This weekend we upgraded software package we use for tracking grants. There are four parts to my job; testing for the upgrade is one of them (documentation, training, and running the help desk for the software in question are the others). The first release took 18 months; the second 7; this one took a little over 3 months.
I like to celebrate our releases with my coworkers, as many of them help me test. Here's how we celebrated yesterday:
The "picture" is from microsoft.com's free clipart. I searched for cupcake, then selected "photo" as the type, and the image above was perfect. I use a program called Snag-It to do annotated screenshots, and I used it to add the text to the invite. Very easy. I use microsoft's photos all the time for the covers of the documentation and for my training slides. I try to add some humor; the last round I had my "small rodent" series (think squirrels, chipmunks); this time it's tropical islands, beaches, and palm trees. It's a way for me to use my creative self in my work life.
So anyway, I bought 24 cupcakes from House of Cupcakes. I wish you could smell them; they smell SO GOOD.
I had fun selecting them. Unfortunately, there were 11 left over. Many are on a diet for new year's resolutions. :( One of my resolutions is to eat better, but I'm not eliminating a daily treat!
Hey, SPR weekend is Chicago this year! Are you going??