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Workday silliness [Jan. 20th, 2004|04:23 pm]
Zoethe
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Chicago soundtrack (Yes, AGAIN)]

When I wax rhapsodic about my office at work, you must remember that this is merely in comparison with what I affectionately referred to as "the slot" in which I was last ensconced. This office has all kinds of amenities that were lacking in The Slot. Like, walls. And enough room to turn around. And a door. And some file space.

In reality, my new office space is a rather shabby little room - a former storage closet with poor lighting and in bad need of a paint job, furnished with a sort of broken-down desk and two very beat up vertical files. My chair sucks - it doesn't even adjust. But, hey, at least I've got a job.

I'm mentioning this today because I was assigned a real estate project, marking easements on very large plat maps. I have a completed one to work from and have to make two more.

Basically, I'm coloring.

In order to accomplish this task, I have to spread out the map to be colored and the model. This is when hilarity ensued. One of them completely covers my desk, with my office supplies, monitor and phone all cowering in the corner. I tried overlaying and moving the model map, but that wasn't gonna work because it kept tangling with the map beneath and then dragging it off the desk in a sort of lover's pact of paper suicide. After a few attempts I was reduced to complete giggles at the absurdity of the task.

But remember, I now have walls. Enough tape and some blank wall, and you can accomplish anything.

Now the only hilarity is me sight of me lurched across the desk, squinting to see just which of the many lines this color is aligned with. It reminds me a bit of those posters I colored as a kid, though no strange, alien animals on this one.

And I know I would get no points for creativity.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2004-01-20 10:01 pm (UTC)
too bad they don't come in velvet poster or auto-water-colour varieties :)

i love those things. i found a bunch of velvet art posters and markers on sale after christmas. i have so far completed 2 of the 6 that i bought.

but velvet poster easement maps? yeah, there's a market somewhere for that, i'm sure of it!
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2004-01-20 10:14 pm (UTC)
p.s. i just bought the Chicago Soundtrack this weekend! i love it. thewhitedragon isn't crazy about that type of music, but i am. it was awesome and i was most impressed!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-21 02:00 am (UTC)
I love the movie, and the music is just fun.

However, I have it at work because theferrett isn't a big fan, either.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-21 02:28 am (UTC)
I LOVE the black velvet easement map. Every office should have one!
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From: ariels_eyrie
2004-01-20 10:09 pm (UTC)
Hey.. I put together plat maps (and the accompanying easements) as part of my job.. I can imagine what you're dealing with.

And trying to spread out research materials in my cubicle requires creativity, too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-21 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm impressed. Reading these things is a bitch.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-01-21 03:30 am (UTC)
Fortunately, it's nothing like that. I am up on the 35th floor with everyone else, and my office isn't that bad, but for the lighting. And the total lack of a window. But I have a windowpane style quilt I made years ago with a tropical sunset print in the panes, so I tell people that since I had to bring my own window, I decided that I would look out on Hawaii.
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