Audrey Hepburn once said, "Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me," and having a three tier cake staring right at me at the office really makes we want to attack and show it who's daddy.
Good day readers! This week was all about deadlines, receiving emails, harassing people to send stuff and repeating that process again. Dealing with slow people isn't really something anyone would want to do and I'm on top of that list. I'm happy to say most have replied and deadlines are being met. But I'm sure you're wondering why we have a three tier cake in our office.
We're not on a sugar rush nor do we want to be hyperactive for the next 5 years. We're part of Celebrate Expo and we were sent a beautiful cake by November Bakery to decorate and display at the expo. Unfortunately, the divas wouldn't allow me to eat it. Maybe because the only edible part was the outer frosting, but still it smelled SO good.
I'm happyto report that the new issue is almost ready. Final drafts are in, harassing companies to reply to emails is over and before we know it, we're working on the newest issue. Problem with finishing a new issue is meeting the deadlines and most people I've worked with seem very slow! Gotta remember, time is money! I'm so excited about the new issue but I can't give away any secrets (unless the divas already did) but this one is different.
On a random note, I've lost more weight now and all my clothes seem big on me which is a good thing and a bad thing because they kind of go to waste unless I gain all that fat back. Dieting has been an interesting adventure full of support and harassment but I guess that's what you get when you're the only guy in the office. I haven't had a burger or a slice of pizza since January and I think I'm missing out on life. It's like not having oxygen to breath or not having blood flowing in your system. I NEED A BURGER!
Anyway, back to work. My laptop kept crashing (or not even starting) this week. The divas always make fun of the fact that I (along with X-Grande Latte) are the only ones with no Macbooks. But X-Grande Latte doesn't get picked on because she can be intimidating. I've seen her angry side towards her laptop, so, X-Grande, shall we flip to the other side?
As I write this, I am currently hiding under our booth at Celebrate Expo (where we're holding the fort during the event) and people who pass by our setup kinda freak out when someone suddenly pops up! Sorry about that, but come again!
Well, we've sold magazines, gained new clients and one person even asked if he could write for us. There was a really positive outcome from this event and I must congratulate the divas for doing such a great job organizing. Amazing job Sticker and X-Grande Latte with the cake! I still wouldn't mind eating it.
So that's all that happened during the week. Hope you passed by our booth and if you didn't, we better see you next time!
Till then my bunnies!
Adnan Al-Timimi is the only male editor in the female dominated Khaleejesque workspace. Follow Adnan’s column to know more about his unique experience in this unusual territory.