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Washington DC is a city of lanyard-wearers. We have a whole box full at home, with souvenir lanyards from the Kennedy Center and the Clinton Library. MoBob's USB key is on a Morocco lanyard. When I was in Aspen a couple of years ago I bought lanyards decorated with flags from a Canadian store called Roots, which MB wears for his school ID and metro card and I use for my various badges and keys at work. Lots of people have asked me where I got mine, and I must say that I haven't seen similar lanyards anywhere else.

I've noticed that the trend with my colleagues is to wear lanyards that show where they've been posted - the more famous/dangerous/notorious, the better. Favorites seem to be lanyards printed with USAID/Afghanistan, USAID/Iraq, US Embassy Khartoum and US Embassy Rangoon. I guess I could've asked for a US Embassy Bangkok or USAID/RDMA lanyard but I'm sure everyone would think Thailand was way too cushy.


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On March 12th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC), mortuus commented:
People around here tend to wear boring lanyards. I wear pretty beaded lanyards that I buy on etsy.com.
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On March 12th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I think you should wear lanyards made by reformed prostitutes in third world countries.
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On March 12th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC), mortuus replied:
Where can acquire such lanyards?
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On March 13th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Er...my next project! After the applesauce factory in Morocco!
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On March 12th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC), jandjsalmon commented:
where exactly does one wear a lanyard?

though YAY for Roots! :D
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On March 12th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Around the neck. With all the stuff I have to carry around (two badges, a door key, an electronic door pass thingy, and a USB security key) plus a necklace, it gets weight.
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On March 12th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC), jandjsalmon replied:
OOOOOOH - I get it. Sorry *is dumb*
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On March 13th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
No prob!

(Maybe Vermillion has sexy lanyards?)
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On March 13th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC), four_alarm commented:
We have to wear landyards for our id badges. I have one with the school stuff on it, but it's hard to find interesting ones. Some of my students have found ones with cartoon characters on them, but I'd like something niftier.
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On March 13th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Hmm...I sense a market!
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