So, I start working at my new job more and more while still at the old place as well, which means I sort-of have two jobs at the moment where I need to turn up occasionally. The new job is fun, though! At an agency, you definitely live high on the hog, and people are quite intense. Agencies do exist on the edge of chaos, AKA a level of High Catastrophic Normal. I'll deal with it. In fact, I have been hired expressly to de-stress the situation as I am a sensible and experienced Old Fart.
Yesterday, there was an important meeting with important customers about an important project, and when I came in today, there was this tiny!cake left over from it, which a bloke with the same name as Urq's dog (which secretly amuses me) offered to me. The whole thing was about 5 cm across (max!), and what glitters on it was actually gold, and it reputedly cost as much as two pieces of sensible cake from a normal bakery. Oh, and it was brightly purple, and the taste wasn't artificial grape or blueberry (as one would expect from the colour), but juniper berry
. Huh. I am still unjaded enough (and will hopefully always be!) to thoroughly enjoy it. Anyway, that was such a posh little cake, it deserves my dramatic Lady!Loki icon.
My new desk -- I brought the first items along from my old office. Coffee comes from a posh espresso machine there, and you can drink as much as you want. I am very well caffeinated today. One of my new colleagues pointed out that nothing worse than Rasputin and a few icon!icons will convince nobody there of a) my weirdness or b) my dangerousness. I said that I can bring a Kali and a Ma'at next, but she went 'Still, nope, not scary', so I will have to think of something really scary and strange. **ponders** Some grisly old Apocalyptica poster, perhaps? Or is there a high resolution fanart poster of Jotun!Loki? In any case, I do wish to up the ante on weird. I mean, it's ME
!! I can't be anywhere and just be normal! Can I?
One of the partners (the Sterling in the SCPD, so to speak, if my old friend is the Draper -- unfortunately, they have no Cooper, and nobody ever misses poor Pryce) rescued a baby bird the other week which he is now raising in a cage. It is a tiny, chirpy, cheeky, altogether adorkable tit of some sort! Of course I had to take pictures.
They have this menhir(ish stone) as a garden decoration, but the agency people are innocent of that -- that was the building's owner. Still, menhir! **giggles**
And on my way home, I bought a little aloe vera plant for my
action figure terrarium to replace the severely wilting sprig of ivy.