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Corporate Christmas Card

FYI: Click on the pic to view the animated thing.

 The landmarks represent countries where we have a significant presence. Sadly, the best they could come up with for Canada was a moose.

Mood: amusedamused

*squints* A little, tiny, itty-bitty moose? A giant can of beer would have been far more appropo!

Hey... what about the Russians? Didn't see any bears!

Beer would have been good!

Kronos doesn't have a major office Russia.

Pilgham says about the beer, "Oh yeah... or a touk (toque?)."

Edited at 2008-12-19 12:14 am (UTC)

That was sad.

I don't ever get any thing and that was still sad.

Do they have windmills in Belgium?

I'm not sure. I rather expect they should if they don't.

Not only do they have windmills, they run guided tours so you can go see them and they even have them running, weather permitting.

Ours have been moved; torn down, converted into information booths or (in one case) made over into a guest house but not tours locations. We do have a working gristmill however, it runs off of a tidal creek.

That's cool. Is the gristmill geared so it reverses depending on whether the tide is going in or out, or is it that close to the bay/ocean? We have windmills about 40 miles east of me, but they're the big, ugly, modern electricity-generating kind.

It is very close to the ocean. I live on Cape Cod in Massachusettes and the gears are reversable; it runs all Summer-long, grinding out rather good corn meal and can be geared down fine for flour.

the "seasons greetings" over the Taj Mahal cracked me up. And that music. :)

Edited at 2008-12-19 01:09 pm (UTC)

I guess English is the official language of India.

My company always does one of these cards and the best that can be said of them is they are inoffensive. Unless you're a Canadian.

Maybe a totem pole for Canada? It is too bad that they couldn't come up with something man-made, which they did for the rest of the world.
A giant can of Fosters would have been fine for Australia.

That would have been dead awesome...

Labatte or Molson for Canada, Schlitz or similar for the US, Carta Blanca (though I personally prefer Dos XX Amber) for mexicoGuinness for the UK, France does not have a brew that is instantly recognizable so generic champagne, Chimay or maybe generic chocolates for Belgium, Tsing Tao for China and Taj Mahal for India.

Relatively speaking, you have been commenting a lot lately. Should we make it official?

I work in special education at the (mostly) elementary school level, so I have breaks, like now...on the other hand, I also have times when my world jumps up and down and shrieks, "Oh no, we should have tested little Johnny Jones for dyslexia LAST YEAR, so you guys have to do it RIGHT NOW before his parents write a letter to the school board..." all of which means sometimes my brain is too fried to comment.

btw, the corporate card "Mexico" is rather silly--<> literally means "Happy Parties" which does not exactly go with the pyramid.

"Happy Parties" which does not exactly go with the pyramid.

Of course it does. If your idea of opening presents is ripping a still beating heart out of the accompanying body.

...and then rolling the body down the steps.

I don't know why LJ cut "Felices Fiestas" (which should be "Fiestas Felices" if they really truly want to say "Happy Parties") out of my original reply.

How interesting. I'm a nurse who had one child go through SPED for her entire school carrer and, let me tell you, the experience on my end was little short of surreal.

I vote for Dos XX and a pinata for Mexico, pyramids are too exhausting. All that effort just to catch a little breeze.

Special education can be surreal, especially if you get someone (assessment team, administrators especially) who don't communicate well. They hide behind the jargon and give you the fish eye when you ask, "But what does that MEAN for my kid?"
If your child has an uncommon learning problem, or combination of problems, it can be a lot worse, but you may already know that...

She was ADDHD almost from birth, didn't learn to speak properly without a good many years training and I could hear straight through the huge amounts of jargon that they threw at us. In a nutshell, they really didn't know what to do with her. It's OK, she wasn't made to feel too unhappy and could almost pass as a non-disabled person now.

I'm glad it's turned out well for her--she sounds like a couple of girls I've worked with; I'm a speech/language pathologist.

Ah, then you know what I mean. I had pre-enclampsia, she was two weeks late and was still mouthing mush at the age of two. Not enough attention even for the TV. What a long way she has come.

Good for her and good for you too--that kind of outcome doesn't happen without parents doing their part.
My first child was two weeks late too. No complications and the only explanation was "She wasn't ready to be born yet." I was in grad school at the time--she was due on the last day of finals and, since early babies run in the family, I'd arranged to turn in all my work and take all my finals 4 weeks early...and then I waited and waited and waited.