Monday, August 07, 2006

You Can't Always Get What You Want

...which in this case was a week at the Outer Banks. The mini-vacation we planned was scuttled to some extent by needing to work last week to do turnover before moving into my new role on a new account. But we still made it out Friday night for the weekend (sans kayak - not enough time to make it worthwhile). We ate some righteous food at Black Pelican, Mama Kwan's and Full Moon Cafe (we'll have to hit Chilli Pepper's next time out), I got out and jumped around in some really fine waves Saturday while J hit the "tax-free weekend" sales at the outlets, and mostly just relaxed a bit with a promise that we'll go back out for a longer stay in a few weeks.

Started the new gig today and moved into my office. Now, you have to understand that I've always either had a cubicle or I've worked from my home office (which is also my photo studio, storage space, etc.). I now have an office. I mean, a freaking office with four walls, 10' by 12' feet, one whole wall of windows overlooking the woods and a small lake beyond. It has a door, people!! Now I need to figure out what to put in it to make it mine (and stop the echo - this damn thing is huge!!).

I take that back - I did have my own office for a short period of time back in the mid-80's when I was working for Blue Bell (makers of Wrangler Jeans and Jantzen sportswear before being bought by VF) but that was also when I was trying to run a rock-and-roll club at the same time and frankly I spent way too much time with the door closed either calling Venture Booking trying to score an act I liked or napping out because I'd been up 'til 3am the night before. That was not a good thing and I'm quite a bit older and wiser now, with many fewer distractions. But I will still have to populate the office with UNC Tar Heel crap (my boss is a State fan), toys (yo-yos are a must) and other stuff to make it mine. But no posters of kittens dangling from a branch with "Hang In There" across the bottom - that will not happen.

4 Comments:

At 9:25 AM, Blogger tmay245 said...

Mr Lumbergh,
I can't come in on Sunday.

Milton

PS. go hizzle for kizzle wizzle crunk wizzle schnizzle (http://www.writtenhumor.com/snooptranslator.html)
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/6425/

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger Tony Plutonium said...

Uhm.

Mr. May?

Uhm.

Did you forget to, uhm, put a cover on the TPM report again?

Uhm, here's a copy of the memo, uhm-kay?

 
At 9:14 PM, Anonymous semitough said...

Good grief! I thought I was the only yo-yo with a yo-yo in my office!!

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Tony Plutonium said...

semi - somewhere around here I've got a wedge-shaped flat plastic football - yes, a plastic version of the folded-notebook-paper football that I'm sure you too played on many a lab table in junior high. I haven't installed a nerf basketball hoop on the back of the door yet but it's coming. Lord knows it's coming.

 

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