Archive for August 25th, 2007

I have a new addiction…

I know everyone is tired of that damn I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?  But I just can’t stop checking that site out for the latest in “oh noes!”  and poor spelling. It’s become a sad new addiction of a woman who sits at a desk, types, drinks bottled waters with Crystal Light  and wonders what more to the world there is …

And then I turned my cat Tiger Lily into an LOL cat …

Lily had no choice in the matter…

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Is drinking with co-workers a no-no?

It’s no secret that for centuries people have used drinking to celebrate special occasions or to bring people together. I don’t really see it as a “good” or “bad” thing when done in moderation. Of course that is me as of late … not me circa 1996-2006 (may she rest in peace).

But where does drinking stand when it comes to the office? Yes, I will be giving a television reference here but look at shows like Boston Legal and Ally McBeal. Please note of course that I realize these are both lawyer sitcom/dramas. There is always a silver of truth in even the shows we watch. Is it just the lawyers who can get away with the booze? Well lawyers AND journalists for I’m sure there are quite a few of the latter that could be considered quite pickled by now.

I recently attended a happy hour of sorts with co-workers. It was under the guise of being a send-off for someone heading to a different office. But I also think it was orchestrated as an event to finally relax, blow off steam and regroup. My question is, was that such a good idea? There were direct reports there, sitting right next to their bosses and having a few sips of whiskey.

To my knowledge I don’t feel we broke the work laws by partaking in the fire water after hours. I am not even really worried about next week. But I do wonder if it was ultimately the right move. I think we all wanted so much to just chill out and not worry about crap for ONE evening. I let go, everyone let go. It was freeing and everyone stayed tame and uncontroversial for the most part while being tipsy. So is it really all that taboo anymore to share a few drinks with folks from the office?

It’s not like anyone got naked anyway…

But isn’t that left for the company Christmas party? I mean, holiday party.