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Poll results. And taters (precious).

Clearly not all my readership has voted on the charismatically-titled Poll #166795 of last entry, but exit surveys indicate that fully 80% of you came here for LOTR reasons. (And, I can only presume, stayed for the love.) Well, I guess I sensed that, and that's why I discuss the damn thing (LOTR) so much. But we all have other interests too, so I shan't be afraid to branch out.

So here's a random thing that I did today. At work, they had a picnic-style lunch for us on the roof - fried chicken, baked beans, jello, etc. They also had, at each table, a raw potato and a clear plastic bag containing Mr. Potatohead arms and eyes and ears and such. Each group was supposed to dress up their potato as they saw fit, and the best three would be chosen at the end of the day.

No, I didn't tell everyone to dress our potato like a hobbit. No. Even more disturbing, actually. I was toying with the empty plastic bag that the parts had come in, and commented that I thought we should come up with some creative use for it.

Well, the obvious thing to do with a clear plastic bag is, of course, kill yourself by suffocation. My fellow Accounting employees thought this was a hilarious (if sick) idea. So we ended up rubber-banding the bag over our Mr. Potatohead, and taping a note to his hand that said "Goodbye cruel world." (I wrote it left-handed - not my dominant hand - so that it would look uneven and disturbed.)

Anyway, we placed third. I guess it wasn't regarded as unforgivably sick and wrong by the judges. But then, another group stabbed their potato with a plastic knife and used pickle relish as blood. (They didn't place.)

In other news, current job opening that I'm pining after: publications editor at the Seattle Symphony. I'm sure I won't get it; probably won't even get called in for an interview, considering how many artsy types must be out there competing with me in looking for work right now; but that sure would be sweet.



Aug. 12th, 2003 04:40 am (UTC)
What a wonderful looking job! If Kevon and I were in Seattle, you and he may have to have a rumble over who would apply for such a position since "Word, Excel, Acrobat Suite, Pagemaker and Publisher, with print production experience / Experience in copy-writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design / Knowledge of Photoshop and Freehand/Illustrator / Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize, pay close attention to numerous details, be deadline-oriented" is right up his alley. Such has been his life for over six years (unfortunately doing it with direct mail [ne junk mail] that mostly ends up in the wastebasket - not so fulfilling, you know?).

I didn’t know you were interested in or had experience in the design/print/layout direct marketing field. Kevon could probably offer some more insight about the full-time nature of the job. Plus, if you’re called in for an interview, he could go over some swell print production terminology for you (since *most* laymen aren’t familiar with all the lingo… that is, if you’re not already familiar with it).

Good luck. Plus the added bonus of using one's knowledge of classical music... *sigh*
Aug. 12th, 2003 09:59 pm (UTC)
Kevon would certainly get it before me. :) I've done practically no real layout/design work, just a heck of a lot of grammar checking, rewriting and editing. But, yeah, getting to work on anything in "beautiful Benaroya Hall" (the actual symphony hall downtown), and publication-related at that, would be super-sweet. I'll holler for help on the lingo if by chance they call me.