This should be an interesting day at work. Halloween is pretty much our lowest productivity day of the year. I've been listening to saws, power drills, the distinctive sound of someone undoing a roll of duct tape and the occassional Oingo Boingo on the radio for the last two days. Our developers are building a spook alley a few rows down. When asked in our daily stand-up meeting what projects they were working on, the answer was "spook alley." When someone mentioned that they had a question, the answer was "about the spook alley?" These guys are awesome. There are orange lights and spider webs all over the lobbies and lots of people in costume. I'm wearing the jambiya on a belt that Nicole brought me from Yemen along with a halo and angel wings. I'm the angel of death. :D The kids come in to trick-or-treat later this afternoon, so we still have to finish hanging ghosts and cutting out skeletons for our little kid friendly setup. My goal for today? Keep my hands out of the candy bowl and do something work related. lol.
So apparently, there's supposed to be an obligatory "it's my birthday" blog post and I slacked. Yesterday was, in fact, my birthday. Thank you so much to everyone who called, wrote, sang to me (I think I had a record breaking number of times I was sung to), took me to lunch and brought cake. It made my day. When I came into work yesterday the ladies in my row had decorated my cube - it was so sweet! Then a group from our department took me to lunch. I chose Shoots - a chinese restaurant just down the street. So yummy. Later in the afternoon, they broke out a cake! I was totally surprised that they had done that for me.
So work was a fun day. Then I got to go home and open presents! Thank you to my family for everything that you sent. I loved all of it! The new running shoes are especially appreciated. And I'm sure I'll appreciate them much more after they're broken in and the blisters turn to calluses. lol.
LOL... now the developers are playing a demented version of "It's a Small World" in their spook alley. Apparently it includes doll heads with glow in the dark eyes and parts of Poltrageist playing on TVs. This is going to be a fun day :D. I'm going to have that song stuck in my head ALL DAY!!!