April 26, 2012

From Pythagorean to Pink

I'm planning a Band Banquet for 200 for Saturday night. There has been a lot that has gone wrong with it, but it's coming together. We are using the rectangular tables from the cafeteria, pushed together to form a 6 foot x 6 foot square that seats 10.

I called the Party Rental store to get linens and she said, "The most economical way is if we use a round table cloth. We can use the 108" or the 120""

So I promptly broke out my calculator and calculated the diameter of said square and figured out how it would lay and said, "The 120" please..."

The next day I was in the cafeteria with my girlfriend Candy, who is helping me, and who is an accountant, and the caterer who also runs the food at the school.

Caterer: So what are you doing for table coverings? My guy couldn't get you that many linens, besides the quality is not so great.

Me: We're using rounders.

Caterer: Size? You need the diameter of the square table from corner to corner...

Candy starts to grin.

Me: I ordered the 120". I calculated using Pythagoreum's theorm since I had both sides. *Now I'm kind of talking to myself* The square root of 72 is around 8.5 feet if I recall... which is 102 inches.

Caterer: *blink*

Candy: *laughing* Don't mind her. She's the math geek. She's all about the numbers...

Me: What?! It's real life application!


Speaking of real life application. How things have changed.

I was informed that for my business trip I need steel toed shoes. I'm going to Sears tomorrow to see if I can find them for girls, otherwise I have to go to a specialty store downtown.

It says online they sell them for girls.

I was on the telecon and it came up. I was on the Red Wing site at the time.

Me: Seriously? I didn't need these in the 90s in the shop.

Random male voice: OSHA. It's not the 90s anymore...

Me: sheesh. Dang. These are nasty.

Random male voice: Well its those or we issue you frankenboots.

Me: I'm thinking its the same.

A random GIRL voice: They have them in PINK now!

Me: *silence*

My tech lead: *silence*

Me: Umm. Yeah. I don't see that happening...

We got off the phone and my Tech Lead said, "yeah, someone on that phone call didn't know you. They mentioned pink and I nearly busted out laughing. I'm not sure I've ever seen you in pink..."

Don't get me wrong, pink is a great color, but I've spent too much time trying to blend with the men to do something to make it scream that I'm different. If the guys will wear pink steel toed shoes... then so shall I.

So that's what I'm doing tomorrow, shopping for my first pair of steel toed shoes. This could be interesting.

Sidenote: I did look up the pink shoes. I have to admit... they're pretty frickin' cool. I'd do it just for conversation. It's better than the time I wore a blue shoe and a black shoe to work...

Posted by Boudicca at April 26, 2012 09:38 PM

I double dog dare you to look up Steel Toe Women's Cowboy boots...

Posted by: vwbug at April 27, 2012 05:17 AM

Those popped right up on the website when I was looking for pink shoes!

Posted by: Bou at April 27, 2012 05:55 AM

I'm thinking band moms should run the country.

Is there anything you DON'T do for the band? Besides, like, direct the music?

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at April 27, 2012 09:40 AM

Check these out: http://www.shoes.com/en-US/Womens/_/_/Casual+Shoes~Work+and+Nursing/Srch1+steel+toe/Products.aspx

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at April 27, 2012 09:43 AM

I had one hell of a time trying to find steel toes in small sizes.

I actually ended up at Meijer's, the only store out of 10 we visited that had steel toes in my size. Meijers was a last ditch effort too.

Mine are actually pretty comfortable and I wouldn't classify them as stylish but they are not butt ugly either.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 27, 2012 11:11 AM

Oh and every manufacturing plant now a days, at least in the auto industry, makes you wear steel toes and bright neon orange safety vests.

I hate those safety vests.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 27, 2012 11:12 AM

I think you should go for the pink ones. The are kind of cool...

Posted by: Pogue at April 27, 2012 01:14 PM

I vote for the pink ones, too.

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 27, 2012 04:36 PM

I used to loathe pink But since about 2007, I've embraced it.

See also my roller derby name: Soylent Pink

Get the pink shoes! they're awesome!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at April 27, 2012 07:18 PM

That settles it. Pink it is.

Posted by: Mockingbird at April 27, 2012 09:07 PM

You have to get the pink!!!! those are great! You're already badass for being there, kick it up a notch with I'm a girl and I kick ass with my PINK BOOTS!!!!

Posted by: Morrigan at April 29, 2012 08:18 PM