Today’s post comes from Verily Sherrilee
One of the bylaws at my workplace is that it be a fun place to work. Every summer we have a splendid program called “Summer of Love” with some afternoons off, food trucks out on the lawn, bands and a relaxed dress code. We even have a party room in Building 2! The rest of the year is sprinkled with other fun events and this week we celebrated the Kentucky Derby.
To get ready for the event, my department decided that we wanted to make Derby Day hats for the celebration. Instead of our regular department meeting, we gathered in one of the rooms here with our hats, silk flowers, ribbons, toile and glue guns. An hour later, we were transformed from everyday worker bees to queens (and kings) of the hive.
The party room was set up with a photo both, bean bag toss, beer pong and ping pong. We had mint juleps (a little strong – I could hardly get through just one), finger sandwiches and little pecan pie tartlets. There was also a fun set-up for “betting” on the Derby horses. The top ten forerunners each had a sheet with their picture, their stats, their jockey, etc. Then they each had a big glass vase; there was one glass vase for all the long shots together as well.
As we entered the party room, we each received two tickets to bet on our choice. I bet one of my tickets on the long shots and my second on Destin, a three-year old gray born in Kentucky. His jockey is Javier Castellano. I chose him because I follow a science-blog done by a guy named Destin. If there had been a woman jockey I would have chosen her or if there had been a really interesting jockey name, I could have dumped a ticket in that vase. So even though I was adorned like I was ready for a day at the races, I still placed my bet based on the name of a science jock.
How do you pick `em?