Friday, July 18, 2008

Seventies Party Report

Dan and I had a great time at the Seventies Party Thursday night. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since it was a work-related function for HR staff and their spouses from all of my university’s campuses. Our uber-boss had made it very clear that she wanted us there representing, and those kinds of pronouncements always make me a little twitchy, since there’s an underlying message that we don’t have anything we’d rather be doing with our time once we’ve left the office.

Anyway, I would’ve gone regardless since I’m the new kid and want to be seen as a team player. And the party was a blast. There were people already dancing when we got there, so while Dan settled in to talk to my boss’s husband (they both do tech support for the university), I hit the dance floor and stayed there most of the night. Dan surprised me by participating in the karaoke contest and I, my boss, and my boss’s boss were his backup dancers. We didn’t have time to choreograph our moves, but what the heck.

I went to a lot of parties and functions when I was in IT, but none were much fun. I thought all university staff were like that and didn’t give it much thought, but I’ve been proven wrong. I swear I’ll never look at HR people the same way after this. When I went to the Galveston conference last month, the attendees who were staying at the hotel would giggle and hint around at late-night antics, but I thought they were kidding. Nope. HR folks love a good party, and if there isn’t one they’ll make their own. Don’t let the stodgy, paper-pushing demeanor fool you!

They had some of the party photos in a slideshow during a break in today’s pan-HR workshop and I caught glimpses of some shots of Dan’s karaoke act and me in my hilariously awful wig and platforms. I suspect the photos will be available on the server by Monday or Tuesday and I’ll see if any are good enough to post.

Have a great weekend!

Recent Workouts
Sunday: 20 mile run
Monday: rest
Tuesday: 30 minute elliptical
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run
Thursday: 30 minute elliptical; lots of dancing
Friday: scheduled rest day

11 comments:

RoadBunner said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I hope the wig and platform pics come out. I am amazed you keep up 20 milers every weekend! I like to stay in the fitness zone where I could run a half-marathon with two weeks notice. You could run a marathon on any given Sunday! My body would retaliate...

mum of critters said...

that's awesome that you had such a blast!

Terry said...
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the Bag Lady said...

Hmmmm - the Bag Lady loves karaoke so much, she has her own machine at home! You'll have to bring the Karaoke King with you when you come for a visit!
Glad to hear you had such a good time, and looking forward to seeing the photos!
(sorry for the deleted comment - was signed in with the wrong acct. and figured you wouldn't know who it was!)

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Check out "Duets" with Huey Lewis for more Karaoke culture. Sounds like a fun party, suspect you were channeling Tidbit....Have good run!

FrecklesandDeb said...

How could you dance after a 30 mile run? Wow! We're really impressed! Glad you had a good time and can look at your co-workers in a new, fresh light!

Andrea said...

How long does it take to run 20 miles? (oh, the horror, the horror!)I'm impressed!

bunnygirl said...

That was a typo, Deb. No run that day. :-)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Even if they aren't good enough to share, I'd still love to giggle over them with you!

Thomma Lyn said...

hehehe, sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to see pictures. :-D

Vickie said...

I'm finding our HR people like to party a lot too! Probably because they're not stuffy lawyers.