“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76925 Dec 7, 2012
2 christmas parties tonight. I am at my desk waiting to sober up enough to drive home. I left the 2nd one before the band started and they guys got too wasted. Too old for that. Good parties though

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76927 Dec 7, 2012
This iPad is so cool!
Aisle Sitter on Vacation

Munich, Germany

#76928 Dec 7, 2012
Guten Morgen, Kinder!

Here's Abby:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TUBJR691TK...

Here's Amy:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T3OHDBP8JH...

I'm off to another Kristkindlemarkt today, I think, and will defiantly spend a bunch more time with the nephews. They're an awful lot of fun; A observed several times yesterday "we're all together!" and said to his Uncle "I like you Uncle M!" M is a little parrot; he has NO IDEA what he's saying sometimes; he was fiddling with something he shouldn't have been playing with, and started repeating what we told him - "no clanking" "clanking not allowed" - and shoot his head while trying to clank it again...:-D
Aisle Sitter on Vacation

Munich, Germany

#76929 Dec 7, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
It is and it isn't on par. There's always the AmEx cards and then we usually have a raffle. There's one huge prize (big screen TV), a lot of good to awesome prizes (Kindles, iPods, tickets to sporting events or amusement parks), and anyone who doesn't win with a raffle ticket gets an additional gift card for gas, the grocery store, Starbucks, etc.
Giving everyone an iPad Mini was genius. I'm sure it was cheaper and everyone was happy - no complaining.
that's a neat raffle! our department started canibalizing gift boxes and having the leadership committee get stuff to round out, almost white elephant style, so that everyone gets something. we have to guess what's on a tag on our back to be "eligible", but if you find a good friend to coach you, it's easy to figure out what christmas carol or icon is on your tag. last year, they added the element of stealing someone else's gift if you want. i really don't care, and much of the stuff is verging on useless crap to me, so i usually keep whatever I get.

we're kinda "cost conscious" lately; they've also gotten a bunch of our vendors to "co-sponsor' the event, too...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76930 Dec 8, 2012

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76931 Dec 8, 2012
Aisle Sitter on Vacation wrote:
Guten Morgen, Kinder!
Here's Abby:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TUBJR691TK...
Here's Amy:
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T3OHDBP8JH...
I'm off to another Kristkindlemarkt today, I think, and will defiantly spend a bunch more time with the nephews. They're an awful lot of fun; A observed several times yesterday "we're all together!" and said to his Uncle "I like you Uncle M!" M is a little parrot; he has NO IDEA what he's saying sometimes; he was fiddling with something he shouldn't have been playing with, and started repeating what we told him - "no clanking" "clanking not allowed" - and shoot his head while trying to clank it again...:-D
My bad. Wasn't expecting anyone else up so early on a Saturday!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76932 Dec 8, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
Hi everyone. The holiday party was a lot of fun and a perfect break from unpacking. The company president dressed up as Santa and we all got iPad Minis and AmEx gift cards. I was planning on stopping at Target on my way home from the party anyway, so I added a case for the mini to my list.:)

Unpacking is going slowly but surely. I'm going to order pizza soon and decide if I want to keep unpacking into the night or open a bottle of wine and find a movie on HBO or OnDemand.
That sounds like such a fun party! Hope you enjoyed the rest if your night. Did you end up watching a movie?

I watched "We Bought A Zoo". It wasn't a horrible movie, but then I looked up the real story. I know there is some literary license when adapting things for a movie, but I'm always disappointed when the movie bears almost no resemblance to the original story.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#76933 Dec 8, 2012
Aisle Sitter on Vacation wrote:
I think that's an older Amy. Mine's different

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76934 Dec 8, 2012
Aisle Sitter on Vacation wrote:
<quoted text>
that's a neat raffle! our department started canibalizing gift boxes and having the leadership committee get stuff to round out, almost white elephant style, so that everyone gets something. we have to guess what's on a tag on our back to be "eligible", but if you find a good friend to coach you, it's easy to figure out what christmas carol or icon is on your tag. last year, they added the element of stealing someone else's gift if you want. i really don't care, and much of the stuff is verging on useless crap to me, so i usually keep whatever I get.
we're kinda "cost conscious" lately; they've also gotten a bunch of our vendors to "co-sponsor' the event, too...
AS- If you get near a grocery or liquor store would you see if they carry Schweppes Russchian or LemonMint? If you can get a can/bottle to taste and describe to me, I would appreciate it. They don't distribute these in the US but depending on your input I think I will try to figure out a way to get some.

