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Holiday Party

Started: 2006-12-18 21:42:40

Submitted: 2006-12-18 21:58:32

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Armed with the knowledge imparted to me by Marketplace Money, I attended my employer's holiday party Saturday night at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Among other things, the hotel was the inspiration for The Shining and served as the location for the television miniseries (although not the 1980 feature film). The party featured well-dressed coworkers and spouses, food, alcohol, recorded music, and dancing. (It was ... fascinating ... to watch our petite, middle-aged female HR director dancing to "The Bad Touch".)

My employer volunteered to pay half of the bill for staying the night after the party, which sounded like a good idea to me. (Kiesa and I stayed in room 222 of the main building.) Sunday morning it was snowing in Estes Park; there were four inches on the ground as I tried to avoid slipping around the parking lot, but I didn't have any trouble once I got to actual plowed roads; the snow vanished by 10 miles out of town. We headed into Boulder for breakfast and Christmas shopping and managed to do better than we feared.

Since next week is Megafest 5.1, it'd be great if I could get some idea when Festors may show up.

nightly chats with bin laden would be better
- Scott Galvin, about Jaeger's nightly jobsearch talks with his parents,
14 October 2002