?????? what's goin on over there? is the 800 lb gorilla falling off the empire state building?
it's folklore that when you have crickets in yr home, you have goodluck and when the crickets leave-so does yr luck.
so, are we going in to business together? catering? dj-ing? robbing?
cheers,
cricket o

steve scariano said...

See what happens when you never call home, darling... :)

hockeychica said...

Good luck to you my friend. You were a true value to that company; however, all good things must come to an end. I know you will be successful in your new adventures.

Hugs and Kisses!

K. Leibrecht

steve scariano said...

And good luck to you, Paul, and the baby on the way. I learned a lot from you guys...

diane kintrea-wassman said...

did Stacey Wahl ever live in Portland Oregon in the late 80's? Please ask... She was such a cool girl and I was thinking of her and came across this on google.
Thanks, Diane Kintrea-Wassman 503 329 8306