Friday, July 15, 2011

Surprise!

I work with an amazing group of people.  The education team is more like family than co-workers, which isn't surprising since we spend fifty hours a week together.  There are times when I see them more often than I see RCC.

Sometimes the long work-weeks and the fact that when I do get to see RCC, he's already in bed asleep, take their toll and I'm flat out bitchy.  Wednesday, I was beyond bitchy.  I was a Crabby Ass and anyone who crossed my path was going to pay.

I gave my class their final exam and was perplexed when the other "little dean" (we're both vertically challenged) came to sit in my class.  When I asked him what was up, he just shrugged and said he had to get away from his desk.  Being the Crabby Ass I was, I totally understood the need to get away from work - even if it was just to a classroom.

My students completed their finals in just under two hours and I gathered up all of my stuff to go back to my office.  I damn near lost my mind when the door to the education department was closed - it's never closed and I had my hands full.  I grumbled my way through the door and stomped to my office, only to find that door closed too and there was something covering the window.  I didn't even see what was covering the window, I just knew that some damn idiot had shut my door and covered up the bottom half of my window.  I was able to see just enough through my window to ensure it was empty and opened the door.

I got half a step in and stopped.

I couldn't figure out the mess that was my desk...

Then it dawned on my.  My birthday!  They were a few days early, which caught me off guard, but still made me giggle.  I then stopped to look at my office door...

If I hadn't been such a Crabby Ass, I might have noticed there was something amiss with my door.  The giant frog should have been a dead give-away.

So, my lovely education teammates bestowed me with 40 breakfast burritos (don't tell El Poquito Diablo - I don't think they're on my diet)...


Please notice the 40 cans of Coke on my office chair (don't tell EPD about those either).  There were 40 live goldfish, each in individual cups, on my desk...

 
They even bestowed me with 40 effervescent denture cleaner things...

And Swedish Fish...


And fighterfighters!  'Cause my peeps know I love me some fighterfighters!


I can't even name everything that I found (and am still finding), all in multiples of 40.  Took me two hours to give away the burritos and adopt out the fish (every department suddenly has a fish tank) and get my desk sorted out enough to get back to work, but it made my day that my team threw me a surprise office take-over.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

They are AWESOME! I love the pictures and narrative... they were rockin' the surprise! Happy early Birthday!

Allenspark Lodge said...

Love the AARP certificate on the door...

Bill

Mrs Mom said...

Cool Beans!! And remember-- Birthday Food Has No Calories!!!!!!!!

Janet said...

What a great surprise! Hope you have a happy birthday.

Mr. Daddy said...

Happy Birthday AGAIN...LOL

hope

Aunt Crazy said...

That is so cool and sweet and thoughtful and HILARIOUS!!!

GB Girl said...

Happy Birthday! You do have pretty awesome coworkers. How fun!