Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

It works both ways! -- ahahahahaha. An important message for your children about communicable conditions. -- seasonal insanity -- a nativity scene meets LARPers. Hijinks ensue. & -- sometimes those aspiring young writers create unintentional humor. Please leave food, beverages, and sensitive aspiring young writers who might be featured in here behind. -- impropriety involving a goat. (Not a featured pairing.)

Thank you to lady_angelina and dawna (and chasethestars, hee) for the pretty pretty profile decorations! I am be-rosed, be-cookied, and be-Blinkied!

Today was the day where we gave my supervisor at work1 his Christmas gift. I saw a jar of Atomic Fireballs while shopping, and thought of him. So into a gift bag it went, with a lot of blue paper. (It was what I had on hand.) And since these things are supposed to be a team gesture, I brought the rest of the team in on it.

It is a fun fact that if you take a dude-logo that is associated with the company and add an orange beard to it, it looks a whole lot like our supervisor. I was short on Real Christmas Card, but I wound up with some paper and took a few moments to craft something very very silly. We passed the card around the whole team, taking care not to let him know what we were up to.

Redacted chat log, once we'd gotten everyone to sign...
Me [1:38 PM]: OK, so how are we going to present this to him?
chick2 [1:38 PM]: Loudly.
chick a [1:38 PM]: throw it at him
chick2b [1:38 PM]: hahahahahahahha ya!!
me [1:39 PM]: When?
chick2 [1:39 PM]: now?
chick2b [1:39 PM]: ya
me [1:39 PM]: singing?
chick2b [1:40 PM]: what merry xmas???
chick2 [1:40 PM]: We should have bought something silly to throw at him...
me [1:40 PM]: I have a gift bag.
chick a [1:40 PM]: we can find something
me [1:40 PM]: I also have a fake egg. would that work?
chick a [1:40 PM]: make sure it is empty
chick 2 [1:40 PM]: various cans in a gift bag?
chick a [1:40 PM]: i have a partially eaten cookie
chick 2b [1:40 PM]: to bad its not a real one
me [1:40 PM]: no, I have an actual gift for him in there.
dude3 has been added to the instant message conversation.
chick 2 [1:40 PM]: OIC...
chick a [1:40 PM]: suck up
chick 2b [1:40 PM]: lol
chick 2 [1:40 PM]: well, put junk in it anyway
me [1:40 PM]: like what kind of junk?
chick 2 [1:41 PM]: Cans. crumpled up paper...
chick 2b [1:41 PM]: i have an empty bag of chips
chick a [1:41 PM]: my cookie
chick 2 [1:41 PM]: I have a sharpie
chick 2b [1:41 PM]: a lay
chick 2 [1:41 PM]: LEI
dude 3 [1:41 PM]: nice, chick 2b...
[off-topic digression]
Me [1:42 PM]: anyone got any dried up markers or empty cans?
chick a [1:43 PM]: nice
chick 2 [1:43 PM]: I have an empty monster can
$PAGAN_DUDE has been added to the instant message conversation.
Me [1:43 PM]: Excellent.
chick 2 [1:43 PM]: I can empty out this amp that i have had sitting here, too. lol
chick 2 [1:44 PM]: OO I have s salt and pepper packet
chick a [1:44 PM]: maybe rinse it out too
chick 2 [1:44 PM]: k brb
Me [1:44 PM]: I have a couple of those little training things for decoration
chick 2 [1:46 PM]: There is a LEI on my desk
chick 2 [1:46 PM]: And apparently chick 2b has a lay
chick a [1:53 PM]: i've only been leid once since i got here
chick 2 [1:57 PM]: When are we throwing things at $super? Should we throw it all from random directions and make him find the card?
dude 3 [1:57 PM]: poor dude 3b stuck on a p/w reset call...cust sounds like she can't even spell password!!
chick 2b[2:01 PM]: so whats going on with the surprise
chick a [2:02 PM]: it's a suprise
Me [2:04 PM]: I'm ready. Let's riot.
chick 2b[2:04 PM]: lol
$PAGAN_DUDE [2:05 PM]: quiet riot? he's dead
chick 2 [2:05 PM]: Everyone needs to go not ready so we can wish him a merry christmas
W neighbor [2:05 PM]: can we sing?
chick 2 [2:05 PM]: SURE
Me [2:05 PM]: yes
chick a [2:05 PM]: no
$PAGAN_DUDE [2:06 PM]: ummmmmmm LAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Assorted items were obtained and stuffed in the top of the gift bag. I marched over and presented our supervisor with the card and gift bag.

Me [2:22 PM]: oh man that was great.
hcolleen [2:22 PM]: hmm?
Me [2:22 PM]: we put a bunch of random trash in the top of the gift bag. and sang at him.
"We found some things for you, it's not much..."
so he starts pulling stuff out. an empty mountain dew bottle ("It works both ways! You can hold it this way AND this way!")
some of those little training sheets ("Oh! A $TRAINING_ITEM! I needed one of those!" "Oh, a $TRAINING_ITEM_2! ... I'll be quizzing you on that.")
a mostly empty pack of gum (he made some crack here)
the tissue paper ("I can have a blue Christmas!" ) (and more tissue paper)
and finally he pulls out the fireballs, and then he's actually happy.
but he knew we were plotting something.
so then [w neighbor] comes up and dumps his empty container of fries [burger king] in the bag
"hey man, I got you a fry pod. so you can listen to the fries." (horrible pun!)

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