Sunday, December 7, 2008
Last night was Gabe's work holiday party. The past 2 years it was held at Oak Hill Country Club. This year, they moved it to the Bausch & Lomb building in their wintergarden. We were a little disappointed that it got moved, but sometimes a change is good! The B&L building was very nice. It sort of reminded me of our wedding reception site-very high ceilings with trees all over inside. It was decorated very nicely for the holidays. They had open bar (beer/wine) and appetizers for an hour. For dinner, they had grazing stations. The food was ok-nothing to write home about. LOTS of seafood-which I hate-so needless to say, I didn't eat a wide variety of food that night. They had an Italian station, a Parisian station, New Orleans station and a carving station. Then cookies for dessert. After dinner they had a casino night with blackjack, roulette, poker and craps which they also did last year. They give you 20K in fake money and you win as much as you can. Then you turn in the money for tickets which you put in for prize raffles. We won a lot more than last year, but still didn't win any prizes. They had some good ones too-a TV, blue ray player, GPS system, digital camera, video camera, gift cards galore, etc. It's a pretty nice party they throw, that's for sure! Not many places do something that nice for their employees. Heck, our holiday party is a pot luck lunch on our lunch break-woo hoo! So this is a very nice touch that they do. The question is....where will it be held next year?