I have Olympic Fever! All I do is watch fencing, gymnastics, and swimming, and I saw the highlights of the opening ceremony, I have the music playing in my head constantly - Da-Da-Dum-Dum-Dum-Da-Dum
With that in mind I was wondering if there are any conservation labs across the country having Conservation Olympics. Since most labs are pretty diverse with conservators from different countries we could probably make a good showing with a torch run, and we could get TEAM USA and representative conservators from other countries. Perhaps some events like a swab rolling competition (how many can you roll in 1 minute?) maybe in the spirit of beach volleyball we could use our sandboxes and see who can set up the most skewers in the sand in 1 minute? (I realize this is like only offering the 100m in track in field, help me here people).
There are many examples of office Olympics, the Guardian has offered a few suggestions,
Marathon Race to your sister branch in the neighbouring city and back, in full suit and tie/skirt and heels.
Javelin Sharpen a pencil, then take a nice long run-up and hurl it across the office. Automatic gold medal if it lands in the bin.
100m hurdles Place a trail of swivel chairs along your main corridor. And no pushing them out of the way.
Weightlifting Ask your colleagues to line up in order of weight, then try lifting each of them over your head.
The hammer Spin your computer mouse around your head, then unleash it across the car park.
Volleyball Screw up your annual appraisal into a ball and lob it over to your colleague sitting opposite.
Off-road cycling 10 laps of the canteen.
But we could do so much more, and more conservation-specific, three laps around the block and then lifting a piece of paper from a water bath, of course we don’t need to use artifacts (’No artifacts were harmed during these competitions’) but we could have a bit of professional fun. Go Team USA!