Singers & Offices

March 14, 2010


We went to Lincoln this morning to hear a gospel group at Samith and Stephannie’s church. They were a bluegrass-inspired group from Minnesota – a family of nine with more stringed instruments than a music store. It was a little like being in Silver Dollar City, minus the funnelcakes.

I didn't get any good photos.

Afterward we went to see Samith’s office. It’s called Five Nines, which is some computer term. (I asked why they didn’t just call it ’45’.) It was so, so, so weird for me to see this. It’s a place of work for – get this – only grownups. It was all new and shiny, with desks and framed art on the wall, and just so….. grown up. It was hard to get used to. Rooms and rooms and rooms of full-sized furniture and beautiful shelves. No toys, no cubbies, no boots in the hall. Strange.

They had the usual computer-nerd stuff lying around. I loved it.

I don't get it, but I like it.

Lloyd got to sit in the cool, not-purchased-at-an-auction chairs. I think he may have liked them. (His office is a re-purposed closet, you might remember.)

He looks so happy with room to run around, doesn't he? It's sad.

Do other grown-ups have places like this? I feel like Dorothy, and everything just went to color.

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15 Responses to “Singers & Offices”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I just wasted fifteen minutes trying to figure out the significance of five nines. Could I get a little help?


    • Lauren Said on:

      It has something to do with how much (insert computer term here) is available when you’re (insert other computer term here). If you have a lot of (computer term), then you have 99,999 available.

      That’s all I’ve got. Lloyd will be awake shortly and can clarify.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      yeah, what Lauren said. 99.999% availability (uptime).


  2. kiwe Said on:

    Hmmm…I also didn’t know that there were work spaces that were only for grownups. A place without multiplication tables and presidents on the wall. A place that doesn’t smell like feet and hand sanitizer. A work space that is bigger than just one room. Hmmmm


  3. Kristi Said on:

    It’s so clean…. Disgusting.


  4. Karla Said on:

    My bank recently built a new corporate center, oops, corporate centre. It was added on to my operations building, and because it’s so nice and fancy, my building feels really run down. I was hoping to find some good pictures of the inside, but there’s not much online.

    For those of you interested, I give you my bank’s new corporate centre:


  5. Karla Said on:

    Okay, I have two other links, but it’s not letting me post them… 🙁


  6. Keren Lowell Said on:

    My office is a through-way from a hallway to the art room, and the carpet NEVER gets vacuumed. So I guess it’s officially a grown-up work place then.


  7. Keren Lowell Said on:

    Is Lloyd’s hair growing back already?


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