Thursday, July 24, 2008

Someone should really consider putting me on an output based compensation plan...

As you can probably tell by the time stamps on most of these posts, I tend to sometimes have some unoccupied time at work. Usually, I fill this time by reading the blogs down there ::points down and to the left::, reading my webcomics, or incessantly checking my bank account and credit card balances (which may or may not be really weird). Today, however, after doing all of those things in a relatively way too quick amount of time I found myself just staring at the bookshelf across from my desk. I’m pretty sure everyone reading this knows where I work, but if someone new has wandered in while I was zoned out and staring I’m an architectural secretary. That being shared, here are some of the items that reside on said shelf:

The Wood Book: Really, I’m not sure what I can say to explain why that is funny if you don’t already think so, it just is.

The Elements of Style: This one is only funny because my brain keeps wanting it to be about 3/8s of an inch thick and white with an explanation of the difference between being “nauseous” and “nauseated”. Instead it is big and magenta. It is, for the record, nauseous.

An 8x8 cement square with a pineapple on it

A stuffed Iguana perched on top, as if it is going to pounce on the cactus next to the shelf. His tounge is also sticking out, so maybe he is supposed to look nauseated. Not sure.

And my favorite…

Build Your Own Home: Doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose of coming to us? Like going for a consult with a doctor and seeing “Transplant Your Own Liver”.

But really, at least we don’t have a banner that says “Is It Good For the Company?”.


  1. Sounds like someone's got a case of the Thursdays...

    Seriously, though, the ONLY Elements of Style is that tiny little grey volume that remains the Holy Grail of grammar books. Anything else is sacrosanct, and I wholeheartedly object. That iguana should be poised to pounce on the imitator.