Ok. The title is a lit­tle mis­lead­ing. While we here at Search Dis­cov­ery are cer­tain­ly eco-friend­ly, this post isn’t about solar pan­els or recy­cling. It’s about some­thing far more impor­tant: office pranks. If there is one thing the team at Search Dis­cov­ery is good at, it’s office pranks and also ana­lyt­ics. We’ve seen cubi­cles cov­ered in tin foil, twit­ter take-overs, entire offices relo­cat­ed, and toys left in ques­tion­able posi­tions to name a few. So when our SEO Strate­gist, Jor­dan Sil­ton recent­ly got mar­ried and went on his hon­ey­moon to the scenic rolling hills of Napa Val­ley, the gears start­ed turn­ing. I tend to be the insti­ga­tor in most of these sce­nar­ios, and after a brief brain­storm­ing ses­sion, we had ruled out a bunch of ideas.

  • hid­den bee­hive in desk draw­er – too much col­lat­er­al dam­age, aller­gies(?), no access to beehive
  • cups filled with water cov­er­ing every inch of his cubi­cle – eh, it’s been done.
  • cov­er­ing his cubi­cle floor with live turf grass – too complicated….or is it?


I couldn’t get the idea out of my head. We could give Jor­dan a lawn! I set out to find sod and after hit­ting two Home Depots and a Pike nurs­ery, I was com­ing up blank. No one had any in stock! I went home depressed and deject­ed. Fri­day morn­ing, on a lark, I called Lowes and, to my sur­prise, they had just received a truck­load! I told Lee and Evan what I had in mind and Lee’s eyes lit up. Evan hand­ed over a 20 and Lee said “I got­ta go with you”. We loaded up and head­ed to Lowes and got every­thing we need­ed. 36 sq/ft of bril­liant green fes­cue grass, a lawn chair, a pink flamin­go, some bam­boo fenc­ing, wood­en edg­ing, gar­den­ers gloves, a water­ing can, and a hang­ing bird feeder.

So here’s how it turned out. What do you think?