Our party was on the Icon, a 120-ft. yacht. (12/03/2007)
This year's party was on the Icon, a 120-ft. private yacht that sailed the Newport Harbor for the four hours we were onboard. It was fun! In fact, out of the three Christmas parties since joining the company in 2005, this was by far my favorite.
This despite the fact it was a very long day for me. Tim had to travel on business this week, so I dropped him off at the airport at 5:15 a.m., had to be at work at 7:30 for the opening session, worked until 4:30, drove to Newport Beach for the party at 5:30, and didn't get home again until around 10:30. And to top it off, I had to do a presentation to the entire group the following morning.
James and his friend Nazan. (12/03/2007)
We had beer and wine, a buffet dinner and then we gave out the company fun awards, which are nominated by fellow employees. And guess who won an award?! Yep. Meet the winner of the "Joe Cool Award". I was awarded that because I always keep my cool even when things go wrong, and I have a great attitude and never badmouth anyone or anything. (Amazing how I have these people fooled!) :)
James and his buddy Walter. (12/03/2007)
There was karaoke afterward. My boss Dori and I sang a duet: "Bop to the Top" from High School Musical. A little later I wowed everyone with my solo of Tom Jones' "Delilah." There's video of it, but there's not a chance in heck I'm gonna post it here!