As per usual, I wasn't sure what I was going to be able to find for this week's Photo Hunt theme of "Shiny" and was giving serious consideration to punking out again this week when opportunity presented itself in the form of a hanging disco ball.
The company that I work for, American Ambulance Services, Inc., celebrated its 35th anniversary at a party held under the tent at the American Wharf Marina on Friday evening. All employees were invited and we were treated to unlimited beer and wine along with a delicious variety of foods. We were also given a commemorative t-shirt to celebrate the occasion.
Because I'm not much of a drinker (translated that means very, very rarely) unlimited free alcohol doesn't hold a lot of attraction for me but it sure does for a lot of the other people I work with. On occasions like this I prefer to sit back with my one glass of white zinfandel and observe the evening unfold.
After everyone had eaten, our boss gave a small speech before a large cake was cut and then the DJ turned up the music and the real entertainment of the evening began. I thought I had stepped back into the 70's as the DJ opened up with Play That Funky Music and followed it up with a plethora of disco dance tunes that beckoned those who just couldn't resist strapping on their boogie shoes out to the dance floor.
Let me just say right here and right now that I don't dance. I never have and I never will - except on very rare occasions when forced onto the dance floor under duress by well-meaning friends. Despite the fact that I graduated from high school in 1976 and was more than old enough to do so, I never set foot in a single disco club - ever. That's not to say that I didn't watch my fair share of Dance Fever and I saw Saturday Night Fever a couple of times, as well as owned the soundtrack, but outside of that the entire disco scene was as foreign to me as Japanese writing. 私が意味するものを知りなさいか
While watching some of those who had truly enjoyed the free beer and wine attempting to recapture the 70's out on the dance floor and rolling my eyes towards the ceiling in utter disbelief at what was going on out there, it dawned on me that I needed a picture for today's post when I noticed the silvery disco balls that were hanging overhead. A picture of one of them would be the ideal thing! I only had my cell phone camera with me and it takes notoriously bad pictures so Beth, a lovely lady that works in my department as a Scheduler, took a picture for me using her much better cell phone camera and emailed it over to me.
So there you have it - shiny - a little blurry but shiny! Now if you'll excuse me I have to go try to get this nasty disco beat out of my head as it's still there ... Dancin' and singin' and movin' to the groovin' ... AUGH!!