Wednesday, August 15, 2007

When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Silly


We have been under a lot of pressure at work, trying to complete the scenery for our upcoming production of Heartbreak House. Today was our last day in the shop, before everything gets loaded into the truck and transported over to the theater.

I knew that tempers could be running high, so in an attempt to keep the mood light, I bought all of my staff furry animal ears.

This is Andrew. You just have to love a man who will wear fuzzy bunny ears all day at work.

I did not get a good photo of Cristina, which is too bad. Yesterday, her car was rear-ended, and today her insurance adjuster came out to our shop to assess the damage. She had the entire meeting with him without realizing that she was wearing sequin-encrusted white tiger ears. The insurance guy didn't bat an eyelid. It was only when Cristina was coming back into the shop and happened to see her shadow that she realized what had just happened. Did the insurance guy burst out laughing, once he was out of "ear shot?"

I had to seal our floor with some really nasty chemicals, and I opted to work after-hours so I wouldn't expose my co-workers. Just as I was finishing up, our late-night cleaning crew arrived, and I can only imagine what they thought of the sweaty lady with the respirator mask and the fuzzy tiger ears!


Gothknits said...

Oh how I miss working with you. Before I became manager I use to wear a rhinestone tiara any night I had to close the store. Or any day that was particularly crappy. I always wear my wedding one on my birthday. And my sparkley devil horns are my favorite.

Hey, it's what keeps us from going crazy.

The Little Foxes said...

We live in Asheville, NC. The other day I saw a shirt that said "If you are too weird for Asheville, you are too weird." LOL!! Maybe the adjustor was from Asheville - sequined ears wouldn't even be noticed around here ;-))

I read your blog faithfully - you are a joy, inspiration and fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey there, Asheville people! I know of a lot of artists who live and work there, as well as go regularly to Penland. Little foxes, do you perchance know of Dolph Smith the papermaker extraordinaire?

Ashville also had really cool big bugs.

Try wearing THOSE on a tiara!

Mine kept crawling off.


Anonymous said...

Wow... I am impressed... a totally paint stained apron and none on your skin! Way to go!



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