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December 17, 2008

Municipal Holiday Party

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 12:09 am


This evening is my office “End of Year Holiday Party.”  It’s going to be awesome, and here’s how I know:

1.  Tickets cost $20.  Yes.  I had to buy a ticket to my own Holiday Party.  Self-serve pasta bars and coffee service don’t pay for themselves, you guys.

2.  Tonight is Tuesday.  All kick-ass parties are on Tuesdays.

3.  I was reminded in an e-mail today “There will be a cash bar located near the Four Seasons Room for your convenience.”  Convenient indeed.  Perhaps “for your necessity” or “to make this less painful” would have been a more appropriate choice of working… but then people just aren’t careful with e-mail these days.

So let me tell you that I am ready to paaartaaaay.  Two years ago, our party was in the CalTrans cafeteria (let’s just all close our eyes and picture the festive glow of fluorescent lighting).  Someone hired a stand up comedian and there was karaoke.  It was dreadful.  I didn’t go last year but I heard that waterboarding was involved.  But this year things are going to change, I can feel it!



  1. Wow … that’s just amazing. One difference between working for the city and the state, I guess — our parties are free and extravagant. I was disappointed that the Cristal fountain stopped flowing eight hours into my office’s most recent bacchanal, though.

    Comment by L. Hollyfeld — December 17, 2008 @ 12:45 am

  2. i guess it’s kind of reassuring to know that my taxpayer dollars are not funding mega-ragers for you and your buds down at city hall… 😛 it does suck that you have to pay for your own drinks though.

    Comment by xie — December 17, 2008 @ 2:30 am

  3. I was at a party I had to pot luck for in the basement next to the “Asbestos Keep Out” sign. That’s how the state did it for us this year. Oh yeah

    Comment by babies mama — January 6, 2009 @ 7:43 am

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