Being a software developer, its almost expected that I’m a little weird or eccentric. I embrace this to make my job more enjoyable. One of the ways I do this is by keeping a theme. I got my theme of “Kelly Clarkson” from the move 40 Year Old Virgin. When Steve Carell’s character was getting his chest waxed…
So I’ve been adding Kelly Clarkson references in my code, test data, and screen shots for a while now. So I had a day off work and my co-workers took the opportunity to enhance my Kelly Clarkson. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but this is my desk!
Look and you can see the photo of Steve Carell from 40 Year Old Virgin in the photo below.
Our Chicken and Waffle tradition continues at work. We’ve done it a few times in the past. Generally it makes the whole office smell like deep fried food, but its worth it. I’ll just show a few photos of what happened.
Brad caught with food in his mouth.
I never listen to signs! On a side note, the air fryer is amazing. It was 90% of the taste of the deep fried chicken!
Prepping the fryer.
Kristen getting ready for the perfect marketing photo.
Jesse never wastes any time getting a plate of food.
Noooooo, you have to deep fry it first!
Who can resist a deep fryed Twinkie?
There is that perfect marketing shot!
Perfect plate of food!
Deep fried pickles are a thing…
Its been 3 years, but Deck Commerce returned to the Mud Run. This is to be the last Mud run at The Battlegrounds as they are converting the course to a Tough Mudder event. I can tell a difference as the course has changed and several more difficult obstacles were present this year. We didn’t bring any cameras with us this year so we could focus on the event. Straight to the photos of the event!
Kris Ninnis riding piggy back (on me) for the camera
Krista Goldman, Brian Eiswirth, and Hogan
Krista Goldman and Brian Eiswirth
Chris Deck (the owner of Deck Commerce) and Hogan dabbing as they jump 15 feet down into water.
Krista Goldman about to get more wet.
Brad Pagel embracing every part of the run!
The group from left to right Back: Brad Pagel, Chris Deck, Hogan Haake, Jesse Pettis, Kris Ninnis, Brandon Chism Front: Krista Goldman, Joe (Chris’s father in law), Brian Eiswirth
Its worth noting that Joe (front middle) is over 70 years old and kept up with the rest of us!
Our second Chicken and Waffle day at the office was a success. We started early with mimosas.
Before long it was lunch time and we fired up three waffle irons and three deep fryers. One of the deep fryers didn’t work, so we were down to two. To speed up the process this year, we purchased breaded chicken tenders. Then fried great and saved tons of time. Nobody left hungry and there were plenty of leftovers!
Adam and Jesse getting ready.
Kris preparing to deep fry some Twinkies, Oreos, and pickles.
No, its not a selfie! Kristen is taking a photo of the room.
Darth Vader shaped waffle with chicken on it.
Dan getting ready to eat.
Several toppings to choose from.
Ann waiting for a deep fried treat!
Jesse had somewhere to be, so he made a to-go plate!
Brandon getting ready to eat.
Daniel burned his hand on the fryer.
I occasionally leave a unicycle in the office. Today, Chad LaCroix gave it a go. While he wasn’t a natural, I wasn’t worried that he was going to fall right over and hurt himself!
On the other side of the office, we have people cutting donuts in half. We made sure to get photos because Josh Hunt finds it annoying that anybody would leave half a donut in the box. We have to have fun in the office!
Cutting a Donut