It’s back! It’s fashionably late! It’s NaNoBloMo, by popular demand! Or popular request maybe? Or at least one request, anyway. By one of you. And so, here we are, gentle reader(s). I will be bringing you little snippets of my life, once per diem, throughout (what’s left of) the month of November. You will be inspired. Or, failing inspiration, you will be amused. Or, failing that, at the very least, you will be diverted for a few minutes. Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back! And, as always, we shall endeavor not to waste your time.
The photos, I’m afraid, won’t be as lovely as they have been in the past. My trusty PowerShot was fatally wounded by some beach sand in an unfortunate episode last year (I shudder to think of it, even now. It was a tragic day). For the time being, the part of My Camera will be played by an understudy, the Verizon HTC Incredible. I’m afraid it won’t be like that magic moment I witnessed last year, when the understudy played the part of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera, and at the end, she got standing ovations and dozens of wealthy, teary-eyed octogenarians shouting “Brava! Brava!”… this is more likely to be like that time you didn’t have any baking powder and you thought it might be okay to just use baking soda instead. After all, it’s for baking, right?
Anyway. Moving on. It’s November now. Almost halfway through already. But let’s start off November blogging by talking about October. Specifically, Halloween.
I was informed, during my first week at the new job, that Halloween is kind of a big deal. There’s a breakfast, there’s a costume contest, photos, etc. and everybody dresses up. So, even though I had just moved into my new apartment, and everything was still everywhere, and the thought of making a Halloween costume seriously made me want to throw up a little bit, I decided to make one anyway so I wouldn’t be the only one at the office without a costume. I had a bunch of boxes left over, so…
So… the costume didn’t have any armholes or anything, and I couldn’t sit down in it. So, before the breakfast started, and then while I was eating breakfast, and then for the rest of the day, I actually didn’t wear the costume, it just sat by my desk. Somebody from the IT department came through the room early in the morning and said, “Oh, that’s where I left my Tardis. I’ve been looking for that.”
Speaking of the IT department. While I was walking around in my giant Tardis box, I found this guy, from IT. (We got some pictures together, of course, but I don’t have copies of those yet).
The other thing about a giant box Tardis: Getting it to the office was a bit of an ordeal. You don’t think about these things, because the Tardis just… goes anywhere, right? Yeah. About that.
So anyway, after two different blue paint attempts (the first one wasn’t the right color blue, so I had to go to the store for more), after asking random pizza workers for pizza boxes, after cutting out window holes with a razor knife, after hand-lettering “POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX” in white paint, after spending two nights putting the whole thing together, I think it was (probably) worth it. I think. The work Halloween party itself was pretty amazing, actually. Lots of people with lots of great costumes. I snapped a picture of what was the best costume in the room (I thought). How cool is this?
Until tomorrow, then.