Real Men Hold Pompoms!!
"Angela's calling everyone into her office for a quick meeting," Rosemarie told me.
"Are we fired?" I asked.
"Yeah," she laughed.
Inside, everyone was gathered around a small table, smiles on their faces, the birthday cake lighting the room with its flickering candles. "Happy Birthday!"
I couldn't believe it, really.
"Make a wish!"
"I wish Elizabeth would come back."
Afterwards, Rosemarie returned to my office and said, "You really deserve more. We've got another surprise coming for you. It should be here next week."
"What is it?"
"I'm not telling."
It arrived yesterday: an 18" x 24" poster of the 2007 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, signed and dedicated, To Stephen: Real men hold pompoms!!