Yes, I said office parties … as in plural. My station, WCNC, had our office party yesterday and all I can say is food! There was a long display of food. It was half catered and half potluck. I brought sugar cookies. Besides that, it was Thanksgiving all over again: turkey, ham, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Of course, if you know me, I over ate. But you can be sure that I left room for dessert.
I had Janice’s (our Controller) brownies. Word around the station is that anything Janice makes, you better eat. I also consumed the frosting … just the frosting … off a cupcake.
It’s always nice when you can take a break with your co-workers. Everyone is always so busy (that’s just the nature of the job), and when everyone is forced to take some time out during the workday because the General Manager (a.k.a the Boss Man) said so, you kind of embrace it once you accept it. When I was tempted to sit at my desk and eat, I saw droves of my colleagues going to the Peacock Café (the large dining area on the second floor), then I conceded.
It was worth it. Our managers passed out gifts and they showed a blooper reel. It was a lot of fun. And I made the blooper reel with my “armpit fudge” demonstration. (Here’s the link: http://www.wcnc.com/charlotte-today/Armpit-fudge-explosion-97167649.html)
A few hours later, I went to the Charlotte Observer’s holiday office party as the guest of Leigh Dyer, Editor of SouthPark Magazine. (I got to hold her baby Avery! That was a highlight for me, because I love kids.) For sure, I was still stuffed because I just ate two hours earlier. It was nice to meet all of the Observer people. They had some of their co-workers play guitar and sing. Prizes were handed out and then there was a Christmas Carol singalong at the end.
Seeing that there were tables full of food left (including some Mac’s BBQ), as Leigh, her daughter Avery and I were leaving, we decided to make to-go plates. And that was a smart move, because as soon as I got home, I heated it up and chowed down.