Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Really?, Really?. . . . . there's no interesting quotes about cubicles. . . . . .you are useless google!" -Emily West

The jobs I love the most are the ones when they do a special something for their employees on their birthday, and WorkSource has been a champ at that. I started working there 3 weeks before my birthday and Betty one of our amazing secretaries, who I will tell you more about later, made it a point to remember that day and even brought me a cake and made me a sign! And everyone Else's birthday it was the same thing, Betty would always remember, and do something special for that person on that day.

So My co-worker Tabitha had a birthday and I wanted to do something nice for her, since we are buddies, so I went to Walmart and ransacked the party isle for cool stuff. I knew Tab likes bright colors, so I picked out stuff I thought she would appreciate. Then I woke up early and headed to the office to decorate.

Turns out she called in that day, and I hate having to wait for people's reactions, so that was torture, because she ended up being gone for a little over a week, while I was venting about not having things my way. Eric my other co-worker, informed me it would soon be his birthday, so the wheels started rolling again, and I started planning how to decorate his cubicle. I originally had this lofty idea to make his cubicle into a castle, since he loves medieval stuff, but that fell through, and they didn't have any of the stuff I had dreamed up available anywhere, so instead I went with a dinosaur theme, and I think it worked out ok! Defiantly not as cool as a castle/cubicle, but Eric really liked it, because he was really into dinosaurs when he was younger. SO, SCORE!!!

But Anyway this sparked a new favorite fun thing for me to make work more exciting, and I'm hooked! I'm constantly thinking about themes I would use for different people, and just this week, because we missed Betty's birthday, and because it was Administrative professionals day. Tabitha and I decided to let Betty know how much we appreciate all she does.

It seemed to me Betty really enjoys gardens and flowers and stuff, so I dreamt up this whole floral motif, and it yet again it didn't turn out how I thought, but she really appreciated it, and that's all that matters!

Then today Tabitha showed me this video on YouTube about this guy that got pranked at work, and they made his cubicle into a house! Complete with lights, a mail box, and get this a ceiling fan! So crazy right! You guys should check it out, because it is ridiculous!

Here are the shots I got from the cubicle decorating!

Pictured here is the flashing light up Tiara and matching wand, the streamers, beaded necklaces, and Tabitha's favorite poppyseed muffins from Safeway. Later on I added these really cute butterfly stickers, because Tab was gone for so long I started adding stuff. Also on a sad note, someone stole 4 out of the six necklaces off of Tab's desk. . . . .How Rude HUH!

Close up of the dessert of choice!

I also added this little game of pin the tail on the donkey, because not only is Tab half Hispanic, but we frequently get bored and need something to keep us entertained!

This is a shot of Eric's Cubicle, I added balloons to both Tab's and Eric's, because are so pointless, but awesome! I also, just so you know I got Eric this amazing Shakespearean insult mug, that has some of the awesomest lines like "I do desire, that we may be better strangers!" well I can't really remember any others, but they where good let me tell ya!

I put toy dino's all over his desk along with the cupcakes I made and frosted myself. . . . . my kids are going to be just fine when bake sale time comes around!

Here's Betty in front of her we love Betty banner that Tab made! On her cabinet I attempted to make a lattice with flowers on it, but up close it looked kind of trashy, so be glad you didn't get a full shot of it!

The tulips she got earlier in the week, Tab and I both gave her a Calla Lilly plant that was yellow.

It was Tab's idea to do the dirt n worms dessert to fit in with the garden theme. . . . .totally brilliant right???

I'm so excited for the next cubicle I attack! I probably won't be building anyone a house anytime soon, but I'm hoping to just keep getting bigger and better! If anyone has any ideas of there own. . . . .let me know! I'm also in dire need of some good office pranks. . . . and any suggestions would be much appreciated!

Thanks and Peace!


Jenifer said...

You are such a great friend! Once my husband coated everything in tin foil. Stapler, pens, computer, everything. I bet he still has pictures. He used like 4 rolls of tin foil. It was awesome. Of course, that is more of a prank and not a beautiful and nice birthday thing. Funny nonetheless.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

that is fun!! and funny thing, I was going to say the tin foil thing too. I guess the first comment beat me too it!!

And I have seen the house cubicle, it was amazing!

Mardis Family said...

I've seen the house cubicle, also, and it's VERY funny. Maybe you could saran wrap everything up. Start individually with the stapler, phone, pens, etc., then wrap the entire desk/computer/cubicle together. That would be funny!!
Can I come work with you on my birthday? I want a fun decoration party!

krystind said...

oh the desert in kid pale was sooo cute! you guys are so nice.

angie said...

here are a couple quotes about cubicles from the movie "office space"

"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life"

"we don't have a lot of time on this earth! We weren't meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements"

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