Letting Loose for the Holidays
At exactly 12 PM on December 14th, 2012, we shut down our computational devices, locked the office doors and headed over to the trendy new Punch Bowl Social on South Broadway for the annual BRS holiday party.
A delicious buffet of sliders, wings doused in nacho cheese (my guilty favorite), herbed chicken, salad, mashed potatoes, home-style mac ‘n’ cheese, and an array of sweet desserts awaited us on arrival. Beer flowed like wine, wine flowed like beer, and of course Chuck had his signature tequila in hand.
With full bellies, we BRSers turned to what we do best: play! One group hit the bowling lanes. Some people tried to knock down as many pins as they could during their allotted turns, while others were more concerned with choosing a bowling ball that matched their outfit—even if that meant the ball was too heavy to handle. Another group pushed pucks back and forth on the shuffleboard court.
After the games, it was time to gather ‘round the old fireplace (yep, there was an actual fireplace) for our gift exchange. This year we changed things up a bit and instead of merely placing a dollar limit on the gift for our randomly-selected coworker, we were tasked with creating a magnet that was a reflection of that person. This was designed to add a bit of flare to our office lobby magnet wall (come check it out sometime)! One by one, thoughtful, handcrafted magnetic gems were presented to their new owners. The shared memories between bouts of light roasting offered us newbies the chance to get to better know some of our colleagues, not to mention our office’s collective sense of humor.
I heard on the radio the next morning that over 50% of U.S. employees did not enjoy attending their office holiday parties. Somehow I doubt that was the case for anyone here at BRS… because our office party was way cooler than yours!
Posted on December 20, 2012 at 12:14pm
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