Most of this post will be about work since I was there both days. Don’t feel sorry for me though. The game is getting good buzz. People are excited about what they’ve seen. The positive comments far outweigh the negative ones. That gives me incentive to make my area extra kick-ass. The last two games I worked on got no attention, so this is new to me and really cool.
Well, other than my financial advisor, good old Joel M. remains the only person to have visited me at work. Yes, the lawyer we all know and love graced us with his presence all the way from Manhattan. Since his schedule was very tight, we only had time for a workplace visit. He was nice enough to bring his better half, Julie along. I took them both to the 19th floor lounge and patio where they were duly impressed. I treated them to a lavish feast of pre-packaged snacks and drinks, one fit for an overweight video game developer. Sitting in a breakfast nook, we had some delightful conversation before our time was up. I saw them off and went back to work.
Hey, remember a while back I couldn’t stop raving about the OT meals we got one weekend? It turns out there was a reason why the food was so good. Apparently, there was some sorta misunderstanding and someone thought $30 was the budget for each person for the meals. So the catering company got a massive amount of money from EA and prepared accordingly. Thus, came the Alaskan king crab, roast beef, and other delicacies. The actual budget is something like $12 to $15 per person. On Saturday, reality came crashing back where we were greeted by seafood sandwiches and pasta salad, not bad at all, but it wasn’t Alaskan king crab.
Last but not least, I spent almost the entire day at the office padding around in stocking feet. I even went into the elevators and to the 19th floor in my socks. Moving around in a high-rise office building with no shoes… why does that sound so familiar? Wasn’t it Roy Rogers that did that once? Yippie ki-yay!