Saturday, October 30, 2010

Reeling in the Fun!

Oh, Friday was SUCH a fun day, and I'm sure I can't even convey half of it to you. Probably not even a quarter.

First of all, it was my office's Halloween celebration, and the theme this year was "Hangin' in Hollywood." And wouldn't you know it? On the way to work, I realized I had left my camera at home! But let's see if I can cover a couple of the highlights--you'll need to use your imagination to visualize.

We had three Charlie's Angels dressed in metallic-looking neon spandex pants and silver high heeled shoes. Our Pitney-Bowes copy guy was Bosley. Cher arrived from the 60s, but Sonny didn't make it. Former Boy Boss came as the Octomom. With three kids at home, he was able to round up eight "babies" to hang around his neck. Wearing one of his wife's maternity tops, a long black wig, and lipstick, he was an interesting sight! Former Girl Boss 1 wore a pink suit and was the character played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde--she even brought her chihuahua/Italian greyhound dressed in a pink "coat," and then she played loops of video from the movie on her office computer in case anyone was in doubt about her identity.

A slide show ran continuously in the lunch room in which photos of real people from the office were superimposed on photos of film stars and famous people. For instance, the attorney who sings in a band? His photo replaced one of the Rolling Stones--probably Keith Richards, I suspect. Lunch was served and consisted of movie theater snack bar food--nachos, chili, hot dogs, etc. And we each received a plastic popcorn container filled with movie snacks, like Coke and boxes of candy.

And after lunch . . . . Well, I'm not sure what happened after lunch because I left the office around 2:30 to go to Bearpaws & Hollyhocks and hang out with all the stitching ladies, talking, eating, and drinking tea. Now I know that may SOUND a little boring, but believe me, it truly wasn't. Some of those ladies can get off onto the funniest subjects!

After everyone had a little something to eat and finished their first cup or so of tea and settled in, we went around the table and introduced ourselves and said a few words about what we were working on or whatever else we wanted to say. I think there were probably about 12 of us today, so it was a pretty good sized crowd. And I swear we couldn't get more than two people along before someone would sidetrack us onto some hilarious subject or another--like the woman who told us she thought she should be able to collect money for her husband when he dies by rendering the remains and selling the result. Hummmm. I have no idea what got her on THAT subject, but now that I think about it, this was the same lady who told us about her fondness for gardening and problems with seasonal depression during winter months. Kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it?!

Yes, spending time at the quilt shop was a nice way to end the work week, especially when they had all their Halloween fabric and Halloween "gifts" at 50% off--and, of course, I needed some Halloween fabric for a couple quilt backs, so it was perfect!

After that, I swung by one of my favorite Chinese restaurants and got take out so I could come home and sew. What a perfect day! And maybe best of all? It's time for bed, and I don't have to set the alarm to get up for work. Woo-hoooooo!


Kim said...

But what were you dressed as? One of the Charlie's Angels in spandex??? Sounds like a fun workday. And tea and visiting in a fabric shop sounds like a calming end to a work week.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

One thing I've learned about the camera, is to keep it in my purse all the time. You never know when the perfect Kodak moment will arrive :-) Sounds like a very fun day.

Mamacessories said...

Your office sounds like so much fun! What a nice firm you work for, they always seem to have things for the employees to enjoy!

PunkiePie said...

Sure does sound like a perfect day and I want to work where you do! It sounds like a fab place to be.

Lady of the Cloth said...

You forgot the important thing. What were you dressed as??? It sounds like a fun place to work. If you have to work, it may as well be fun. My job is boring compared to yours. Of course there are only 5 of us in the entire building.

sunny said...

Yep, never leave home without a camera! Sounds like a wonderful day. And I would prefer time with the quilting ladies to time with co-workers. The only problem is, I had just taken a large outhful of tea when I got to the part about rendering the hubby. My keyboard will never be the same.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Sounds like a great day! Have a happy weekend!

Micki said...

Now that's a fun workplace!

Kim said...

Your fun and happy day put a big smile on my face, too! Thanks! :-D