New digs! Can you dig it?
PlattForm, Inc. is moving in less than two months … and, Lord, my load is heavy. Seems yours truly has been tapped to help decorate the new building and facilitate the move.
Regarding the interior design part: No sweat.
Regarding the actual physical moving part: Yeah … I don’t sweat.
Soon we’ll have these cushy new digs about a mile away from our old location. Emphasis on old. Everything in the old place is beige … beige as far as the eye can see. It’s like being trapped inside an eggshell -- an eggshell with harsh fluorescent lights. In fact, that’s probably the name of the paint color … Drab Eggshell. Worse … a few intermittent walls are painted hospital green. And not trendy “Grey’s Anatomy”-green either. We’re talking “Spoiled Pea Soup”-green.
PForm’s Dream Team of Imaginaries has been meeting with the interior designer for weeks now getting everything just right. The new place is going to be RIFE with bold color choices and brushed coppers and silvers. As Fergie would say, it’s G-L-A-M-O-R-OU-S. However, you could not PAY me to be an interior designer and put up with all the bourgeois propaganda we’ve been throwing at her. Imagine five different people with five different ideas of what’s tasteful and what’s not. We did all agree that the new place should not resemble our current accommodations in the slightest.
Tomorrow the Dream Team will be traipsing from room to room taking inventory of all the crap we have in this building. And, believe me, there’s lots of it. Apparently, we must have an itemized list of every single tangible object – regardless of whether or not it’s nailed down. That’s unfortunate … as certain offices resemble an old-fashioned Hillbilly Jamboree. As one member of the team put it, “It’ll be a cold day in hell before those torn bean bags get put on that moving truck!”
And while there’s no accounting for taste (or lack thereof), there is a certain air of excitement buzzing around the (Drab Eggshell) walls of PForm. Why? There’s going to be a gym in the new building. A big boy gym with big boy weights so big boys can get even bigger. And, mercifully, there are showers too. There’s also a bona-fide in-house coffee shoppe. (I think we should call it “Hallowed Grounds”.) There’s a Rec Room, a child care area and windows galore. The moles who currently work in Media won’t know what to do with daylight pouring in their shiny new cubicles.
The Big Move is scheduled for the last week in June. Of course, that means the second to last week in June will be The Big Reminisce. And, of course, it means that I will take some much needed vacation time so I don’t have to lift a finger. Duh. I’m a designer. I’m a mover and shaker too … minus the mover part.