The holidays are over, people!

Looking back at our third theme #312Selfie, Chicagoans sure love to take selfies. We had submissions of people taking a break from grading papers, doing tech support, making popcorn, or even right before heading out in Chiberia *shudder.* So what’s next?

Belated Cheer — #312Cheer: Hey guess what, it’s January. The middle of January for that matter. Do you or your coworker still have holiday decorations up? Or does your store front have snowflakes and “Be Merry!” stickers up? Snap a photo with the hashtag #312Cheer and tell us what’s going on (or rat someone out.)

Example:

kaytee31 Sort of ashamed, but this little tree from Target has been on my desk since the beginning of December. I’d feel so bad shoving it in my drawer! #312Cheer

To check out your #312selfies, click here — http://bit.ly/1j4A2q2

That is soo 2013.

Our Instagram photo project, 312Works, is heading into 2014 in style with our new theme being …
Work Selfie — #312Selfie: We all try to find something to do when we’re supposed to be doing, oh, about 10 other things. Take a brief second to snap a selfie and tell us what you’re supposed to be doing (just don’t bethat person if a phone isn’t allowed at work — DON’T GET FIRED).
 
Bonus points if you catch a coworker or customer behind you. Triple points if you’re photobombed. Make sure to use the hashtag #312Selfie and write an equally snazzy description. Can’t wait to hear your stories!

Example below:
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kaytee31: Oh, uh, I should probably go back to Twitter now, especially because my boss caught me. #312selfie

On to the next one …

Did you see those #312Commute hashtags on Twitter or Instagram? That was us!

(To check out your commuter stories: http://bit.ly/IFYr6e)

But now is the time for our next theme: Cleanliness — #312Clean. Is cleaning part of your daily work? Are you notorious for your extra clean workspace — or for your extra not-clean one? Tell us a story about that weird spot on the floor at your job, your coworker’s strange cleaning habits or maybe the one refrigerator in your office that hasn’t been cleaned since the ‘90s.

Example below:

Eggnog, cream cheese, hand sanitizer and beer. Most Fridays at RedEye involve community food and booze, and almost 98% of the time none of us can manage to clean it up before we leave for the weekend. Pleasant surprise for the Sunday crew? #312clean

For more info/inspiration: http://bit.ly/1di66jV

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luciehmacias #312Commute: 2013 has been the year of odd jobs, but my main job takes me to the South Side. The Red Line curves right before reaching 47th and no matter what train I caught I would watch my bus leave as the train slowed down on that curve. Spring brought the shutdown and I had to catch the bus from the 47th Red/Green Line station. I would watch the bus leave as I ran down the stairs. Every. Single. Time. Then, the Red Line reopened in October. Not only are the trains faster, but I’m never running to catch a bus anymore! CTA, you may have botched the Ventra rollout, but on this chilly and snowy morning, I’m glad I only waited a couple of minutes for a bus.
Tell your story, 312Works: http://bit.ly/IFZ8fR

One of my favorite #312Commute stories! Have you submitted one or want to? Check out that link above. Also, next week we announce a new theme!

312works:

luciehmacias #312Commute: 2013 has been the year of odd jobs, but my main job takes me to the South Side. The Red Line curves right before reaching 47th and no matter what train I caught I would watch my bus leave as the train slowed down on that curve. Spring brought the shutdown and I had to catch the bus from the 47th Red/Green Line station. I would watch the bus leave as I ran down the stairs. Every. Single. Time. Then, the Red Line reopened in October. Not only are the trains faster, but I’m never running to catch a bus anymore! CTA, you may have botched the Ventra rollout, but on this chilly and snowy morning, I’m glad I only waited a couple of minutes for a bus.

Tell your story, 312Works: http://bit.ly/IFZ8fR

One of my favorite #312Commute stories! Have you submitted one or want to? Check out that link above. Also, next week we announce a new theme!