Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Movin' movin' movin' right to the top!

After more than a year and a half of planning and building and picking carpet colors, my company is finally moving this weekend from a gray, drab, mousy-blah office in a near-nothing-interesting neighborhood to a custom-built, high-tech, all-singing, all-dancing new office in the heart of the Loop.

Benefits of our move:
• Exponentially nicer space that will give us exponentially more credibility with our clients
• A whole new smörgåsbord of lunch options
• An opportunity to use smörgåsbord in a blog post with all the fun diacritical marks
• Closer access to everything that makes working in downtown Chicago so worldly and glamorous
• More microwaves in the kitchen
• Really nice photo of me on my new ID badge

Downsides to our move:
• Longer commute for me
• Crappy cell phone service in the heart of the concrete jungle
• No more lunchtime sightings of Mr. Pipes, the perpetually sleeveless construction worker erecting (ahem) the shiny new building next door to our old office
• Farther walk to the bathroom
• We have to wear goddamn ID badges

The moving boxes were delivered today. Here is about a fourth of them all neatly stacked outside our front conference room:

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