Rolled in the X-Mas season with a December 1st office christmas party. It was a decent affair. We partook of shots of whiskey and cherry brandy in the late afternoon at Art's place, and upon arrival at Bridges Restaurant, I moved onto Jim Beam at the bartenders suggestion.
The turnout was good. Over eighty people, including the not-too-often-seen-at-social-functions Mehrdad and his wife.
The food was not too interesting, but that was OK, as I wasn't that interested in eating. I didn't want a big meal "slowing me down". Drinks were a little pricey (or a lot pricey, as I was laying out $15 for a double after a generous tip). There was a speech by Marco, and there was swag and gifts given out.
There was to be dancing, but the music was too eclectic a mix for any serious dancing sessions. Scientists aren't always the most eager to get out and there and cut a rug either. Some techs were dancing and Chris L. was a young Don Juan-type on the floor.
Dinner took some time to be served, and it wound up being too late to go out, and too early to go home, so we shuffled off to Boston Pizza and Justin and I recounted old tales of the legendary Stormix trade shows.
And then the next morning I felt rather spun and less than 100%. And in the afternoon I fell asleep on the couch and awoke to Atushi dropping off John from the camping trip.