Funny thing is the owner is an older gent and ALWAYS wears a tie, but yesterday..... The office was uber clean and organized with fresh floral arrangements (I'll get back to the 'floral arrangement' in a minute) and a fancy lunch set up in the conference room. And there was the owner in his starched shirt and suit and with his tie off. Seeing him without his tie when everything else was all dolled up just seemed wrong. I mentioned that 'perhaps they didn't mean literally with your tie off'. He smiled and agreed but wasn't taking any chances. He really wants to design a museum, which we haven't done in years. Even the crazy receptionist was "uncrazy" and downright subdued yesterday.
Recent work has been courthouses, schools, synagogues, libraries but not museums. It's funny because once you do a particular project, like a courthouse, then you'll get awarded more courthouses, but it's tough to get that first one. So of course we want the work, but we also want to set a precidence that "we do museums".
Anyway, back to the floral arrangements.....
We have this fancy schmancy Japanese artist/florist who does our arrangements and we always have a big arrangement of hers in the reception area. She was called in at the last minute for this client visit and we all couldn't wait to see what she'd do. In the past her arrangements have been piles of stones, lumps of moss, a load of birch logs (which someone later took home to burn).
This time she had an arrangement of 3 HUGE bamboo sticks - each probably 8 feet long and 10 inches in diameter. 2 standing up and one just laying there on the table, and somehow with an orchid placed in the middle. It's WEIRD. I especially don't like the log just laying there on the table like it's waiting for someone to come along and put it in its place, but what do I know? I'm not an artist, I'm a money person. And lemme tell ya - 3 bamboo logs and an orchid should NOT cost $250. This much, I know.
Tomorrow is Evan's last day of school and Mama's leaving work early to celebrate. I told him I'd take him out for ice cream when I got home, to which he replied "Oh Sue already told me she'd take me out for ice cream on the last day and she's picking me up in her convertible".
Well fine! I'm still leaving early though. We'll do something fun afterwards.
Sue's the neighbor whose dog bit my ass a while ago. Just the other day when I was getting home from work she was outside with her
I WANT TO PLAY POKER!