One of the many things that I love about working for a startup like Lijit is that when an interesting opportunity presents itself, we're quick to take advantage. This is not often the case when dealing with a corporation. Old-school corporations shy away from quick movement or employees having fun. Fortunately, we embrace both concepts here...on an almost daily basis.
Just such an opportunity occurred a few weeks ago when one of our trusty green "exercise" balls up and popped. No one is quite sure just how it happened, but I'm sure it was due to some incredible mental activity taking place on said ball.
Most normal folks might just throw the old busted ball away, but not us. Not after we worked so hard to bring these balls into existence. (The following video may cause emotional discomfort but it's really short. Just don't miss out on the faces I'm making during the hard labor of pumping up balls for the new office. And yes, that is our CEO laughing at us in the background.)
No, in lieu of mourning the beloved green ball, we simply had different employees try the ball on for size. Turns out Daniel looks really good with a ball on his head.
And, if that weren't enough, we also somehow convinced Grace, our smallest employee, to actually crawl into the lifeless green shell...and be the ball. She did a nice job.
Although she said it was hot in there, I'm pretty sure she's considering changing the name of her blog to Small Hands, Big Green Balls, which, if not taken, is a great name. Of course, the new name might change the focus of her blog and attract the wrong kind of readers...but she already has a banner image all set to go.
Just another afternoon around the Lijit office.
And this, my dear readers, is why I continue to work here--for the laughs, for the people and for the learning experiences.
(You can thank me later for this hard-hitting bit of behind-the-scenes investigative reporting.)**Hopefully, the cradle does not fall.