Thursday, March 31, 2011

No day off, but I'll take the free hour :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011 0
So, apparently the problem was a burned out something or other in the light fixture near the middle cubicles. Back to work in the horrible burnt smell that's been slightly masked by floral air freshener. Yea! [Insert sarcastic eye roll and disappointed 'no day off' sigh here].

To great days everyone!

Starting the day with a scare is less annoying on payday

So, upon my arrival at work at 9:30am, there was a staticy sound and then the lights started flickering. Despite my thinking that it was the beginning of the apocalypse, all of that was followed by a burning smell. Everyone immediately cried "Fire!" and gathered by the elevators, not so subtly asking if we could go home. Management informed us that we could not - no free day off - but we could 'Feel free to go upstairs and relax in the boardroom'. fire and smoke don't rise! As of now, they are still checking things out with building maintenance.

Nothing strange has been found, but it still smells like burning wires :( They haven't called the fire department yet, though. I know they have to pay every time the FDNY makes a trip out, and our department did already cause them to come out recently thanks to an unfortunate toaster strudel/old toaster/excessive smoke incident, for which we still jokingly blame P :)

Now, it's been an hour...can we go home?

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A little music goes a long way...

Saturday, March 26, 2011 0
Quick stop at the Flushing Library to rest a bit and hear a song or two by Russian poet and folk singer Mark Belitsky before continuing on with my errands.

And yes...I did name almost all of the fish :)

I was up from 10 am this morning - entirely too early for someone who got home from work only slighty more than 12 before. Up and out this morning running errands with my family. First stop - doctor's office where I managed to find both Nemo and Dori in their posh fishtank. Guess those Disney residuals checks kicked in :)

The fish were all gorgeous and friendly. They all kept gathering close to us in the corner of the tank. I'm so tired though, I just want to get some sleep. How are all of you doing? Anyone have a particularly good St. Patty's? This was the first year since I've been working in Midtown that I've missed the parade (I was at a wedding makeup trial and my street was cleared by the time I got back) - so no pics. On my way out though, I did pass a marching band playing the song "Shots" so that was a strange kind of fun.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hollywood Trivia (NY style)!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 0
So, today the office Recognition/Morale Booster Team is putting on a trivia contest with supposedly "fabulous prizes". I declined offers to participate - even though I do love trivia - but I readily took on the role of cheerleader for the 1 team from my department brave enough to accept the challenge. I even made this sign (I actually made 2, but after my energy was gone from making this one, even I'll admit the 2nd is a bit less polished). After a quick team name change thanks to a sick co-worker, it's ready for it's cheer debut.

Have a great day everyone!
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