Monday, December 12, 2005

Boat party!

Tonight was the Office Server Group non-denominational winter solstice party, a dinner cruise just like last year. I had a blast; it was much more entertaining than a year ago. I took Marc as my date (but he left afterward to hang out with his girlfriend, the tease), and met up with a coworker I never speak with and his fiancée, who turned out to be a lot of fun. There wasn't enough room at the table with the people I planned on spending the evening with on the first floor, and the third floor included all three levels of management above me all together, which wasn't too attractive. So, we settled on a cozy (and I mean that in the most insulting way, as in "incredibly cramped") table for four on the second floor. Among our four hours of conversation topics, I had the distinct pleasure of having to explain to the other guy's fiancée the intricacies of goatse (do not search for that at work... or... ever) in non-obscene terms. That wasn't really the highlight of the night.

Oh, and the guy with the Utilikilt was there, at the next table over.

All in all, very entertaining. Having never really spent any time with my coworker before, I essentially met two people tonight. That's like a record.

My favorite unexpected compliment in a long time came tonight when I was introduced by one of the guys from my team as something to the effect of "Travis, by far the funniest guy on the team. He also looks like a hitman." My least favorite unexpected slam in recent years was probably "Travis? I didn't think he was creative" when Anne Sweet heard that some of my poetry was being published. (Anne Sweet was the Director of Marketing for the honors program I was in in school.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well ... I really could have gone without every hearing the term goatse. That way I wouldn't have looked it up.

Kerjo said...

Heckuva thing to not know about beforehand, huh?

Henry Schimke said...

I don't think Sweet is the director of anything in Nebraska, anymore...

She got me my last job though, I guess that's nice.

Travis said...

It boggles my mind that there are people in the world who do not know about goatse. I must have seen links to it hundreds of times, and I've probably been forwarded links to the original site disguised as other links at least a few dozen times...

Travis said...

And no, Anne is no longer around, or she isn't as of a week or two from now.

Anonymous said...

Anne is gone January 1st :-D We couldn't be happier

Anonymous said...

To be entirely fair the dumb bitch has been gone for the better part of the last two months. She will just stop being paid as of Jan. 1.

This assumes, that in terms of job function, she was ever "there" to begin with. I don't think doing your nails and hair at your desk really count as "work".