#4003 – mr pink

Joe: With the exception of Eddie and myself, whom you already know, we’re going to be using aliases on this job. Under no circumstances do I want any one of you to relate to each other by your Christian names, and I don’t want any talk about yourself personally. That includes where you been, your wife’s name, where you might’ve done time, or maybe a bank you robbed in St. Petersburg. All I want you guys to talk about, if you have to, is what you’re going to do. That should do it. Here are your names…

[pointing to each respective member]

Joe: Mr. Brown, Mr. White, Mr. Blonde, Mr. Blue, Mr. Orange, and Mr. Pink.

Mr. Pink: Why am I Mr. Pink?

today at work we went to dave & buster’s halfway through the day for a recognition event for the federal accounts department; we were split up into teams (each team was a color – mine was pink, and the guys on our team wanted to make someone pay for giving us pink), and after some presentations and awards each team took a turn playing games to compete against the other teams.

in a nascar racing game, it was whichever team had the best lap (mine was 17.31 seconds); in skee-ball it was whichever team had the most points (mine was 220,000); in a trivia game, it was whichever team had the most correct in the shortest time (3rd place out of 6 for me); and in the basketball shooting game, it was which team had the most points (i came in 5th out of 6 because i can’t jump). we also got to play pool and do bowling for free (i played bowling with our associate director of customer support, a supervisor for our quality team, and a few other random coordinators and analysts on my team; i won on my bowling team with 125, and came in second out of our two lanes to a score of 142 by another associate director in charge of contracts and proposals), and had a buffet lunch/dinner as well.

after all that they did a raffle drawing (prizes ranging from $5 game cards for dave & buster’s, to dinner for two at a nice restaurant at the sheraton, gift certificates, and all the way up to a palm treo, a motorola razr, and finally the new lg chocolate). the guy who won the lg chocolate had won a raffle earlier in the year for a pair of oakley bluetooth sunglasses, hah.

after all that they announced the teams that won the team contest:

3rd place: aqua

2nd place: beige

1st place: pink!

that anger at being on the pink team must have translated into determination to win, hahaha… we each got a $5 gift card to dave & buster’s, as well as an IOU for a gift certificate thing for $25 that can be used at something like 350 different stores. nice!

know how i said yesterday how i was going to demonstrate what i thought about this new planet hullabaloo? well, editing the webpage i was going to use to poke fun at the whole thing was more time consuming and boring than i expected, so basically i’ll just say that changing the definition of a planet and then saying “hey, now we can say other stuff in the solar system is a planet too!” seems to me like me saying “hey, even though i already have a bed, i could sleep on other things in my room like my desk, dresser, bookcase, headboard, et cetera if i really wanted to, so my bedroom really has 8 beds in it!”

in other news, my mini cooper credit card still has not yet arrived (GRR.) – they said it’s “on order, should be mailed this week, and i should receive it in the next week or two.” double grr. hello, i’m broke, how are you?