Friday, April 27, 2012

Do Yo Chain Hang Low?

As I was typing the title to this post, I was humming a melody.  Trent, oblivious to what I was typing, began to sing the words, but, much to my amusement, he did not sing the traditional "Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro?" No, he started singing the more current pop version that hijacked the same melody:

Do yo chain hang low
Do it wobble to the flo'
Do it shine in the light
Is it platinum is it gold?

He did not actually know all those words, only "Do yo chain hang low...Is it platinum is it gold?"  Nevertheless, we be gangsta up in hee-uh!

Anyway.  We are dorks.  I know.  Moving on.

So I made a paper chain to count down to the end of tax season.  It started at the beginning of February and went through the April 17 tax deadline, was color coded for months, weekdays, weekends and the deadlines themselves.  Abby helped me make it when she visited in January.  I updated once before on the progress of it getting shorter as I tore off a link each day, but I thought I'd finish it off.

Here's how it started out:

Here's how it looked in my previous update, a few days before the March 15th deadline:

Once I actually got into the April part of it, I realized that I was getting way behind on tearing off links and even noticing where I was on the chain because the chain was at home and I was at the office.  All. The. Time.  I figured it would be a more fun and meaningful reminder of the upcoming deadline day (and ensuing day off!) if I moved it to my cube at the office.  So I did:

At this point in the chain, my cube neighbor, Keith, commented that one of his Baylor accounting classmates also made a paper countdown chain this tax season, "but hers started like the first of February."  Um, he must think I'm a paper chain amateur or something.  I quickly informed him that mine did originally start at the beginning of February, had been color coded for multiple variables, etc.  He gave me his "Never a dull moment in your life" look, which happens quite often, then went back to his cube.  Don't be underestimatin' my mad paper chain skillz!

In conclusion, we made it to the deadline:

I let that little lonely link stay pinned there for a couple days as a reminder of "Yo yo yo, we did it!" then got over it and tossed him too, just like all the others.

Mission accomplished.  Here ends me trying to be gangsta.  Whew...

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