dont be skerred, surressly.


It is Halloween here. At Microsoft it is kind of a big deal, campus pretty much shuts down and people bring their kids, and their kids bring people, and thousands go trick-or-treating through the hallways, bangin’ out adorable pleas for candy in little costumes.

Microsoft’s campus rules for today include:

  • No pyrotechnics
  • Hay bales and corn stocks must be pre-treated with flame retardent
  • Parties have to end by 10 pm

Last year, I wore a powder-blue, 1980s bridesmaid dress, with puffy sleeves, to work but no one said anything about my costume. I think they thought I was just wearing a slightly more unusual outfit, and maybe imagined that I thought I looked nice and felt sorry for me.

So no costume, today. But now I’m a little sad because ol’ Ken Rosen down the hall has a cape on, and I like capes! And there are decorations in the hallway, and candies in bowls.

Don’t be skerred, surressly. It’s just Ken Rosen, former MCT Program Manager, in a cape.


Comments (3)

  1. Wayne Anderson says:

    You dont want to wear a cape.  Learn from the Incredibles movie!  Capes kill superheroes, even the certification variety!  Capes are dangerous as.

  2. mdalligood says:

    No explosions? No fires? In by 10? And need I say no… no, cape??? T, you call this a party? :(

  3. Liza Furr says:

    I work in a veterinary teaching hospital, and several of the departments are all decorated for the holiday.  The radiology department has x-rays of bats and "spiders" on the viewing boards!  And I saw one person dressed as the patient from the "Operation" boardgame.  Halloween is much more fun here than anywhere else I’ve worked!

    (Yes, I dressed up too.  I’m a Border Morris dancer.  Never heard of Border Morris?  It’s stompy and fun, and the costume involves lots of fluttering rags.)