Tonight was great. Nomrally I'm very intimidated by being so young and shy. It went like this paraphrased
shit I'm late for the vendor hang out thing.
So I walk towards the back room and the waiter catches me on my way through:
Waiter: YOu with
Me: Half and Half.
Waiter: Lemonade and Ice Tea?
Me: No Harp and Guinness
Waiter: So you want a black and tan
Me: No that's Guinness and Bass. A half and half is Harp and Guinness
Waiter: We've always made black and tans with Guinness and Harp.
I don't care I just want my drink and a seat
Me: Well I guess I've just been schooled. I want Guinness and Harp.
Make it to the back room and sit down with various team members and vendor people random small talk occurred
Waiter: You were right. The bartender said a Half and Half is Guinness and Harp.
Sets my drink down. Scored impressed look from vendor people I didn't know or have seen once/twice.
Vendor Guy1: I guess she's been to Ireland.
Me: No I got subjected to a beer education a few months ago.
Vendor Guy2: This guy has been to Ireland....
Random talk about europe and the vendors travels ensued. Then talk about wiskey plants visited in Ireland ensued and good Imported beer. I participated and now have some new ones to try.
Normally I would have not talked or found some one to attach myself to that I knew or not gone at all. I realize that this is a little thing, but I now realize that little changes are how things get done. Being shy really wasn't my bag anyways. The other little step is I took control of a meeting today. It's time to drive some things home and unfortuantely I need to go on vacation. This is the first time in my life that I really wish I weren't leaving at the time I'm leaving for vacation.
Long story short I guess is this. Today I feel for the first time I belong where I am. "Game is starting and I'm playing by my rules. Prepare to mount up kids it's time to get shit done."