Here on the 23rd floor, we seem to have an odd habit of dressing alike. Yesterday, for instance, all of us were wearing a combination of grey and black. From left to right: Diane, Bobby, Virginia, me, and Lauren...
Then today, we arrived in our casual Friday finest...and realized we were all wearing blue shirts with jeans. We're all individuals here, and we have very different taste (especially in books)...yet our clothing has become syncronized. What do you think? Weird enough to make the X Files? Could it be something in the water cooler?
As you all know by now, we (Virginia, Kayleigh and I) are ALWAYS up for a good laugh. So to keep that tradition going, below please find some random things about me that you may find, funny, interesting and possibly intriguing. You may even be able to relate to some portion of my life!
1. As a child, I HATED wearing any type of shoe…and if you know me, you understand why that’s funny today 2. I can play the clarinet, bass clarinet and alto saxophone. I was forced to play the bass clarinet because I was the only one in the band big enough to carry it 3. I go to the gym, but I hate every minute of it 4. I always wished I had the ability to sing and dance so I could perform on Broadway 5. I am a firm believer that watching a Tyler Perry movie (preferably the ones with Madea) will take you out of any bad or sad mood you are in 6. I have been an active Prince Hall Mason for the last eight years…and no, we do not worship the devil or dance around fire 7. In college, I was the afternoon newscaster on our campus radio station 8. I could eat turkey every day…it makes me happy and it’s good for you too! 9. I do have an alter ego…his name is Bob. He only comes out when necessary and he takes no crap 10. I religiously watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Dancing with the Stars and Bridezillas
I hope you find my life half as funny as I do! If you can relate to any of these, I would love to hear about it...so we can laugh at each other!
Yesterday I was reading Avon's blog, avonromanceblog.blogspot.com, and saw editor extraordinaire Lucia Macro's post on random things about herself. Our department was inspired, so this week we'll be posting lists of 10 random things you might not know about us. I'm up first, so here goes!
1) I am a music snob, but I have been known to loop Lady Gaga during big projects throughout the day. Pa-pa-pa-poker face. 2) I was a library page in high school and had nicknames for our craziest patrons. 3) I lived in Spain for 5 months, but didn’t really like Spanish food until I left. 4) I watched too much Masterpiece Theater as a teen, and had a fake English accent through most of high school. 5) I won’t read chick lit, but I will watch any chick flick that’s ever been made. Even 27 Dresses. 6) In college, my honors thesis was a collection of poetry. 7) Bourbon is my favorite drink, with whiskey a close second. 8) I have a cut-out of True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård pasted to the wall of my cubicle. 9) I worked at a hedge fund for 6 weeks. One of my duties consisted of buying my boss marzipan and jelly beans. 10) I love doing obscure impersonations. My best might be Gloria Swanson from Sunset Boulevard. “No one leaves a staaaar! That’s what makes them a staaaar!”
Check out this librarian who found the perfect hobby and, in doing so, did her part to obliterate the tired old stereotype of the meek librarian.(I just love that she wears number 796.21 on her uniform: the Dewey Decimal library index number for skating.)
If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard from us in a while, here’s why.
No, we haven’t quit our jobs to become hat models (although, that is an interesting thought…) We have moved into new office space (same building, higher floor. We can see the top of the George Washington Bridge!) With every move there is a need to purge (turn, turn, turn.) This particular purge turned up (among other things) a huge bag of hats. Need we say more?
As many of you know (or have no doubt figured out by now), we are ALWAYS up for a good laugh. In the middle of this unpredictable season we call summer and just off the rollercoaster of ALA, we are in the middle of moving from one floor in our building to another (see Kayleigh's post on her cubicle must-haves). I think we all can agree that it is truly amazing how much you can accumulate in an office…given the opportunity to do so. While Virginia, Kayleigh and I attempt to figure out what to keep or discard, we came across this ancient artifact:
If you guessed a cell phone…you are correct! However, it is not just any cell phone. It is (as I like to say) gi-normous! It is very reminiscent of the “Zack Morris phone” from the television show Saved by the Bell. We also found the order confirmation from Bell Atlantic Mobile from 1998! (Does Bell Atlantic Mobile still exist?)
On a personal note, my very first cell phone was very similar to this one…just not as big! I kept that phone for nearly four years until the size of the phone, as well as the humiliation from the fact that I was still using it got the better of me and I downsized. ..Or so I thought! If you have a funny and/or embarrassing cellular phone story…we’d love to hear it!