Friday, November 13, 2009

Kinda like Vegas!


It's that time of the year again, the annual christmas office party happens in t-minus 3 hours on the very auspicious Friday the 13th! Never mind that we're only half way through November and throwing the tinsel and crackers around like its going out of fashion.

Auspicious day indeed! Talk by the water-cooler indicates that this year's function may be strongly boycott (that may have been started by me), sadly the lure of free food won the day and The Revolution with have be to televised on another day.

I guess i can find solace in the simple fact that someone or some people are gonna lose control of their facualties and provide the rest of us with some pure entertainment. At these functions, office discretions always seem to come to a head (thank thee alcohol, the get uninhibitor). Tears are shed, accusations are made, indecent proposals are proposed and laughter rings in everyones ears....or so i hope anyway.

This is the first ever "recession" Office Party, so i suspect it won't be as festive as previous years. The dodge venue is already a dead giveaway that all is not well (from a budget spend point of view).

Hopefully i will have lots to report come Monday morning next week, i'm still waiting for a situation to top my current favourite office party memory from my days of employers-gone-by that involved the company PA declaring very loudly that she suspected the CEO of being gay...to his face...in front of everyone and then proceeding to chunda/throw-up in the corridor *awkward*.

Awww, memories!

What are your favourite office party memories? Holla in the comments!

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In other news:

  1. Shirt-Off: Chick at work is wearing the same top as me and everyone in the office feels its their office-given obligation to notify me of this fact. Serves me right, that's what i get from shopping at Woolies :-)

  2. V is for ....: Only got to bed in the early am 'cause i got carried away watching True Blood, its like a very R Rated version of Twilight. HBO doesn't hold nothing back man. 2009 is definitely the year of the blood suckers and i'm definitely on this bandwagon.

    I will be getting my New Moon on sometime next week, finishing the rest of True Blood over the weekend (hectic schedule permitting), checking out that Vampire Diaries and hopefully find a willing participant on whom to practice my love-biting on, am just saying.


  3. Crackberry: Can't put mine down, can't stop chatting, can't stop checking EVERYTHING. The madness must stop or i'm gonna lose friends and loved ones.

  4. Homesick *sigh*

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Tag, i'm it!(Thanks to Zimchic for nominating me)

Here are the rules:

1. You can only use one word!
2. Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers.
3. Alert them that you have given them this award!
4. Have Fun!

The Survey

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? Braided
3. Your mother? Compassionate
4. Your father? Hilarious
5. Your favorite food? Indian
6. Your dream last night? Vampire
7. Your favorite drink? Vodka
8. Your dream/goal? Creativity
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Many
11. Your fear? Violence
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Boss-lady
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Patient
15. Muffins? Lemon
16. Wish list item? Emancipation
17. Where did you grow up? Harare
18. Last thing you did? Call
19. What are you wearing? Purple
20. Your TV? Friend’s
21. Your pets? None
22. Friends? Comedians
23. Your life? Stagnant
24. Your mood? Chilled
25. Missing someone? Always
26. Vehicle? Toyota
27. Something you’re not wearing? Watch
28. Your favorite store? @Home
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When was the last time you laughed? Minutes
31. Last time you cried? Oprah
32. Your best friend? Inspirational
33. One place that I go to over and over? Bathroom (?!)
34. One person who e-mails me regularly? Gonzo
35. Favorite place to eat? Parkhurst

I suspect that my nominees have already done this, but there’s no rule against re-nominating someone right. So I call on:

Shonavixen
Lu
K (visit her new blog, glad to have you back musikana!)
Tres Enchante
Daughter of Eve
Hadassah

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Happy weekend chickens, try and be good!
Love,
V x

10 comments:

ShonaVixen said...

I'm also into True Blood, just about to finish New Moon.
Aaaah Xmas party - my memory of one was having one in February (i used to work in hotels in my former life) and the Head Chef serving food to the employees and asking for feedback - one very errr intoxicated concierge then told how awful the food was(though said guy's plate had been cleared!!) and how he hated the Head Chef's guts..the silence in the room was priceless..

Vimbai ka....all m going to do is copy n paste it in this comment box coz we all know that m taking this retirement very seriously this time round..tagged or not!

Crackberry addict..i now have to put mine away coz even over dinner i have the urge to just check everything!!