This is the stuff we talked about last time when you made your trip but everyone was sick. I am not sure which sites you are monitoring so I will send this in a pm as well.

If you can't or forget, no sweat.

Thanks,

PEllen

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76935 Dec 8, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
That sounds like such a fun party! Hope you enjoyed the rest if your night. Did you end up watching a movie?
Not really. I unpacked my books and CDs and then caught the end of The Banger Sisters on TV while I set up the iPad. It was a productive night though!

I cleaned my old apartment this morning and turned in the keys. Sniff. And I've spent the afternoon whipping the closet in the computer room (2nd bedroom) into shape - I'm impressed with myself. This closet is consolidating stuff that used to be in a walk-in closet, a laundry room, a storage pantry, and a linen closet.
Aisle Sitter on Vacation

Munich, Germany

#76936 Dec 8, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
AS- If you get near a grocery or liquor store would you see if they carry Schweppes Russchian or LemonMint? If you can get a can/bottle to taste and describe to me, I would appreciate it. They don't distribute these in the US but depending on your input I think I will try to figure out a way to get some.
This is the stuff we talked about last time when you made your trip but everyone was sick. I am not sure which sites you are monitoring so I will send this in a pm as well.
If you can't or forget, no sweat.
Thanks,
PEllen
THAT's what it was... i was in a grocery earlier today, and i looked for the Schweppes, but couldn't remember what it was you were looking for! They had a bitter lemon, but that didn't sound right. i'll keep an eye for it...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#76937 Dec 8, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
AS- If you get near a grocery or liquor store would you see if they carry Schweppes Russchian or LemonMint? If you can get a can/bottle to taste and describe to me, I would appreciate it. They don't distribute these in the US but depending on your input I think I will try to figure out a way to get some.
This is the stuff we talked about last time when you made your trip but everyone was sick. I am not sure which sites you are monitoring so I will send this in a pm as well.
If you can't or forget, no sweat.
Thanks,
PEllen
http://www.amazon.com/Schweppes-Tonic-Water-R...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76938 Dec 8, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
That never occurred to me- to look on Amazon.I had gone through the Schweppes websites the last time and it was very specific that this one was not distributed in the US.

I have never tasted teh stuff but teh description looked interesting. I think I will wait to see what A S finds.

Thanks for looking it up for me though.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76939 Dec 8, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
This iPad is so cool!
I am jealous.

Did you already have an apple account or have you worked on Apple before?

My husband and sister have MAC books and I have played on them. It took me some getting used to

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76940 Dec 8, 2012
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I am jealous.

Did you already have an apple account or have you worked on Apple before?

My husband and sister have MAC books and I have played on them. It took me some getting used to
I have an iPhone so I had an apple account already. This iPad is soooo much faster!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76941 Dec 8, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
It is UK seller. I have sent an email to find out if they ship to the US. It will probably cost a mint. I am really interested if AS can find the stuff and taste it
Aisle Sitter on Vacation

Munich, Germany

#76942 Dec 9, 2012
Mimi Seattle wrote:
that's helpful, thanks! i was lookign for someithng different altogether... i found it on a german website for schweppes, so there is hope! ;-)

PE, I'll let you know what i find... can you e-mail me directly? i don't have my computer with us, so i don't have access to email addresses and passwords.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76943 Dec 9, 2012

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#76944 Dec 9, 2012
Aisle Sitter on Vacation wrote:
<quoted text>
that's helpful, thanks! i was lookign for someithng different altogether... i found it on a german website for schweppes, so there is hope! ;-)
PE, I'll let you know what i find... can you e-mail me directly? i don't have my computer with us, so i don't have access to email addresses and passwords.
I sent a message to comcast

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#76945 Dec 9, 2012
Pictures are hung! The only thing I have left to do is buy a pantry at Target and it's a two-person job so probably won't be today. Otherwise, I'm completely unpacked. I'm sure I'll be tweaking things here and there for awhile but still... Whew!

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