Friday, December 22, 2006

Like Clockwork

Whew, we survived the big event at work. It ran like clockwork--if you mean like the dented, windup up clock I use with no base anymore so it rolls off the table and onto the floor! In other words, there were moments. I was stuck in the front greeting people, which would have been fun except:

Nobody had brought or even decided (as I would have grabbed one the day before or early in the morning) which table to use to place the business card bowl and the nametags. I had to request a table 3x before someone finally decided which one and had the building people bring one from the Boss's office. We wisely(?) had a meeting on a different floor until 11:00 AM, and the event started at 11:30. Guess what, some people came early!

Normally at an event all staff know exactly where they are to be situated, doing what, and at what time. We had a different "event manager" this time whose idea of planning the event was, "Staff can just mingle with the guests." That really wasn't enough direction to produce a smooth running event!

But the guests seemed to enjoy it and things came around by the time our champion congressman, one we had seen in DC came to speak. I stood in the back with a tech (not a co-worker) whose job it was to push the button! The button was to start the video recording of the congressman's speech. The congressman is a friendly guy and didn't stand behind the podium but in front of two of the TV monitors. That gave an interesting effect, you know, like holding a mirror up to a mirror! It looked pretty cool but was not the usual recorded piece. Our event was like that.

But now it's done, and so I am with working for the rest of the year! I do have the office Christmas party to attend this morning. If I hadn't taken the day off, I would have gotten paid for it anyway like the rest of the staff, because it's during worktime. But oh well, I'm just happy to not lose (most of) my days off. Happy Friday, and have a good one!


Blogger angela marie said...

Glad it went 'okay'! Have fun at the Christmas party and then get home and snuggle in! :)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Happy and Blue 2 said...

Enjoy your party and your time off..

8:04 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

I love your analogy of the clock! Too funny!

And yes, you can definitely use my new terms of "The Happy Place" and "The Bad Place".

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your time off!

10:35 AM  
Blogger deni said...

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and enjoy your time off.

12:55 PM  
Blogger Steven Novak said...

Glad it worked out.

Even more glad that you're done with working for the rest of the year...


Or relax...

Either way. ;)


9:14 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Phew! Glad everything went swimmingly. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, you're on holidays!

2:19 AM  
Blogger Red Hot Sexy Papa said...

Look! It's Santa.... and errrr, it is skipping your house. BAD SANTA...!


6:19 AM  

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