Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Office Christmas Party 2012

office christmas party comic 2 How was your Office Christmas Party?

The company Christmas party was this past weekend. I was looking forward to it because I have a pair of awesome shoes that rarely get out. (That's right- my social life revolves around which shoes I'm anxious to wear.) The opportunity to play dress-up was exciting but I also heard a rumor that Jeff Foxworthy was going to be there!

I have a little black dress that I usually try on before events such as this and wear for about half an hour before I lose the nerve to actually leave the apartment in it. I know from experience that "dangerous" outfits always look better in the privacy of my own home than they do when I'm walking across a room full by people. It's like a fashion magic trick. "Hey, not bad!" I think, when I'm looking at myself in the bedroom mirror. But once I get out in public, the dress becomes too short, too tight and too revealing for any self-respecting woman to wear.

I took off the fabulous dress and put on something safe: pants and a nice top. The ensemble may have been a bit on the boring side but I reminded myself that my awesome shoes would save the day. I just had to make sure everyone noticed them. Not to worry, I have a subtle little trick I've perfected over the years. I bring one foot up about waist high, point and say, "Look at my shoe!!" Works every time.

There was a cocktail hour, followed by a delicious meal. By that time enough wine had been served to prime us for the next phase of the party: live music and dancing. Woo-hoo!

Steve is thinking, "They're doing it wrong."
Is that Jeff Foxworthy on the left?? OMG!!

And they're still dancing...

The band didn't want to see my shoes.

I had a great time and it was a nice way to usher in the holiday season. My husband works with a friendly, fun group of people who always make me feel comfortable whether I'm using a computer at the office or forcing them to look at my shoes at a party.

Awesome, right?


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all! Love your sparkly shoes!


Mary Ann said...

I hope you and Greg were dancin' up a storm in those party shoes!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny! With cold Canada weather, you all dressed like it was summer... sleveless tops? holy cow! I was expecting the high turtle neck sweaters! "nice shoes" Greg! Oh, and yours are nice too... ;o) From cold NE friend

caryl said...

I was super bundled up for the walk and train ride over. I'm always hot these days and never wear long sleeves indoors. Turtle necks would suffocate me. I wish I could wear them, though. It would hide my turkey neck and fat arms. lol

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