Ok, so a few people brought up the fact that in our first column we didn't actually SAY what we thought about poking your boss.
Hey, we said it was tricky. Bridget and I both think it depends on your workplace and your relationship with your boss.
My direct editor is actually my friend on Facebook -- in part because we were FB friends before he became my editor. We poke each other, but it's kind of a joke because we've talked about it -- it was actually one of those conversations that started this whole blog/column idea. (This was way back when throwing sheep was in vogue). And when he's having a bad day or vice versa, it's kind of a hey, "I'm sending you a cheer up" message.
But our workplace (by that I mean the newsroom at The Miami Herald) is a fairly casual office environment.
p.s. This brings up another netequitte/pet peeve of mine -- I don't like it when people blog about you without asking if that's okay first. So yes, I asked my editor for his permission to talk about him in this blog post. (Obviously, he said yes.)