Monday, May 15, 2006

Yolky and Timey

The cutest egg yolk separator and egg timer ever! The former was a gift to mom, and the latter was a gift for Lady O, who says she's taking Timey to work today to keep her staff meeting in line. Everyone is allowed 3 minutes to talk.


Mary P. said...

I must have another item from the same set, a small whisk rising out of the top of the cutest egg with feet. Actually, I don't have it, my son does. He saw it in a store while out with me one day, and he sthought it was so funny, I snuck back later to get it and put it in his Christmas stocking that year. It still sits on his dresser in his room. He's seventeen!

Lady M said...

Is that egg called Whisky? That might be misleading . . . but very cute, I'm sure!

Anonymous said...

I just read this one. I have to add a note in here for all those budding program managers out there.

As we go through the agenda, sometimes tangents or issues come up. That issue gets 3 minutes. At the end of the 3 minutes, we make a call. Either the speaker gets another 3 minutes to resolve it, or 3 minutes to figure out who needs to be involved in an offline discussion.

Thus, I bring two eggtimers to the meeting. Why not use a stopwatch? The eggtimers mean everyone can see the time passing. It's pretty effective.

Not that effective for people on the phone. The first time my Boston crew attended my meeting in person, they started laughing. They thought I was joking when I used the line "the sands of the hourglass are running out."

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Anonymous said...

I discovered a slight drawback to Timey. If you're using it in a conference room with a round table, the cute egg frame means that people at certain angles can't see the bright orange sand running through.

Oh well, he'll keep me company at my desk

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