Halloween is apparently a big deal in my office. Half of the people here are running around in costume (my devil horns are currently on my desk, but I did bring them). There's a spook alley with lots of black plastic, a giant inflatable grim reaper (we're talking 8 feet tall) and a thunderstorm soundtrack playing 3 aisles over from me. I hate to think about the amount of black plastic currently gracing the halls of our buildings here. It's pretty sweet, actually. There's a space decorating contest this afternoon. After the pumpkin carving and costume contests, but before everyone brings in their children to trick-or-treat through the office. We don't get much work done on Halloween. Sweet.
So yesterday, I had the sweetest birthday surprise from Steph, Rae and Boo... a BEAUTIFUL flower arrangement with birthday balloons currently sitting on my desk and surrounding me with the scent of lilies. I love lilies. See, I usually like to fly under the radar with my birthday at the office. But the front desk ended up calling my boss to let me know about the delivery, so he was upset that I hadn't mentioned it since he and Sara wanted to take me out to lunch and it was already like 3pm. Then, carrying it through the halls and elevator to my desk was like an Olympic event. This thing, including balloons, is about as tall as I am. So now I have a giant "Happy Birthday" mylar balloon towering over my desk. All of a sudden everyone comes by and asks, "is today your birthday?" Sudden flashes of Bill Engvall. Nope, it's not my birthday, just wanted to send myself some flowers and balloons to see how many people would ask. Here's your sign. Anyway, I love it! Thank you girls!
Last night, as a little celebration, I went over to Mel and Vic's and Dustin joined us as well. We made pizza, carved a pumpkin, and indulged in a little cake and a classic scary movie, "The Haunting." The classic ones are usually pretty suspensful for me since they never actually show anything, but I have a very active imagination so I fill in the blanks quite nicely. Anyway, Angelina and I had a great time carving the pumpkin while the guys were getting the movie. We decided to personalize it a bit.
After the pumpkin, we had cake, and apparently a little test to see not only what kind of shape you can make with a box of candles (Vic... hey, there are only 24 candles in this box! Me... well, that's because I'm only 24, silly!), but how many people it takes to light them all.
After examination, it was determined that the shape of the candles slightly resembled the Eiffel Tower if you looked at it a certain way, but really looks more like the radiation symbol. lol. In any case, I blew out all the candles, so lets see if that wish comes true :D
Thanks everyone for a wonderful birthday! The rest of the pictures are here.