Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Last Thursday was bittersweet

After nearly two years working with us at Nokomis our beloved Miranda has decided to leave to pursue other dreams. During the time she's been at Nokomis we've fallen for Miranda's sweet openness, her charm and energy. We love her kindness and the joy she brings to those around her. We cherish her occasionally acid tongue and laugh like mad at her stories. She's worked her way into all of our hearts and we will really, truly miss her; even though she promises to come back and visit every few days things just won't be the same without her.

Last Thursday was Miranda's official final day at Nokomis so we decided to have a party in her honour. We started off with chips and soda and a game of twister in the store. The competitive, feisty ladies (into which camp I place Tara, Jessica, Tala and Laurel) took turns beating each other while Genevieve, Miranda and myself wandered around the store, ate candy and laughed at everyone else. Tala was kind enough to show us some break dance moves and Miranda did headstands. The store girls also managed to do a cheer pyramid a la Bring it On but my photos blurred as they fell to the ground.

After work everyone met at Culina for dinner, a delicious restaurant here in Edmonton (and my personal favorite) which never fails to impress. In my attempt at politeness I didn't take any flash photos and so can't show the amazing feast we enjoyed there.
We then headed to the Blackdog, stopping by Miranda's to drop off the lilies Amanda gave her. Jessica and I proceeded to have a Jesus Christ Superstar singalong the rest of the way and I honestly can't say how Miranda felt about that. Lame much ladies?

At the Blackdog Sean played Time Warp which, of course, made my night and we all donned superstar sunglasses. I don't know where the young'uns are in this photo--Adeline? Amanda? Julie-Ann? can us old broads really out-party you still?

Anyway, we danced and drank and made general asses of ourselves (speaking for myself of course). Occasionally our boyfriends did the same...oops...who's this?

But generally we just enjoyed each other, reminisced, delighted in knowing one another and mugging for the camera. Did i mention how hot Jessica looked that night?

Oh Miranda, how we will miss you. Please come and visit us all the time (and make sure to visit the studio too! we're counting on you!) We wish you the very best and know you will do amazing things whatever you choose. It has been a pleasure and a delight working with you and we're so happy that we get to be your friends.

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