Enjoy the party darling!!

ShonaVixen said...

1. Where is your cell phone? Bag
2. Your hair? Curly
3. Your mother? Loving
4. Your father? Protective
5. Your favorite food? Thai
6. Your dream last night?Forgot
7. Your favorite drink? Amaretto
8. Your dream/goal? Success
9. What room are you in? Office
10. Your hobby? Writing
11. Your fear? Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Africa
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Stupid
15. Muffins? Blueberry
16. Wish list item? Louboutin
17. Where did you grow up? Chinhoyi
18. Last thing you did? Text
19. What are you wearing? Zara
20. Your TV? New
21. Your pets? None
22. Friends? Great
23. Your life? Dry
24. Your mood? Low
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Vehicle? Audi
27. Something you’re not wearing? Ear-rings
28. Your favorite store? Zara
29. Your favorite color? Brown
30. When was the last time you laughed? Yesterday
31. Last time you cried? Yesterday
32. Your best friend? Indespensible
33. One place that I go to over and over? Toilet
34. One person who e-mails me regularly? Audra
35. Favorite place to eat? Thai Square

Myne Whitman said...

I'm waiting for new moon too. Vampire diaries is cool too, never seen True Blood.


ps, have you voted on my blog?

zimchic said...

Vimbai-
Which episode of Oprah made you cry?? (or was it when you didnt get the tickets lol)
Boss lady?- am I the only one who doesnt have those aspirations??- go ahead with your bad self girl
Green- cool colour. I always pictured you as earthy and real
emancipation?- just proves that

whostolethecookiesfromkookie said...

True Blood is the business, Im not ashamed to say it and am fiending for the next season.

They should put a clause in everyone's employment contract that what happens at the office party (a part from jail sentence criminal acts) can not be used against anyone the next day. Its always after these parties all of a sudden the secretary is either promoted or is suddenly let go.

Deedza said...

ko vim still waiting for ur pin

Anonymous said...

@vim, on your possibly gay boss - I'm sure he's just in touch with his feminine side like Dr. Rey, or maybe he grew up in an environment with lots of females - why is your receptionist interested in his sexuality...me thinks she wants the boss man to lay her some pipe, and he might not be interested in her. think about it - who else has noticed his gayness? I'm thinking its only her..lol.

office parties are usually career breakers - i'm hoping you never touch any alcohol, or that you are the type that falls asleep when drunk. otherwise, basa rinopera!

have a great weekend, and don't get too intoxicated by the silly season mood.

sekuru vaTawanda.
P.S. I now have a generator, so my leave of absence from your comments section because of 15hr powercuts is officially over.

Lu said...

Crackberry....I dont know where I would be without my little bundle of joy...Like really..

Ummm, please do tell about the Xmas party...Thanks for the tag..I will be sure to include the survey in my next Zimbabwe-holiday dedicated blog...Yes, am actually going there...Also promoting summerjam 09.

Kind regards,
Lu

ShonaVixen said...

aaah aaah aaah Vimbai where's the update???

Vimbai said...

Oh wow, its good to be back. Had been having trouble with blogger (as usual) hence no responding to comments. But i left that IE and am not on the Google Chrome ish, it's the future i tell you!

@shona: True blood is rivetting, why are HBO shows so violent and SEXY! As for the crackberry, yup, i need to hide it on most days or work won't get done.

I like your answers, esp 14, 15 and 28.

@Myne: Ooops, no i didn't vote..actually, i need to do the blogging rounds on the serious! So forgive me please!

@zimchic: I caught an episode of Oprah by mistake with mothers talking about how their sons got bullied at school and then committed suicide. It was deep and so not what i should have been watching after a hard day of work sha.

Kookie: "Fiending" the next season, i may just steal that expression, i like.

Confession time: I couldnt wait to get my hands on the next season and may have read up on all the episodes in Season 2 so far, yah i know, i suck, lol.

@Deedza: Am still waiting for you to holla :-)

@Sekuru: Was wondering where you had got too. Generators will change your life, those 15hr or 5 day power cuts are a killer...oh the memories of playing Scrabble by the candlelight!

@Lu: Have you already written the summer jam dedication, eish, i will wander over to your site and scope it out.

@Shona: Between you and munhu and the shaming me on my blog and twitter, i finally posted *big grin*