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Friday Fun: What's your go-to for cheering up?

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

When you need a quick pick-me-up, what do you turn to? It could be as simple as a piece of chocolate, a cup of tea, a funny YouTube video. Share your go-tos below!


Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

For me, it's all of the above.

We're lucky (or maybe unlucky!) to have a regularly-refilled candy wall at the Atlassian SF office. It just got restocked yesterday:


I'm a huge fan of soothing Aveda tea - I was introduced to it at a spa and it reminds me of the relaxing experience.

But by far my favorite go-to pick-me-up is this YouTube video a former coworker introduced me to. I love how it starts out as an idyllic day at the park with wild elk lazing in the sun, then an off-leash herding dog has other ideas... ("FENTON!")

Looking forward to reading yours!

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@Season are the sour gummy worms back? Those are my jam!

@Monique vdBI don't think so... but there are Sour Patch Kids. I tend to go for the Lindt Truffles on the bottom left.

Bridget Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@Season good to know!! I stopped going when the red and pink starburst selections were depleted. 

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@BridgetThey're BACK!

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Feb 15, 2018

wow, what an impressive wall of sugar 😄

If we had something like this... 

But maybe it's good we do not 😉

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

Beverages! I feel like I may have mentioned this in a Friday fun post in the past but I am that person at the Vegas buffet with like four different beverages at all times. (A water and a mimosa and a hot chocolate and a cappuccino? Yes please!) 

I am trying to do less of the bourbon/wine and more of the water with lemon/La Croix.  In addition to those I love iced tea and cocoa. I am trying to get more into hot tea but that's really hit or miss.  I sit right next to @Stephanie Grice who is part of the Atlassian tea club so hopefully I will learn her ways. Genmai Cha tea is delicious, though.

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

Yes! I am a sucker for fancy infused spa waters. :)

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@Season Love them. I went to a mud spa in Calistoga and the mud was gross and smelly but the infused waters made it all worth it ;) 

Fancy infused spa waters +1 @Season

Looking at all the cute dogs on Petfinder that could maybe be mine. So far, this German Shepherd Corgi mix has won my heart. Good/bad news - it's been adopted!


Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@BiancaEI totally do that too. Love looking at the little hamsters up for adoption, and even the horses!

Erica Moss Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

@BiancaE OMG. ❤️

@BiancaE Omg how is that even possible to be so freaking cute! 

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

Right?!?!?! So cute. I want one too!

BiancaE Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@Season I didn't even know they had horses and hamsters and other small things! (I went back to browse as a "good job" for completing a task) :)

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@BiancaE This lil cutie! (maybe not so little) Capture.PNG

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

I want Coconut the parakeet.

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BiancaE Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

GAH. My heart.

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

Coconut looks sassy!

carolyn french Community Leader Feb 22, 2018

I browse Imgur "Awww" for a cute animal antics fix.

The German shepherd/corgi mix is adorable...

Aw, I didn't know I needed cheering up until I saw this post. Also, I now need a German Shepherd/Corgi Mix! ♥

Erica Moss Community Manager Feb 15, 2018

I love to take some time to browse Instagram because it's super visual & lets me daydream about traveling to faraway places (and even reminisce about where I've been). I'm living for the Venice photos from this account:

Season Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@Erica Moss Beautiful! Love her shots of SF too.

I also browse Instagram, of different countries. I especially like Germany during winter! 

Tea or beer always works for me. But more important is music. Fastest way for me personally. Preferably in that mood something good, fast and hard. Even better if you can have a little sing-along with your colleague to Tenacious D ("Tribute") or Queen ("Bohemian Rhapsody") :D

LarryBrock Community Leader Feb 19, 2018

I'm right there with you Max! 

carolyn french Community Leader Feb 22, 2018

Agreed- I have a youtube playlist for getting some energy going!

LarryBrock Community Leader Feb 19, 2018

This never fails (and yes, safe for work but might lower your volume):

Monique vdB Community Manager Feb 21, 2018

Hahaha omg that made my morning

BiancaE Atlassian Team Feb 21, 2018

This is hilarious!

I tend to find issues in the atlassian jira bug/feature requests that turned 10 years and congratulate the issue on a long and healthy life and a prosperous future. It does not make a difference for the issue, nor speed up the work but it makes me feel awesome for never letting the ball drop like that.

Monique vdB Community Manager Apr 16, 2018

@Jonas Andersson 🤣 

The team did recently update their workflow for handling suggestions, you may be interested in this article about it


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