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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Overheard at Work, vol. LXXXVIII

Four-day weekend, HERE I AM!

13-year-old, talking about cooking: I make it with my secret ingredient. Love.

Me, to a teen boy desperate for snack: Why are you so hungry?
Teen boy: Because the struggle is real.

Colleague A: I like pork in my stuffing.
[I give her the side eye.]
Colleague A: Shut up.

Colleague B, singing: Ready to rock you! Ready to rock you!
Me: ...Radioactive! Radioactive!
Colleague B: K.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just Write {1}

Courtesy of Extraordinary Ordinary's exercise Just Write, here goes my first installment.

Tonight was our Thanksgiving Family Night at work, which means I spent my evening encouraging kids to decorate leaves to add to our ThanksGIVING tree.

One very creative 7-year-old decided he didn't want to make a leaf detailing what he was thankful for, when I first asked him, but on second thought ended up writing many: Pizza, Turkey, Legos, Holidays, Christmas.

It was hilarious.

Last month's Family Night, which was Halloween, I cleaned up spilled pumpkin soup all night.

This time, I talked to parents, kept an eye on the leaf-making and ended up eating a pretty satisfying and traditional Thanksgiving meal.

I won't be having one on Thanksgiving proper, so I was glad to have gotten some turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, and pie out of my work day.

On Thursday, my cousin and I will be indulging in a hodge podge meal of lobster, stuffing, brussel sprouts, and brownies.

I am so excited.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Overheard at Work, vol. LXXXVII

Sorry it's been so long. I've had a couple short weeks in there, having just been Maid of Honor at S's wedding.

Plus, the kids are crazy and squirrely and annoying and we're all ready for a break.

Four-day weekend, here I come!

14-year-old boy, after his cousin jabbed him in the face: Damn! Your nail! I think you popped one of my pimples!

Me, regarding Colleague: He has no chivalry in his body.
Colleague: Nope. It's all in MY DICK.
[Disclaimer: We were off duty, at this point.]

10-year-old boy, as I badgered him while he was on his phone: Can't I tweet in peace?
[Extra tidbit: His Twitter username is itwasntme. Perfect.]

7-year-old girl: What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear!

Me, suggesting musicians to a 17-year-old boy: Sorry, these are all white people!
Boy: That's alright. I know white people got skills!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Overheard at Work, vol. LXXXVI

Halloween usually means an insanely busy few days, full of prepping for a Haunted House and special family event. This week was busy, but not INSANELY so.

Also, I canNOT believe it's November.


Teen boy, about his friend, and a propos of nothing much: It's funny cuz he's ugly.

Me, to same teen boy, about his shirt: Nice dinosaurs!
Boy: I really thought they were birds!

Volunteer, to me on Halloween, since I wasn't really in costume: I really would have taken you for the Wonder Woman type.
(Best compliment ever, by the way.)

Me, to 6 year old, generously sharing his candy: Why do you have candy?
Boy: Because. So everyone doesn't get hungry!