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Happy (Office?) Holidays

23 Dec

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

For those of you off work, enjoy the time spent with loved ones and family members. This includes furry family as well I suppose.*

I’ll keep this one short and sweet. I can’t bring myself to be too much of a smartass for Christmas, which really kind of limits my writing.

So here’s to the Holidays! Especially those of awkwardly blended religions or cultures. There’s something charming about a Christmakkuh tree or, in our case Brötchen and Glühwein mixed with stockings and Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Christmas Song.

I hope Santa brings you many neon-colored post-its and highlights with which to decorate your desk and memos! What? Really? Not what you asked for?

*I naively wrapped a bone and placed it under the tree, thinking in the spirit of Christmas the dog would leave it alone until the 25th. At least he had the decency to rip it to shreds while we were sleeping and didn’t touch any of the other presents. It’s ok though, I already have payback planned for ruining his ill-planned Christmas surprise. Little does he know there’s a sweater under there as well with his name on it… 

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Sharing Time is Fun Time! Holiday Parties

16 Dec

So originally I was going to write a post about Office Holiday/Christmas Parties. I even had my little Sharkable all feeling toasty and hanging out in his Christmas sweater. Then I sat down to write and realized I’ve never been to a good Office Christmas Party. This is partially my fault, since I usually feel hard-pressed to do anything work related outside of my normal working hours, especially if I have to pay money to do it, thereby excluding almost any Office Holiday Party my company has planned. Therefore I feel kind of hypocritical writing about crazy Christmas-time shenanigans with the co-workers.

So I decided to try something different for this Friday: Sharing Fun Time! Since my readers seem to have much more hilarious stories than I do anyhow, I’m curious, what awesome/awkward/cringe-worthy Office Holiday Party moments have you encountered?

I’ll go first. My best Office Christmas Party story involves a white elephant game where after a long and mighty battle I won a toddler-sized teddy bear dressed up as Santa Claus. I won’t go much farther into it or it’ll start to get boring fast. But I still drag the thing out every year and put it by the fireplace. It scares the piss out of the dog, which is always funny. So go ahead and try to top that one! It shouldn’t be very hard…