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Must...resist

I'm spending the week in a gigantic server facility. We're sitting on top of the largest backbone in the world. Basically, this is where teh internets live. Security is absurdly tight - cameras everywhere, biometric scanners all over the place.

It's very noisy here - massive a/c units, thousands of fans blowing on cpu's, and a truly piercing alarm.

So naturally I put on the noise-cancelling earphones and turn on the iPod.

All alone.

Gigantic server room.

Cold. Need to warm up.

Music.

Must...resist...urge...to...dance....

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glamour_junkie
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, do it. Just do it.

Life's to short to deny oneself.


DANCE, MONKEY!
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I didn't make it.
In fact, I'm kind of rockin' out while I'm typing this...
sarcasmoscorner
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm pleased to hear it. I mean - how often does one get to boogie with the backbone of the Internet?
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so danged professional. Mind you, I've been wearing a skull-and-crossbones hoodie all week, too.
manywaters
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm eyeballing skull and crossbone Keds.

What are you rocking out to?
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC)
Well it changes! "Clinic" at the moment - but Rob Zombie is the bastard that did me in.
glamour_junkie
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I came into posession of a helluva lot of pirate toys (competitor purchases we dont need anymore) yesterday, and now my desk and window are bedecked in piratey-ness. (Your icon reminded me.)

I'm glad you gave in to the sound!
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
Man. My job doesn't provide me with pirate toys. Damn them!
glamour_junkie
Jul. 27th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Your job SHOULD, though. I think it would make for a happier work environment.
However, they might know you too well, and they might figure it will increase the chance you'll plunder and scallywag your weasly black pirate guts out in the workplace, so they don't want to encourage it. HR issues and all.

(Oh, and I get to rock out whenever I want, and no one says anything, because artists are expected to be wierd.)

:)
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Listen, anytime you start to whine about your work, and how irritating it is - I want you look at your desk.

Free. Pirate. Toys.

You make toys for a living. All you have to do is delight boys and girls everywhere. Basically, you're Santa Claus' pimp. And you can dance whenever you want to, and you work with a passel of hotties.

And when you've got that firmly in mind...

Shut. Up.
glamour_junkie
Jul. 28th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
Point well made, and taken.

Shutting it.
vis_major
Jul. 28th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Rob Zombie! He always does me in, too.

Good form - glad to hear you gave into the temptation.
sarcasmoscorner
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
with your matching (oh how I covet them) socks?
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
The same pair of socks, all week? Ew. Please woman, I'm not entirely classless.
ladytairngire
Jul. 27th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
Oh! FAB icon!
ladytairngire
Jul. 27th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a setting for a nifty story.
thelastmehina
Jul. 27th, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I've heard of that place!

Is it true that, in the case of an emergency, they immediately deploy the airtight doors and suck all the air out of the room?

A friend of mine claims that's the standard operating procedure and the techs all have to sign death waivers to work there.
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Well, I certainly didn't sign any death-waivers. Nor would I, for that matter!
kylecassidy
Jul. 27th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
so how fast are your p0rn download times there?
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, to access the actual internets, I have to use a cell-card. It's a lot easier than plugging in directly to the switch.
misskitty14
Jul. 27th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
know how to make a tissue dance?

Put a little boogie in it.

Glad to hear it works on pants, too.
aghrivaine
Jul. 27th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
ow.
wing_angel
Jul. 29th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
must resist urge to dance? lol... dancing is fun, go and dance!
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