It’s been another great year here at ADwërks – a year rich in achievements, milestones, and slightly inappropriate comments from around the office that we will always cherish.
A few ADwërkers experienced some major milestones this year. Sara had a baby, Andrew got married, and our illustrious leader Jim Mathis had a birthday, and coincidentally, they were all scheduled for the same day. Yes the universe can be quite the jokester. Jim couldn’t help but think that Andrew’s wedding reception was nothing more than a lavish birthday-bash held in his honor, and the birth of Sara’s first-born baby was clearly an homage to him, and she would likely name her new bundle of joy after his namesake. It turns out Sara’s baby boy was born before her due-date, and she and her husband named him Elis, but… close enough.
Also, Kara experienced a rare milestone that is just a pipe dream for most nerds around the world – she can now technically call herself a cyborg. She underwent a surgery that left her with some robot discs installed in her neck (at least that’s how Andrew understands it), and is currently on the path to recovery.
Over the year, ADwërks saw many changes in its staffing (there was an intern in there somewhere, she rocked), but at the end of the year we are now left with the fantastic addition of Kristi Cornette (who joined as a media buyer in February), along with some extra office space.
With the passing of another year, comes valuable experience and wisdom gained. To help pick up some of the workload that came along with the recent changes to our staffing, Jolene, our MBA-holding, talented public relations specialist, has learned how to try to answer the phones at the office. Sure, some callers have been accidentally hung up on here and there, but it’s all a part of the learning process. And now she can boast a brand new skill on LinkedIn – Phone Etiquette. Oh, and Magazines for some reason; I guess she’s just really good at magazines.
Reflecting upon this past year, we experienced many ups, but also experienced some downs, just as everyone does. But they sucked; they just… sucked. So we’ll just tell you about one. Not to dismiss them, but we’d like to keep a light-hearted tone in this letter… Andrew’s cat had to have his penis removed. Moving on.
As in any office setting, there’s plenty of every-day (and not-so every-day) conversation that takes place on a daily basis here at ADwërks. And through that conversation, several classic quotes emerge from the mouths of ADwërkers, like, a ridiculous amount, sort of like a Christmas elf sweat shop. Multiply that by 365 days, and there are just too many quotes to count. So here are just a few from over the year, that are either intentionally taken out of context, or we literally just can’t remember the context, which makes them even more magical.
- “I’m going to tie your dickless cat to the train tracks next to you.”
- “We wouldn’t have to worry about this sh*t if dinosaurs were still alive.”
- “Can you take the R-ball off the funny band?”
- “Is your butt purring?”
- “Turn your teeth in backwards and eat yourself.”
- “Elvis poopy-butt.”
- “You can’t bulk up wrist.”
- “Can I access your server?
Wow… so wise, so inspirational…
As much as we love producing great work, ads and campaigns come and go, but fond memories endure, and we look forward to another productive year.
Merry politically-correct-Holidays from everyone at ADwërks!