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Celebrate Bond in Style

When I learned this morning that Friday, October 5, 2012 has been named Global James Bond Day, I immediately announced to everyone in earshot that I would be taking the day off. Wishful thinking.

Unfortunately, I work that day, I have plans that night, AND I work all weekend–bottomless martinis and Bond films are out of the question.

So how will I celebrate such a momentous occasion within the confines of Corporate America? Treats, obviously. But I bring treats for anything, so that’s hardly special. Posters? But of course. Although they won’t stand out since I already have a Skyfall poster and picture of Sean Connery from Diamonds are Forever in my cube. Happy hour? You better fucking believe it. Maybe even a liquid lunch. But none of those things are enough.

But going to work dressed like Bond girls for the whole week sure as shit should do the trick. (And I’m missing Halloween this year–I really love costumes and playing dress up [kinky!]–so this should appease that, too.) I told my boss, who promptly and wisely told me to be “work appropriate” with my outfits. While I was already thinking of going the evening gown route (because we all know there are more formal dresses and bikinis than anything else in Bond films), and trying to channel Sylvia Trench’s shirt + heels, to keep it proper I’ll celebrate with more suitable selections.

Monday: Like a Boss [Judi Dench as M]

Tuesday: Bad in Black [Tilly Masterson, Xenia Onatopp, Wai Lin]

Wednesday: Buttoned Up [Vesper Lynd, Solitaire, Natalya Simonova]

Thursday: The Icon [Pussy Galore and fliers, Tracy di Vincenzo, Jenny Flex]

Friday: Global James Bond Day [Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny]

 Per usual, I’ll be sporting these expressions as I work:

I have a bow tie and shaker that I’m also working into the equation. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic holiday. 

Oh, and can we give a shout out to the sometimes necessary evil called workplace seduction, via The Living Daylights? I feel about that sexy in my PB black tee.


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If I had to pick events that would always fit in the “not exactly ready” kind of moment, a celebrity run-in/spotting would be on the list. I have not had many of those. I once saw Tiny Tim at Target, and there was an Ethan Embry (or Hawk? ugh, I can’t remember now) sighting at an airport in Canada somewhere. Kristin swears we saw Josh Duhamel in NYC, and I’ll claim it because I don’t know enough to say otherwise. The best was Hulk Hogan in the Atlanta airport on my way to Disney World. And then that one time I interviewed professional matchmaker Steve Ward. But I don’t think I’ve ever met a celebrity, or touched one (errrr…..)

Until now!

That’s right, folks. My job doesn’t have a lot of opportunities for universal bragging rights. I mean, unless you know who Mick de Giulio is (I emailed his PR lady one time) or you know the kitchen designs of Karen Williams (totally called her two weeks ago) or you find a Bertazzoni as sexy as I do (not like I’ve ever touched one). But you probably don’t. What you DO probably know, however, is the show Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Now, don’t get too excited. I didn’t meet Ty. (Although, that’s a possibility in the future. So stay tuned. Next spring.) I met Tracy Hutson! Yeah, I didn’t know who she was either. But plenty of people out there do. EITHER WAY; I MET ONE. A REAL-LIFE CELEBRITY. We shook hands. She looked a bit like a sailor. She didn’t eat anything. She talked like a sorority girl (fast, reiterative). She told us about her new TV show that I kind of (totally) want to watch, but can’t actually tell you about yet. I can’t tell you about this sweet kitchen faucet, either, but I bet you don’t care about that.

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