Thursday, December 11, 2008

Work Holiday Party

We had our work Christmas Holiday Party today. Shh, not supposed to say that word...

It was very nice. We went to the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel (just outside of the theme park). Economy and budget made things a little tight this year, but the committee did a great job of putting it together. I had a nice plate of grilled salmon for lunch, including vegetables and a rice dish. Salad and rolls were served before the meal. Cheese cake for desert. Water, tea, punch and coffee available too. Money raised through out the year was used to reduce the cost of attending. Clerical staff are subsidized even further.

Santa did not make an appearance this year, as he has done in the past few years. That had been my job since Barbara retired (Her husband was Santa before me). Time contraints and budget seems to have nixed it this year. Many gifts were handed out by drawing names. Our office head gave a nice gift card to our janitor to help her during the holiday season.

Entertainment was limited to the talents of our staff. The highlight of the day was my immediate superior performing a traditional Indian (from India; does that need clarifying or is it no longer PC to do so) dance. She explained that she had not performed the dance since she was 17. She also explained the story behind the dance which help quite a bit to explain what was happening as the music and dance progressed. I love all the postures and finger positions. Very much the highlight of the day.

2 comments:

2TooManyHats said...

I wish I could have seen the dance. I always appreciate her bringing her sharing her culture.

The Muse said...

Shame, really a shame about cant say CHRISTMAS... :(

But we can here! so....

I am glad that your CHRISTMAS party was nice ...:)