Happy Sunny Seattle Day To You!
What happens when you get 4 hyperactive creatives together in a room? This. This is a glimpse into our Publications Staff meeting at the ‘Ol 9-to-5. For reference, L— is my boss, K— is one of my co-workers, and T— is our newest co-worker, who shares the part-time role with me:
L—: Amanda is drinking Goji Berry tea!
K—: Well she’s absolutely beautiful.
L—: Of course she is! But I mentioned it because we’re growing Goji berries in our garden right?
K—: Oh yes, I believe so, if the weather stays good we’ll be growing them, anyway. But just look at her, she’s absolutely gorgeous. I love that color she’s wearing.
Me: Thank you. *blushing*
L—: Okay, so coming up on our to-do list is the F— Manual, the F— Teaching Guide, the Guidelines, a French pamphlet, and our next journal issue.
K—: My mind just went topsy turvy. I’m going to have to write that down.
L—: Ooooh! Maybe we can make a song out of it—like SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS!
*We all give blank stares*
L—: Well, editing is coming along very slowly.
L—: Because I’m tired and the articles are poorly written!
Me: Well, you know, we could always just take some articles from the last issue, put them in this issue, just change up the layout and see if anyone notices.
L—: (laughs) That’s a perfect idea! I doubt anyone would send in e-mails about corrections.
K—: We could make up our own e-mails about corrections and put them in the issue!
Me: We could also put in ads to sell off things we don’t need here in the office. Like old magazines and stuff.
K—: I have a used toaster! We could put an ad out for that! It could say, “Get yours today because it wouldn’t sell on Craigslist!”
L—: Yes! Now all we need is a good cover! Something with skulls and crossbones!
T—: Well we do have that one photo that was sent in of some skulls in a cave.
L—: Perfect! Now we just need a chipper quote to go along with it.
K—: Or we could put in a really terrible drawing on the cover instead!
Me: Don’t we still have that dancing cat photo?
L—: I feel really embarrassed about my drawings.
K—: Yeah, we’ve heard this before.
L—: (laughs) Well you can only have so many flower drawings in an issue and that’s all I’ve been drawing lately.
T—: What about cats? I like when you draw your cats.
L—: Well, I only know how to draw one cat. I just draw it a lot.
Me: You could give it cow spots to change things up!
K—: Yeah, or plaid! You could make a Plaid Cat!
Me: Or a cape! A caped cat would be awesome!
L—: Nice! See, now you’re making me want to draw lots of things with capes! I could do that.
Me: Like a pencil with a cape!
L—: (laughing) Yes! I can just see him flying around now!
Me: Ha! And now I want to draw a pencil flying around in a cape.
L—: Oh please do it! Do it now before the idea escapes.