I have a sickness and it’s called not being able to do anything halfway. Introducing THE PINK NIGHTMARE!
There are all kinds of things going on today for our holiday party at work. There’s a trivia contest, an ugly sweater contest, a cubicle decorating contest, and a huge potluck (homemade items will be judged for prizes) and the Secret Santa gift exchange.
The thing I’m most excited about is the Mini Jam. It’s like a Monster Jam Event (in which monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition - Racing and Freestyle), except it’s with diecast Monster truck toys, and one of the commentators from Speed TV will be here as the announcer, AND it gets filmed (for employees, not for the public). They build a new mini track—it even has a jump at the end!—every year.
These are the official rules of our Mini Jam:
- Any truck running MUST start with a 1:64 scale die cast.
- Die cast can be modified to add either flare or weight. This is not mandatory; stock die cast toys are allowed.
a. Modification cannot extend past the outside edge of tires.
- Like the REAL Monster Jam series, this is a single elimination tournament.
I had a few ideas for my truck, but as you can see, I went with THE PINK NIGHTMARE, which is a great name for a Mini Monster truck, don’t you think?! (SAY YES.) I don’t think my truck is going to win because I wasn’t going so much for speed—there’s a leg lamp attacted to the truck bed and huge bunny ears on the roof. It’s not exactly aerodynamic—as I was going for style, but as one of my co-worker/friends said, “WHO CARES!”
I put many hours into this whole thing from conception to completion and I’m happy with how it turned out, but as usual, I got 85% finished with it and was just over it. That was at midnight last night. This morning I woke up giddy all over again, so YAY.
There’s a “driver’s meeting” for everyone in the Mini Jam at 1pm so we can see the new track, and the Mini Jam starts at 3pm after the potluck/Secret Santa gift exchange.
Some days I still can’t believe I get to work here. Wish me & THE PINK NIGHTMARE luck!