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Feb
29
2012

Our offices: Let us show you them.

Tea!

The offices at ThinkGeek HQ are different.

ThinkGeek HQ is utterly devoid of gray-walled cubicles and water coolers. Instead we have Wampa rugs and Daleks. All of these things seem normal to us now. Friday afternoon NERF battles? Normal. Lightsaber sparring? Normal. Dance parties? Totally normal.

...Wait a minute. No they're not!

We know what to do.

Let us take you on a tour. A walk through of the coolest bits of ThinkGeek HQ, office by office.

Introducing our first victim: Carrie, the Web Community Monkey.

Smile

Timmy looks distracted.

Carrie's office is arguably one of the coolest ones here, mostly because of how involved she is with all of you. She talks to folks all day on Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes folks send her the most amazing things based on conversations they've had with her.

Exhibit A:

Doctor!

Ignore the ghost shirt in the bottom right. It's not really there.

David Tennant, in needlepoint cross stitch!

The story: @hithahspam was tweeting about her awesome 10th Doctor project, and we (very jokingly) tweeted back that we'd love to have one, too--and she kindly took us up on it! When we tweeted to our followers that she was making us one, she got hammered with even more requests. Sorry, @hithahspam!

Exhibit B:

Whoa

That's right, that's Timmy. On an Etch-a-Sketch.

The story: The very amazing Jonathan Liu made us this Timmy on an Etch-A-Sketch at Maker Faire, and it was kindly delivered to us by Matt Blum of GeekDad fame. The design stays in place because he gets rid of the excess sand before doing the drawing, so what you see here is his first pass at getting it right. Some photos of him at work.

That's not all. Do you guys remember the Mutant Jello? It's still in Carrie's office.

It's still scary

It's hanging by a net from the ceiling. This is likely because Carrie wants to make an example out of it. You know, just in case other mutant jello creatures decide to invade.

...oh dear.

Look what we found on her desk! A gift from R Stevens, the guy behind Diesel Sweeties. (He also has the best knee socks in internetville)

Yep, we have connections.

Carrie has a shelf laden with goodies hovering above her as she works. Pictured here: Timmy and K9.

(Please note the Geek a Week cards on the bottom left)

Hi Felicia!

Also on that shelf? The Guild, issue one. Autographed.

But wait, there's more!

So awesoem

A W00tstock poster, from the first W00tstock. Autographed, of course.

Smile

Arguably the most humble of the things in Carrie's office, but the most telling. Her tea, mug and her iPhone. She is rarely without these things, we were just lucky enough to snap a photo while she was at a meeting.

If you squint, you can just barely make out a pile of loot behind her phone. This pile is intended for you. It's a pile of give-aways. If you stay tuned, you'll get a chance to win some of that loot in one of our weekly Geek O'Clock contests! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for the details, which we will post soon.

That's it for now! Was there anything else you wanted to see from Carrie's office? Have any questions? Maybe you have suggestions for the next tour? Go ahead and comment below and we'll make it happen for you.

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Comments

meaningless icon! Just wow. Why can't my workplace be so... so geeky?
TripTucker said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I still can't believe the Mutant Jello is still in one piece.
Terri M. said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ohh... I'm in ♥! More Carrie please!
Karrock said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanks for the virtual tour of Timmy, er, Carrie's office, ThinkGeek! p.s., wots with the plain-jane iPhone cover? ;)
RaDragon said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I don't know, I'd be afraid the other mutant jellos would become angered at seeing their leader hanging in a net and retaliate.
Birder Katie said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I'm pretty sure Mr. Tennant is portrayed in cross stitch, not needlepoint. It's still very cool.
Lucina Moon said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Awesome! And speaking of W00tstock, do you think you guys could help bring one to DC/Northern VA?
Eric J. said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! RaDragon, my iPhone is obviously a ninja. :) Eric J., rumor was that they were planning on a DC-area w00tstock! You should demand them on Eventful in the meantime: http://eventful.com/demand/w00tstock-/D0-001-003566465-0
CarrieGouldin said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Any geeky goodies near the computer area or a nifty desktop wallpaper?
amayaonnaotaku said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Totally coveting that autographed "The Guild" comic! Looks like a fantastic office, and you must have lots of love in the geek community!
Fleursoleil said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yay!!! for Adagio tea, periodic tables in "whatever" form and ghost shirts. Sending pic of stationary to english prof. Thx humans. :)
Gwenn Edwards said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! so happy to see the mutant jello again! nice to see your home, carrie :)
drakuldragon said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I want my future office to be that cool...
Zethian said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Alright, I'll admit it..."I'm Jelly"
Snechla said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Carrie!!! i love your office space its awesome!!! p.s. i really love how you have a Castle DVD box <3 <3 also what does it say on it?
klingon-warrior said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I totally LOVE the Periodic Table of Typefaces. That's supersweet!
thorazine said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is so amazing! I'm so insanely jealous!
Jello Jess said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! OMFG... how do you ever go home??? Of course, if your office is that of the awesome, I'm guessing you must live in a TARDIS. Carrie, you give the rest of us hope.
LBD said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! this looks very similar to my home office/ art space... is thinkgeek hiring?
LissaBean said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! I would never go home if I worked at TG!!
alishalouise said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Wow. I want her office! Thanks for showing us all her cool stuff! :)
AliaGL said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Do you or Diesel Sweeties sell the from the desk of Satan pads? That's awesome!
ErinAS said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Where do I sign up?
Munchies121 said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! OMG. Having a job at ThinkGeek is now on my Bucket List!
Petranef said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Cross stitch is form of needle point.
Melanisia said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is my dream workplace.
Shawnflan said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! k9 one of the best doctor companions
ajshyguy said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Veryintereting
Gator iPad said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! Soooooo awesome. That seems like such a bad ass place to work.
Mrs. Young said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! D: I'd want a "From the Desk of Satan" pad too. D:
AzumiLordofWrath said this 874 days ago.
meaningless icon! i need the david tennant cross stitch and K-9
dr. who lover boy said this 872 days ago.
meaningless icon! I want to know what KIND of tea!
Bitmap78 said this 871 days ago.
meaningless icon! Bitmap78: That container used to have wu yi in it, but now it's Earl Grey. (Y'know, like tea, Earl Grey, hot.)
CarrieGouldin said this 870 days ago.
meaningless icon! Nice to learn more about you!! :)
Michelelk said this 870 days ago.

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