Monday, May 18, 2009

Facebook Flair

Okay, so my sister got me hooked on Facebook. I have found so many old classmates and friends since I joined a couple of months ago. That being said, there are parts of Facebook that I just cannot get into. Fortunately, Facebook allows you to easily ignore the things you consider noise :)

Aside from the pictures posted by my friends, one of the applications of Facebook I do like it the "pieces of flair". I  am a fan of the movie Office Space and every time I get a piece of flair sent to me, I think about the movie. Here are a clip; WARNING: one of the characters in the clip does obscene gestures :)

Basically JoAnna after being approached by her boss previously in the movie about her not having more buttons on her suspenders (pieces of flair), is fed up and quits her job. In the movie, everytime you see JoAnna at work, she is being reprimanded by her boss for only wearing the minimum number of buttons on her suspenders. Her boss is not concerned about her work habits, only that she chooses not to where more buttons and be super happy like her male co-worker that has so many buttons on his suspenders that there is no suspender showing anymore. The movie is about how dull and silly work can be sometimes, especially processes and policies. For instance, focusing on a rule instead of the how well people are actually getting the work done. In another scene, the main character Peter is reprimanded for not putting a cover sheet on a TPS report by every single one of his bosses. It is a very tongue and cheek look at office life.

Disclaimer: If you want to see the movie, I should let you know that it contains adult content and humor.

Here is my flair board from Facebook:

One of my favorites is the frog button, it says: "If life gives you scraps... Quilt!" My younger sister found that one for me. The blue one, "I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this, Have a nice day." is a line from Disney's Hercules animated film by the character Megara. It is one of my husband's favorite lines from the movie. 
I found the "boombox", or radio for those of you who didn't grow up in the 80's ;), button myself. It says: "I often bust out with random dance moves". Not that I am a dancer by any means. Its just when the mood strikes I dance. Not a pretty sight most of the time, but every once in a while I can look semi graceful :) 
And no pieces of flair board would be complete without at least one Hello Kitty character, a reference to vampires and a Calvin and Hobbs quote :)

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