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August 11th, 2005


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02:33 pm - Blame it on the rain
Continuing our Employee Appreciation Week at work...

Today we were supposed to have ice cream. This was probably announced sometime last week, but I didn't find out until I got an e-mail stating

Once Again - We Can't Predict The Weather
"The Ice Cream Man has been re-scheduled to arrive on Friday, August 12 - Team Spirit Day"
Enjoy Jean's Day Today

If anybody out there knows Jean, give 'er Hell for messing up our Ice Cream Social. Actually, we're all adults here (legally, anyway), so I'm sure the general response to this e-mail was the same as mine ("meh."). I'm amused and annoyed by the improper apostrophe use, though. My grammar gots enough problems that I can't call myself Grammar Nazi*, but correct apostrophe use is right up there(/their/they're) with the difference between "of" and "have" on the list of Common Grammar Errors Which Should Be Overcome Before High School Graduation. Thank God for Bob the Angry Flower.

Oh, uh, for the terminally thick who don't understand why there's a grammar issue up there, today is a jeans day at work. And if you haven't had me on your Friends list for that long, I should mention that we lost our right to casual days after upper management decided that too many liberties were being taken with the definition of the word "casual." Now we have jeans days.

Yesterday was a little more fun but not as entertaining to write about, which means that reading about it is really gonna suck. We had our Non-Beach Beach Party, which basically means that I got to take a long lunchbreak outside and somebody else paid for my lunch. The important thing is that it gave me something to do other than trying to look busy. I hung out with matchstyx and we talked about how there's nothing good on TV.

Dumb games were played and prizes were awarded. Brian won a plastic coconut with a straw in it which was actually pretty cool. He filled it with Pepsi and pretended to be The Guy from Gilligan's Island Who Drinks Out of a Coconut (which shows just how unfamiliar I am with Gilligan's Island). I won a self-propelled, posable, plastic surfer, but the piece that connects the surfboard to the motor was missing, so I'm left with the object pictured on the right. It may have other underwater uses, but I just don't feel adventurous.

* No snide remarks about comma use, please.
Current Mood: lethargicstill not so hot.
Current Music: not Milli Vanilli

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From:renny1780
Date:August 11th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Hey Colin, if I hadn't read your post, I would have thought you were putting some really nasty pictures in your LiveJournal...
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 11th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I figured it was a good way to get people to read the post. Guess it worked!
From:renny1780
Date:August 12th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
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Lindsay and I conversed and we decided that it looked like something you may have found in your couch and we were curious...so that's why we read it :)
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From:jinxedkisses
Date:August 13th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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I hide mine under the bed.
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From:r3507
Date:August 11th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
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I really wish WPS would have "jeans" days. Our regular dress code stretches business casual to the breaking point, and our casual day guidelines can be summed up as "fully dressed," yet folks CAN'T GET THEM RIGHT. No tracksuits, no pajama pants, and keep your navel to yourself - how hard is that?
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 11th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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...which is a less eloquent version of our "The Dress Code is Not a Joke" e-mail which corporate HR sends out on a semi-annual basis. Sometimes they threaten to change our dress code to strict "business." So far these have only been threats, but they are serious threats.
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From:r3507
Date:August 11th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Whereas I'm tempted to start making them enforce our dress code by showing up to work ins a midriff-baring miniskirt outfit.

If that doesn't get HR's attention, nothing will.
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From:jinxedkisses
Date:August 11th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
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I was reprimanded for wearing a tank top on a casual day. And I'm not talking about a skimpy, cleavage showing tank top, it was basiclly a shirt without sleeves...
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 12th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
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That's a little stupid if it's not in your dress code. Ours explicitly forbids "sleeveless tops." I don't remember how it's worded exactly, but our dress code makes it very clear that the only difference between the business casual and casual day dress is jeans. They're the same in all other respects.
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From:nocturne152
Date:August 12th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
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I did that once (well, miniskirt anyway) , and they gave me a prize. Admittedly, it was halloween at the time, and it's still talked about.
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From:crabmoon
Date:August 12th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
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yeah, it worked on me too.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 12th, 2005 03:07 am (UTC)
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Ahahaha.
Blame it on the rain - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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