The other day, as I was enjoying my morning coffee, I was pointed toward a site where … I could watch other people do the same thing.
OK, that was not a very intriguing opening for what is really a very cool endeavor. In the effort, KJZZ, the local public radio station, is soliciting workplace photos that they might republish—and they are willing to sweeten their offer:
“If you’ve ever stood around your office watercooler with your co-workers and found yourself talking about a story you heard on KJZZ, now is your chance to show us—and win. Send us a photo of you and your co-workers around your office watercooler or coffee pot by using the hashtag #KJZZwatercooler on Facebook or Twitter. (If you’d rather email your photo, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.)”
“We’ll post the pictures on KJZZ.org and our Facebook page, and draw a random winner each week. If you win, we’ll deliver some coffee and treats to your workplace.”
That’s the draw that led me to the photos in this post. They show Arizona’s current Supreme Court clerks gathered to enjoy their pastry winnings.
And be sure to follow the station on Facebook here. And pay attention; there may be a muffin in your future. If you and your officemates are conversant in the morning, it may be worth snapping a photo!
For past and future contest photos (and to learn how to submit your own), go here for the Watercooler Photo Contest.
Finally, because we all feel a yawning absence on Change of Venue Friday, as my post often lacks any law (oh, no!), let me offer one statutory element—from France.
I have read that the shape of your croissant truly matters. Apparently, the straight variety may be made if the only “fat” ingredient is pure butter. If any other fat is used, it must be shaped as a crescent.
As one food writer also pointed out, “According to a French law passed in 1998, boulangeries can only legally call themselves boulangers if they make their own fresh bread on site (this is exactly the kind of hard-hitting law-making decisions we need in the rest of the world).”
Have a wonderful—and pastry-filled—weekend.Follow @azatty