Monday, June 7, 2010

Birthday Cubicle

It is a tradition around my workplace to go a little wild with surprise birthday decor in the workspace of the birthday victim. Usually the decorating occurs when the victim steps away from their desk on their birthday day (or on Friday for weekend birthdays). Since I took off on Friday and my actual birthday was Saturday I thought I was safe from the decorating frenzy this year. Not so. This is what greeted me when I go to work this morning: Normally the conspirators wait until the victim is on break or lunch and very quickly put up all the birthday decorations in a 10 to 20 minute window before they get caught. This method doesn't allow for much excess since time is the mitigating factor. You can only blow up so many balloons and hang so many streamers in 15 minutes- even with the whole department pitching in. Because I was off on Friday, they had all the time in the world. That'll teach me to take any days off around my birthday. I crawled underneath the streamers for a photo op:Here is a close up of what I'm holding in the above picture:One of my fellow workers left these morels on my desk. Beautiful, delicious morels and so many of them. Can't wait for dinner tonight! Another co-worker made, from scratch, Strawberry Shortcake. It was divine.

My birthday has carried on a bit more than usual this year; normally it's one day and it's over. I had a party on Saturday and a celebration today. Lucky me!
This octopus is a gift from another co-worker. This wasn't a birthday present but I wanted to share. I love the colors!

1 comment:

  1. happy belated birthday
    so, did much work get done, beside the decorating, around your birthday? :)