Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ho Ho Holiday Party, City Employee Style

I am like a little orphan child on this first Saturday in over two years with no Saturday Scavenger Hunt to post! I feel compelled to show you pictures, so guess what? You get to have a rare glimpse into the fabulous City of Arcadia Employee Holiday Party! Yes, it is very early in the season for a "holiday" party. We assume it is so that it doesn't interfere with more fun and interesting obligations later in the month.

The nice thing is there is a good dinner and many raffle prizes. But it is also where employees are recognized for 5, 10, 15, etc years of service. They only do actual presentations for people with 20 or more years. This particular time there were about 15 people being recognized. This one lady at the library...let's call her Drama Queen, actually has 35 years. Guh. Although I guess if I'm lucky, in 27 years that will be me. Okay, anyway, the supervisors handing out the awards tended to go on and on and on. Sort of like me, here, now...but times it by 15 people, okay. Yeah. But parts of it were fun! Here look:

They got some snow or something snow-like to cover the ground outside the community center. Festive, eh? For those of you who live in snow, let me assure you that it quickly melted away and we didn't have to do any pesky shoveling or putting chains on our cars or anything. It was just for prettiness!

Oh, don't I look dapper by these giant lollipops? This was after the award presentations. You are witnessing relief and elation.

On the way out, Milly and I snagged a passing Good Samaritan to photograph us in front of the "holiday" tree. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a tree!

Thank you for joining me on this little stab at Saturday normalcy. I know I'll get over the Scavenger Hunt some day. But until then expect pictures. Thank you.


Sebastien said...

Hehe, looks like fun? I hope you drank lots, probably makes the employee holiday party easier to handle, but increases the chances of doing something embarrassing by quite a high %.

I love it, my word verif was 'disestr.' How apropos?

Tara said...

My company's holiday party was this weekend, but I didn't got. Instead went to a disco Christmas party! Very fun.

They celebrate people who have worked with us for 5, 10 and up years. If I survive a few more years, I will have worked there 10. Maybe they'll announce my name. I think we should get more than a certificate and a gift card. We should get a year's worth of free sessions with a psychotherapist. Sound good?

Churlita said...

I love your pics. You look so cute!

laura b. said...

Sebastien: There you have hit upon the key alcohol is served. It would be a whole 'nother party with just a touch of that social facilitator.
Disestr is an awesome verification word!

Tara: If I had been given the choice, I so would have picked a disco Christmas party instead! Good choice :-)
And I love your idea. I don't need a certificate so much, but the, yes. You're brilliant.

Churlita: Aw, thanks :-)

FW said...

I admire your fortitude for going and being a stalwart employee! I'm not attending any company parties (yes, there are about 3 in total this year) mainly because I would have to travel far from home to attend and home is where I'd rather be, frankly. Looks like you made the best of it though.

laura b. said...

FW: haha! I am a stout and sturdy soul, it's true. And my party was very, very close to work, so there was that at least.

Ananda girl said...

How fun! It's nice to get out and just have fun with the people you work with on occasion.

AlienCG said...

I want to go back to work so I could go to a company Christmas party. Looks like it was a fun time.

lablahblah said...

Ananda: Yes, it is nice to see people outside of the usual work environment. I just wish the gathering were a bit more exciting :-)

AlienCG: You will be very soon, I'm sure. And it did have its moments :-D