Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cookies, Luncheon, and Crustaceon!

Another holiday season brings another office Cookie Swap! Over the six years I've worked at this company the delicious-ness of the cookies has remained top notch, but I will say I've seen the packaging and presentations improve greatly. Everyone is so creative and talented. Can you say Martha Stewart??

This year's cookies included:

Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Stained Glass Cookies
Spice Crackle Cookies
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Yummy)

All were delicious and very festive. And to add to the fun, immediately following the Cookie Swap, we all headed off to a local restaurant for the company sponsored Holiday Luncheon. Perfect timing, because the smartest folks agree, it is always best to eat your cookies before you eat your lunch!

The luncheon was followed by the traditional Yankee Swap. (It was a full day of swapping, dontcha know?)

I think I've mentioned before, my coworkers are a pretty mellow bunch. The annual $10 limit Yankee Swap gifts are always very nice and cheery, but sometimes a little, well, how do I say this....they can be sort of dull. You know what I mean, a Dunkin Donuts gift card or a reindeer mug with hot chocolate mix. Nice, but not all that F-U-N.

All that changed this year, when Ms. C chose the plainly wrapped shoe box from under the tree. She held it up, gave it a little shake, started to carefully remove the wrapping paper, and then yelled, "It's ALIVE"!!!!

That is when we all noticed the antennae peeking from under the tissue paper.

Photo altered to protect the innocent.

We all had a great laugh and a fun afternoon. And I suspect Ms. C will have a tasty lobster salad for dinner this evening.

Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

DrNikRiviera said...

I feel so bad for the lobster. maybe he was released and is living happily ever after.