Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My new co-worker

Meet the the new office mascot at my workplace: Black Winnie-the-Pooh (the "h" is optional). My co-workers, Melissa and Lorrie, and I somehow got semi-addicted to things that you put in water and watch grow. I believe Lorrie started this fad by getting an alligator. Then Melissa joined in the fun by getting a nutcracker. So, now it was my turn to provide the entertainment.

One day while playing at playing at the Dollar Tree, I came across a small selection of grow thingies (what the hell are these things called? Well, until I can think of a better term, I'm sticking with the term "grow thingies"). Of the animals there, I decided to go with the bear.

I started growing him sometime last week. I should've taken a picture of him before I put him in water just to show how big he's gotten! I love how, from the front, you can't really tell what he is... he just looks like a black lump. Strangely he smells like gasoline. I'm not really sure how safe this thing is for children (or adults for that matter). I suppose as long as Timmy isn't playing with Winnie near an open flame, he'll be ok (I'm not sure which "he" I'm more concerned about with this sentence - Timmy or Winnie).

Melissa made the sign on his current habitat. I had him in a smaller container, but he outgrew that thing quickly. I think he may be maxed out on his growth spurt. I guess we'll give it a few more days just to be sure.

Once we're certain he's done growing, I'll begin training him to take over the office...


  1. So I know you know I waste most of work tone working out but seriously. You "grow thingies" at your place. Odd but interesting. I remember the alligator but didn't know about the rest. I expect updates on his training and progress in undermining the powers that be and slowly taking control of your facilities. These updates are a must. Thanks for your time and cooperation.

    PS - other than black poo have you got any other names to go by? Black poo is a good code name but he needs a professional name. Oh and keep the smokers away from him. He might just spontaneously combust.

  2. Melissa's the one who actually named him. But you're right, he does need a professional name. I'll have to put some thought into that. As for keeping the smokers away... What if THEY spontaneously combust? Hmmm, while that might be funny, I'm not sure I'm willing to risk Winnie's life for that.

  3. I like the term "grow thingie". Genius!!!

  4. Thank you. I'm 98% sure that's the technical term for those things... Well, maybe more like 96.3%.

  5. Haha! That's totally the technical term! :) And I just have one question: "Is he alive?" lol!

  6. Melissa - I am worried about Poo(h). He was belly up today. When fish do that, that's not a good sign. I'm not sure what it means when bears do it. Bears who are in a bucket of water.

  7. you better watch out, once hes grown melissa just might shoot him

    1. I'm wondering if she did shoot him since he's belly up.