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Happy Fourth of July, everybody 
2nd-Jul-2009 01:32 pm
I love a parade
The usual suspects social committee for our department at work decided that although we may not have any budget for festivities (or, really, much else), we can still have a good time. So they encouraged everybody to wear red, white, and blue to work today, and at lunch those of us who wanted to had a parade around our floor, then visited three other floors and paraded around there too.

BossLady was the parade marshal, complete with high hat with whadayacallit on the front (see userpic for example). As one of the tallest people involved (I'm five foot six, for pete's sake — this group just skews short) I chose to be one of the flag carriers so I could ensure it didn't drag on the ground. We had a boom box with patriotic music and a crowd of about 20 by the time we were done. (At one point the music segued from the national anthem and the Marine Corps hymn over to "What do you do with a drunken sailor". There was much hilarity on the part of the marchers at that point.)

Surprisingly, considering I'm Ms. I-Don't-Do-Audience-Participation-So-Don't-Try, it was an awful lot of fun. It was interesting to see people's expressions and responses as we went by. Some were like "what the... oh, a parade! How great!" Some were like "darn, here I am stuck on this phone call." And some... some looked like we'd spat in their potato salad. Oh, well.

Planning to do it again next year. And next year, we're going to say "damn the torpedos" and go parade around the floor that the executive suite is on.
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