I only read beauty magazines when I’m on the plane. That used to equal out to one Glamour magazine per year, but since my business travel increased I’ve actually got caught between new issues of the thinking girl’s fashion magazine and ended up with a Cosmo. And there I learned that women are dressing sexier in the workplace. In a recent poll, 68% of us feel that women are showing more cleavage at work. When I wrote this strip I didn’t really indicate what I thought Maridee should be wearing, but according to Cosmo, workplace tanktops are a definite “no.” So Jesse has a point after all, working girls, this outfit is not for you. Looking for that poll this morning led me to this amusing article, a good reminder about why I pick up a women’s magazine only when I’m stuck on an airline desperate for an escape from uncomfortable seats and crying babies.
Back from my trip! This year we had an extra day so Scott and I took my co-worker to EPCOT. There really is no theme park quite like EPCOT. It has a lot of cheesy charm. If you know where to look, there are still some places where you can get a glimpse of its original late 1970s/early 1980s “futuristic” architecture and murals. Some of the buildings have been updated to look more postmodern and less Dr. Who, but you can often pick out where the extra colors were tacked on. My co-worker was delighted with the hokey narration and spunky songwriting on Oh, Canada!, the 360 degree movie that is one of the last adorably original attractions. El Rio del Tiempo was sadly closed, suggesting that somebody noticed its very outdated. Kind of a shame, that was what I liked about it. The big score though was rediscovering L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante. My family used to go every time we went until we discovered my sister had a food allergy to eggs, and eggs are in all of the pasta. I hadn’t been in years and I guess I’d forgotten just how good the pasta really was. Actually its the best I’ve ever had, esspecially the pasta dumplings filled with cheese, mushrooms and black truffles.
We had another snow day here in Seattle. The office was closed due to ice, which I knew all about, because I was in it the night before when it all came raining down feverishly on my office. My car got stuck in the ice and everyone trying to leave work ended up in a miserable line on Willows Road. I hooked up with another stranded friend and she and I waited out the storm with a glass of cabernet. I did plenty of work today anyway, including a couple of phone conferences with the Orlando folks I’ll be seeing next week. Following this update Scott will be taking over this space while I get away from the snow for awhile and do some Florida conferencing.