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My Spark Buddy .... My Friend

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some of you know my Spark Buddy - TamSparklesToo (Tammey). She is sweet, she is tender, she is honest and she is desperately in need of a 12 step club for obsessive/compulsive disorder. I do not mean any disrespect for any of you who might have OCD (it runs in my family and we just deal with it with a lot of laughter and understanding). Since asking Tammey to be my co-leader on the Winter BL Challenge, she has created lists (oooooo, she LOVES lists) referencing everyone's names and Spark names, sent her emails, made her comments, sent her goodies, done her chats - all good things - I can tell you that no Jade Dragon will go unnoticed or unsupported with Tammey as a leader.

Anything Tammey decides to do, she does wholeheartedly. Let's talk about office supplies - Tam is passionate about office supplies - I would not be surprised if she had a secret bag of office goodies stuck up on the shelf in her bedroom. A perfect week for Tam is one that includes finding a pen in a new color (or scent), or paperclips shaped like feet, or like this week - page dividers that are clear with colored borders that have removable tabs that can be inserted anywhere along the top or side of the page. When she was showing me her new dividers you could tell she was in her very happy place.

Or, hmmm, perhaps her obsession with anything Twilight. Her license plate is personalized to read Twylght, her vacation was in Forks, Washington with pictures of her at Edward's and Bella's school, the bookstore, the etc., her filing cabinet has Edward on it, her key chains, her cups, her rearview mirror hangie thingie, her perfume, her ...... Check out her Spark Page.

What I'm getting at is Tam is a person who has a hard time doing things halfway. Even though I would SUSPECT she has OCD tendencies because of her penchant for office supplies and Twilight, I KNOW she is because of what kind of friend she is. She is fully committed in her friendships - she never fails to encourage when her friends are discouraged, she kicks butt (nicely and with a smile) when a butt kicking is needed, is quick to provide a decoy when a visiting co-worker is not getting the picture that I have my hands full with immediate problems so please go away, fast with a funny story when the mood needs to lighten and a protector when people are crowding my desk.

I've always loved working with Tammey and I'm absolutely loving sharing Jade Dragon Team leader duties with her. I'm thinking Jade Dragons will love having her as their co-leader.
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PAPELBON58 3/6/2010 1:34PM

    wow u to must have a good relationship. wow what an insite on tammey. i think it is so cool to know someone like that.
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ROBNDOM 11/24/2009 9:06AM

    I love quirks it makes life exciting. I too consider myself a dork! Office supplies - nothing better than finding something fun in your favorite color! Blessing to both of you. Can see that you are great friends which of course is priceless!

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CARRIE1948 11/19/2009 8:08AM

    Office supplies are cool. So are lists. How else do you keep straight what someone's actual name is versus their screen name?

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MOMFAN 11/19/2009 12:26AM

    Hey, we share something, I love different colored pens, At work they are always disappearing! I think you are both pretty special!

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TAMSPARKLESTOO 11/18/2009 7:02PM

    Ohhh, Kahren. I don't know whether to cry because these are such nice things to say or laugh because they're totally true! I know I'm a dork. I think it's part of my charm. At least that's what I tell myself :)

Thanks being so kind and taking in stride all my little quirks. It's so fun to laugh about it with you.

This blog should give our team members a pretty good insight!

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