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The Rundown

The past week has been super busy and this weekend isn’t any different. I’ve wanted to write about so many things but haven’t had the time, so now you’re going to be the abridged version.

1.  I have been running. I just haven’t been talking about it. Besides the Vegas RnR, I knocked out 3.5 miles at the gym earlier in the week and did 7 super slow miles (over 11:00 minute pace) on my treadmill at home last Sunday. I’ve even fit in some personal training workouts.

2.  I watched Bride Wars during that slow run. I would have ran 8 miles but the movie ended and then…eh. Taking a shower sounded more appealing. Bride Wars was really cute. I loooooove movies about best friends. If you ever need a professional Beaches quoter to follow you around all day or someone to sing you every song from the soundtrack, give me a call because I’m your girl.

By the way, have you ever seen Bette Midler’s daughter, Sophie? They are carbon copies of each other.

3.  Hubs and I went out to see the Muppet Movie. I’ve never been a fan of the muppets. I know, I know. I’m un-American. I did like the Muppet Babies but I was more of a Scooby Doo girl growing up. With that said, it was a really cute movie. I still can’t get into Gonzo or Animal. I mean, who thought those would be cute Muppets? Honestly.

Also, Miss Piggy is annoying. I know that’s her thing and that’s fine, but if I was a muppet, I could not be her friend. She is too high-maintenance. However, she does get points for not caring that she’s taller and weighs considerably more than her boyfriend. I can relate to that.

No Piggy. The frog does.

4.  Our work holiday party happened last weekend.

That dress is a steal for $25 at Target and it comes in navy blue too. You hear that J’s Everyday Fashion? 😉 (I did style my hair even though it looks like a rat’s nest there.)

More important than the dress is the fact that I won $250 at the party because I had a Jack playing card taped underneath my chair. A Jack that I thought was a Joker at first glance and just stood there not claiming my prize while they called for me. Awesome. Eventually I saw hubs frantically waving at me to signal the big boss was calling my card and got with the program.

When I got up to him, I told him I thought it was a Joker and he told me not to go to Vegas. <—– too late   So, I looked like a douche in front of all my co-workers but it was worth it because now I’m richer than them.

If winning $250 isn’t enough, the next best part about my work holiday party is how I strategically befriend all the people that don’t drink. Because then they OFFER you their drink tickets. Don’t mind if I do!

And of course, there were also dessert shots.

Overall, it was a good time. But my work holiday parties are always a good time.

5. One of my co-workers, Tim, made me an awesome robot.

He makes these things out of scraps he finds as a HOBBY. I don’t even have 1/4 of the talent it takes to make something that creative. It blows my mind. I have been admiring all the robots at his desk forever now and he’s always changing them out. Every one he makes is original and he sells them when he has spare time and even has a blog about them. I’m not even a big robot fan but what he makes is so cool. Here are some of the other ones he’s made.

6.  I have another holiday party to attend this weekend, Christmas shopping to get done, and I need to fit a trip to Jacksonville in there somewhere, so it should be interesting. Next week, everyone at work is on vacation except me, which means I get to do all the work. That shouldn’t add to my holiday stress. I’m going to have to figure out a way to get through the week without going bald.

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Big Boss Holiday Party

Saturday day, the hubman and I attended the holiday party of the owner of our workplace. This is a party at his house that happens every year where the higher up management types from our company and people from organizations (and possibly charities) that our boss is a part of attend. It’s more of an open house for the big boss man to spread some holiday cheer to those he probably doesn’t get enough one-on-one time with.

For the past two years, hubs has been invited since he’s the manager of the graphics department.

This party is super nice – the house is beautiful and can fit 3 or 4 of my houses inside of it.

Actually, my house can probably enter through the front door.

The house is decked out with beautiful decorations.

View of the back yard. Beyond that table is the pool.

There is lots of catered food.

My healthy balance of asparagus and chocolate fondue.



Three open bars.

That bartender tried to talk to me about sports. LOL.  /Fail bartender

And you’re sure to be mingling with someone from work that you probably shouldn’t have too many drinks in front of.

Warning noted. Ok, not really.

Anyway, we are always grateful just for the invitation. And we like the chance to dress up for the holidays other than our normal work party. We had a good time. 🙂

This picture really captures my eye wrinkles. Awesome.
At least hubs looks super cute-a-fied.

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Work Holiday Party

Last night was my work holiday party. Usually the party takes place at the Hilton in OIA but this year the party took place at a new spot downtown called The Mezz. This place is inside The Sanctuary. The owner of the company I work for owns part of this building, so this was the first party held there.

People were literally working up to the day of the party getting the place ready because all the finishing touches that contruction does wasn’t complete (like lighting, mirrored walls, etc). They are even constructing some type of venue downstairs in the building that will probably compete with the business the Bob Carr Theatre gets. So…accoustic Tori Amos and Jerry Seinfeld, here we come!

Anyway, the work paid off. The place was beautiful and the lighting felt very noir like you were inside a Veronica Mars episode.

Table settings were pretty dang fancy

The colomns with lights kept changing color

The food was amazing. More amazing than past Christmas parties and I’ve been at the company a long time. I’m not a big fan of salads that I didn’t construct myself (I need to know what’s in them so I can count calories) but the appetizer salad was SO amazing.



Nuts, cranberries, and goat cheese.
And I don’t even like nuts and cranberries
on a salad. Until now apparently.

The waiter put a salad plate at the empty chair next to me. No one was sitting there and I didn’t want to get the waiter in trouble, so I did the only thing I could do to save his integrity and his job. I ate that one too.

Amazing prizes were given out as usual. Visa gift cards from $25 to $1000. This was the first year we had a live band too. Our friends Nicole and Kevin (who also work at my company) played with their band, Krazy Ex-Girlfriend.



Thanks for this pic, Ricardo!


I’d have to say, it was a pretty awesome party this year. Good food, good music, good friends. We even headed out to one of our favorite places downtown afterwards, The Celt, where Kristianna and Steve joined us.

Hubs and I at the party.

Kristianna and I at The Celt

By the way, Kristianna didn’t go to the holiday party but decided to dress up since everyone else was. She showed up in this little kick-ass number. Then she put the moves on my man.

But then she decided she was going to keep her man. *whew*  That was close. 

Needless to say, it was a late night and I didn’t get to bed until 3am. I’m tired today but I’m going to force myself to do some treadmill running at the gym. I’ll hate it during, but after I know I’ll feel better. After all, I need all the energy I can get for Paramore tonight at House of Blues Orlando!

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