Sunday, August 13, 2006

Shout Out to the Folks at SRH's Work

It’s strange how I’ve come to know the folks that my partner, SRH, works with. The confidences that they share with SRH during the workday soon become dinner conversation at my house. Because, well, I do ask What happened at work today? each and every day, and who Colleague A is dating and the fact that Colleague B is looking for a new job is sincerely interesting to me.

And since SRH and I both happen to write blogs, the pseudo-intimacy becomes even stranger at times. Case in point, I had the following conversation at at SRH’s holiday party this year,

It’s been a wild day! Zane’s been on this medicine that makes him a little crazy…

Colleague A: Yeah, prednisone.

Me: (Perplexed pause) How did you…?

Colleague A: SRH wrote about it on his blog. Those Little Man vs. Insane Little Man pics were hilarious.

Me: Oh, yeah. So he’s on prednisone, and well… well, I guess you really know the rest.

Anyway, I wanted to write a post that was shot out to all those folks who make SRH’s work day bearable and know way more about my life than they should. (I’ll keep your secrets if you’ll keep mine).

A Big Thank You to Ms. Snow

Ms. Snow made me the beautiful necklace above a few months ago, and I have been thinking that I should put it up on my blog so that the whole world – or about 25 readers a day – would see her talent.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. And thanks most of all for making me TWO necklaces – since I had to give the first one back owing to the fact that I disliked it so much.

Truly, this was not your fault as the first necklace was indeed lovely; it just wasn’t a piece of jewelry that I would particularly wear. And nobody would have been any wiser about my not liking that first necklace except that SRH had to go and tell you that I didn’t like it. What was that?!

I was fully prepared to wear that necklace when you were around and pretend to like it. That’s the polite thing to do, right?

Anyway, I do truly love the necklace above and always get complimented when I wear it. Thanks so much.

Calling all Roadway and Bridge Engineers

Here are your parameters: complete a train track using the turntable, three buildings – which must be adjacent to the turntable, the curved viaduct, the old stone bridge, two pieces of bumpy track, and 6 single curved switch tracks.

No, you may not use your extra ascending/descending track. No you may not use the SureTrack Connectors. Zane is not into those right now. You may use one each of male adapter track and female adapter track, but only if Zane doesn’t realize that you’re doing it. You must outwit and outmaneuver the three year old!

And do it Now! Now! Now! You’ve got a sick little boy wanting his train track people, and he’s in no mood to wait for your “I’ll have to figure out” crap. He’s at your shoulder and in your ear fussing and crying because he wants his train track tout suite, and he’s not taking any excuses.

Under these exact conditions, I constructed the following train set Friday morning.

Who’s got their P.E. now, huh, huh?
(Unless P.E. now stands for Punk Engineer, I believe I just took you all to school…)

On the other hand, props to you all – especially to you, Anon, in graphics – working with SRH can’t be easy and you manage to keep him relatively sane most days.


Anonymous said...

I got mentioned in a blog! I got mentioned in a blog!!!

You can tell that I lead an exciting life, can't you...LOL.

Thank you very much for the free advertisement and I am glad that you like it. I really didn't mind making you two different pieces...but will there be a third? Hmmm...only time will tell!


lsig said...

Both necklace and neck are quite lovely.

Zany Mama said...

IC Yellow-
Yeah, it's really just too bad that you didn't get mentioned on a popular blog, but I suppose you take what you can get.

Since I have your ear, I've been meaning to mention to you that you should consider doing some beaded hairsticks. I bought these really simple but cute ones at a small shop once and they cost over $30 since they were so unique. Most hairsticks are just simple chopstick-shape, so that could be a real niche.

Not that I'm asking you to make me yet another thing for free...but I would definitely put it on my low-traffic blog.

Thanks and thanks. You have no idea how difficult it is to get a decently flattering self-portrait of your neck. I was taking pics in the bathroom mirror last night for like 20 minutes. Ugh. The neck, in and of itself, is not a particularly appealing body part.

Anonymous said...

Dear Zany Mama,

Keeping SRH sane is not my intention, but if that makes you happy it is my life's goal. My initial desire was to get him to keep coming around to drive someone else in my office crazy, but it turns out he's a nice guy and I enjoy hanging around with him. Also, he has this really hot wife with whom I hope to one day steal away to the islands and live a steamy platonic Harlequin Romance-style life.

Or, and I'm perfectly fine either way, adopt me. Your son needs an older brother.

Zany Mama said...

Since SRH reads this blog, I will keep my response circumspect.

I may or may not be interested in the scenarios you put forth, particularly the one with the island.

Call me.

Dustin said...

There are no secrets in blog land. Woe to me if KJ ever starts a blog, she'd call me out on all my BS (and without my BS, life's just not worth living).

Zany Mama said...

I must tell you. I am very much looking forward to the day KJ starts a blog. I'm sure she'll come over to the dark side soon, and then we'll get the real-deal-Holyfield Cotters back story.