la Ketch

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Friday, December 15, 2006

after the office party

Last night was our holiday office party. Because we are a finance company, we get to have it at a 5 star restaurant in a private room, which we did and it was nice. The food was really good and so was the wine and everyone had a good time.

I am sort of in charge of the party and I have taken it upon myself to do a little game or performance every year. Last year I did a fake awards ceremony a la “The Dundies” and it was a huge hit. Can you believe that my entire acting career has boiled down to me performing once a year at my office holiday dinner? As sad as it sounds, it may be true.

Anyway, last year’s party was hard to top but I seem to have done it. I did a top ten list al la Letterman and also we played a game where I made everyone tell me secrets about themselves and we had to guess who’s secret was who’s. The secrets were supposed to be funny tid bits, or embarrassing moments. Some people came up with some great ones and some people are SO FUCKING BORING. One analyst tried to tell me that his was his wife has two cats. I was like, “and she has sex with them?” WTF? His wife has two cats. Who gives a flying fuck? After much perseverance, I finally extracted a better one out of him. He ended up winning the game too. Weird.

So the party was a success and I will take the weekend to bask in my greatness but come Monday, I’m going to have to start working on next year. I’m hoping to get Triumph the Insult Dog or something.

In more exciting news, Kathy had her baby. A beautiful girl named Grayce (pronounced “Gracie”) Cathleen. I just bought my plane ticket to go visit her in Florida over President’s Day Weekend. I’m so excited to play with the baby, see my dear friend who I miss horribly and also lay by a pool in the middle of February. I am flying a very scary airline that no one has ever heard of. It’s called USA 3000. It sounds like a food processor. Hopefully, I won’t die.
Dup and I are staying home for Christmas! It’s the most wonderful thing. I plan on staying in my pajamas all day long. Then on Jan 5th we are going the cruise with his parents to the Bahamas. It should be INTERESTING. Again, sun is January can never be a bad thing.

Dup and I aren’t getting each other presents this year. We are buying a new QUEEN sized bed instead. I can not wait to finally get a good night’s sleep in a bed that’s big enough for two people and a beagle because presently it’s really only enough room for the beagle. We are actually doing some major reworking of the entire apartment, which I am super excited about but Dup is …not so excited about. Dup fears change. We are actually moving the bedroom into the living room, the office into the bedroom and the living room into the office. I know, am I INSANE? Perhaps, but this is really the only possible way to have a Queen sized bed and we must have a Queen sized bed. Also, the current configuration wastes space. We are all squishy in the bedroom but we have this huge space for an office. It’s nice to have a huge office space but just unnecessary. I’d much prefer to have a little desk scrunched in a corner and plenty of room to lounge in a bedroom. Luckily, Dup has the entire week after Christmas off. His company did this in Lieu of giving bonuses. So, he’ll do all of the work. Thanks Duper!

I guess that’s it. Wasn’t so hard. Seems kind of boring but my therapist recently told me, “La Ketch, people don’t give us enough credit for having nothing going on. Having a general lack of drama in our lives takes quite a bit of effort.” It’s true I think. I love my boring life. It’s pretty fun.

La Ketch


At 10:03 AM, Blogger It Must Be Aaron said...

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At 4:00 PM, Blogger Soda said...

staying home for the holidays is dreamy- getting QUEEN SIZED BED is DREAMY and SMART...xo soda, still cuddling in the full...

At 4:16 PM, Blogger la Ketch said...

Fili - that's so crazy?! are we living paralel lives? too bad we will miss eachother by a few days. your trip sounds far less commercial and riddled with fat middle americans than ours. have a great time!

Soda - thanks! think twice before adding a beagle to the cuddling. last night dup was like, "maybe we should get a king?" but i told him that would be egregious.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger HappyBabee said...

Great blog! I love this one - witty, edgy, truthful and full of you overall! The Gnome is super fussy - gas - we'll talk later about it in detail.
Boring lives rock, I can't wait until I have one again. I'm working on it.
We'll be over, in our pj's too, Christmas morn, say 7ish? Good, I'll bring the Stollen and we'll all cuddle in the big girl bed.


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