Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I never thought it was such a bad little tree.


Maybe it just needs a little love.

When it comes to my cube at work, I'm like Ryan from "The Office" when he was a temp: I can clear my things out on a moment's notice*. It seems that literally all of my co-workers are involved in a cubicle decorating contest. Today two of them asked me if I wouldn't mind if they strung some tinsel around my cube so it would be flush with the others and I agreed. I don't want to go all out, but I don't want to be the office Grinch, either, so I bought something tonight: the Charlie Brown Christmas tree and a baby blue security blanket to give it a little love. I'm not gunning for the decorating prize (Christmas is too commercial!), but I don't mind jazzing my workspace up a bit.

On a somewhat related note, although my buddy Chad and I exchange combined birthday/Christmas gifts later on in December, he gave me one early: this super cool Linus ornament. Press its button and he recites the Christmas story while a light shines on him. I think it's a bit heavy for my new tree, though.

*Personal items in my cube: 2008 "The Office" wall calendar, Squishee cup, a couple of issues of "Entertainment Weekly", a pack of gum, and the Emo Emu picture. That is all.

7 comments:

simply reg said...

Nice. I've got two poinsettias (now long dead) from last christmas adorning my cubicle.

srah said...

Another emo emu:

http://michiganzone.blogspot.com/2006/04/jimmy-emu-clausen.html

Micah said...

reg - Is there some deeper meaning to adorning your cube with dead flowers?

srah - Hilarious! (I'll overlook the fact that I was steered to a pro-Michigan site)

Update: other personal items in my cube include a bag of beef jerky, plastic water bottle, a Books-A-Million daily calendar, and a bottle of Germ-X hand sanitizer. Still, I could vacate this place in less in 30 seconds.

simply reg said...

I could leave in the 2 seconds it takes to grab my cell phone and ipod...everything else is replaceable. Walk away, don't look back, and leave a mess for someone else to clean up...that's the SBSC way.

Micah said...

So, if I shave 28 seconds off of my time, I'm in the club?

simply reg said...

you're focusing on the numbers instead of the mindset...you've still got some growing to do, grasshopper.

panthergirl said...

Oh I love the tree!!!!