October 6th, 2008

tentacles, pie, wtf

Writer's Block: Work Clothes

Remember the bodysuit? Fashion designer Donna Karan, who changed the way career women dressed in the 1980s, turns 60 today. Office dress codes have relaxed since then, but every workplace has its own rules. What passes for appropriate where you work? Is there anything you can't wear to work?

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I do believe that I am too young to remember the bodysuit. I was living isolated from much of the world (without television, with radio) in Alaska for much of my childhood, and thus pretty much missed the US pop culture of the 1980s.

I could get away with shorts and a Thinkgeek t-shirt at work. Quite a few of my co-workers do. I don't, because these days I prefer a long skirt and I haven't built up a collection of shirts as my last job didn't allow printed shirts.

We can't wear drug-related clothing, as the guy with the Jack Daniels shirt found out. I'd probably get stared at if I came in wearing full business armor (which I don't own). I'd get stared at if I came in wearing pants, come to think of it. Or color.

This really means that I need to see if they're still making that frog fabric on the brilliant turquoise background, and duplicate a skirt from my teenage years.
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Surprise birthday party success!

So at work, our Team Leader mentioned that he was turning 21. I casually wrangled the date out of him, and noticed that it was one of his days in. In fact, it was that very next day (well, values of 'in 26 hours' that evaluated to 'next shift'), so I got busy on IM.

I am an instigator. Magnus is a ringleader. Chappy comes up with insane schemes. Somehow, we concocted the idea of a cake, composed of all the snack cakes we could get our hands on, purchase to be distributed between the participants. Collapse )

Our team lead was massively surprised, and had to snap a picture.

Cake Macro
What happens when our team lead turns 21
Creamy Candy Corn Filling
Our team lead hates candy corn. :D
Cake Macro Creamy Candy Corn Filling

Our team lead got the first piece, then we all grabbed something. Work continued. There were some leftovers for first shift, and I brought the cake dome home the next day. It was good times.
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Tweets for 2008-10-6

In the last 24 hours, I posted the following to Twitter:
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