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30 April 2004 @ 05:19 pm
the pigs make me happy, anyway.  
The Worst Project Manager in the World is standing alone in the hallway holding a binder, forlorn and bemused, as if waiting for God to speak to him. I pass him on the way to the bathroom.

TWPMitW, forlornly: No one came to my meeting but the room.
Anna: .........

Yes, TWPMitW, this is your life.

It's Friday at my company and that means the shit has hit the fan. Something disastrous always seems to happen on Friday. I'm what's known as the policy on-call this week, so I am sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting to publish some content I wrote on the go-ahead of Legal, who are reviewing it with the CEO. All of which is nicely vague, so I didn't reveal anything, did I? Good. It's a big important company, by the way. I must be a big! important! person! Not sure why they pay me in cowrie shells and root-beer, but it must mean I'm highly valued. Two years ago, as an annual bonus, I got a plastic slinky. Last year, a t-shirt. This year, the sky's the limit!

Meanwhile, I'm stacking pigs.
zoniduck on April 30th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh Lord how I love those little piggies. There's a coffee mug you know.
Anna S.: spuffy_kisseliade on April 30th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
But not an animated coffee mug! Maybe someday, though.
timian on April 30th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)

How could you link to the pigs? It's addictive.
Anna S.eliade on April 30th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
Yes. I also have pig-related carpal tunnel...
I am not the fine woman you take me for: FF - Reckless Choice by getaway_machinewrenlet on April 30th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
The music... the music...
Anna S.: trees_whiteskyeliade on April 30th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
See, I'm not listening to the music, and I wish I could turn it off so that I could listen to my MP3s while I was doing this...
the upper echelons of mediocritythe_star_fish on April 30th, 2004 06:15 pm (UTC)
Man, I feel so guilty when I miss...

poor piggies.
Anna S.eliade on April 30th, 2004 06:22 pm (UTC)
Me too! They go splat. :(
This Space Intentionally Left Blankbarkley on April 30th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, they make the cutest squishy sound when they hit. I love the pigs.
ineke on April 30th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the penguin game, where you belt the penguins across the ice? That one made the rounds of our office pretty quickly -- all you could hear was this faint whoop! whoop! sound of penguins flying. And the gritted teeth of desperate, addicted employees...
flaming june: Chihiro by royal_highness_flaming_june_ on April 30th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
The pigs! So glad you found them. Have you managed to secure them a cupcake yet?
torchflambeau on May 1st, 2004 12:51 am (UTC)
the pigs! I love the squeaky sound they make as you send them into the air.
zing_och on May 1st, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
I spent pretty much the entire afternoon putting bees into bubbles.
Anna S.eliade on May 1st, 2004 09:42 am (UTC)
That's a great sentence. *g* I love the bees, too. I've discovered it's much harder to maintain accuracy with the games using the touchpad of a laptop, though, and the bees especially suffer from this.

My mantra for the day is: Must. Stop. Stacking. Pigs.