Thursday, October 25, 2007

Surprises, Treats, and Bores

Work has truly been amazingly pleasant lately. If it were like this all the time, I might actually like my job. Alas, I know that this lovely schedule is an anomaly, but I'm going to enjoy it while I can.

This morning, a very nice secretary who used to sit on my floor called me and asked if I was busy. I said I wasn't, so she said she was coming to pay me a little visit. When she arrived, she handed me a perfectly wrapped box with a bow on it. She said, "You turned 30 earlier this year, right?" Yeah! Who doesn't love a surprise birthday present six months after the fact? Hee!

Check it -- a 30-year anniversary Hello Kitty watch! How incredibly thoughtful!

I gave her a hug and thanked her profusely. I was so touched by her gift. She said that, when she saw it, she just had to get it for me. What a sweet woman!

It's Thursday, and, as many of you know, that means crepes! Today, BPLJ and I had lunch with our former secretaries from our old firm. BPLJ and my former secretary dined on Charlie Kabob, while BPLJ's former secretary and I headed to the crepe stand. She had a Long Vegetarian Life, while I had the Palermo.

Then I introduced our friends to the yummy-nummy moonpillows I raved about last week. Mmmmm...mochi truffles. They were a hit! I have yet to meet anybody who doesn't love these. I simply can't resist. These really are a great new Thursday tradition for me.

I've been getting so many hits on my blog from people Googling "moonpillows," so I told Tiffany (the woman behind moonpillows) that she needs to get her website running, stat! There is definitely great interest in these amazing little desserts, and it's well-deserved.

It's no surprise that office life is boring. Pointless meetings and conference calls are the worst. You're held captive for an hour or so with no possibility of escape. I sat next to BPLJ during a meeting today. King George was on my other side. Nevertheless, we've grown pretty brazen and don't refrain from doodling or passing notes even though "Dad" is right there. Very junior high, I know, but it makes such meetings far more entertaining.

One of BPLJ's favorite sayings is "What a donkey!" This phrase is appropriate for bad situations and annoying people. Do you remember Fuckity Fucker Fuckface Fuckhead ("FFFF")? Well, in typical Fuckity Fucker Fuckface Fuckhead-fashion, he is shirking work yet again. During the conference call, FFFF claimed not to know that a letter was due today and then tried to blame his failure to draft said letter on my not having completed my motion. I then triumphantly proclaimed, "Um, actually, FFFF, I sent a draft of that motion to King George and Jay-Z yesterday."

As FFFF bumbled some more, I drew this quickly and pushed it toward BPLJ, who made his own annotations, which I circled in red. If it's not abundantly clear, S_____ "Burro" S__________ is Fuckity Fucker Fuckface Fuckhead.

Our former secretaries tell us that, when BPLJ and I left our old firm, the laughter died. I believe them.


  1. Please wear that watch the next time I see you so I can practice my pickpocketing, I mean, admire it from afar? Kthxbye!

  2. what a wonderful, thoughtful gift. so sweet!

    and that picture is hilarious. :)

  3. bring some this sunday...i'm curious to try!!

  4. I love Hello Kitty. I have a gay pride Hello Kitty in my office.

  5. awesome gift! you know i love funny doodles, even if they're "soooo jr. high."

  6. You are quite the artist! Love it. And that was really sweet of the lady who gave you the gift. So cute.

  7. - That is such a sweet gift!
    - I must try moonpillows soon.
    - That donkey looks so cute :)

  8. i LOVE the watch!
    Nice donkey drawing, you are an artist!

  9. What a thoughtful surprise gift! It's so nice to work in a place where people go out of their way. I bet that made your day :)

  10. that was really very sweet of the secretary :)

    best watch your back around the SFAMs if you ever wear it to a GTG, though.


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