Friday, January 7, 2011
A Contest and a Chilldown
Here's a quick heads and tails up for Critter Alley readers. Cathy C. Hall is running a contest at her blog, Cathy C's Hall of Fame.
Cathy is a Southern writer with sass, class, and a great sense of humor. If you register as one of her new followers, you're eligible to win a Barnes and Noble gift card. And who wouldn't love to have that?
Meanwhile back at the home front, my personal pet therapists have been successful. I'm feeling much better, thank you, despite the glacial conditions under which I'm working. My office is located in an enormous cinder block building that's heated and cooled by some techno geek located, I believe, somewhere in a far distant country. We've been told that the building's thermostat is definitely set at a comfortable 67 degrees.
All you have to do is walk through our office to realize somebody's thermometer has malfunctioned. Each worker is decked out in coat, muffler, hat, and gloves. (It's not easy to type with gloves, believe me). I even keep an afghan tucked around my ankles. It looks like we're working in a square igloo rather than a cubicle. I don't look for any improvement soon, because the weather is due to drop back into even more frigid temps.
One thing is for sure, dressing like Nanuck of the North definitely saves on wardrobe money. No one notices that I now wear long johns and battery operated socks rather than pantsuits and dress jackets. H'mmm. Wonder if that's a violaton of the dress code?