Saturday, October 24, 2009

Best in Show!

I don't blog about work. It's a conscious decision. I love my job. I love my coworkers. And I really don't want to get fired. I'm breaking my silence, however, for a very important announcement.

My team has won the Lexington Public Library's Pimp my Bookcart Competition!

There were 7 entries, including two buses, a Where the Wild Things Are jungle (which got second place - Go Beaumont!!), a zombie survival cart, a yellow submarine, and a full "Game of life" Board. But our Shep took the blue ribbon.I, along with 3 other ladies representing the Business Office and Human Resources took the "green" theme to heart, making this Hungarian Sheep Dog ("Shep Herding Books")from cardboard, a milk jug and 2 liter, paper towel roll, bubble wrap, and lots and lots and lots of shredded newspaper. The rules of the competition require the cart be functional as a book cart (Shep's left side is open - I didn't get a picture) and be restored to its original condition following the competition.

Shep will be entered into the national competition next week, so wish us luck!


kristin said...

no way.

i want that.

it is amazing!!!

Rae said...

That cart is overflowing with creativity! Awesome!

What a fun place to work, to be able to create like that!

Timothy Waltner said...

Great job. I'm proud of your creativity. And I'm pleased with the strong nod to newspapers! Good luck on the next step.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

That's awesome! Way to go (and now I want a recycled newspaper dog of my very own. Of course, my dog's would be terrified of it. I think that's half the fun!)

Modernicon said...

holy moly, how cool is that?

(signed is as Patrick but it's really Jenny - just too lazy to log out and log back in!)