Introducing Gatsby

Bonjour beautiful people! I hope that you are having a chic and sophisticated Saturday.

Comment allez vous? Clearly I am the very PICTURE of sophistication
Comment allez vous? Clearly I am the very PICTURE of sophistication

My saturday started with six pleasant miles before the sunrise.IMG_5231

Right now I’m staring down two-dozen DNA-immunoprecipitations and feeling guilty because I haven’t written a single blog post since my recap of last weekend’s trail-running adventure! IMG_5234Luckily the experiments that I’m slogging through this Saturday allow me an hour’s down-time while my DNA pulls down.

This is what I do.
This is what I do.

My short break from biochemistry is the perfect opportunity to introduce you, my gentle readers, to the newest employee of Marathonsam Incorporated! I invite everyone to join me in giving a warm welcome to my new Executive Director of Social Marketing and Brand Communications: Gatsby.

Gatsby briefly studied at Trinity College in oxford, but left his degree program to pursue more profitable endeavors
Gatsby briefly studied at Trinity College in oxford, but left his degree program to pursue more profitable endeavors

In case you are wondering, this brings the total number of employees working at the Liability Limited Corporate Conspiracy behind marathonsam.com to three. I, the Chief Executive Overlord of Recipes, Running, and Ruminations, would be completely lost without the support of my training coach and social secretary, Porter.

"Sam, you have an 8 miler on your schedule for tomorrow, and you have to throw the incoming microbiology graduate students a welcome dinner next Friday"
“Sam, you have an 8 miler on your schedule for tomorrow, and you have to throw the incoming microbiology graduate students a welcome dinner next Friday”

Gatsby and Porter have been introduced to each other. These co-workers get along as well as any two employees of a major, high-profile corporation: they vaguely aware of and largely indifferent to each others’ existence.

Gatsby, meet Porter. Porter, meet Gatsby. Gastby and Porter, meet my running shoes. You all will be seeing a lot of each other
Gatsby, meet Porter. Porter, meet Gatsby. Gastby and Porter, meet my running shoes. Y’all will be seeing a lot of each other.

Gatsby is adjusting to his new position admirably. We sat down for a dinner discussion of the company’s directions and he offered up some truly exciting ideas for promoting synergy across all platforms.

He's got great taste in restaurants
He’s got great taste in restaurants
His table manners do leave a little bit to be desired.
His table manners do leave a little bit to be desired.

Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

Did you read The Great Gatsby for high school? I re-read it last year and was blown away at how much beauty and humor I missed the first time I encountered the text. 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Introducing Gatsby

  1. As your mother I have to say after seeing Gatsby’s eating habits, I would not,under any circumstances, kiss that mouth!!!! And I used to think dog kisses were somehow sterile!!
    Well L&L Mom

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