some days, rob drives me to work. i snapped this picture today to document the trip. it is totally accurate that he is smiling in this photo, because i am very funny and often make people around me laugh.
once we get to work, rob makes a pot of coffee, and we share it. i buy the cream. i think i get off easy. thanks, rob.
when andy gets to work, he checks on steve - the fish. steve used to be mine, but i wasn't a good enough mother, so andy "rescued" him. i get to visit.
after an hour or so, we stand around and talk. travis usually pretends to be working, but he's likely talking on instant messanger.
rob comes over to our area a lot to play Xbox 360. here is andy, cheering him on.
our team took this very professional portrait for a company event. don't we look nice?
today was special because joel actually wore something other than jeans and a t-shirt. it was our team christmas lunch, and he called everyone last night between 10:08 and 10:12 p.m. to alert us to "wear a suit, or you'll look like a chump." we all obliged.
JT didn't wear his all day. he left it in his car. but he did look really nice when he put on my sunglasses.
this is my cube. it would remain empty for quite some time, as we were on our way to our christmas lunch.
our boss nick pulled out all the stops with this outfit.
although we had 7 people, and we arrived at a very popular, fancy restaurant, we did not have reservations. so, we waited at the bar.
after a short wait, we sat down and ordered. JT requested the kobe beef burger. but when it arrived, he wondered where the other half of the bun was. and he really wanted cheese. i guess the fact that they massage the cows to get the delicate kobe beef didn't matter to JT. he just wanted a damn burger.
the tide started to turn when he got a plate with two slices of cheddar on it. here's what remained of the cheese - and a happy JT.
we surprised nick with a gift. he's pretty much the best boss - ever.
despite the food and holiday cheer and the suits and ties and wool blends. despite the fancy shmansy restaurant and the evil looks from everyone sitting around us, mostly, we laughed the entire time.
we're pretty funny when you put us all together - especially when there are martinis involved.
at the end of the lunch, we sat - happy, full and basking in the sunlight from the stained-glass roof.
we had dessert, we had coffee, but mostly, we had to get back to work to talk some more and work some more and to throw some balls at some stuff. oh, and so the boys could play some more video games.
Labels: working for the weekend.