Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Messy fun, broad hint and exclamation

- To honor the new PBS Jim Henson childrens' show, Dinosaur Train, Georgia Public Broadcasting kicked it off with a fun Doughnuts and Dinosaurs day. Giant orange footprints continued down the hallway and along the walls to a train ride that included a doughnut upon boarding. Messy fun.

- Salad that includes yellow heirloom tomatoes from co-worker Bobby's garden. When I pause to tell him how much I enjoy the tomatoes, he says he'll bring me some more. A broad hint that worked! :)

- A client's excited exclamation, "That's exactly what I wanted!" She loved her red tag sale postcard on brown cover stock that will go out in the mail this week.

14 comments:

Lance said...

Fresh tomatoes...mmmm!! We picked some up at a farmer's market over the weekend, so good!

And making a client so happy - very cool, Lynn!!!

Talon said...

Now that's my kind of train ride!

Heirloom tomatoes are scrumptious!

Fulfilling a client's wishes (and obviously exceeding them) is one of those fine, fine feelings. Great work, Lynn!

Susan DeAngelis said...

Gotta love fresh tomatoes picked from the garden.

So what's this new Jim Henson show all about? :)
Sue

Lynn said...

Lance -

I am loving the tomatoes right now - especially in a sandwich. :)

This was a little job, but important to the client. It makes my day when someone is so happy like that.

Talon -

A fine, fine feeling is a great way to put it. And are tomatoes abundant in Canada right now?

Susan -

You know - it is interesting that they are attributing this to Jim Henson - I suppose his very name summons up the proper muppet like creature in our heads. :)

"DINOSAUR TRAIN is a half-hour show seen through the eyes of a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex named Buddy. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons take the Dinosaur Train to meet a variety of dinosaurs in different time periods and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures, all while trying to figure out where Buddy belongs.

PBS says the show "embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains while encouraging basic scientific thinking and skills as the audience learns about natural science, natural history and paleontology." It is a great way to learn about dinosaurs, family traits, and investigative skills."

Cathy said...

my son will be so excited about that show! our tomatoes didn't do so well this year. :(

Lynn said...

Cathy -

We have such relentless sun in the southeast during the summer, that they usually do well here. I do love them.

Yes - that dinosaur show looks very cool. I might check it out myself. :)

G said...

Making a client happy like that can really brighten up an otherwise difficult day at work.

Yesterday, I had a staff member call me up her first day back at work after a four month absence and thank me for being so concerned about her (I'm friends with her significant other and whenever I had the chance, I would inquire about her well being).

Lynn said...

G -

In my line of work - you tend to hear more complaints that anything else. So when someone is exhuberantly happy like that it makes my day (and the woman's day who runs that press.)

It sounds as if it made a difference in your co-worker's well-being that you were so concerned about her. That's nice, G.

Talon said...

Lynn, the lack of sunshine and way too much rain has stunted the growth very badly...so they've become cherry tomatoes - lol~

Lynn said...

Talon -

Oh my - well they are good for salads or stuffing for appetizers, I guess! :)

Jannie Funster said...

Mmmmn, you know I'd follow a doughnut trail to the ends of the earth!

:)

xo

Lynn said...

Jannie -

And to think of having a doughnut on a train...

Snaggle Tooth said...

Trying to eat a donut on a trainride is a sillt pic in my head- thanks!
Getting a design perfect? Priceless!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

We aim to please where I work and you don't always hear when folks are pleased.