Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I've Got a Question - You've Got an Answer

'Tis the season ... for parties!

This Friday, instead of spending time sitting behind a dispatch console and handling the 911 medical crises of the City of Norwich, I'll be wandering south towards Niantic and the home of a co-worker who is hostessing this year's Dispatch/Scheduling Christmas Get-Together. We started doing the get-togethers several years ago and normally hold them at my house but due to the limited parking, small size, and hills that one has to surmount to get to my house, we're changing locales this year. Which is okay by me as that means I don't have to clean the house ... or overly clean the house which is what I tend to do when company is coming over.

My supervisor, Matt, is generally in charge of the food as he works part-time for a catering company and brings us such delicacies as macaroni & cheese with lobster, marinated flank steak, several types of bruschetta, and the like. The rest of us bring dessert and beverages and a fine time is had by all outside of the confines and stress of the dispatch center. Trust me - this is something that we all need at least once a year and I'm really looking forward to Friday night's gathering.

That - then - brings me to this post's question -

Are you attending any holiday parties this year?

20 comments:

  1. Well, it seems like evrybody is cutting back on parties. Mark's work place used to have parties for employees and spouses. Not this year. They just had a luncheon for employees.
    The company I work for - lol - I'm even lucky that they will order in lunch for us on Monday.
    So if you don't count family get-togethers on 12/24 & 12/25, I have no parties to attend this year :o)

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  2. Let's see here..
    We had our work party on the 5th, my hubby's family (his mom, his brother, and his sister, and families there) is coming over on Christmas Eve, we have to go to my parents' house on Christmas day, then there's a party with my dad's family at my parents' house AGAIN on the Saturday after Christmas. Lots to do!! XD

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  3. We're having our annual bowling party with catered lunch tomorrow. Its just a block from the office. After that we come back to the office and have hot wheels races. Its a lot of fun.

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  4. Sadly, no parties for the "Bulldog" family this year. We will get together w/friends & family on an individual basis - which can be every bit as nice as having a party. We may end up @ "Mrs. Bulldog's" family gathering in January.

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  5. I had one invite this year, but I was dealing with the knee injury then.

    Back in my single days I used to throw a big bash... that used to be my gift to my friends.

    :-D)

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  6. We already did our yacht club Christmas party, so we are done. During that party we many of us decided to have breakfast together the next morning and at breakfast we decided to attend the lighted boat parade. So we partied all weekend.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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  7. Well if AASI decides to hold a holiday party I will probably go, and I should go tot the APES thing but with my tendency to dislike crowds and drama and the like, I probably won't go to either....

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  8. I'll be at my friend Kay's house with her mother and my father. Kay lost her husband this year, so it will be quite a time for her.

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  9. Nope not a one! World economy has taken the party out of all the companies... so just family get together on Christmas Day. :)

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  10. Not exactly but we go out to the pub with friends and take my Dad with us on Christmas Eve. On New Year's Eve we go to our Civic Hall and spend the evening boogieing until the early hours.

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  11. The only thing even resembling a holiday party I'm attending this year is a Holiday Luncheon at work tomorrow. This is the second annual edition of this event my employer has hosted...and that we have to pay $5.00 per person to attend.

    Let's see...no holiday bonus, no token gifts, an announcement that there will be no raises and no bonuses in 2009, no anniversary celebrations...I guess I should just be happy I have a job.

    Oh, and I forgot...our CEO is retiring on the 31st of December. And the poor devil is going to have learn to live on the $66 million dollars he received as the result of engineering our merger with Hewlett Packard.

    Merry Freakin' Christmas!! :0)

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  12. Nope, not me...no parties except for having my family over this weekend:-) Sounds like the party you'll be going to will be a lot of fun...I think I'll go with you! hehe xoxo

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  13. Not too much in the way of parties. I'll attend the afternoon one at the Senior Center where I volunteer and that's about it. The Grandson is off to his mother's and my son's office doesn't do one, so not a lot of opportunity.

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  14. only family parties, 3 of them.

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  15. Hi Duchess Linda of Norwich, etc.,

    Even with the economy going to heck in a hand basket, we went to a party on Dec. 6 and we will be going to another one Saturday at that "other" casino in Connecticut.

    I hope you have a great time Friday! I remember that macaroni and cheese with lobster from last year...it sounds delicious.

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  16. P.S. I like that your little yellow question guy is getting into the spirit with the hat!

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  17. We're having something at work...I'm not really looking forward to it though.

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  18. Less and less every year. Again, my spirit feels broken and the magic gone!

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  19. Sorry you missed your party!
    The only one I'm invited to this year is the Christmas Eve Chatzy Party on the Cat Blogosphere.
    I'll get some nog and my laptop and Ho Ho Ho chat with some fellow kitty beans!

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