Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

[friday]

November 2, 2012

MISTY: Office antics get out of hand

Kokomo — My trip to Florida was supposed to be a girls’ weekend with a few friends. At the last minute, though, we decided to let two kids tag along. I think they were middle-schoolers but I’m not sure. They didn’t talk a lot. In fact, they didn’t do a whole lot of anything. They mostly sat around, waiting to be carried somewhere.

You see, they were pictures of a co-worker’s two boys.

Yes, I took pictures of a co-worker’s kids on vacation with me. Why? Because she asked for it!

Here’s the thing: I have this really awesome doll in my office. He’s a hand-made, presumably one-of-a-kind, Kokomo Tribune doll. I found him at an auction. He’s a rolled up newspaper with a cheesy grin and bright red hair. I named him Reed. (Get it? Read? Get it?)

He’s awesome, and he makes me smile. I love him.

That, of course, makes him an easy target for my fellow office-dwellers. The worst perpetrator is an otherwise nice woman named Amy.

Over the summer, when I was off for the week, Amy tagged me in a photo on Facebook, with the status “Be afraid, Misty. Be very afraid.”

Confused by this, I opened the photo to find it was Reed! He was all buckled up in the front seat of her car. When I questioned where she was taking my favorite buddy, she said “he needed to get out of the office for a bit.”

The next day, I was tagged in another photo. This time, Reed was chilling on a floaty in the pool. “Fun in the sun,” it read.

I huffed and whined, but other than that, I had no recourse. I vowed I would get her back ... someday.

That day came last weekend. I swiped two wallet-sized photos off her desk when she wasn’t looking.

My first post was a photo of the boys buckled up in the plane seat. “Strap in, boys. The plane is about to leave! Next stop Florida!”

Several photos followed. One of them laying on the beach, “with sand up to our necks.” One at the restaurant, “where the chips are as big as our heads.” You get the idea.

A few hours after the first post, a photo of Reed appeared on my Facebook wall.

Seems that “touch me and die” Post-it note I put on him before I left didn’t faze her a bit.

interim [friday] editor/ this is far from over

New columnist coming soon

Starting next week, the Tribune’s new Life & Style editor, Lindsay Eckert, will take over the [friday] column. I appreciate you letting me hang out with you for a short while. If you have any questions, comments or concerns (about my sanity), feel free to call me at 765-454-8578 or email me at misty.knisely@kokomotribune.com.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
[friday]
  • Ziliak, Lindsey 11-7-13 The legacy Tom left A couple of delighted kids squealed as they chased a ball across the lawn at Trinity United Methodist Church Thursday morning, their mother keeping careful watch as she waited in a line that snaked around the block. Hundreds of mothers, fathers and g

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LNS - KT041414 - Michael Kelsey - LMZ The 'Cirque du Soleil on acoustic guitar' Anything can happen at a Michael Kelsey show. He might play music from some random object he spies in the room. He may ask for audience participation. “You never know what to expect,” said Gary Rhum, who owns Rhum Academy of Music. Only one thing is

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Editor's picks 1) Easter at Conner Prairie Celebrate Easter with a scrumptious breakfast, cookie decorating and a visit and photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny at Conner Prairie Saturday Morning. After that, pet the rabbits, learn Peep science, hunt Easter eggs

    April 18, 2014

  • This week's Best Bets 1) Think Spring Celebrate the slightly-warmer Spring-ish weather at the Kokomo Farmers' Market downtown. Saturday marks the grand opening for 2014. Head out to the corner of Mulberry and Washington streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a total sensory

    April 18, 2014

  • LNS - KT041114 - Editor's Pick - PIC Editor's picks 1) Listen to a legend Legendary basketball coach Bob Knight will present a lecture at 7:30 tonight at the Honeywell Center in Wabash highlighting his coaching career from start to present day. He’ll discuss life and career events, his mentors and st

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - kokomospeedway 02 Kokomo Speedway opens tonight After a long winter, area race fans are itching to get out to the tracks. “They just want to hear motors running,” said Brett Bowman who announces races at Kokomo Speedway. Well wait no longer, race fans. Kokomo Speedway opens tonight with the Kokomo

    April 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • This week's best bets 1) Watch the races Kokomo Speedway opens this weekend, so have a beer and watch the races or catch up with old friends in the stands during the Kokomo Grand Prix tonight and Saturday. General admission tickets are $20 and pit passes cost $35. 2) A sa

    April 11, 2014

  • Ziliak, Lindsey 11-7-13 No fairy-tale prom for me I’m not like most girls. In high school, I played in the dirt for fun. I spent many weekends donning overalls and judging soil inside a pit dug in the middle of a field. On most school nights, I was holed up in our high school newspaper office writin

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blush 04 Out & About Tweens, teens, moms and grandmas last weekend learned how to love their bodies the way God created them to be during Blush's Image event. Model and author Rachel Lee Carter spoke from her personal experience on image. Rachel shared her struggles with

    April 4, 2014 4 Photos

  • Ziliak, Lindsey 11-7-13 Lessons learned raising money I took pies to the face, begged my family and friends and tested my baking skills to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association last month and still came up short. Lesson of the week: Asking for money is hard to do, even when it’s for charity

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller