Celebrating St. Patrick's Day, Intrinsic Style!

Kate Trigg
The winning limerick from Kaitlyn Tarralo

It wouldn't be a holiday unless we had a special event from the Culture Committee.

This time, the group came up with a virtual team activity for the day before St. Patrick's Day - limerick writing! We can't wait to share them with you. But first, a few things to refresh on.

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What is the Culture Committee?

The Intrinsic Digital Culture Committee is a volunteer committee made up of four team members, led by our very own Executive Assistant to the CEO, Lori DiGirolamo. With culture being a core component of the success of Intrinsic Digital, the Culture Committee ensures we are all connected and engaged, even within a fully remote workplace.

Each month, they plan events that promote creative team-bonding experiences. After a few months, Intrinsic brings in new team members who want to volunteer and contribute fresh, fun ideas that invigorate our company culture. Past events have included family-feud style competitions (complete with paid actors), a guess the baby photo contest (quite a feat!), and a group workout session, among many other events.

limerickWhat is a limerick?

According to Merriam-Webster, a limerick is "a light or humorous verse form of five chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of three feet and lines 3 and 4 are of two feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba."

(Example above provided by Intrinsic Team member Jackie Byrnes)

The assignment

We received an email with instructions: "For the month of March, we challenge you to get those creative juices flowing and contribute your work to our Limerick Writing Contest! The topic of your limerick will be 'Intrinsic.'

"Get to writing and be prepared to share your original and unique Intrinsic Limerick with the team. We will vote on the best limerick of them all while on the call and there will be a prize!"

After writing the limericks, the team of almost-40 all convened on a Teams video call and shared our limericks one-by-one.

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The result

It's fair to say the whole team was flabbergasted by the amazing poetic talent their coworkers had been hiding! Fun fact: we also were given Leprechaun names that we used to refer to each other during the call (top-rated limericks and coordinating Leprechaun names below).

And now what we've all been waiting for, our top-rated limericks:

  • Kaitlyn Tarallo HeadshotWinner - Kaitlyn Tarralo aka Vivid Rainbow McBagpipe
    It’s time to set up a campaign
    On the budget sheet I add the name
    It’s set up as a flight
    The details look right
    Now only seven steps remain

  • Regan Jennings HeadshotRunner Up - Regan Jennings aka Kelly Green McSneezy
    Intrinsic is full of good friends
    Working here the fun never ends
    The teams create the thrills
    While I pay the bills
    And Matthew gets a pool in the end

  • William Scrivener HeadshotWill Scrivener aka Plastic Paddy McKilt
    Take several seats as I present.
    Startup finna glow up living rent,
    free. Sip tea never spill.
    Vibe checks we instill.
    Fam that high-key hits different.

  • Weronika Bartnik HeadshotWeronika Bartnik aka Sprinkles O'Leary
    A girl one night was having a dream
    about people that are never mean.
    A few told dad jokes,
    A few were cat folks,
    Turned out to be her Intrinsic team.

  • Gabrielle Deschaine HeadshotGabby Deschaine aka Wooly McWoozy
    When I was hired at Intrinsic it delighted me,
    A new start full of variety,
    The perfect work-life balance,
    A team full of talent,
    Little did I know we all had anxiety.

  • Charlotte Barter HeadshotCharlotte Barter aka Warty McTavern
    Intrinsic's core values lead the way
    Accountability doesn’t sway
    Authenticity’s key
    Caring’s easy to see
    And it's brought us success to this day

    With x-ray vision, we see ahead,
    Surprise and delight, we're sure to spread,
    Not just colleagues but friends,
    The fun never ends,
    'Cause we love the journey we tread.

  • Anya Davis HeadshotAnya Davis aka Adourable McMuffin
    If Intrinsic became a zoo
    Charlotte would be a kangaroo
    She would climb up a spout
    Let us animals out
    But we would still have work to do

  • Lori DiGirolamo HeadshotLori DiGirolamo aka Blarney O'Wobbles
    Apartments, Restaurants and Hotels;
    We geofence them all so well! 
    It's creepy magical;
    Downright fantastical;
    Intrinsic casts a mighty spell!

Congratulations to our winner, Kaitlyn Tarralo!

Thank you to the Culture Committee for such a fun activity, and thank you to the whole team for your poetic masterpieces. We can't wait to see what the Culture Committee has planned next!