See below for some of the fun from last year and be sure to visit
the links on the left for the best of a quarter century of FPD.
Satellite FPD Held in Irvine,
Rob Schisla, long-time FPD
supporter and celebrator, woke up to his second FPD in a row in southern California this morning, sadly separated from
the beloved fish-product goodies that he knew would be awaiting those who
were lucky enough to be attending the main FPD celebration back in
Kingsport. But lo and behold, when he walked into the Fluor offices in Irvine, California
at in the morning
today, he found his temporary office decorated with the multiple pages of the
FPD History, along with 10 or 12 different dishes of delectable fish
products! Much to Rob’s delight, fellow Eastman employees Mary Lamar
and Maria Edwards had played Santa Claus for Rob this year, kicking off a surprise
Satellite FPD that quickly turned into perhaps the largest-ever Satellite FPD
to-date. They moved their fishy delights to a nearby Fluor conference
room and invited any and all nearby folks to come and partake, which,
surprisingly, most of them did. Included in the feast were jambalya,
sushi, peppered smoked salmon, shrimp and crackers, sardines, and even canned
lobster. Rob reports that at least 15 people participated, including
four Eastman employees (including Wayne Henson). Fellow Eastman
employee Alan Hobbs, however, passed on the offer of fish products, saying it
was “too early in the morning for that”.
From the Mailbag, December 2008:
From JoeBays:“Come, fish products day – bring your cheer”
From Ryan Schad:“I am happy to report that Lilly's
satellite Fish Product Day was held yesterday with 6 attendees strong.Our 2009 business plan has us growing
attendance by 25%. I believe we will hit our stretch goal of 33%, however.”
From John Calvert:“May
you all have an enjoyable and stinky day.
--A Grandfather of FPD.”
From Steve Janulis:“Just
a few thoughts on fare for FPD this year. I'm not saying I want to
venture into any truly "gross" waters this year, but I think we
need a bit of a return to some of the "tinned" tastings. At
least we should
have some of these to offset some of the finer fare. I'm thinking about
the basic kippers, smoked oysters, baby clams, herring, sardines, etc.
I'll try to pick up a variety this year, and maybe if you think about
it, you can pick up something also. Hope you guys have a great weekend
and see you next week. I can almost smell it now!”
Chris Garrett:“Where can
I find the Fish Products Day webpage.At the bottom of the sea?”
FPD almost didn’t happen in 2007, as a number of founders
floundered with trips far away.
However, Steve Miller is the “Man Who Saved FPD 2007” as he took
Below:Looks like Chris Niederer is on his way to Fish Products Day 2006!!
Official FPD pens are still
available!E-mail your request for a
FREE CLASSIC FPD PEN
t i m @ t i m n o l e n . c o m
send your jokes, best wishes, etc. from wherever you are.
free to create your own FPD memorabilia and share with the process
The Supreme Executive Committee Proudly
theTenth Annual Competition for...
THE OFFICIAL FISH
Five awards for Fish Products Day participants to "angle” for at
the Nineteenth Annual Fish Products Day celebration on Friday, December 8,
2006 (starting at 7 a.m.):
1.)The "Sardines in Louisiana Hot Sauce" Award for
Most Fit-to-Eat Fish Product. By this award, we are encouraging excellence in fish
2.)The Agreda/Lichtenstein Goldfish Award for Most Memorable
Performance. The reasons
why someone might win this award are as far-flung as your imagination will
3.)The Steve Janulis Fish Paste Award for Best Performance by
a Newcomer. This
award is designed to encourage FPD participation by our newer employees - not
limited to first-year employees, necessarily, but aimed more at high-quality
FPD participation early in one's career.
4.)The Bass-o-Matic Award for Most Disgusting, Most Unique, or
Most Uniquely Disgusting Fish Product. 'Nuff said.
5.)The “Wild-Card” Award. This award is designed to
recognize FPD participation which is deserving of recognition but which
doesn’t quite fit into any of the other award categories.
All trophies will be
awarded based on admittedly subjective judging by the intentionally anonymous
FPD Steering Committee.
As FPD draws near, several confirmed Fish Product
lovers are in Taiwan, but will be back in plenty of time for the
festivities. Taiwan is a veritable Fish Product heaven. We've had
squid, shark fin, scallops, varieties of shrimp and prawns, jellyfish, and of
course ordinary fish, the kind with fins. And that's all in one meal, with
their 15-course meals here. Yum, yum. We all look forward to our
triumphant return with oceanic treats of various sorts that are able to swim
We're going to walk up to the "Something to
declare" line and declare "it's only 2 days to FPD!"
Christmas Engineering is a tradition at my house.
One Christmas several years ago I put a wreath on the front of my
car. Wanting to add a touch of Christmas Engineering, I cut a
strand of lights down to a number of bulbs suitable for 12V DC and put lights
on my wreath that lit up while I was driving. One morning it snowed, and
I spun my car around in the ditch on the way to work, getting mud all over
the front of the car and my wreath. When I got to work, my Best Friend said
it looked like I crashed right through somebody's yard into the front door.
So this Christmas, I wish everyone festive driving.
May you continue the enjoyment of FPD! I am in Virginia (PWC) working
on an insulin pen manufacturing facility for Eli Lilly. I think of you
all and the big E fondly. May God bless you all as you enjoy your Omega
3. May the stench cross state lines!
One of the godfathers,
PS I'll still engineer for food.
I want for Christmas is an FPD pen or more if you’ve got them to give…the one
I got last year is running out of ink.AND they make great white