Michael J. Swart

November 22, 2012

Creativity, Birthdays and Were Snarf

Filed under: Miscelleaneous SQL,Tongue In Cheek — Michael J. Swart @ 12:00 pm

It’s American thanksgiving, and coincidentally my birthday today. I’m here at work (like a sucker) while those of you south of the border are travelling, eating, talking and thanking.

But working is a pretty good consolation prize. The alternative – not working – would definitely be worse and I’m thankful that I’m employed. I work with a great bunch of people. They’re super-creative and I do my best to fit in. What I mean, is that I’m not the best artist where I work. We have professional graphic designers on staff and I stare at what they do with envy.

But it goes beyond that too. I’m not even the best artist in my group. I work with a QA Analyst Brandon Oliver who draws for twxxd. He recently learned that it was my birthday coming up and whether he could draw something for me. I came up with the coolest thing that I could think of on such short notice: I asked “Draw a character that would be to Snarf as Chewbacca is to an Ewok”. (If you understood any of those pop-culture references in that sentence, then congratulations! You’re my kind of people) And Brandon delivered:

Were Snarf

Were Snarf by Brandon Oliver

My Wish

So for my birthday, I don’t want anything. But if you want to, you could do me a favor: Pick one if you’ve got time.

  • Do something creative and then post a link in the comments
  • Or if you don’t have time, think of something cool (and nerdy/database-y as you wanna be). I’ll pick the two or three coolest to draw and post here next week

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