Working for a mid-size company (~300 employees), one annual event is the Company Holiday Party. This year it was at a swank downtown hotel and featured food and drinks, entertainment, dancing, and a chance to put on your good duds and mix and mingle.
I’m just curious – to you, is attending something like this (a Saturday night during a busy time of year, fancy dress, downtown parking and traffic, being with the people you’re with all week) a “perk” or a “duty”? Because I know, some people apparently don’t like going to their spouse’s Holiday Party.
I think its fun – and it is definitely part of the “hectic” Holiday Season. This year we sort of made a weekend of it. We took an offer of a discount room at the hotel and so went downtown mid-day on Saturday – did some shopping and then checked in and got spiffed up. (Note: I left my camera on my desk, so this pic is from the previous year’s party…) It was great just to go from the party to the room and not worry about wondering when your last drink was (and driving) or how tired you were. On Sunday, we ate breakfast at a fun downtown café and then (you guessed it) more shopping! We were pretty gassed by the time we got home.
I’d missed the day’s football so I don’t really have any input on the Eagles’ game other than I think we now know AJ Feeley’s MO – move the ball, throw heartbreaking interceptions. My guess: McNabb feels a lot healthier this week.