Since a few of you asked....
The party was great!
The first one was my friend's work party - she's not married or dating, so she brought me.
I went to the same party last year - somethings were the same some were different. But it was still enjoyable! Oh yeah - we lucked out and got a suite at the hotel wher the party was located - so no driving afterwards. (We only had 3 beverages each, but the last one was right as we were leaving & it's just not a good idea to drive tired and tipsy.)
One thing to remember when you go to a party - don't sit with the event coordinator. I'm just saying.
(Another person not to talk to at a party - wedding reception in particular - is a bride to be who is considering that venue... I don't go to many weddings (parties) and it was such a drag to hear, "If we choose this place, the coffee pot will not be there...")
The other party was a "Blue State Virginia" party... Lively political discussion comingled with foodstuffs in blue - blue cheese pizza, blue champagne, Labatt's Blue, etc.
Also very nice.
The next one is for my (small) office & it is pot luck. I bring that up because, I thought it was last week & brought my dish in last week accordingly... Now I am going to have to make something different... (I don't "have" to but I definately want to bring something different.) Then on Thursday is my (BIG) office party to which I do not have to bring anything - YAY! & Finally my husband's office party on Thursday night is catered. (Since I am a civil servant, our parties are only for the office folks, so my husband does not get to come to mind and hear the "yay us" speaches.) My hubby also has a (small) office party by himself too.
Any holiday parties going on in bloggerville? work parties? (get out of work for a couple hours parties?)
If there are - you guys stay safe!
ASIDE - I almost forgot again - no my paper is not done... I have some time between work and class tonight & again tomorrow - if I need that much time...