So, I went out to the Merc last night for krautboy
's big send off and mahariel
's birthday and had a great time chatting with people that I haven't seen in a while or enough of. Definitely a good night.
Today was my Company Picnic, the first ever I found out, and it was quite enjoyable. It's a good group of people very nice very friendly. So the picnic had a bunch of contests all through out the day with prizes and I ended up winning a couple earning myself a $50 Nordstroms gift card (in a yelling contest, who knew being a loudmouth would get me anything!) and a 1 Gig Flash Drive (playing Volleyball). N wound up winning a $15 iTunes Gift card as a door prize and a $25 Olive Garden Gift card by guessing the amount of money in a jar (she came within .23 cents!). The big surprise of the day was winning the main door prize which was a 30GB iPod!! Needless to say I was quite surprised. I am paying the price for such luck today however. During the Volleyball game I hit the ground a few times including once flat on my back really hard. I'm going to be feeling that in the morning. :) I did manage to knock my CEO on his ass and isn't that every employee's dream? We were going for the same volley and I fell backwards into him and he fell on top of me. Turns out he used to play volleyball on the beaches of CA when he was in his 20's and was very complimentary about my playing.
After the picnic we headed out to the Goth yardsale where I got to see a few more people I don't see often enough. While I didn't manage to get any clothes I did buy a couple of DVD's and had the person I bought them from just give me the Brak Show v1 DVD! I don't know what I did today to warrant the good luck but I am not going to complain.
So the evening will be spent nursing my sore body and loading up my new iPod with music. Have I mentioned how glad I am to have gotten this job?