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December 16, 2003



The Holiday Party 2003
So there's not too much I can say or show about last night's office holiday party, as I don't want to be the girl who gets fired because of her blog. This is painful for me, as I took some wonderful blackmail photos and video...and definitely heard and took part in some very questionable conversations.

Thankfully, this office worker did not fall into the last 16% as cited in Gothamist's holiday party tips posting. I can't vouch for anyone else, though.

Wow, other people took pictures this year!

Skutchie says "hi"...and "gbye!"

The true spirit of the holiday party is definitely the consumable kind.

People danced up a storm. We had a salsa instructor. I found that plain old weird, but felt better when I witnessed the president of our organization jerking around on the dance floor with a giant santa hat on. Priceless...and sadly, not allowed to be shown on this blog.

Our party was at the Seamen's Church Institute. Is that an unfortunate name or what? Regardless, the views were spectacular. Unfortunately, I was too drunk to keep my camera steady enough in the low light.

Posted by callalillie at December 16, 2003 8:44 AM | City Life , Fun Stuff


sounds like a good time. we just had our holiday party, which yours truly was in charge of organizing. not too fun, especially on a non-profit budget. but i actually have a question on a totally different topic... i just noticed your mom's blondie recipe, which I also loved, but she forgot to include sugar in the list of ingredients. Can you find out how much - I'd love to make them with all of my other holiday cookies.

Posted by: angeeker at December 16, 2003 9:30 AM

Hmm. Interesting observation. I'll ask her. It's probably a combination of brown and regular sugar. I'll post when I find out.

Non-profit parties are weird, aren't they? This was the first "kind corporate" party we've ever had...in a fancier place. Usually it's within walking distance of our office in the West Village...a bar...and usually, after the official rental space time is over, the prez leaves his credit card for us to continue drinking. That didn't happen this time. Bummer.

Posted by: callalillie at December 16, 2003 9:33 AM

where as my company party was at a hotel you had to drive to, with a cash bar! and not that i was really planning on going anyway, but due to the snow (the big one, not last weekend), the turnout was quite pitiful.

Posted by: dahl at December 16, 2003 10:03 AM

a CASH bar? ho fuckin' ho. that sucks. i wouldn't have bothered without the free alcohol.

Posted by: callalillie at December 16, 2003 10:05 AM

it seems you comported yourself at the shindig. i'm fretting a bit, as tonight is our party. the party's in our office, though. what's more, board members (psychiatrists and neurologists) will be attending. hello, drunk egos! i hope i don't make an ass of myself. i'm good at that.

Posted by: josé at December 16, 2003 10:10 AM

"In the spirit of fellowship and goodwill" (and tax write-offs), my firm is making a donation to an as-yet unnamed in lieu of this year's holiday party.  A real pity, as drunken attorneys can provide some of the most wonderful free entertainment.

Posted by: Ashley at December 16, 2003 10:59 AM

that reminds me of the seinfeld episode when george makes up "the human fund"...

Posted by: callalillie at December 16, 2003 11:02 AM

well to correct my love calla a bit, we have had big parties before namely the one in the house in harlem, which was quite the shindig, complete with dj, cupcake cafe cake, dancing, etc. one thing that our organization does well for the staff and we do not chintz on is events, from summer outings, to office get togethers, to parties. i do like that and will miss it

Posted by: skutchie at December 16, 2003 11:18 AM

that's not what i meant, dear. i meant that it was a deviation from the usual HOLIDAY party spot. and the house in harlem was planned by the honoree, wasn't it?

Posted by: corie at December 16, 2003 11:22 AM

Yup, Mom skipped the 2 cups of brown sugar while transcribing the Blonde Brownies recipe. Also, the recipe, as written in the ancient archives, calls for 1 cup choco chips, not one bag.

Posted by: bobtrancho at December 16, 2003 11:39 AM

just saw the human fund episode the other night - love that one!

as for photos, when are the ones of your party going up?

Posted by: dahl at December 17, 2003 11:10 AM

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