Bubbling Up in Brunei
Bubbling Up, my second Tumblr theme, made it to the Theme Garden not more than a week after I blogged about my newfound love of Tumblr and its bevy of hipster puppies. What do you think? I personally prefer this theme over my first one.
On a totally related note (you’ll see how at the end), I recently went on a business trip to Brunei, where my coworkers and I were lucky enough to stay at the swanky Empire Hotel under a sky this blue:
You know you’re staying in a five-star hotel room when the bathroom is as big as your bedroom at home, when you can walk barefoot on the carpet without fear of contracting a flesh-eating disease, and when the bed is so luxuriously comfortable that you want to marry it and have its babies.
Although the bed turned down my marriage proposal, the three nights we spent together will forever be among my fondest memories.
Want to make furniture look tiny? Put them beside floor-to-ceiling glass windows rising five stories high. Want to see me eat the equivalent of my body weight in cheese and chocolate? Set me loose on a scrumptious hotel buffet.
Unfortunately I soon discovered that there’s only so much yummy a tummy can take. After one of the many unscheduled toilet breaks I ended up taking throughout the trip, I had the following conversation with two of my coworkers. While we were all in business suits. In a conference room. With some of our biggest clients just out of earshot.
Me: I just took a satisfying dump.
Coworker 1: Me, too!
Coworker 2: I love it when that happens. Doesn’t it give you an extra spring in your step?
Me: I should post this conversation on Tumblr later.
Coworker 2: Here, use my iPhone!
That ends the story of how the chat entitled “Bet your workplace isn’t as awesome as mine” ended up on my tumblelog — which, by the way, is currently decked out in my Bubbling Up theme. See, I told you it was all related!