Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
The evening began with us launching our inner-teen-super-sensation-roller-skating-championship personalities onto the slick rink. After going in circles and shouting at quality assurance manager Genevieve to let go of the wall (for the ninth time), we were about to call it a night. At that point, a teenage girl threw off her rollerblades and charged toward us. While afraid that I may have started an eminent rumble, I braced myself for the teen slap-down – alas, the girl was actually charging at another group of tweens. Skates were off, and hair was being pulled.
The Luscious Verde squad stayed far away, of course, merely giggling under our breath when all was broken up by the kindly local police department. Ted (proofreader), Lisa (print production artist) and I (production artist) hit the rink for a few last rounds when we noticed our comrades Lindsay (assistant operations manager) and Toni (client relations manager) filling out what appeared to be employment applications, but what were actually police reports. What a nice memento from the evening. Where was our red-headed Genevieve through all this? Still clinging to the wall.
-- Megan @ L.V.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
So what follows is a “Mad Libs”-style paragraph taken directly from our press release. Fill it up with the most creative, ridiculous or somewhat offensive words you can think of. (Be honest – those last ones are often the funniest.) Leave it as a blog comment – we’ll pick the best one and give that person a prize. And don’t worry – it probably won’t be a Luscious Verde mug.
Plural Nouns __________
Plural Nouns __________
Another Place __________
“Our cards challenge tradition”
In a world of (adjective) white and cream, Luscious Verde pops with an imagination and (noun) that’s, well, luscious. Unlike the (adjective) and (adjective) bows of yesteryear, today’s (plural noun) expect something (adjective) from their birth announcements. Bursting with color and style, our (plural noun) are unlike any other from (place) or, indeed, (another place). Made completely from (noun), we create something (adverb) different – and chic – for each valued (noun).
-- Rob @ L.V.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Those of us who work here at Luscious Verde know a good thing when we see it. If it's free, even better. And if it's free food, forget about it -- we're on it quicker than you can say "Luscious" three times fast.
Every week, Luscious Verde owners Chris and Wendy (a.k.a. C-Dub, the Dynamic Duo, or Oh Man, What Did I Do Wrong Now?) invite two employees out to a free lunch at the place of the employees' choosing. It's a working lunch, which means that the drinking and gossip so rampant during normal extracurricular L.V.C. outings is kept to a minimum. It's a good way to keep a dialogue going between the owners and employees, and a lot of great ideas have spawned from the lunches, like...uh...you know...uh...trust us! Great ideas!
Last week, two dedicated L.V.C. employees went all-out in a manner never before seen in an employee lunch, maybe in the history of the world, ever. Just look at that picture up there: Ted, an intrepid proofreader, and Rachel, an industrious production artist, actually had T-shirts made to commemorate the experience.
"We had been plotting in secret to do something special for the lunch," said Rachel. "We thought it would be pretty cool. My boyfriend's a screen printer, so we got the shirts easily. Ted's, like, the greatest kid ever. We're thinking of adopting him."
"I would describe my reaction to the shirts as a joyousness that almost brought a tear to my eye," said Ted, still obviously in awe of the shirt. "It was as surprising as it was fashionable."
Wow. Can't you feel that co-worker camaraderie? I...I think I have something in my eye.
-- Rob @ L.V.