My desk is a half cube in the middle of the hallway where everyone walks by to get to the kitchen. I am located in the hub of activity, and it suits one half of my nature. One half of me loves to have people ask me where so and so is, and what so and so is up to, and how was my weekend and do I have any idea if there are any more forks. The other half would like nothing more to never, ever be asked again if I’ve seen so and so. There are upsides and downsides. Thankfully, it usually only takes me about 30 minutes to roll over and flip to the side that enjoys being in the epicenter.
Directly behind me sits my favorite department in the company. They have the most fun and one of the women in the department is the main reason I have the job I have. I spend a small amount of my time doing some stuff and junk for them when they’re slammed and over the past month D and I discovered our mutual love for Miss Britney Spears.
We’ve been loudly talking about how excited we are for Britney: For the Record, and a co-worker has been giving us a fair amount of shit for it. Today we both sighed when we realized it was less than a week until we could sit down and watch Miss B set the record straight. Sometimes D will just bust out, “It’s Britney, bitch,” in her dry, subtle Boston accent, and it never fails to elicit a chuckle from me. We even convinced our ultra hipster co-worker who didn’t know who sang Womanizer to sit down and spend three and a half glorious minutes watching the video by saying, “She’s naked. In a sauna.”
So on Friday, when things were a little quiet and our work consisted of performing simple but time consuming internet searches we turned on a little “Womanizer,” and the guy who thinks Britney is ’simple’ walked by and said, “I think I’ve just been ‘tune crimed.’” And I asked for an explanation. The definition of “tune crime” is to play a song that is sure to stick in someone’s head, especially if that song is not a particular favorite of the person you’re tune criming. To which, I said, “I’m TOTALLY BLOGGING THIS! ‘Tune crimed’ is the best phrase I will ever hear ever,” and I hadn’t even been drinking. He whooped and said, “‘Tune crime’ is my wordsmithing masterpiece, I can’t wait for you to share it with your world!” Or something, I don’t know, Womanizer was on pretty loud at that point.
This was exactly when D asked which Britney was my favorite. I think “office Britney” will always win, but “Limo Britney” has some kind of effect on me too.
Only 6 more days.