* Brian James Freeman *

Author, Editor, Publisher

Tag: office

Our Warehouse Elves Have Been Busy

The Cemetery Dance warehouse elves have been busy:

boxes at the Cemetery Dance warehouse

Sasha the German Shorthaired Pointer Gets Stuck In Her Cone of Shame

As many of you know, we love our pets at Cemetery Dance and we’re really lucky to have a dog friendly office. In fact, there are currently four dogs within a few feet of my desk. Kate and I have brought our German Shorthaired Pointers, Maya and Sasha, to work with us since we adopted them from a rescue group a couple of years ago. We probably never would have been able to adopt them if we couldn’t bring them to work because we’re often away from the house for 10 to 12 hours each day.

On Monday night, Sasha ripped her dewclaw and we had to get it trimmed and wrapped up at the vet. She doesn’t like bandages, and they can’t be removed for a few more days, so we have to watch out for her. We can’t watch her closely at the office since there are a few different rooms where she likes to hang out, so this week she’s wearing a cone of shame, which she hates. She doesn’t act out against it, but when she bumps into something or doesn’t know how to get around an obstacle, she simply sits and waits for help, even if no one is in sight.

Today, a young kid hawking “extra framed paintings” they had “left over from a local job” came into the front office. We’re visited by these door to door sales people all the time, and like always his unexpected arrival at the front door got the dogs jumping and barking. Normally, Sasha would have run into the front office and joined the chaos, but this time she didn’t and we didn’t think anything of it because we were busy sending the kid on his way.

A few minutes later, Mindy went into the break room and found out why we never saw Sasha. She had jumped up on the top of the couch, the dogs’ normal shortcut to the front office, and promptly realized she didn’t know how to jump down while wearing the cone.

So Sasha sat and waited. She was not pleased:

Happy Thanksgiving!

What else can you say when this greets you at the office?

Scanning The Stand Hardcover

We needed to scan the cover of The Stand by Stephen King (“The Complete and Uncut Edition” that Doubleday published in 1990) for an article in Cemetery Dance #69, which is due out early next year, but the book was just a little bigger than the scanner was designed to handle.  (We, of course, actually just took the DJ off the book to scan it, but I thought this was funny.)

Comparing Hot Foil Stamping Options

Although the differences are difficult to discern in a photo, these three traycase stamping samples were made with different foils so we could see how they would look on the final product (a Lettered Edition that we’ll be publishing in early 2013):

Cemetery Dance Office Front Door Updated For Halloween

Move along, folks, nothing to see here:

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