In honor of the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus, our team is celebrating by airing our grievances in preparation for a fresh start this new year. Festivus is a playful holiday that turns away from the consumerism of Christmas and instead celebrates letting go of negative feelings and moving on before 2022.
Charles: Air-permeable insulation – you would never use a blanket that has holes in it, engineers – they are all math and gravity and no whimsy, gravity – it is always limiting our cool ideas, people that sing loudly to spread Christmas cheer, just kidding, love those people!
Matty: Accidentally leaving a cup of coffee in the car for an hour and coming back to it being completely frozen solid. Having to battle my dog for blankets right before going to sleep.
Deborah: Matty leaving us to move halfway across the country, companies that redesigned their pens so the caps don’t stay securely attached to the end of the pen anymore, resulting in several new felt tip pens being thrown around during site measures…looking at you #sharpie ! Harrisonburg smelling like dog food on the most gorgeous days, house hunting right now is a roller coaster of emotions that I don’t want to be a part of anymore, the building code books deciding to switch to the cheaper/thinner kind of paper.
Caitlin: Subscription services, if I’m paying for something just let me have it forever! When best friends move across the country right before the holidays.
Maggie: Matty deciding it was a good idea to up and move half away across the country to South Dakota and making us miss her terribly. The Harrisonburg train fills at 6/6:30 every night and blocks Gay, Rock, and Wolfe Street for a half-hour. Lettuce going bad too quickly. Getting a new work laptop and having to reset all my presets. It being spring one week and winter the next week. Pick one and stick with it! Preferably winter cause I’d like a white Christmas, please and thank you.